Saturday, April 16, 2011

UFO and Daffodils

I found this in a tote bag in my closet along with several scrunchies and three finished afghan squares.  I think it was supposed to be a jewelry bag.  The yarn is hidden behind the bottle.  It's not fastened off yet.  I don't remember if there was a pattern or if I just made it up.  

Look how perfectly it fits the empty iced coffee bottle.  I'm going to make a separate piece for the top so it can still be removed from the bottle for washing.

It's been a rainy, dreary day so I cut a few daffodils and brought them in.
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Progress on Two Afghans

I'm sorry I've been neglectful of  blogging.  I have been crocheting but also winter sowing, anxiously watching the daffodils, visiting lots of wonderful blogs (there are so many), and attempting some spring cleaning.

I have edged twenty of the Fisherman's Ring Squares.  I think I will join them together now and do something different with the remaining squares.

I've finished almost two rows of edging on my Ticking Stripe Afghan.  It was well on its way before I discovered Lucy at Attic 24 or it would be bright and multicolored instead of just blue and white.  I'm planning to use Lucy's Picot Edging in the blue for the last row.

Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Unfinished Projects

There are all sorts of new things I'd like to start but I really need to work on some of these unfinished projects.

This was a finished afghan large enough to cover our queen size bed.  I think one of the dogs snagged the yarn and there were holes in the rows of joining.  It's called Fisherman's Ring.  You can find the pattern here.

After taking it apart I thought I would edge the squares with several bright colors.  I wanted it  to have an "Attic 24" look.  I edged a couple in pink and a couple in blue.  After a few days, I didn't like them.  The colors were too bright to go well with the more subdued tan and green.  I pulled this variegated yarn out of my stash and tried it.  I like it much better.  I've edged eight squares so far.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My First Post

I discovered the blog world some time ago and have been enjoying visiting several blogs.  I finally decided to take the plunge and join in on the fun.  I've picked up my crocheting again so I'll give you a peek at an afghan that I started years ago.  It's called Granny Starfish.  I've started weaving in the ends and positioned the little granny squares in the spaces where they will be fastened.