Thursday, February 14, 2013

Fran scarf

Yesterday I assembled and edged the squares that have been sent to me over the past months by my friend Fran, who is homebound. Her squares are always beautifully done!

Because Fran is a victim of sexual assault, she wanted the edging to be in teal which is the awareness ribbon color for rape. I was happy to oblige and picked up the yarn this past weekend in my Hobby Lobby haul.

Here is the finished scarf. It came out approx 6 1/2" x 68", a really nice size that can wrap around and keep you warm. The scarf will go to another rape victim in her area.

The square pattern used is the cross-stitch pattern by my daughter (Kate Smith) which can be found at Crochet Cabana here.

Happy crocheting!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

football ghan

Footballghan is done.

Finished size is approx 21 1/2" x 31 1/2".  This is smaller than the pattern says, but I knew it would be because I used a thinner yarn for a wee one. Surprisingly the #3 yarn was thinner than the #2 yarn. *perplexed look*. I used Baby Bee white and Knit Picks Brava Sport Sienna. I do love the Brava sport yarn. It works up nicely. The Baby Bee was fine too but, as I said, thinner.

I also didn't add an edging around it. It's a football. I didn't think it needed it and truthfully I am not particularly fond of working edging on single crochet because you have to fiddle with it to make sure it doesn't buckle (at least I do). That is in no way a problem with the pattern but rather with my crocheting.

The pattern is at Etsy here.

Happy crocheting!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


I haven't finished the football ghan. But I have a good reason. Really. :-) Hubby and I went out of town and while there discovered a Hobby Lobby with a Michael's right next door. We also passed a store called Yarn It (I think), but we were in someone else's car so we couldn't stop and didn't have time later. We only had time to hit the Hobby Lobby sadly, but I did a good bit of damage there. LOL

I went in needing ONE skein of yarn. I ended up with this, plus one skein which  jumped out of the picture.

As I looked at the yarn I decided I needed some "baby" colors. It seems every time I turn around, someone is having a baby. Of course, I couldn't decide which colors I wanted so I picked up a few.

I also wanted to compare those two brown Vanna colors for my Who scarves. I haven't looked at that yet, but will do so soon.

I have received two Hook and Needle Club kits in the past couple months that I haven't made yet. I hope to get to those soon as well. So many projects, so little time!

I've made so many dishcloths lately and working with cotton causes a little more stress on my hands as I apparently work tighter with cotton. It doesn't flow as easily for me. With that in mind, I took a break from cotton for a little while, but intend to go back and finish those bits of cotton yarn I have left in time and also make these two kits.

That's about it for now.

Happy crocheting!