Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Round Ripple is finished...

...for Project Linus! It was such fun making this using two strands of yarn and blending the colors. I am hooked! I want to make more ripples or blended grannies. The technique makes such unique patterns that it's a joy watching each creation unfold. This one came to 50 inches in diameter (I got carried away) and 21 rows.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

A New CAL on Crochetville...

...grabbed my attention this past week. It's Van Goh's Closet...we basically picked whatever colors/shades we wanted and tried to blend them into a unique effect. This is a pic of my first attempt, using baby yellow, aqua and a variegated, (2 strands at a time with an N hook). I'm nearly finished with the baby round ripple. It's been a nice, easy break from following the bear chart - but I'm now anxious to pick that up again.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

A Baby Ghan for Our Great-Nephew...

...is my latest project - and it's a doozy! I'm working from a graph and making a blue ghan with a big picture of a baseball-bat carrying bear on it. The border will be deep, and edged with a cross-stitch design of the Greek Key pattern as an homage to the mom-to-be's nationality.

I am so thankful for Linda (Diznemom): for both her beautiful pattern as well as her patience in answering what I can see now was a super-basic question! I am also thankful for Lesley Brown of Lemontreestitchery in the UK. Once I described what I was looking for and looked at some variations of the Greek Key she whipped up an original chart/pattern for me, which I downloaded and printed immediately. She was more than reasonable in her fee, too, IMHO.
Thank you, ladies!!
Pics to come when I've made more progress than a couple of bear feet, which is all I have right now - but it has been moving faster than I thought it would!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Patriotic Baby Ghan...

...for a baby girl due to be born in July, a month after her Dad is to be deployed to Iraq by the Army. These military families make such sacrifices I wanted to do a little something for them to let them know how much they are in our thoughts and are very much appreciated.