Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Puff Ball Blanket

Two years ago in November, I saw several skeins of pink Bernat Puff Ball yarn on clearance at for $1.19 per 3.5 oz skein.  I am a breast cancer survivor, so I was interested in seeing that some of the money from the purchase of these skeins would go toward  Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  I purchased four skeins, put it in my yarn stash when I got home, and promptly forgot about it.  Every time I would see it since, I would think that I needed to figure out what I would do with it.  Finally, I decided to make a baby blanket with it last night.

I started to crochet a scarf with it first, but realized that would only use one skein, so I decided to knit a baby blanket instead.  I am knitting a smaller version of the blanket from Bernat's Peppermint Stripe Blanket pattern in just the pink, so it will be without stripes.  It took me about three tries to get the hang of it, but now it is going along fairly smoothly.  I hope it is not too bright.  I know it is nice and soft.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Granny Stripes Baby Blanket

I have crocheted a baby afghan in the pattern commonly called granny stripes.  I have seen it many places around the internet, so I don't have a particular pattern link.  I used a baby yarn from "Big Lots" that is labeled as Hand Knitting Yarn For Baby Projects.  I chained the length I wanted, using a G hook, and then crocheted a 3 dc shell in every other stitch.  The next row was a 3 dc shell in the place between the shells, just like in a granny square.  I chose to have three rows of each color, with 12 rows of white between them.  I edged the blanket with a row of sc, followed by a row of sc, ch 3, sc.   


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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hexagon Update

As of today, I have seven+ rows done on my latest prayer shawl.  There are a total of forty hexagons, made with a motif pattern from JPF Crochet Club.  I am mostly using sports weight yarns from my stash, but I am also crocheting with some yarn from my stash that is not labeled.  I don't know the weight of that yarn, but I like how it blends with the rest of the yarn. ;)

The hex's are being joined using a modified version of the flat-braid join, with two neutral colors.  Now I have to decide how I want to make the edging, and whether or not I am going to use half-hexagons from this style motif to make the sides straight.  Hmm...  I  think I will figure that out later, after I am almost finished with the hexagons.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hexagon Prayer Shawl WIP

I finally have more color this week in my prayer shawl.  Lots of color!  I put my hexagons together a couple of different ways, and I think I have found the way I like.  I am going to do rows of 6 hexies, and then rows of five hexies.  I think I need to crochet about seventeen rows of hexagons to get the length I want, from wrist to wrist.  I have five rows of hexies crocheted, so I am a little less than a third finished.

I have been trying to figure out a way to join the rows together.  One method is the flat braid method, which is usually used with granny squares.  I have tried a couple of times and the picture below shows the latest result.

I have mixed feelings about whether I like this or not.  What is your opinion?  Does any one have a suggestion on how these should be joined?

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Friday, July 12, 2013

30 Minute Comfy Cowl

When I saw this pattern on All Free Crochet, and read the post written about it at Busting Stitches, I felt like I had to take the challenge right then and see how long it took me to crochet this comfy cowl.  I used some ivory handspun wool that my husband had brought back to me on a trip to Oregon.  It is so soft, I knew it would be perfect for this cowl.  I watched a couple of TV shows, and was also doing laundry, and it took about three hours for me.

I love the textured waves in this pattern.  When I finished it, I decided I wanted to stitch the ends together instead of using buttons.  I really like how it looks on me, and like how it doesn't hug my neck.  Warm enough, but not too hot to wear.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hexagon Prayer Shawl

I continue to add more hexagons to my pile.  I have now made seventeen.  I was able to crochet fifteen out of the tan/beige color, so this will kind of be a base color.  I am going to make a long strip the length I want, and then design it more as I go.  I don't even know what it will look like when I am finished!  :D

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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I am claiming my spot on Bloglovin.  I hope you will join me there.


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Newborn Boy Outfit

Last week I shared the Monk Strap Loafers, and said I would maybe crochet a vest and cap to go with it.  Well, I didn't have enough yarn for both, but I was able to make a vest.  I used a free pattern I found online, at Red Heart's website.


I used a size F hook with the 6 month size pattern, so that it would be smaller.  I found out that I had to change colors half way through the vest so that both sides would be the same front and back.  If the vest and shoes don't fit at the same time, then they can be used separately.

Here is the set together.

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One a Day~7/2

I managed to get nine hexies done in the last week for my One a Day project.  All are the same color, to see how many I can get from this ball of yarn.  I am looking forward to finishing this ball, so I can make the shawl more colorful!

And I had to share this picture of my dog, Pipsqueak.  She often cuddles with me while I am crocheting. <3

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