Thursday, September 20, 2007

I Got My Invite!!

I got my invite today for Ravelry!! Now it is time for me to try to figure out what I'm doing there. So much to learn there. We will see if you really can teach an Old Dog New Tricks!!!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Hilly's Watermelon Round Ripple

WHEW! I finally got Hilly's Round Ripple Done!! We named it 'Watermelon', because when I had the first color bands done, it looked like a slice of watermelon. This was an on again, off again project. It kept getting pushed aside so I could finish other projects. She was very understanding about it all, though. She was so happy when I walked into her room when she was laying on her bed watching TV and I covered her up with it. She had no idea I had been working on it when she was in school and after she went to bed. I wanted it to be a surprise when I finally got it done. It ended up being about 70 inches point to point. I used Red Heart Kids yarn in the colors of Hot Pink and Lime, and Hobby Lobby's Yarn 'I Love This Yarn' in White. It is still a little too warm for her to use it, but soon the temperatures will be getting to where she will be able to use it, along with her monster 3 strander.

First Christmas Present Finished!!

I've gotten a little behind on posting here. I've been so busy that time just seems to get away from me. I have lots of projects in the works right now. I have a round ripple, a 2 strand ghan, scarves, a rug, and dishcloths in various stages of completion. But I did get this Round Ripple Afghan done for my Mom for Christmas. It is done in RHSS Yarn in the colors of Black and Artist Print. It ended up being 65 Inches point to point. I was going to make it bigger, but for 3 reasons I didn't: 1) she is still recovering from surgery and has limited mobility, so dealing with a monster round ripple wouldn't be a good thing, 2) she is 5'2", and doesn't really need a monster round ripple, and 3), I ran out of the Artist Print!! I decided to use this color scheme to match the 'Straight' Ripple ghan I made her when she was in the Hospital.

I have another one finished, and I will post about that one later. Right now, I hear my yarn and hook calling me, and I've learned that if I don't answer the call and start crocheting right away, I end up making mistakes!!