Friday, February 25, 2011

Learning the abstract cats stitch

I am learning the abstract cat stitch.  I am making an afghan for dad using blues and sefoam green.  Hope it looks ok.

Here is the video tutorial, from The Art of Crochet by Teresa.  And thank you to Teresa, for allowing me to share her tutorials.  She is a great teacher, I have learned all this from her videos. 

Purple and blue afghan

I finished it!! It was a lot of work, but I finished it on time.  I just washed and fluff dried it, so now it's soft and fluffy
I measured it to approximately 3 1/2 '  X  5'. 
It spreads all across my bed.  It ended up a little larger than I planned, but it's good.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

purple and blue afghan

I am getting started on an afghan blanket for my niece.  I picked her favorite colors, or at least the colors she had her room decorated with.
I am hoping to finish it soon, she goes back to Colorado on Saturday.  I am making good progress so far.  I started it on Saturday.
I am using the slanted half shell stitch.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Double sided place mats

I started making double sided placemats that may also be used as hot mats for under the pots when you place them on the table.
I am learning this new stitch,  was a little wtrange at the beginning, but I am getting a hang of it.  I will use tan on one side and different colors on the back side.  I started with pink.

I was looking for something I could use the leftover yarn from other projects, it's not enough to make one large item, so I can use it for placemats of different colors.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Finished yet another blankey.  This time, I washed it with Melaleuca detergent, then added softner to the rinse, and added a Melaleuca Fresh dryer sheet.  Set the dryer to low heat and dried for about 15 minutes. 
It is now the fluffiest freshest little blankey ever.  I am so excited.  I am hoping to surprise my aunt with it. 
I still have to work on hiding the color chance knots.  I don't like to just change, I like to tie it to make sure it never unravels.

Imagine this blanket right now, fluffy warm and smelling so fresh. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Here is my progress

I realized you need a lot of patience for this.  It takes time, and patience, but it's all worth it in the end.

It is almost 3 ft long now.  I want it about 4.5' X 3'

Just about one fourth more to go.  It is exciting to watch it grow, but it is taking so long to make some progress.  It is getting heavy too.