Monday, November 9, 2009

Getting there...

Still working away on the afghan. I've gotten it a little over halfway done. I might be able to finish it before the end of the week if I am diligent. Then, all I will have to finish is the other one and I should be all set for Christmas. Yay! That will allow me to work on some of the other projects I have still to do for the nursery, like making a seat cover for my rocking chair.

Free Crochet Pattern of the Day: Amigurumi Chick

On the Hook: Four Seasons Afghan

Days til Christmas: 45 days

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Ok... I know I JUST updated, but I found this really nifty project that I just had to share.

Isn't he nifty? I'm know... I'm a geek... But I couldn't help but be excited over this. It's amazing what you can do with crochet. :) I'd never thought of using granny squares as pixels, but now that I have, the possibilities are endless! Ok... that's probably enough nerdiness, I'll let you get back to your regularly scheduled day. :D

Bees, etc...

I found a really cute pattern today that I wanted to share:

In other news, I've finished the dad socks. Hopefully they will fit him. I found the measurements for him shoe size online and crocheted the sock accordingly, so theoretically they SHOULD fit. Let's just keep our fingers crossed so that I don't have to do too much adjusting when he gets them.

I used this pattern for the socks, which I think I like better than previous ones that I have done. I like the heel as you go thing rather than using an afterthought heel. It makes it a little easier to adjust later on should it be needed. It also seems to make the shape a little nicer too. Once I'm done with Christmas presents, I think I'm going to work on me a pair of socks with what I've learned from the pattern, only jazz it up a little with a couple different stitches.

On the hook: Four Seasons Afghan from Herrschners.
Countdown til Christmas: 58 days.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dusting off the blog...

Ok, so I haven't posted in a while. That isn't to say that I haven't been busy crocheting. In fact, I continue to be busy with the hook. I recently submitted a pattern to the Crochet Pattern A Day calendar and am hoping to be accepted. I have a few other designs that need a little tidying up that I hope to get published in the near future. I do have some ideas that I've been working with and that I think are worth sharing. I think it's time to see if other people think they are good as well. :)

In other news, I am currently working on Christmas presents, yet again. I'm going to be a little more ambitious this year and am working on a couple of afghans. We have 70 days til Christmas. Let's see if I can get these projects done before then. To add to the excitement, I'm expecting a baby in January. This could actually give me a little more time to work on projects since I'm started to not be able to do much else than sit.

Currently on the hook: Socks for Dad using an altered version of this pattern.

Countdown to Christmas: 70