Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Scrappy Self-Striping Yarn

Over at the Simply Notable group, we recently had a "Ball of Wonder" swap. In recently, I mean January.....would that be considered recently? Above is the yarn I received (along with some other great goodies!) from Melanie. Isn't it pretty? The fun part of this swap is you make the ball of yarn from scraps of stash yarn!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

More Off-White Blocks

I've been making a fair amount of progress on the wedding afghan. I've now completed 4 12" blocks and 7 6" blocks. So, now I just have 11 more 12" and 23 more 6" blocks to go.  Wow! When you put it that way, it feels like I haven't gotten much done!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day! Even though the weatherman predicted the snow for today (he's been saying that ALL winter).....we had been having pretty nice temperatures all of last week (65-70F daytime temps). Needless to say, I was kind of shocked to see this today.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Why I Can't Get Anything Done

I've made a huge discovery. It's the main reason I can't get anything done. I'm indecisive. In 2012, I made this block in the Block a Month Crochet-A-Long . I decided it would be a perfect center block for an afghan for our nephew and his girlfriend.

Neutrals are their "colors". So, I chose a taupe and black to accompany the off white color and happily set about to make new blocks every month. Here's a few of my favorites.....

Pretty Petals

Hint of Spring

One of these days, I need to take a better photo of that last really is the same colors as the others. If you want to see the other blocks they are on my project page here.
I had hoped at the end of 2012 (you know about Christmas time), I would have an afghan for a gift. It didn't happen (not enough blocks/time). Ditto for 2013. Then in 2013, I found out there would be a wedding. No date yet. Probably late 2014. NOW, I have to get this afghan DONE!!!
That's when the discovery happened. I'd been seeing several blocks by several members of 2014 Block-a-Month CAL done in just white or cream. They were so beautiful and elegant. I KNEW the afghan had to be solid off-white. It was just how it had to be. I took that ONE Center Heart Square and started over. Here's the link to my project page and some photos of my progress so far.....


There you have it. Sure HOPE I can get this finished in time! Wish me luck!
Happy crocheting!

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