Hi everyone. Sorry I've been quiet for a while. I've been working on a new blog. My new blog can be found at: http://chroniclesofacrocheter.wordpress.com/ I'm still working on getting the kinks out, but it should be up and running soon. :)
Sorry it took me so long to post this, but this have been a little busy around here. Baby caught a cold and a clingy baby makes it hard to type. :) Well, clue #2 was released last Wednesday and it turned out to be: bum...bum...BUM! A Granny square! Whooo! LOL Well, I guess you can't really call yourself a crocheter without making or at least knowing how to make a granny square. Since they are so popular, I don't see any harm in posting my finished square in the body of this post. I'm not really spoiling anything by doing so. The color I used for this square was Grass.:
It was really simple to whip up two of the squares. Tomorrow we get another clue and I am anxious to see what it is.
In other news, I did finish my project for my niece and I have one more to go, then an additional project and I will have all the Christmas projects finished and I can carry on with other things.
Land's End is apparently donating yarn to be used in creating squares for blankets for Warm Up America!. You can read about it here in the Crochet! magazine newsletter. I've been wanting to get a group together to do projects for charity, but I'm not sure if I could generate any interest in the people I know. I might see if I could get involved in this project.
Anyone else know of good charity projects that you don't necessarily have to be part of group to participate in?
“The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.”- 1 Corinthians 2:14
My son got a hold of my skein of yarn that I was using for his cousins blanket and basically demolished it. I returned to find a rat's nest where I had left a perfectly fine (although slight floppy) skein of yarn. Had to do a fair amount of detangling before I could proceed with my project. The yarn tangles pretty easily as it is, the boucle-ness of it tends to get caught on other strands and can be annoying. Maybe with the container, things would be a little less stressful. Then if Aiden does get my yarn, he can still have fun with it and it will remain tangle-free. :)
I think I am about done with the project for my niece though. Aiden likes it so much, I may have to make him one next, though I think I will have to insist on a different color than pink, haha. Maybe I can find an orange. He is so fascinated by orange.
While I eagerly await the next clue for the BMACAL, I'm working on a project for my youngest niece. She is a month older than my little one. I'm using a gradient pink boucle yarn called Rainbow Boucle by Sensations (30% off at JoAnn Fabrics right now), and I'm liking how it is turning out.
The pattern I am using is a v-stitch and the pattern is looking pretty interesting in the gradient pink. The winter hat I was working on is kinda on hold until I finish the project for my niece.
Ok, so I started the mystery afghan. Following the directions, I started out with my Contrast A color which happens to be Fern. First things first, we start out checking our gauge. I fiddled around with a couple different hooks and tensions and wound up staying with the J size hook called for in the pattern, but with a lot looser grip on the yarn than I am used to. The gauge states that 11sc and 12 rows are 4". Here is my swatch:
After the getting the swatch right I started right on the squares. The pattern is one row of sc followed by a row of dc. It is important to remember that when you count the turning chain as a dc on the dc row, you must skip the first sc of the previous row. If you do not, you will end up with an extra stitch every time. I'm not going to post my finished square directly into my blog so I don't spoil the surprise, but if you want to see the finished square, you can click here.
I've finished my 2 squares and eagerly await next Wednesday for the next clue. Good luck everyone else on their squares. :)
Got the first clue for the Mystery Afghan Crochet-Along. Can't wait to get started... even though I can tell from looking at the pattern exactly what it will look like. A nice simple sc/dc pattern. I do have to start off with a swatch first. I'll post my progress on that later, I just wanted to post about the clue right away. :D