Friday, March 30, 2007

Hilly's Afghan Is Done!!

Hilly's monster 3 strand Afghan is finally done!! I made this with Caron Simply Soft yarn in the colors of watermelon, chocolate and new white. I used a size P hook. It is over 6' long and is about 45' wide. This one took a little over 1 week to do. And I missed working on it for 2 days. Using 3 strands and a really big hook makes these work up fast, but they get real heavy real fast. This is not something I would make in the middle of the summer.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Done just in time!

I finally finished my first round ripple!! I got it done for my Son's birthday which is today!
I love making round ripples and can't wait to see his face when he sees it.
This was made using RHSS Banana Berry, RHSS Blue, and RHSS white.
Off to work on my next one!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

First Round Ripple Almost Done!!

My first round ripple is almost done. All I have to do now is put the edging on it. I haven't decided exactly which edging I am going to use. I had so much fun making this round ripple. I almost hate to give it away to my son, but since it matches his 2 strand afghan I made him (same colors), I guess I can part with it. I will be making more of these. As a matter of fact, I am in the planning stages for 4 right now!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

My First Round Ripple

I have started my first round ripple afghan. I was bound and determined to make one. I fought it all weekend because it just wouldn't lay flat. I was ready to give up, but grabbed some leftover yarn from Dusty's afghan and decided to try 1 more time. IT WORKED! The yarn I had been using was making it wavy. I really wanted to use that yarn, and will try once again to use it in a round ripple. Maybe if I make it a 2 strander, it will work.

Dusty saw the round ripple and asked if it was his since it matches his afghan. So I know where my first round ripple will be going!

Hilly's Ghan

I have started an afghan for my daughter Hillary. She saw Dusty's and decided she wanted one like it, but in 'her colors'. So I am making it a 3 strander out of Caron Simply Soft in Watermelon, Chocolate and New White. This is my first attempt at a 3 strander. Once I got the first row done (the first row is always the hardest), it has been smooth sailing. I got this far in one evening. It is 40" wide and 15" long right now.

The pics don't show the true colors. I'll keep trying to get better pics.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

My First Ripple Is Done!!

I finished my first ripple afghan and gave it to my mother. She is in the hospital, so I thought that would be a great gift for her. She will have something warm and pretty to keep her warm, and she knows how much love went into making it for her. She was completely surprised when I gave it to her. She knows I usually keep the first of something that I make, since it is a trial piece and there is usually at least one mistake in it that only I know about. But I made sure there were no mistakes in this ripple. I will be making more of these. I just have to decide which color scheme I will use next.

Dusty's Afghan Is Finished!!

I finished Dusty's ghan today. It turned out better than I thought it would. I wasn't sure how all that green would look, but with a strand of white worked with it, it is pretty cool. And it worked up real fast! That's the kind of project I like. It is so soft, thick and heavy. It sure will keep him warm. I have already started on another one!

I posted some close up's of the stitches so you could see how the white looks with the variegated yarn.

Monday, March 12, 2007

New Ghan

I am working on a new ghan for my son. I had to frog (rip apart) the rectangle granny ghans I was making for my kids. I wasn't paying attention to the hook size, and switched hooks partway in, and they are ruffly, fluffy, crooked, wonky, and won't lay flat. So he asked me to make him a simple one but to still use those 2 colors. So I'm making it with 2 strands, 1 is variegated (RH SS), and 1 is white 'I Love This Yarn' by Hobby Lobby). It is a simple DC with a size N hook. It is turning out quite nicely. It is so soft. Sometimes RH can be a bit scratchy, but using the 'ILTY' yarn makes it super soft (and thick). He loves it and can't wait till I get it done.

New Computer

Well, I finally did it. I bought myself a new laptop computer today. This is the first time I have ever had a brand new computer. I decided it was time to treat myself. Now I just have to try to learn all about Vista. Just when I was completely comfortable with XP, too. My old laptop had a teeny tiny hard drive. This new one is HUGE! I can download anything I want with no worry about using up too much hard drive space. I'm going to be having fun with this!! What a way to spend a Sunday!!

Friday, March 9, 2007

I did it again today!

Well, I did it again today. I bought more yarn. I went to Dollar Tree and found some yarn that I just had to have. It was calling my name. I bought 30 skeins of Lion Boucle. I bought 6 of each of these colors: blueberry, lime blue, rose, tutti fruitti and parfait.

Here are some pictures of my newly acquired yarn from this week. It is not all of it, just what I stuffed in the tote. I had to buy this tote to put all of my new yarn in. That makes 62 skeins of yarn this week.

Yarn Buying Binge

I have been on a yarn buying binge the past few days. I have bought 30 skeins of yarn in 3 days. I have found so much yarn on sale this week. I have bought sugar'n cream (cotton), Red Heart Super Savor, Lion Brand Homespun, fun fur, eyelash, boa just to name the ones I can think of at the moment.

My daughter got her cast off of her thumb and wrist today, and my Mom had surgery today. I got a lot of crocheting done today while at the Doctor's and the Hospital. I stocked up on yarn since I will be spending a lot of time at the Hospital.

I finished the ripple afghan I am giving to my Mom. It turned out so nice. I'm extremely happy with it. I also got some more done on the rectangle granny's I'm making. I started a shawl last week and am over halfway done with it.

Monday, March 5, 2007

My First Crocheted Thread Doily

This is my very first attempt at crocheting with thread. I was always intimidated with using thread since thread is so much thinner than yarn, and the hooks for thread are so little. I am very pleased with how it turned out. I will be making more things out of thread.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Rectangle Granny Square Afghans

Here are 2 rectangle granny square afghans I am making for my son and daughter. They each wanted one but didn't want them the same. So I picked to slightly different patterns. Sometimes it's hard to go between the two since they are different patterns.

This is my son's afghan. He likes green's and blue's. I added the white to make it 'pop'.

This is my daughter's afghan. She likes pink and brown. I added the white to make it 'pop'.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

My First Ripple Afghan

I am almost done making my first ripple afghan. I used many different colors of variegated yarn with black yarn separating them. All I have left to do is weave in the ends, then it will be ready to be given to my mom.