Monday, June 22, 2009

Vanna's Choice projects

The afghan was finished while on our trip to see Mt. Rushmore. The middle square was one I had made for the White swap, but didn't use it. so just continued to put rows around it. By the time I finish (I have one more row of Lamb and then I'll put about 3 or 4 rows of Purple), I think I'll call it my Ice Cream afghan. Looks to be made with French Vanilla, Chocolate, & Strawberry ice creams, with marshmallow, caramel, and blueberry syrup!

The Waldo's puzzle (middle) is one I received & adore, and the other is one I'm sending to Jaime for her angel square.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Angel & Exchange Squares

Toffee Square is my Angel Square for Califlamingo and the Pink Square is for the Pinkalicious Swap. It is made in Tunisian Knit stitch and 3 rows of Cables - it's for Karen. The photo was taken while it is wet-blocking, but that made it look flat. I may just wash it and use a softner to get it to fluff back up before mailing out.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Two more squares to send

Square for Karen on top, square that was suppose to be for Jaime on the bottom.  It doesn't look better in person...I have no idea how it came out to a pretty square in the book.  Saw one mistake on the last corner going around, but cannot see how I made such a mess of one square following directions.  The one it the book doesn't look pulled apart or stretched in any way.  I did see that what appears to be 3 little sc on the top of each of the fp stitches on the last row (101 Crochet Squares) that are not in the directions.  Perhaps I'll try it again and see if I can get the wonky out of it and make the sides comes up to par.  Also, it is possible that the maker of the square did not do a regular post stitch all the way into the post but rather a modified one under the loop instead.  I'll have to make a few more to see.  I think this would be a good one for Jaime's SIL's manly afghan - in other colors - IF it is fixable.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


One of my Ravelry cohorts thought the photos were being taken on a granite table top. I'm taking these photos to show it is really a slab of an old tree with lots of some sort
of liquid acrylic poured through it.

The thing is heavier than you can imagine and hard to move. It is an african tree (I forget the name off hand) that has thorns on it. The tree gets gaping holes in it as it grows old (where bats then live), so to make it solid it had to have the acrylic pour. The thorns were shaved down so that it could be a table. It had belonged to a friend who passed away and left it to me. I love it so very much.

Pinkalicious Square to send; Va Va Victorian Square received!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Two more squares to send.

The top one is in Tunisian
knit stitch with a dc border.

The second one is my made
up design. I kind of like it!
The thing is there are LOTS
of the same designs out there!
I am not innovative.... ;o(

Sunday, June 7, 2009

For my Pinkalicious afghan for Alice

Alice has a bit of red in her hair, so I'm adding more green and
yellow to the afghan for her. I'm doing one for Amy Jo, but the main
colors will be lavender and various purples for her.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Va Va Victorian Squares

The first one is from Jaime to me...a beautiful Waldo's Puzzle.

The second one is a "replacement" square to Jaime-the one I made originally had a wrong color in it!  It is called Victorian Doily, a square in the book "50 Fabulous Crochet Squares" but I changed it after the flower and then the first round.  Too much like a granny square.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Two more from Tanya!

The top one is for Va Va Victorian swap

The bottom two are from the Winter Wonderland I swap.

These are WONDERFUL squares!

Pinkalicious Squares

The top photo I made. The bottom photo are squares from Tanya T.!

Beautiful, aren't they!?! Remind me of pink peppermint----

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Janice's new afghan!

I didn't add any of my own squares to this. Loved it as it is, and it
is for a lap-ghan so if I added any it would have been too big. Sure
folds nicely when using the sc joining method!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pansy Square

I made the Pansy from the book "Crochet Bouquet" and then added four
chains on the back. I then started double crochets into the chains to
make a square. It's a little wonky, because even after all my
counting I was off one stitch on one side, and I think I started out
with too many dc's on the first row. Next time I'll try 3 less each
side and see how that turns out. Also, the Pansy should have had the
darker pink for the middle color and the lighter pink as the petal
color. I think it would have had a more realistic look.

Va Va Victorian Squares received today!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Another Pinkalicious Square

This one is called Moody Blues in the book 50 Fabulous Crochet Squares
by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss. However, I obviously didn't make
it blue!

This whole square is made with my method of making the dc "in the air" 
which has become addicting to me. So much so that I am now not making 
join, and then start over after cutting the yarn so that I don't have 
an obvious chain one or double crochet showing. I quit doing the 
other double crochet when starting another row of the same color 
because I was having difficulty in the next row above that one when I 
got to that stitch. Too much bulk for my taste.
This one turned out nicely! Do you think you can find any of my 
joins?????? I think NOT!! (Tutorial posted a year later! Hah!)

Va Va Victorian Squares