Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Charity Receiving Blanket

I crocheted a border around a receiving blanket.
First I did a row of sc, then a row of shells.
The blanket is mint green, which I know is hard to tell in these terrible photos.

Whole Blanket and Corner Close-up


Monday, July 23, 2007

Another Squiggly Wiggly

I started this on July 18 and finished it yesterday, July 22! It worked up so quick and easy.


I used the whole ball of Lily Big Deal Thread, Article 74P, Size 5, 300 yards, Color Mistletoe, and Size 6 Hook.

My grid is 23 x 23, 11 rounds, and measures 7" x 7". I worked the grid "in the round" and worked 5 dc on each post. Then I did a final round of sc for a more finished look.


Monday, July 16, 2007

Re-Calculation of Yo-Yo Afghan

I had decided to go against my earlier intentions of joining as I go and am doing all the yo-yos first, and then I will join them.

I also estimated I would need 352 yo-yos, but after finishing that many, and laying them out on a sewing board the size I want the finished afghan, I now know that figure was way off!

After laying them out I decided to join a few to get a more accurate re-calculation of how many yo-yos I would need. This is the way I want the finished afghan to look.

I have now calculated I will need 626 yo-yos. So, I'm still making yo-yos.


Friday, July 13, 2007

The Fair Results Are In...

I'm so excited!!!

I won a blue ribbon, 1st Place!!!

The fair opened today at noon. I was very anxious all morning. Lots of butterflies in my tummy! I was at the fair with my mother when the gates opened. Of course I went straight to the Home Arts & Crafts building. It took me a few minutes to find my display. The crocheting is displayed all together with the knitting and quilting. And then I found it. I was so excited when I saw the ribbon on my name tag. I called my husband, my daughter and my sister to share my great news with them. I was not the only entry in the "shell" catagory, as I had feared.


Friday, July 06, 2007

The Beginning Of A WIP

I have never done this before, and I'm not sure what to think yet, but I am going to start a yo-yo lapghan for a local charity. I have been wanting to do this type of afghan for some time now, and I think this yarn gives me the perfect opportunity to do it. This yarn was donated to me by a family friend. The colors remind me of a sunset {my husband said the desert}, lots of oranges, golds, and some yellows, rusts, browns and creams. I will be joining the yo-yos with black. There are 15 skeins of yarn, but only 7 appear to be full skeins. I'm hoping this is enough yarn, but if not, I will just buy what I need. That's the beauty of this type of afghan, you can use all different colors.

I will be making a lapghan, 36" x 48". I am using an "H" hook. My yo-yos take 62" of yarn, they measure 1 3/8".

The joining round takes 36" of yarn, the yo-yos then measure 2 1/4".

So quick calculations tells me I will need approximately 16 yo-yos per row, 22 rows, equals 352 yo-yos. This total will probably be adjusted as I get into it. I will make enough yo-yos for a row, then I will join them. I am hoping that breaking it up this way will keep me going. I'm also going to tuck in the ends as I go, so this will not be an overwhelming task later on.

So, 1 down, 351 to go!


Afghan For Charity

Here is a lapghan I made for a local charity. It's all dc. I started with the orange center and worked both ends outward.


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