Sunday, December 14, 2014

Afghan Fever

Yes, it's that time of year again. Winter is great for not just curling up under a cozy afghan, but if you happen to be making it at the same time, BONUS! Here are some that I made within the last two years.

In a previous post I showed the Sherbert Afghan that I made for a friend who kept giving me yarn. Well, that got me started on a quest to make something out of all the yarn she gifted me. These next few afghans are the result of that. Of course, I wasn't able to finish a couple of them, so had to go out and buy more yarn. Then found more at yard sales and thrift shops, so now, OK, you get the picture.

This last one is not finished yet. It's all Single crochet with size G hook, and I just can't seem to make any headway on it. It's all bright colors but it's just going to be slow going. It will be a striking piece though once it's finished.

I have plans for all of the leftover yarn as well. I got this idea from the Medtech at the coumadin clinic, Heidi, who has a booth at local craft fairs and sells these wonderful big crocheted tote bags. Mine are a little smaller than the ones she makes but they are great for storing thing. I use a size I hook and literally any weight of yarn. I often use two or three strands together depending on the weights involved. I can get rid of leftover sock yarn, sport or DK weight along with the Worsted weight. I've also added wool with the acrylics, because they are just tote bags, you don't ever have to wash them. They make great project bags.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Finishes for this summer

I spent the summer in Marquette with my mother, making baskets on her front porch. She hated it! It was such a mess! I loved it. I was out there everyday just weaving my little heart out. This is the booth that resulted at the Interlochen Farmer's Market.

A friend in Marquette, Caroline Scott, once she discovered that I loved scrap yarn, put together a full garbage bag of it for me. I was trying to figure out what to make with it when I looked at it again and decided that all of it went together. So I make her an afghan out of it. I think it turned out delicious looking. All these sherberty colors.

This was one of my major applique projects. I was able to finish all the blocks for it before I went to Marquette and get the top done. I love the look of it. So I figured I'd share it here even though it's not quilted yet.

And speaking of not yet quilted, another! This is the perfect pie crust quilt from the latest tinner project. I was inspired to get the top done as usual, but it takes more than inspiration to get it layered and quilted. That takes perspiration!

I seem to be collecting a lot of extra yarn these days. So I'm making Knitted and crocheted afghans, socks, Christmas socks, mittens, hats, and whatever else I can think of just to get rid of it. I'll get out the camera and take some pictures before I give them all away at Christmas time. Oh well, maybe too late for some of those.