Thursday, December 27, 2007

Five Of The Round Ripples I Made For Christmas

Well, Christmas has come and gone for 2007, most of the presents have been delivered, so I can post pictures of the Round Ripple's I made. I used yarn from my stash for these. I had all of the variegated already, and I just had to buy a few skeins of the black. They are my version of a Stained Glass RR.

This is the RR I made for my Mom. This is the color of variegated yarn she commented on the most in her Side to Side Ripple I made for her when she was in the hospital, so I decided to make it with that. Her RR is the inspiration for all of the RR's I made this year.

This is the RR I made for my Dad. He sees me crocheting all the time when he comes to pick up Hilly or to drop her off. He made the comment that this one 'Looked Manly', so right then and there I knew it was for him.

This one I made for my Derek and Caren (my nephew and his wife). I wasn't sure what colors variegated to use for theirs, so I just grabbed some yarn and this is theirs.

This is the one for Ron and MerriJo (my brother and sister in law). Her favorite color is purple, and since this one has green in it, I decided to use this for theirs.

This is the one I made for Charlene (MerriJo's Mom). She sent a message to me saying I was not to buy anything for her. Well, I didn't buy anything for her, I already had all the yarn, and the yarn wasn't bought specifically for her, so I got by with giving her a gift on a technicality.

I have 2 more to post, but can't do it yet since they haven't been given out yet. They weren't able to be with us this Christmas, so as soon as I see them and give them their RR's, I'll post pictures.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New Things For ME!!

I have been so busy I haven't been able to update this in a while. I have been working long hours (just gotta love working retail this time of year), making lots of Christmas presents (still have a few more to make), driving my daughter here and there, etc.

I did take a little time last night and this morning to make myself a couple of things. I found a skein of yarn on sale at Hobby Lobby and just had to have it. The problem is that there was no label on it, so I have no
idea what brand of yarn it is. It is so soft and fluffy, I just had to buy it. It looked so lonely sitting there all by itself. So I brought it home, grabbed my N hook, and whipped up my new soft fluffy scarf.

Then I grabbed some thread and started working on a snowflake, but my wrist wanted no part of that, so I put the thread down and grabbed some cotton yarn and whipped up a snowflake. I used CottonTots in the color Confetti. It is white with specks of pastel colors. I should block it, but right now I just don't have the time.

I have more pictures to post, but that will have to wait for another time. I need to grab my hook and get busy on finishing the Christmas presents.