Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rugby Rue

Happy Mardi Gras!!! I hope you all get to have a little or (a lot) of fun today in honor of Fat Tuesday. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Oops I did it again!

I started another afghan. I know...but... These gorgeous colors were calling for an Irish Rose type square and I finally found a pattern I liked in a book I have had forever.
Forever Favorite Crochet.

Here it is...

Please excuse the crazy lighting in every one of my photos...nothing is working with this overcast sky and I have better things to do.

Like eat chocolate roses and crochet!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

No Yarn Left Behind

When I start a new afghan I use large 8oz. skeins that I have rolled into balls. The yarn in this basket is intended for my next crocheted project but I have told myself not to start another one until "Sea Glass and Snow" is finished...and it isn't...yet. Mmm...I am lovin' these colors. Melon, sea foam,cornmeal, tan and white. I still need to decide on a pattern.

As I crochet afghan...

after afghan...

after afghan...

and so on...

The balls get smaller and smaller, naturally, and I save them in a pair of jars and a bowl which recently began to overflow their boundaries. So I had to start two new projects! Yes...I had to. The pattern for one of them is again from Attic24, you can get it here. The tiniest balls are only about an inch around and are too small for anything but the inside of this awesome flowery block.
The next size up is the perfect amount of yarn to complete the next round.

See... pretty little flowery circles.

Which are quickly becoming a cozy creation.

The next size up in leftover yarn balls are a few inches around.
Just enough to make a small Granny square for a future project.

After all this tiny work I am still left with a bowl of yarn bits and I happened to see a photo on Pinterest, which I now can't find 'cause I didn't PIN IT,of a suet bird feeder filled with bits of yarn for the birdies to build their nests with. Brilliant I think, so that is what I will do with the last of those 8oz. balls!

Very thrifty I think. Yes...No Yarn Left Behind. ;0)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Bloomin' Crochet

I have been inspired by Attic 24 yet again. I can't help it. That girl ,Lucy, is on fire and her fire has spread clear across the pond to my snowy mountain. Yes, we finally got a bit of snow last night. Whew...we need more snow around here.
Uh...So back to Attic 24. A few weeks ago I decided to start a flower pillow ala Lucy but as my fingers flew... it grew...

and grew... ( sounds "Seussy", I've got Lorax on the brain)

and it is now too big to be a pillow. Well...I guess it could be a very large pillow but my tiny house does not need anything "large" let alone "very large". I think it will make a gorgeous floor rug but my family thinks it is too pretty for that, so it may end up becoming a round afghan. Hmmm...

not sure about that, I am not sure if it is finished yet either!

I am thinking it needs a few rounds of yellow next then maybe some orange...