Remember when my blog used to be fun and I'd show you pictures of stuff I had made because I thought you might like to make something like it, too?
This post has something I made, but I'm not sure you'll want to make something JUST like it.
If you've read my blog for awhile, you know that I've been trying to learn how to crochet for about five years. I finally did learn, but then I realized I couldn't read a pattern. I put away the crochet hooks for about a year. Then I saw a pattern for a crochet scarf I really liked, and decided to try again.
I started with a skein of a yarn and a crochet hook. My only goal was to crochet a piece that was the same width at the top as the bottom. One of my problems with my previous crocheting was I'd start with 25 chains, and end with 40. Where did those extra chains come from?
Then I realized that I didn't really want a blue crochet scarf... but, one of the great things about crochet is that you can add on...
I've been calling it "the big ugly".
My sister in law is a grade school teacher in North Dakota, and has recess duty in the winter. She usually is very fashionable and chic, but for recess she wears one of those big round Michelan Man type parkas that she calls "the big ugly", but it keeps her warm. This afghan is kind of ugly, but it will keep me warm, so it's my own "big ugly"
With a little bit of planning, I think this style of afghan could be fun-imagine a mix of pastel or different shades of white and ivory.
Dorothy and Albie, Karla's 3 mos old Yorkie's have been staying with the past few days and they seem to like it.
All those hours spent crocheting were well spent if I can make dogs happy.
I'm honored to have pieces published, and love to get the newest magazine early--- but once I start reading it, I get all sorts of ideas and inspiration, and works in progress get set aside so I can try something new.
In between playing with puppies, keeping puppies warm and cleaning up after puppies, I've listed a bunch of vintage jewelry in my Etsy Shop-including lots of pretties for Christmas.