Saturday, December 13, 2008

For us...

This afghan is made from Red Heart Soft Yarn in teal, wine and off-white. It measures approximately 50 by 68 inches and is incredibly soft. The colors match DH's office, so it will rest on the sofa bed there...unless it starts travelling down to the living room :>)

For Cornell's NICU

This baby ghan is so "Christmassy"! Made from the first two rows of a granny square that we on Crochetville have christened "saltines" because of their size, the blanket measures approximately 21 inches square. There's a close up of the edging, a row of sc followed by a row of rev hdc.


An Early Birthday Present...

...from my friend Wendy who lives "Down Under". She's so thougthful. She made a wonderfully soft scarf and hat, and she remembered my fascination with Betty Boop, too. Thanks, hon!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Latest projects...

From DH...for our Anniversary on December 2nd.

Sorry for the sideways pic - it's a scarf for my 91 yo FIL's neighbor who is our second set of eyes.

A suede scarf/shawl for my sister.

Close up of rev hdc edging...

...the RR for my friend's DD 20, on a Queen sized bed. It took about 7 skiens of Homespun, one strand and an L (8mm) hook.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Child's Throw

I added some squares to add to those that were donated to me to make this blanket for a child staying at Fisher House. It's a house near a miltary base where families can stay while wounded loved ones are in the nearby hospital. There are several across the country. I have lots more squares to border and assemble before getting a box on it's way.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A Throw I Made...

To cover Sparkie's favorite cushions on the sofa - he loves to drape his body across them to get close to "daddy". I took these pics of almost 3 year old Sparkie (the dark GSD) and his big "sister" Susie (10 years old) tonight.

Monday, September 22, 2008


Top and bottom are for the NIC unit charity we're helping on Crochetville. The middle is my project, a pet memories graphghan. It's not finished yet, as you can tell, but so far this shows our GSDs up to and incuding our current furbaby, Sparkie, who is nearly three. Susie, the last girl on the list, is 10 now. They love being together :>)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

More Donated Ghans

The top is a 22 inch square for the NIC unit...I just liked the colors and wanted to play :>)
The bottom is a 48 inch RR made from leftovers I had of Homespun yarn. Some little boy will like how soft it is.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Baby ghan

I found the blue squares in my stash and made enough white ones to make this 22 inch baby blanket. It'll be going to the NIC unit.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Lapghan for a little neighbor

Little Lars is 2 1/2 and his mom was Baby Dean's nurse (posts from last July, and forward, tell all about our great nephew), and I just felt the urge to use bright and fun colors and make him something special!
It's 2 strands of yarn, a P hook and measures about 48 inches across. I don't want him to outgrow it too fast...LOL!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Latest work...

I made 8 inch squares and also 6 by 9 rectangles for two different causes. The Round Ripple is a 38 inch lapghan I made for a nursing home.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A lapghan

This will be going to a Nursing Home...

Monday, August 4, 2008

A Comfortghan for a Young Boy

The ghan is for a 9 yo. Each square is 7 12 inches and there are 5 across and 6 down. The border is 3 rounds of hdc, ending with a round of rev. hdc (the close up). It measures 40 by 47 inches.

What I've Been Up To...

Here some squares and small afghans I made to donate...

Friday, June 27, 2008

Football granny

This is my variation (the football part)from a free pattern. I made it for someone who is making a ghan for a seriously ill boy.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Test pattern completed...

Three of us on Crochetville volunteered to test this pattern. It was a lot of fun, and our results are all different since we each used a different color as well as a different weight of yarn. I used baby yarn and it came out a little larger than a traditional lapghan size.

**Thanks, Amanda, for asking what the saying is on the ghan.
"When the mice are away the cats will dance!" is what's on there....and the outlined figures are images of a cat on her hind legs, "dancing".

Summer scarf swap...

...and here is what my partner Kelly made for me! Technically the purple isn't for summer - but it's very classy and I love both of the scarves. She also sent me more cotton yarn, which will go a long way toward helping me put a dent in the many tote bag patterns I have on my WIM list.

Some of my latest...

I took this beautiful graph filet piece which was designed and stitched by my Secret Pal from last Fall's swap and attached it to the pillow. I think it shows it off beautifully!
The Round Ripple blanket is for a preemie charity I'm invoved with...I love the lavender...

Thursday, June 5, 2008


I made this as a Thank You gift for my 90 yo FIL's neighbor. She befriended him from the moment she moved in next door to him and recently helped us out when FIL was in a dangerous situation. The colors are in her home, and she owns a cat!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Here's Stewie...

...from The Family Guy "cartoon"! He makes me smile....

My latest work....

I had to wait to post these because they were part of a secret swap on Crochetville.
There are 2 doilies I made, a dishcloth, a 12 inch square, cell phone holder, scarf...