Friday, March 2, 2012

Sea Glass Done...

I did it! I have finally finished "Sea Glass and Snow". This beauty took me approx. 24 hours to complete. Is that a long time? I don't know. It will soon be on it's way to my fabulous cousin and his new wife.
I am in love with it, I hope they love it too.

Ah...Breathe...I'm finished...I am finished!
Ok on to the next.
While I was working on "Sea glass and Snow"( ;0) the names are cracking me dramatic) I noticed a new to me color scheme. I pulled out the colors plopped them in a basket and watched...

What did they want to become? An Afghan for sure, but something I have never done before. I have wanted to try a "Squircle" type afghan square so I began an online search for a simple/easy circle turns square pattern.

I tried a few different ones and they all frustrated me,too fussy. So I went to my own hodge-podge crafting library and low and behold I had the perfect squircle afghan pattern all along.It is called Elegant. I however have named it "Mermaid's Medallions".

It is from Afghans Traditional and Modern (1976)
I do not remember when or where I acquired this fantastic book but I am so glad I did. I can't wait to start that lacy border!

So I began by crocheting 63 circles using 5 colors. I doubled up on the 2 blues.

Ah...I love them all stacked up like Pringles.

Then I surrounded the medallions with white.

Well...I'm not done yet, I still have twenty or thirty to go.

It is going fast though, which is good because I already have another basket of yarn I am watching. I am waiting for it to tell me what it wants to be! ;0)


Beth said...

Love it, love it, love it!!!
I started an old fashioned granny square ("Roseanne Blanket") for my friend to try to use up all my odds and ends but now I'm thinking I'd like to do something prettier and more planned. I really like the circles in square and your colors are so pretty together. Can't wait to see it finished.

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow! Only 24 hours for Sea Glass??? That would have taken me WEEKS worth of 24 hours days -- that's amazing. And your next project is going to be adorable. I actually might have that afghan book too -- if it survived my big purge last year -- I'll have to go look.

HA! I DO have it -- that's too funny. Thanks for reminding me!

Sponge Curlers and Cupcakes said...

Ah Hah! Another Gold Country girl! How I envy you - where you live and your talent. Your Sea Glass is to die for! And so lucky the recipient. Thank you for coming to my blog. It is so nice to find new friends - maybe being so close geographically we can get together sometime. I'm in LOVE with your Rufus!