Monday, October 27, 2008

My First (Of Many) Spiral Ghans

I thought I'd take a minute and post a picture of my latest creation. I have made a spiral afghan. I used Hobby Lobby's brand of yarn I Love This Yarn in Toasted Almond and Ivory with an I Hook. I had single skeins of each and had no idea what to do with it, so this is what I came up with. I am trying to use up my stash of ILTY since the quality of it has gone downhill (while the price keeps going up). Anything made with it will not leave this house. I refuse to give a gift with yarn that doesn't hold up.
This will probably end up a Kitty Ghan, since I have found Andy laying on it when I had put it down while working on it to go do something.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Dishcloth Pattern I Tested

I had the pleasure of testing a new pattern for a member (Ldyjarhead) of the crochet forum Crochetville. She named it Gentle Ridges Dishcloth. It was very well written and is a very easy pattern. I love how it turned out. You can find the pattern HERE.
I used Sugar 'N Cream yarn in the color Violet Veil and used my Susan Bates Bamboo Handle H Hook. I will be making more of these!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Baby Round Ripples

I have completed 2 baby Round Ripples. These are my Ridged Round Ripples. I love how the ridges give them a little something extra.

This one is made with Peaches 'N Cream in Shaded Denim. It will be going to Florida. My sister will be giving this as a gift for a soon to be born Baby Boy.

This one was made with Peaches 'N Cream Spring Meadows and White. It will be going to a hospital's NICU. I hope it will bring joy to a little babies family while going through a rough time.

I have a few I haven't posted yet, and have one on the hook right now. I love making them, especially with the ridges.

Monday, October 13, 2008

2 New Shawls

A friend of mine was going on a cruise and wanted a shawl to take along. She crochets, but knew she wouldn't have enough time to make one. She wanted something in a neutral color that was lacy and not too thick. I had the perfect pattern for one, so I whipped up a Sweet Pea Shawl for her. I used Hobby Lobby's brand I Love This Yarn in white. Here she is modeling it:

When I got done with hers, I looked across the room and there was a skein of Peaches 'N Cream Shaded Denim just begging to be made into a shawl, so I made my first Sweet Pea Shawl in cotton. I love it and can't wait to make another one in cotton. Here it is:

I have more projects finished, just need to get pics taken first.