Monday, September 28, 2009

Blanket Done

I finished it, the purple and white blanket that is a gift for my grandmother! The body, the edging, all the little yarn ends sewn in, and I might even launder it before I give it to her!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Blanket, Oh Blanket, Who is Your King

I have nearly finished the purple and white blanket for my grandmother, despite having broken the double-ended crochet hook.

Just the edging to do, and sewing in the yarn ends, then it will be finished, and I can mail it off to Grandma!

Yay me!

Friday, September 11, 2009


Ok, I don't my own strength, I mean, absolute brute force. I was working to finish up my grandmother's afghan, the purple and white one (see photo), and I broke the hook!

This afghan is made with a reversible, double-ended hook technique. Because of the size of the afghan, I was using a circular crochet hook (see Annie's Attic website, or similar), and of all things to happen, the plastic cable part pulled right out of the end of one of the hooks! I couldn't believe it. And I also couldn't get it to go back together, so I had to get on a website and order another one, which still hasn't arrived yet.

I wonder if I will be able to finish that afghan this month or not.

Wish me lots of good luck on this!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Planning to Make Things

I picked up a couple of crochet and knitting magazines yesterday, purely on a whim. One was Piecework, which is a beautiful magazine, always a good issue with that one; the other was Crochet! They both have projects that I would like to try, including a men's crocheted scarf pattern.

We'll see if I can get the time!