17 April 2007

The much talked about...

I finally have pictures of the mentioned below Hope Squares.

It's a bit hard to see, but the circles in the middle are entwined and very much remind me of wedding rings.

11 April 2007

A Wedding Gift...

I'm hoping to get pictures of the first few squares up soonish. However, I wanted to let all my *cough* Faithful *cough* readers know about my almost half finished project.

I wasn't sure I was going to get the afghan done before the wedding, but it looks like it now. I am making good progress and not bored with it yet.

I am using Jennifer's pattern for a 7" square she calls Hope. The pattern was designed for Honduran Flood Survivors. However, when I saw it in my desperate search for a pattern that was suitable for both Bride and Groom. I instantly thought that it resembled wedding rings. So, I thought it was a brilliant design.

I'm using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in three colors. I'm using Cloud (for the Wedding White). Their wedding colors are Navy Blue and Berry, so from WotA I'm using Hyacinth and Cranberry. Interestingly enough, the Groom is a 1LT in the USAF, so really it's cute that they're colors are essentially Red, White, and Blue. However, I have it from the Horse's Mouth that the Groom chose his color (Navy) without any talk to the Bride when she chose her color (Berry) and they had a good laugh when it all came together.

The wedding is on Wright-Patterson AFB in May and I'm very much looking forward to it. It'll be beautiful and these two people are very dear to my heart. I actually helped pick out the promise ring Groom gave to Bride nearly 2 years ago.

10 April 2007

Christmas Bells are Ringing...

Okay, not really, but it is snowing here in the lovely Miami Valley. Not that the snow is making me think in this diretion, it's more of planning ahead because I don't know what kind of time crunch Fall Quarter is going to give to me.


Here's the plan for this year's Crocheted Holiday Presents...

  1. The Roommate: A duster from Cool Crochet in Elann's Super Tweed, colorway #3257 - Summer Tweed.
  2. Friend A in Denver: A USC lapghan in Lion Brand Lion Wool colorways Scarlett, Goldenrod, Pearl Grey, and Ebony. She'll probably get this early because I want her to be able to enjoy it during football season.
  3. Friend H also in Denver: Something penguiny. I was thinking a big giant stuffed penguin, but I might do her a lapghan as well. I have to think this one through.
  4. Friend S in Baltimore: A laptop case. I know it sounds cheesey, but she's a computer goddess and I think a lovely felted case would be brilliant.
  5. Mum: a sweater from Cool Crochet (Nancy), but I haven't chosen a color yet.
That's the list for now. I believe that the first two are going to take me long enough.

05 April 2007

Latest Project

The wine dress fell flat on its proverbial butt. It'll be finished one day just so I can say that it's finished, but it's on the pile with a few other projects that I would rather not look at.

Instead, I've been working on Swaps for Crochetville. Neither is ready to be photographed, so when they are finished and received, I will post them on here.

In the mean time, I have been working on scrapghans. I wanted to get rid of at least one box (2x2x3) of yarn in my room. So, I made scrapghans, since most of it was truly scraps.

The picture is pretty much crap because I had to take it with my camera phone. I would wait until I got home, but I'm giving it to a girl I work with as a donation for an intergenerational event she is working on.

It's a standard lapghan. I don't have measurements, but it fits well over my lap sitting in a chair and able to tuck it under my feet on the floor!! It also wraps around my thighs nicely, so I had a warm lap all night!