Monday, May 5, 2008

Summer Flower

Hey look! The cute boy afghan is almost done. I had it nearly completed on Saturday and ran out of yarn about 3/4 of the way through the picot border. Dangit! I hate making picots anyway, so it hurt to rip all those puppies out. The blanket's been folded up staring at me accusingly since then, waiting for me to figure out how I'm going to edge it. It's also in desperate need of some blocking...the twists are hypnotizing me...must look away...

So, anyway, to distract myself from the edging dilemma, I started on the round ripple baby afghan I'm doing for Blue Giraffe's first grade teacher. I chose this pattern by Monica Zenberg and decided on what I call "summery-modern-girlie colors." I love the limey, kiwi-y, and sagey greens that are fashionable right now, especially mixed with pink. Here's how it looks so far. I love the pop of green. (Thanks, Mom, for picking out the wonderful, soft pink for me!) I also love how it's turning out to look more like a flower than the stars or webs round ripples typically resemble.

The very exciting crochet world happening for me this weekend was joining That place is awesome! I had to wait two weeks for my invitation, but it was well worth it. (They limit sign-ups to a certain number per day in order to keep their servers from way to control growth, IMO.) It's a networking site for knitters and crocheters, but its main function is as a personal repository for your patterns, projects, hooks/needles, yarn stash, works in mind, etc. Wonderful place! I love seeing everything I'm working on at a glance, and I love the idea of having a record of what yarns I used in which projects, hook sizes, etc. I'm "hooked!" (Ha-ha.) If you're a knitter or crocheter, I highly recommend signing up and checking it out.

1 comment:

Nate's Mom said...

A couple of questions from a novice crocheter. I learned tp crochet years ago and have made several (slightly lopsided) baby blankets. It's the thought that counts right?

1. How exactly do you block an afghan?

2. I love the flower blanket. Will it be one large flower, or several flowers together to make the blanket?

Can't wait to have time to crochet again. Can't wait to have time to do anything but homework. Can't wait til fun stuff is "spare time" rather that procrastination.