July 08, 2008


OK, panic set in last night.

I should be working on that mess of an afghan, but it seems like such a pain in the neck to pick it up, untangle all the baggies, and start doing row after row of single crochets. My hands kept reaching for these instead.


Someone gave me a ton of that Bernat Baby Coordinates yarn, you know the stuff with the shiny string wrapped around it? I personally find it kind of a pain in the neck to work with, so I thought I'd use it all up by making simple granny square blankets to donate. And I really like how they turned out.

I am not one to get attached to my donated projects; I have never looked back after giving away the little caps. (OK, I did get a little wistful that I had already donated the American flag hat and then Sis B goes and has a preemie on July 3rd.) But I am really attached to these little blankets, like I don't want to give them away. I could just keep them around to have on hand when one of my umpteen friends has a baby. But that's not in the spirit of charity. Still, it will take a lot of willpower to drop them off on Wednesday.

Anyway, I've been wrapped up in the ease of just picking them up and going to town that I forgot that I only have less than a month to finish two adult sized afghans! Mercy me. I worked another four inches on the intarsia mess yesterday and today, but I really need to get my behind in gear.

I hid all other projects from myself.

Posted by: Sarah at 09:09 AM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 Those are soo pretty. I like the shiny stuff, and blue and yellow are two of my favorite colors. Good job. Maybe you can keep one of them, your favorite?

Posted by: Sara at July 08, 2008 11:49 AM (SZeN8)

2 Woohoo, much easier than that Intarsia blanket. And very cute. Do you mind if I ask how you got in touch with the group you donate to? I'm thinking something like that may be a good motivator to keep up crocheting and improve my skill when I don't have specific projects in mind for myself.

Posted by: Emiy at July 08, 2008 01:52 PM (jAos7)

3 Nice blankets! I keep itching to do a single granny square blanket but have wanted to see the finished project. I love crocheting baby blankets and have to admit to keeping quite the stash of my favorites, even after giving a few away. It's just so much easier to know they're at a good home. Mine!

Posted by: Darla at July 08, 2008 08:35 PM (tIKcE)

4 They're beautiful! I see why you don't want to give them up.

Posted by: Green at July 09, 2008 03:44 AM (6Co0L)

5 I have so much admiration for your knitting and crocheting skills! I've only just started crocheting and can only do the simplest of granny squares..All of the pictures you've posted of your projects are great inspiration!

Posted by: Maria at July 09, 2008 03:57 AM (2rnKP)

6 Dude, make yourself happy. It's the little things. Keep one of the blankets carpe diem!

Posted by: Kate at July 09, 2008 07:27 AM (JIGe1)

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