So.... I just downloaded every yarn/crochet picture on my phone. I have to clear pics off of my phone, so I thought I'd do a crochet catch-up post.
I thought I needed a project for St. Thomas. I mean who can just sit on a beach, right?
All I did was get the yarn out and decide on an order, but I never touched it!
This yarn is called "Weekend" yarn and it's a cotton blend. I then took it with me to Kentucky over July 4 holiday,
only beach season is now over (insert sad face here!)
I even finished the handles at our last crochet group gathering.
Then, remember this hat? It was yarn that I had spun myself and I tried using a pattern for the hat.
Well, I do believe I told you I finished the hat
and made some handwarmers.
After I finished the hat and handwarmers, I decided to turn the too big hat upside down
and make a bag out of it.
I got quite a bit done on the bag when I realized I switched from half double crochet to single.
I texted a couple of people in my crochet group and "K" said to go with it that she liked it. I took her advice and went with it, but now, I think I would like the bag if it were shaped more like the beach bag above. It's just too long this way. I could have stopped it sooner, but I was using up the yarn. So I think I'm going to re-do it. It's not a big deal really. Mindless crocheting in the evenings while watching tv.
And, I have been working on a blanket for several years! Not really. I showed you a blanket in a post a few months back....you can see it here....I had started it years ago when I was going to teach how to make a granny square at the Winter Woolen Workshop. I put it away because I didn't really like the colors. If you check out the post a few months back, you'll see I took out denim and black and added pink and yellow.
So I started crocheting the squares, and realized, I am not going to have enough of the bright blue to make three more squares like the ones I have.
so I started making small squares out of the yarn I had left.
One of the ladies from the "knitting" (not to be confused with crocheting) group at the coffee shop (we are nice to each other) suggested I put the four smaller squares together and stitch around them to make blocks the same size as the bigger blocks.
So I did!
Deciding a border color wasn't too hard since these were the only yarns and colors I had enough of to go all the way around the blanket a couple of times.
I love the cottony feel of this blanket,
and we've been doing a lot of snuggling under it and on it already!
This is his Sweet and Innocent look!TAA DA!
And I don't think I ever showed you the finished honeycomb bag.
I actually followed a pattern out of a magazine.
Only her bag in the picture is much bigger and I like it better. (sigh)
I even got it lined and everything.
Maybe next summer. Or maybe I'll make a bigger one!
See the ends....kind of a bit uneven.
I told her the next time to just keep going, that once she wraps it around her neck a few times no one will ever notice! She is learning and I sometimes think when you are learning you should just go with it. It'll come.
Well, it's late and I'm tired.
And that's it for crochet for now, so I'm getting all of these pictures off of my phone!
PS. Our "K" had another foot surgery. This is three in almost one years time. I believe this will be the final surgery and she'll be up dancing soon! But Lawsy blogettes...she has been through IT with that foot, I tell you what. Prayers for her if you are so inclined.