Archive for blankets
I have spent the last few months being ever so persnickety about a new mod floral crochet blanket for myself: crocheting, ripping back, crocheting again. And now that I have finally figured out how to proceed, and gotten about 1/4 of the way done, I don’t really feel like working on it anymore. Oh no – say it isn’t so!continue reading "Summer crochet. Or not?"
Just a month after finishing one blanket, I’ve got my brain working on another. I am wondering if I am crazy. I don’t do so well on projects that take me more than a few weeks. I lose steam and get bored. I try to space out my big endeavors with little instant-gratification trinkets in [...]continue reading "Am I crazy?"
I have two updates for you: 1) Neil’s surgery went well. He is now a cyborg. 2) My hexagon blanket is going well. I had plenty of time to crochet while waiting at the hospital yesterday. Although, I didn’t crochet the whole time. I also looked at the clock and fidgeted. We’ve been having a [...]continue reading "Updates"
Well, hello there. Did you think I had forgotten you? I talked before Christmas about how I had so many things to show you and not enough time to do it in, and then I showed you a couple of things and pretty much disappeared. I’m having trouble getting back into the swing of everyday [...]continue reading "Hexagonal thoughts"
Ready to finish that blanket? If you’ve been following along so far, at this point you should have something that looks like the image above. If you missed Part One of this project, where I explained how to get this far, read this post first and then come back here to get the scoop on [...]continue reading "Flufy’s Granny Square Blanket, part two"
I finished it. And a nine-year-old somebody was very happy. Did you see the post where I showed you how to make granny squares and put them together? Well, sometime in the next few days, I will show you how to make a border. Then you can make your own nine-year-old son (or your niece, [...]continue reading "Happiness is a handmade blankie"
I don’t know if I’m just more in-tune to it lately, or if there really has been a surge in the popularity of granny squares these last few weeks, but ever since I started work on Eamonn’s blanket, I’m seeing them all over the place. I had intended to show you this new blanket when [...]continue reading "Flufy’s Granny Square Blanket, part one"
Ever since the days of the “Blankie O’ Love” this boy has been all about Cozy. Wherever he is, if there’s a blanket nearby, he’ll get under it. (I took this picture at my in-laws’ house the other night, where he had easily made himself at home under Grandma’s blanket.) He still thinks he is [...]continue reading "This boy"
I worked on Christmas gifts today. I’d love to show them to you (and hope that the recipients aren’t peeking in here today), but I’m not feeling as wordy as usual. How about I show you what I’ve done, with minimal explanation, and if you have any questions, you can ask me? Also, I gave [...]continue reading "The gift-making bonanza begins"