Thursday, March 29, 2007

Easter Eggs

I added the pic of the baby afghan I made in my previous post. I also made a bunch of Easter eggs with the left over yarn. To get rid of the yarn faster, I stuffed the eggs with yarn instead of polyfill. It also made it more convenient than carrying the poly fill with me to and from work where I made most of the eggs.

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I also made a little doll blanket out of what was leftover when I was tired of making eggs.

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I took a trip to visit my aunt yesterday (got to use her discount at AC Moore). I picked up a lot of thread for a tank that I want to make from the Family Circle Easy Crochet Magazine. It's going to be a challenge and I'm not sure I'm looking forward to it, but we'll see how it goes!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Lots of Easter Eggs, and an Afghan

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted! There hasn't been much going on anyway though. I've been working 50+ hrs a week to get some extra cash, but that's mostly what I've been doing.

I did get to visit my cousins last week, that was fun. I had a nice conversation with Travis, who is 6. He acts all grown up and smart. I talked to his mom and she was surprised that he told me everything he did, because he never really says much to her. Probably because his brother and sister are always there too.

Ok, back to the fun stuff. After visiting my cousins, I stopped by my house in Jersey to pick up some more yarn, since I decided to use up my stash. I got all my baby yarn leftovers from a blanket I made for my other cousin. I also picked up the blues and white from the round ripple I made a while ago, so I can make another one. I've been doing pretty well getting rid of my stash.

So...with the baby yarn, I made a round ripple for a coworkers neice or nephew who is due in many months. I also decided to make some easter eggs....they were fun!!! Then I made a mini blanket, probably give it to my cousin for her dolls.

I'll have to post some pictures sometime, but not tonight...time for bed!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Too Much Workin'

It's been too long...

Too long since I've crocheted, and too long since I've relaxed, and too long since I've posted.

Last week I found a new book full of cool patterns. It's call Sexy Knits. There's also crochet patterns too. I also found a Family Circle's Crochet magazine, not sure what the exact name is, but it has some awesome patterns as well. Unfortunately, none of my local stores have the yarn called for in the patterns. I haven't had a chance to do some research to see what kind of substitutions I can make yet.

The pattern I bought the magazine for was a white tank, that I'm thinking about adding a skirt part to for a dress. I decided a year ago maybe that I would crochet my wedding dress, and have been looking for patterns ever since. I'm gonna start with the top, and see how much I like it, then move on to the skirt part if it's a winner.

I started crocheting again tonight after finishing the black hat for my boyfriends mother last tuesday. It was too small, even though I thought it was kinda big. Anyway, I'm done with hats for a while, and since I couldn't find the yarn I was looking for, I moved on to my next project. I picked up some Sugar & Cream yarn to make some dish cloths. I started one tonight, and it's about halfway finished. I'll probably post a pic when it's finished.

That's all for tonight!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

I need some Crochet Time

I've been rather busy...but also lazy the past couple of days. I haven't spent any time crocheting since Monday. I'm still working on a black hat, not sure who it will be for yet, probably my bf's mother, if she likes it. I'll work on it a little bit tonight, and hopefully finish it tomorrow at work (assuming it won't get me fired).

I've missed my croceting all week and can't wait until tomorrow evening when I can work on the orange and gray scarf for my bf, maybe I'll be able to figure out why it was so messed up when I made it over a year ago for him. So I'm frogging it, and starting over.

That's it for now...I want to some work done on that hat!