Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Here's My Latest Round Ripple

Here it the latest of my creations. This beautiful round ripple afghan will be auctioned off. Hilly will be going on a mission trip in June, and the youth group will be having a spaghetti dinner and silent auction to raise money for the trip. I decided to crochet 2 round ripple afghan's for it. The more I worked on this one, the more I fell in love with it and wanted to keep it for myself. But it is going for a good cause, so I will let this one go too. I will be making myself one in these colors one of these days.

This one ended up being about 63" point to point. I was having a hard time deciding how to edge it. I thought about it for quite a while, then decided that since it began with the variegated yarn, it should end with it too. I wasn't sure how it would look, but the farther into the row I got, the more I liked it. I think that from now on, every round ripple I make that has variegated yarn in it will end with it.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

My Latest Round Ripple!

I have finished my latest round ripple. I started this with every intention of keeping this one for myself. But once again, it is not meant to be mine. I was working on it one night and Hilly came into the room. She stood there looking at it for a few minutes. She asked me who it was for and I told her I was keeping this one. She stood there for a minute, then said in a quiet voice "I think you should donate that one to the silent auction."

The youth group at our Church will be going on a mission trip in late June, and they are having a Spaghetti Dinner and a silent auction to raise money for the trip. So this round ripple will be auctioned off on June 3. She also wants me to make some dishcloths/washcloths for the auction, plus anything else I can get made by then. Looks like I will be very busy crocheting for the auction.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Move Is Done And My Latest Creations!

Our move is done and we are finally getting settled into our new place! We are so happy in our new place. We have no steps to deal with anymore. And that is a good thing right now because Hilly decided to sprain her ankle Thursday night and she is on crutches. We have a balcony now, and when we look out our windows or are on the balcony, this is our view.

And here is a picture of the sunset our first night here.

I have been able to finally crochet again. During the move, I was crocheting dishcloths/washcloths since they are fast, easy and don't take up much room.

Here is my new rug I finished. It is in the living room right now. I will be making more of these, but can't put them on the tile floors until I get some non-skid matting to put under them. So for now all the rugs I've made will be on the carpet.