Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Hat For Faith

Christine tried calling me last night but the phone was busy. I was talking to my sister Nancy (and boy, can we talk)!! So Christine sent a text to Hilly asking her to ask me if I could make Faith a Hat. Christine crochets too, but has never done anything in the round. That is why she didn't make it herself. She brought Faith and some yarn over and I whipped up a hat for Faith. It is a 2 strand hat, so it worked up in no time. Faith knows I always take pictures of my creations, so she modeled it for me. Here she is in her coat with her new matching hat.

She left smiling wearing her hat, then they came back in and she asked me in a timid voice if I could make her a scarf to match the hat!! So I made one last night. I need to try it on her to make sure it is the right length. Once I have a picture of her wearing it, I will post that picture too.

Monday, November 17, 2008

My 30th Round Ripple Afghan

Here is my 30th (yes, I have made 30) round ripple afghan.
I made this one using MicroSpun yarn. I used the colors Buttercup, Lime, Mango and Cherry Red, with my Susan Bates Bamboo Handle H Hook. I love how soft this came out, but it was very trying. This yarn splits like crazy, so you have to crochet slow with it. And since I am not a slow crocheter, I had to keep reminding myself to slow down. I don't know if I will ever use this yarn again. Will have to decide later on. If I do use it again, it will be to make a scarf since that doesn't take very long to make.

Squares For Charity

I have been busy this past week making squares for Charity. Sissie on Crochetville has picked Victory Junction Gang Camp as her charity project for 2009. Since I am a huge NASCAR fan, this charity is right up my alley. I don't have pictures of all of the squares I have completed, but thought I'd post the ones I have pictures of. They want bright cheery colors for the afghans and I believe these will fit right in to make cheerful afghans. These (and all the squares sent in) will be put together to make afghans for each camper to take home with them.

I will post more pictures when I get them taken.