Thursday, March 17, 2011

mountains of squares and a sweater

Since last post, I've been kept pretty busy.

My mom had a bad fall and broke her leg, had surgery, and is now recuperating in hospital. We think she will be discharged within the next few days. The hospital where she is now is a bit over an hour from me.

Today, I've been catching up on laundry, e-mail and such. I've also taken a few pics of what I've been working on. The stuff is not too exciting but here it is nonetheless.

First up is a WIP - the hexagon baby sweater at Bev's Country Cottage. I've done the two hexagons and put them together, but need to do the rest of it. This is a problem I have, starting something and not finishing up the "hard" part. :-) Remember those mittens I made but never finished the thumb? heh I am bad. It does look like a sweater though, doesn't it? I did it in one color rather than the two color as at Bev's - again, lazy.

Then I've been making squares, both 12" and 8". I went with 8" as after using a skein to make 12" I kept going and ended up with 8" in most cases. Some I could go about half another round which is, of course, no use. LOL

As you can see ends are still dangling.

The above squares were begun with particular recipients in mind who are in need.

These two were sent out for the CL CAT for Heartmade Blessings. The pink is the traditional granny square as the ones above. The orange is Susan Smith's Filet Granny Square.

I made most of these in the granny square because I intended to assemble them myself with the continuous join method. It is easiest if all the squares are the same pattern with the number of rounds. Yes, lazy me.

That's all for now. Still much to do, but I wanted to share what I've been working on the past week.

Happy crocheting!


  1. So glad to hear Mom is doing better. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Good color mix in your squares. Right you are, join as you go is the fastest, though it's not my favorite method or the one I used most.

    I tried the hexagon sweater once, ripped it out. It seemed awkward and didn't look right. Did you find that was the case? Maybe I didn't continue long enough for it to smooth out and look normal?


  2. You've been busy. I like the hexagon sweater, I've made one before and was amazed at how good it turned out.