Sunday, December 14, 2014

An excellent and lovely afghan pattern

I am starting an afghan pattern for a new niece/nephew that is due in June of 2015.  As they are not going to find out which gender, I am making an afghan for either.  Using Waverly yarns since they are discontinued.  I might as well use up what I have here.  

So far in a minty green and a silvery medium blue.  I have a pink, a white, and a yellow.  Will see if I can add a darker hue of each color, too, like the one below…or not!  Am not exactly sure as to how the placement of colors will be, but as I have lots of time to work on this, it will be fun to figure it out as I go along.

This is the Twilight Shells Throw #LW4502 below.

This is the Twilight Shells Throw in another pattern on Red Heart. It's a little different.

It is a simple shell stitch and works up into something quite lovely!  The color choices and placements are endless!!  This also works very well with the air-crochet when you change colors.  Spectacular!

The pattern is free so give it a try!

Friday, December 12, 2014

"Crochet Ever After" by Brenda K.B. Anderson

I got it, I got it, I got it!!!!!

I'm soooo excited!  I sent off for the new fun crochet book that has all sort of wonderful patterns. Fun patterns!

Originally I purchased it because of the cowl shown on the back…it is exactly what I wanted, and looks knit.  The other "cute" things were not in my radar at all.  HOWEVER after reading through it I can see possibilities for nearly ever single pattern…fun and different gifts for family and friends.

This is the front of the book from Amazon.

And this is the back of the book

Inside you will find a shawl, mittens, a doll, purses, and hats…and other goodies!
After I make a cowl for myself I plan on making the cupcake purse as a box for my granddaughter who is enamored with boxes. Fun!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Afghan from several years ago….

It came to my attention that in Ravelry I had not published photos of a lovely afghan I made for a little boy in 2011.  It is one I loved when I saw another one on Ravelry made by Sara…in blue.  It was gorgeous, so decided to get the book and make it.

I don't know if I actually posted it here, but think that it is so special it is worth posting again even if I had.

This is in the book "A Year of Baby Afghan's" by Leisure Arts #4439.  The Afghan is the one for August, and is super cute.  SC, with post stitches, but not HARD per se. Just following the pattern to get the post stitches in the right place was often a challenge.