Another of these squares hot off the hook. These are great stashbusters and are easy to take with me when we are traveling.
My latest square:
I love making these because they use up the leftover cotton yarn from all my dishcloths.
I think nine more should be enough to make an afghan!
I have been working on a couple of small things lately.
I’m still knitting dishcloths with the monthly dishcloth group (that’s the purple one). With the little bit leftover from the cotton ball after a dishcloth, I make strips and add strips of white to create these woven squares. I think once I get enough of them, I’ll sew them together to make an afghan.
We have three chickens, but by far the one pictured is the most aggressive, her name is short wing. We also have two cats, the one pictured here is Tux.
Shortwing really likes to keep her yard “pest” free!
I have again picked up the Giraffe Graphghan and am completely enjoying the process of crocheting from a graph.
I now have made it up to the mouth! It seems to be going much more quickly now.
This is where I was the last time I worked on it. I’m making good progress now.
Slowly, but surely!
Although, far behind everyone else, I am truly loving this adventure. For someone who started out as a novice crocheter and has had to google and you tube a lot of the stitches for this project, I am managing to keep going. I give credit to the designer – her pattern is completely fool proof (as evidenced by my being able to do it!), very well written and the photos are fabulous!
Working my way through part 10 – S. L. O. W. L. Y
I couldn’t put this pattern down and continued on with the second part without stopping!
This was a traditional granny square, but with a twist. You turn you work every round so that the square does not curl. Pretty neat!
I fell off the wagon again! I joined another CAL and am also loving this one. It’s from Zooty Owl‘s blog and the patterns are very well written.
Each square is attached to the other by the visible join (I just learned this method) which is explained quite well on her blog.
Working steadily along on my Sophie’s Universe is very fun!
Even though I am making steady progress, I am still very far behind the actual CAL.
I have several small bags that I simply love. They all have the same drawback – they are not big enough for my new phone. My husband convinced me that I NEEDED the iPhone 6 (the screen on my old phone was cracked and the phone had stopped ringing). So after much cajoling I caved and bought one. I actually really like it – I can read everything I want on it (my old eyes were having trouble with the smaller screen). The only drawback was that it no longer fit into my bags. I don’t like to carry big ones, I like the small over the shoulder ones. What to do…? Hmm… Make my own!
I picked some fun, colorful yarn and started right away! I took some measurements of my phone and got started. Each row is single crochet and I really like the tight fabric this stitch creates. I don’t remember how many I chained to begin with.
I crocheted until the piece was long enough to be folded in half and still hold my phone (and my checkbook). Then I measured some cute, cotton fabric for a lining.
The lining edges are turned under and hand sewn in place.
All my bags need a zipper – I just feel safer that way.
Before I put the whole thing together, I added some little pockets for credit cards and cash. They work perfectly I might add!
This model is much cuter than me! But you can see that it is the perfect length and it holds everything I need on a daily basis.
I have used it everyday since it was completed and I anticipate many years of use! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
I haven’t made much progress on this project lately. I did manage to weave in most of the ends and teach myself the magic knot. I am hoping the magic knot will reduce the number of ends that I need to weave in.
I spent the better part of an hour weaving in ends. I did manage to crochet two more rows though!
I’m not quite proficient at this method yet, but it seems really strong and I’m willing to try it out.