Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Still Here

Oooh, an update!

Still working on some projects. This is one that is based off of something called an "Indian Paintbrush" afghan. BUT....I frogged it and will have to start again. These pics show why. Something went wonky with it, so I'm going to try again in a new pattern. But I adore these bold colors. 






Then there's this one:


I love the corner-to-corner granny stripe. It works up fast. I decided to keep this very simple. I like it.

I am working on another blue/white entrelac afghan but this keeps happening:


Wee Sonshine thinks this is all about HIM. Well...my boys do rule the household with iron paws. I am their devoted and joyful servant.

I have also been doing some experiments with mitered squares. This red one is done Tunisian style:


This is just a regular mitered granny square. I like these colors. I may have to turn this into something.


I decided to try another Tunisian mitered square, with color changes:


I've also done some test squares in spiral granny pattern:




I am also making some progress on Anya's blanket, with the loud colors:




These are kind of interesting.

So there we are! Yay!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Fun With Grannies


Sometimes basic granny squares can make a very striking afghan. I love these colors. There's something of a "retro" look about it to me. But someone saw this afghan and decided to buy it off of me!

Friday, January 5, 2018

WIPs

WIP = Work In Progress

I have a few afghans I'm working on now.

First is the one I call the "Hufflepuff afghan" - it's a black/gold entrelac blanket. It's of a good size now to cover my legs as I work, and given the temperatures recently, this is a GOOD THING:


I call this one my "Slytherin afghan" as it's green and argent/white/silver. In heraldry, white and silver, called "argent" in French, are equivalent colors, and Slytherin House colors are green and argent/silver.


This is a blue & argent afghan that I'm making with the Walmart brand of yarn. It's nice yarn, very soft, but a little on the thin side. 



This one is a cluster V stitch I'm making with random pastel color yarns:


I'm officially addicted to Mile-A-Minute afghans, and this is one I'm doing with random yarns but getting slightly more coordinated about it. The inner strip is a solid color, the second row around it is a coordinating variegated yarn, and the third row is white.



I'm also doing a Mile a Minute in a neon variegated yarn and bright yellow; it's for someone I know.



There are a few others; I'll get photos of them later. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Happy Go Lucky Shawlette

About a week or so ago, I made this Happy Go Lucky Shawlette with one roll of Caron Cakes yarn in Macaron. A coworker handed me the roll and told me to make something with it.

So I did!

This color is now discontinued, but I'm considering picking up 3 rolls of Sugarwheel yarn at Hobby Lobby and making another one - only bigger. We'll see.

CLICK HERE for the pattern!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Biased Granny Afghan

I often call this c2c granny, because that's how it's worked. I sleep under this afghan every night. I love it. This blanket was made with random colors and white.

I'm working on another one in red/white/blue - very patriotic:

For a lot of people, c2c is their default or "go to" pattern when making an afghan for someone. For me, this is my default pattern - the diagonal granny stripe/biased granny/c2c granny. I find it easy and it can be worked up fast.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Harry Potter House Scarf: Ravenclaw



Well, I am using the Tunisian knit stitch to make this Ravenclaw scarf (in the books, the House colors are blue/bronze, not blue/silver; that's movies only) but it seems I should be making MY OWN scarf in green/silver - the colors of Slytherin House. I went to Pottermore and got my butt Sorted into Slytherin! Well, I suppose not everyone in Slytherin is bad.

But the scarf is turning out nice. I love this stitch. I love the clean look of it. Yes, I plan to do a Slytherin House scarf and I'm considering doing that one in Tunisian simple stitch, maybe with a bigger hook. I'm using a 7mm hook for this Ravenclaw scarf, but perhaps a 9mm hook would do well for the next scarf I make.

The yarn is Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Navy Blue & Light Taupe. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Coasters!



These are some coasters I made, that wound up being Miami Dolphins colors!