Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Butterfly Shawl and a beret

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The shawl was the last gift for my secret pal, as I said in an earlier entry and she loved it. The beret is for me and that's me modeling and taking the picture. The glare in the back is the windows.

The other beret I did before this one looks like it only it's varigated muted blues. I think I might make one in bright varigateds just to see what it would look like. The only other difference between the two is the bottom band, on the blue one I did a ribbed band like Dot does and on this one I just did two rounds of hdc evenly when I got down to where it fit my head. I think I like that better.

Monday, January 30, 2006


I've finished a couple of hats and am making another one.

One is a beret that I made up and the other is the Claire Modern Flapper Hat by Yarn Cat. I really like that one and might make some more. I didn't put the flower on it, just left it plain and like it like that. I might put a pin on it or something if I feel like dressing it up.

The other one I'm working on is another beret in a different color. I really like them, you can wear them with just about anything-dressy or casual. I wore mine to church Sunday and severaly people really liked it. When they found out I'd made it they said they didn't think they would have the talent to do something like it-a beginner could just about do it, it's just the band that's a bit complicated-I used Dot's method of making an attached ribbed band but I would bet with a bit of practice a beginner could do it.

Anyway, soon as I can get pics I'll post them, just thought I'd share some news.

The Roses afghan is coming along too, gonna work on it starting tomorrow.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere

I just finished two of Deneen'sBubbles Baby Blanket

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The solid pink one is for Gregg's brother, he and his wife are having a baby girl next month. The multi color one is for Joseph and the red/black one is also for Joseph. I'm using LB Homespun and with the N hook it's not so bad to crochet with, although a little slower than with the RHSS. It's going to be an interesting blanket-mostly red on one side and black/white on the other.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Bubble Blanket

Bubble Blanket

I just saw a finished one at CPC in Baby Show and Tell and I had to make one for Joseph. He's supposed to come home from the hospital Friday, whether he's off oxygen or not, they'll just send him home with oxygen. I don't think he'll be on it too much longer even if he comes home on it cause he's a scrappy little dude who won't give up.

Anyway, I wanted to get a blanket done in a hurry and this is a hurry up type of blanket. I'll post a pic soon as I get done, might take longer than 3 hours but I'll get it done before the day is out, I have to run some errands in a bit.

There is one thing I found when I started it, the starting chain should be a multiple of 3 + 2 instead of 3 + 1, I came out with two chains left when I got to the last pattern repeat. I counted my stitches just to be sure and I had 61 and had not miscounted in any way while making the foundation row.