November 09, 2007

Tracy's Afghan

Originally uploaded by crochetgirl91
I finished this one a few years ago. It was supposed to go off to college with my little sis, Tracy. But she ended up staying at home because the school she wanted to go didn't give her enough financial aid. So it was her Christmas present instead.

This afghan came out just gorgeous! The pattern is from Quick and Cozy afghans, and it's called Understated Elegance. It's a mile a minute pattern, if you can't tell from the pic. I used red heart, and the variegated is Sage Mary, the solids are deep plum, medium sage and buff going outwards. I think this may have been the prettiest afghan I've made so far, but I can't take too much credit, I just followed the pattern! I did choose the colors though. The original was in mauve and taupe.

November 06, 2007

Books I'm Reading

Or more accurately, not reading. I haven't been hitting even remotely close to my one book a week goal that I set at the beginning of the year. I'm sure I've read more than I kept track of, and I never did finish Other Peoples Children, though I want to. I did devour Little House in the Big Woods, and hope to re-read the entire series, which was a favorite of mine as a child. I also want to read the new ones that have been written by Cynthia Rylant, there is one that fills in the time between two of the stories, though now I don't remember which two...I think Plum Creek and Silver Lake. And then there are the new ones about Rose, Laura's daughter, and also a new series about Laura's mother and her childhood. I hope the library has them.

Warming up to flickr

I've always perfered Photobucket over Flickr. However, when I found out Ravelry was in cahoots with Flickr, I uploaded at least my crochet pics, and will continue to do so. The last 3 entries I made here were so easy! I connected my Flickr account with my blog, so now after I upload a pic, I can just click onto it, and then hit "blog this" above the picture, and write my entry there. It even formats it for me. Woohoo. Hopefully now I can update this easier.....provided of course I remember to take pictures of the things I make! I already forgot to take a pic of the cute little fridgies I sent to Anne. I wonder if she'd snap a photo of them for me? LOL

I keep on rippling along.....

fall ripple 2
Originally uploaded by crochetgirl91
I'm still working on the ripple, haven't gotten as far as I'd like to on it, but when I work on it, it does go quickly. Now if I can just remember to actually work on it. But with fall comes cozy evenings of settling down after dinner with a cup of hot cocoa and a Netflix dvd and my crochet. Ahhhh life is sweet.

"Angel of Light"

Originally uploaded by crochetgirl91
I made this ornament the same day. The pattern actually came from a "fridgie" (that's refrigerator magnets) pattern booklet, but I thought it would make a lovely ornament,and it did. I love this one, I think it looks beautiful.

A star, a star, shining in the night

christmas star 002
Originally uploaded by crochetgirl91
I made this a little over a week ago to send as part of a Christmas ornament exchange in one of my Yahoo groups. I thought it came out really cute, though bigger than I thought it would be. I had originally intended just a star, but it looked sort of plain, so I thought it would be cute to write something on it, and so I glued these foam letters onto it. I had a hell of a time putting it together-I couldn't figure out how at first, so part of it looks a bit messed up and the peaks and valleys aren't very even. Oh well, nothing's perfect right? :o)