Thursday, June 21, 2007


I completed the kitties blanket using the Red Heart super saver so that I can pop it into the washer and dryer and not think twice. After finishing it, I put a row of reverse single crochet around all 4 sides, which is something I wouldn't do for any other type blanket (I may just do 2 sides or use another border), but doing it this way gives the blanket alot more edge stability.

I'm working on the other ripple I had going which will be a baby blanket done in Bernat Softee Baby using 2 strands of yarn and a size J hook.....this gives the blanket some strength while not interfering with the lightness of it. I'm using 2 blues at once and 2 whites so I'll continue along doing the majority of rows in the blues and then 4 rows of the white. It looks very nice and the baby who recieves it will be quite snuggy and happy, I'm sure.

That's about it for now, and until next time, dear crochet friends, be safe, be happy, and crochet as often as possible.

"This above all: To thine own self be true" Shakespeare

Monday, June 04, 2007

Things are Coming Along

I've been on a crocheting binge of late, and I'm enjoying every minute of it. I've been making some real progress on my granny squared baby blanket but still have a ways to go. Of course the ends look a bit wavy but that will work itself out when I put a border around it and block it. I enjoy working with the Red Heart Baby and I know it will soften even more with each washing.

As you can see, the wave blankie for my 2 kitties is coming along quite nicely. I'll be finished very soon because I'm not making it too big. Only one of them will perch upon it at a time so I'll probably crochet about 10" more at the most.

Finally, here is the Easy Ripple in Bernat's Baby Softee using 2 strands at once. This is going a bit slower for some reason but I love the way it looks and feels. When I finish these I'm going to try not to start any new afghans for the summer but it will take a good bit of self discipline on my part. I'm finding that I love crocheting them and I'm surprised the the Granny sqaures are so mesmerizing to me when crocheting. I fall into such a rhythm that I think I could call it Zen for Laura.