Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Camo Afghan

You might recall the afghan I shared in this particular post.  I made this for my son for Christmas. He, of course, didn’t know I was making it and when he was in town on Black Friday he couldn’t get the item he was after…but he did come across a great sale on yarn.  So he brought home six big skeins of camo yarn so I could make him an afghan.  LOL  Well, about two weeks ago I asked him if he still wanted me to make an afghan using that yarn since I had made him an afghan for Christmas. He said, yes, it would be nice. So I got busy, and this is what I made.  A simple granny square camo afghan, with a dc, sc and shell edging.  I love how this one turned out.  Should have skipped the other one and just made one like this!  LOL


A close-up for you.  :)


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Yarn Ball Winder

I bought a yarn ball winder about a year ago.  It took me this long to get the thing out of the box and give it a try.  I must say, I am glad I did!  I will be housesitting at my daughter’s place in a few weeks, and hope to crochet some pretty flowers while there.  I am using leftover yarns from Lawson’s blankie.  I am amazed at all of the goodies I am getting out of that particular yarn purchase. This is what the yarn looked like a few days ago.


So I set out to turn this mess into nice, little balls of yarn.  The insides of these skeins were some of the most tangled I have ever dealt with.  Beautiful yarns, but a pain as far as the tangling goes.

Anyhoo, here are a couple “after” shots.  Looking forward to turning these beauties into flowers. :)



Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Valentine Cuties

Thought I’d share a picture of my Valentine Cuties (aka my grandchildren) wearing the crocheted hats I made them for Valentine’s Day.  I made a diaper cover for the baby, but I made it three weeks ago.  I tried to put it on him yesterday and it barely fit him.  We all know how quickly babies grow!  LOL


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sorry I have been MIA lately.

My mother had a very major stroke a couple weeks ago, and long story short, she passed away on February 2nd.  Yesterday was the funeral. That is one of the main reasons I haven’t been around much, but I do hope to be posting, more regularly, soon.