Friday, July 15, 2011

crochet mania!

I have been crocheting up a storm lately. Mostly in an attempt to finish this blanket...



I started on the Neat Ripple Blanket back in February. It fits a queen sized bed but will look best on a double (which is what I intended)...

I thought I'd use up all the girly colours of acrylic that my in-laws gave me a few years ago. It's true, what they say about crochet... it does eat up a lot of yarn. I still have a whole big bin left in the basement though.



I originally thought I was making this for the Superstar but Mr. Man is in love with it! I'd give it to him but I started another blanket last night with him in mind.

I'm crocheting another Lucy In The Attic pattern called Granny Stripes. I've chosen many shades of blues and greens, some cream and maybe the last of the black. I also threw in a bright red into the blanket bag. It looks something like this...


I'm pretty excited about it. I hope it doesn't take 6 months like the last one! It may be a post xmas gift!

Bet you think that's the end of my crochet party don't you? Nope. There's more...

I recently ordered a bunch of cotton from Knit Picks called Dishie. It's a new line of theirs and there are so many colours to choose from! I had a hard time picking just 10 (I know that seems like an obscene amount of dishcloth cotton). I could seriously put in an order for another 10... The yarn is soft and the colours are just fun...

I've been eyeballing this pattern for potholders for about a year now. I kept thinking crocheting a circle can't be hard and I'd really like something fun and cute to throw under a casserole dish and save my table... So I ordered all that Dishie to make some.


On a podcast I listen too called the Knitmore Girls they would call this potato chip knitting (bet you can't have just one). I think I may crank out a dozen or so before I get tired of them, maybe more...

2 comments:

  1. Just a terrific blanket! What patience you have woman.
    Potholders can be such a great housewarming gift or hostess gift! What a great idea. Good to know what you think of the Dishie line.

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  2. Ooooo, these crochet projects are AWESOME! I love knitting but crochet is SO addicting:)

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