Monday, August 31, 2009

New Teal Sunflowers

here is a close up pic and progress pic of the new teal sunflower blanket i am working on now. the next row will be six more sunflowers to go around and fill in the spaces around the shape so far. i sure like this one. pattern is in Leisure Arts, A Garden of Afghans.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Another Crochet Blanket finished

the top row folds over the fence to hold it up , blanket is five squares by five squares, each square is 12 inches x 12 inches.
notice the inside square of each square turns the other direction for an optical illusion.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

this year it is crochet blankies

click on pics for bigger view. one is blankie total except for shell border i am working on now. other view is close up in sun of real colors of blankie. one of my sisters gets this one.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

original colors of peruvian tile afghan

these are the colors used in the book

i do love the rust and the blue but it was just too bright for me.

Monday, August 10, 2009

OH a new goodie to crochet!!

I found these Tammy Hildebrand patterns in the Sensational Afghans book. I am in love with her methods of color changing. I found 2 patterns in the book by her and even though i changed the colors and the order they were done in it is her pattern for the hexagons. I made up my own little squares to go between them. I needed a solid color there to calm it down a bit. Supposed to be an afghan but I am rethinking making rugs small enough to go in the washer but large enough and then make enough of them to cover an entire floor. hmmm...... I am just in love with how these look. click them for bigger pics. If you know of any crochet patterns out there like these please leave a comment so I can go look too. I want MORE!!
crocheting them got so good I snapped my poor little plastic ice crochet hook right in half. drat. I tried to buy a new one but my local walmart had ONE in the whole store my size. Now I am on the hunt for more metal crochet hooks before I get hard up late at night needing one again. That was awful.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Jeanie's Wedding Shawl Kit Now At Astrids!

ASTRID'S has my new pattern up! you can buy the yarn and pattern on her site!

above is a pic of the shawl as knitted by Ester Kerkstra
she does such beautiful knitting.