Saturday, March 17, 2007
This is my first crochet effort. I have dabbled a little, here and there, but this will be the first time I have actually *crocheted something*. It is going swimmingly, but I attribute that mainly to a high level of general craft literacy.
Am I the only person here who is using yarn purchased from their local grocery store? :D Honestly, I have four small children; I'd probably have to sell one of them to be able to buy the yarns that some of you are using! My yarn is a *lovely*, cheap, acrylic 8-ply...I cut the grocery budget short to be able to buy it (just kidding...). But, it works.
Here is my afghan-in-progress. :D
I've been having this knitting tangent, very frustrating, something about crochet is just more "me". So what a wonderful way to "come back". :-)
I had these yarns leftover from other baby blanket projects, and one my daughter picked out. They are LB Pound of Love in white, TLC Essentials in bambi (pastels), and a RH 'something' in the lavender & pink shades.
Being a not-very-random kinda gal, I chose to alternate the colors in an A B A C pattern, which will work well with the amounts of each yarn I have too.
I have two other batches of yarn that have been "nagging" me that will work perfectly for larger blankets. One of Woolease in neutrals/classic colors, and another of eBay wools in some rather pretty colors that I think look beautiful together. Now I just need to figure out if there is enought there for a twin and a queen size blanket.
Here is my afghan from the wavy lapghan link someone posted on this blog.
I had tons of Red Heart yarn in the basement in boxes - so this is what I pulled out. My dad is Cherokee Indian and Portugese so I thought he would appreciate this:
Take a look:
It is on the narrow side - with chain of 110 - but I will add rows of single crochet around the edge when I am done of all the colors - to make it wider.
I already have the makings of a second in my plans - different shades of blue with brown - and twice as wide.
Thanks in Advance
I'm 23 stripes in, and I'm guessing it's about half as long as I want it to be, although I haven't yet laid it out on the bed.
Also, I cheated a little bit, as 4 of the last 5 colors I bought in the last week. One day I was upset, so instead of doing something unhealthy, like drinking, I went out and bought yarn. Maybe not so healthy for the checkbook, but much better for me. Then a lot of really nice yarn came up on cheapcycle for $25, complete with a cute basket, so I bought it as well. The last color came from that purchase. It's yellow, orange, pink, and blue variegated, and it reminds me of sherbert.
Just for fun, here's another angle:
I'm loving seeing everyone else's photos, and amazed that the group has grown so large, so fast!
I didn't mention before that I'm using the soft waves pattern, but I also wanted a "waves on waves" effect, so for the first row of each new color I'm working in the back loop only. It gives it a great extra textural effect. You can see it a little in the pic. I'm enjoying working on this so much. I love the colors, and funnily, it seems to match whatever I'm wearing at the time! More on my blog.