Saturday, March 19, 2011

repair work

Some time ago, I discovered my grand (great?) niece (the daughter of my niece) had put a hole in her Spideyghan. It was put aside until such time as we could get together so I could see if I could repair the hole. At the time I was thinking, you know, a little hole.

This week I was able to get the ghan and it is a larger hole than I was picturing. I have never repaired anything of this scope before so I'm not sure if I will be successful, but I will give it the old college try.

First to do is get some matching yarn. I looked back in my Crafty Corral posts and it is Red Heart yarn. Got to love those blog posts. I didn't specify color in the post, but I am sure I can match the shade knowing the manufacturer. It's the darker red, not the bright one, probably cherry red. At least it is not at a color change. :-)

Once I get the yarn, I'll sit down and ponder. There will be at least three rows affected. Remember there is the black line as well and all the tails have been sewn in. Should be an interesting experience.

While waiting to do that, I am still making 8" granny squares. Here are a few more completed. They are mindless and with everything else going on, it is simple to do. I did manage to lose my H Inox hook again and am working with a Boye hook, which is okay, but not my Inox. :-(

I'm thinking of using these squares to make some ghans for the facility where my mom will be staying for the next few weeks. I'll have to see how it goes and, of course, find out if they accept donations.

I've got about 15 8" made. With one more, using the continuous join which adds a round to each, one more square might be enough if the colors meld. I'll have to think on that. But I would want to make more than one. Just thinking out loud here, folks. :-) You never know where that trail will lead. LOL

If you want to see the original post about the Spideyghan, you can find it here.

Here are a few links for you to enjoy. I happened across this tutorial on how to put a lining in a granny square bag. Some time ago, I designed a granny square bag (really just two grannies put together) for a class I was teaching two young girls. But I didn't put a liner and it really would need one. So have a look at this one at Royal Sisters.

Here's a book you might be interested in looking at. It is old, but free, over at Gutenberg's. Beeton's Book of Needlework.

Here is a scarf I've made a number of times. It's a great pattern so I'm sharing it again. My April Scarf by Suzie.

Here is a neat filet square by Sandi Marshall, formerly of You can place the squares lots of different ways for a different look in each ghan. Not for areas where you are wanting something really warm as it's an openworked piece.

That's it for today.

Happy crocheting!


  1. How did the repairs work out on this one?

  2. Well, I got rid of the hole, but I was not real pleased with the finished look. However, since the recipient is a young child and she was happy with it, I'm calling it good. :-) Learned a bit as I worked on it, so maybe next repair will be better, though I hope there isn't one for a long time! LOL