Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Superhero" Dreamcatcher Afghan

I made this "Spiderman" afghan for a friend's 4-year old's birthday. Made with Red Heart Cherry Red SuperSaver Yarn, Caron PerfectMatch Royal Blue, and Red Heart SuperSaver Black. Thanks to Gail E. (a.k.a. Stitch 'n Frog) for the pattern.





Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Classic Aran Afghan

This afghan is made with Caron's PerfectMatch Claret. It measures 39" x 56" before the fringe; 39" x 69" with the fringe. Designed by Angela Tate, this pattern is from the February 2002 issue of Crochet World.



Lacy Ripples Afghan

This afghan is made with some of my favorite colors: Medium Thyme, Light Thyme, Soft White,and Soft Yellow. It measures 47" x 53"



Gray Days Afghan

This afghan is made with black, dark grey, light grey, and white worsted weight yarn. It measures 45" x 58". Designed by Martha Stein, it's published in the August 2010 issue of Crochet World ("Green Day Afghan").



Aspen Scarf

Since returning home in early November, I've made 3 afghans and a scarf. This is the scarf. It's made with Red Heart Aspen Print and Warm Brown, and measures 8" wide x 53" long. Designed by Shari White, the pattern is from the August 2010 issue of Crochet World (called "Quirky Scarf").

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I'm Back

I've been back home since November 6th. My daughter is all healed, miraculously in only 3 months! She only needed to stay in the halo brace for 2 months, then she went to a hard neck brace. She was supposed to stay in that for another 4 weeks, but she went to a soft brace in less than a week, and then no brace in just a couple of weeks. Once she was out of the halo, she was able to drive herself, so there was no need for me to be there anymore. She went to the doctor on Nov. 28 and the X-rays showed the C-1 was 100% healed!

So now that I'm back home, I'm back to knitting & crocheting. Started & finished three afghans, a scarf, and finished my Padua shawl (not blocked yet). Now working on an Advent Calendar Scarf (http://www.von-stroh-zu-gold.de/muster/?p=40 and http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/advent-calendar-scarf) in Zephyr Emerald.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

No knitting or crocheting for me

My daughter, who lives in Massachusetts, broke her neck in a diving accident on September 5th. I have been up in Mass. with her since September 6th. It was such a last minute trip that I didn't have time to plan what knitting or crocheting to take, and I didn't know how much time I'd have to do it anyway, so I just didn't take anything. So I won't be adding any new items here for a while. She's in a halo brace and has to stay in it for 3 months. I plan on staying with her til she's out of that contraption.