Friday, January 5, 2018


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


These are some coasters I made, that wound up being Miami Dolphins colors! Well, I was able to sell them to a coworker of mine, and I think he likes them.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spiral Granny Square Video

CLICK HERE to see a different way to make a spiral granny square. I decided to try it with some random yarns I had in front of me and I got this, and I love it:

That's my test piece. I like it, actually, but I don't have enough yarn in those colors to keep going. So now I am using my purple, gold, and white yarn to do a blanket, and this is what I have so far: