Saturday, February 16, 2008

Dusty's 2 Strander Ghan Finally Done

I have finally finished Dusty's 2 Strander Ghan. He has been waiting patiently for it since before Christmas. I told him it would have to wait until I had all of the Christmas presents done, then I would get busy and make it for him. Well, it took longer that I would have ever thought it would take. Hobby Lobby ran out of the Royal Blue I was using, so I had to wait for more. When I finally found more, it was only one skein and I needed 3. So I had to end up using RHSS Royal instead of the ILTY Royal. It is a little thicker since RHSS is not nearly as soft as ILTY. But since it is going to be in a dorm room and who knows what all he will do with it, I don't think it will make a difference to him. I will know tomorrow when he comes by. He hasn't seen it since it only came up to his waist, and that was last weekend. He has no idea it is done. He will be so surprised that it is done.

I Finally Made Myself A Ghan!!

After making so many Round Ripples, 2 Strand and 3 Strand Ghans for everyone else, I finally made myself one. Hilly doesn't normally let anyone use hers, but when she was on crutches she had me bring her 3 strander out into the living room so when she was lounging on the couch she could cover up with it. One day when she was at school, I was tired so I decided to take a nap and was too lazy to go to my bedroom, so I grabber her 3 strander and snuggled under it. It was so warm and cuddly I decided to make myself one.
Since I didn't have enough Caron SS to make one, I used RHSS and ILTY (Hobby Lobby's brand). I used Light Mint and Hunter Green (RHSS) and White (ILTY). I used my new size M Susan Bates Bamboo Handle Hook. It ended up being 45" wide and 75" long. I don't usually make myself anything in green, but I got it on sale real cheap and couldn't pass it up. I had no clue what I was going to make with it, and after thinking about it for a while, this is what I came up with.
It is done in simple DC. Nothing fancy, but it is so warm, soft and cuddly. I love it. I see another one in my future. I just have to decide what colors I want my next one!!