Sunday, June 26, 2011

Now we sew!


And it turns out that 140 granny squares are as tall as 4 Mel Brooks DVDs.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My car was commandeered. . .

There are currently 4 family members living in this house and 2 cars. . . you do the math. Even though one of these cars is mine, I don't have a job and other family members have to make a living, so my shopping trip for yarn has been postponed. I may be able to get to the store tonight, but it looks like it will probably not happen until tomorrow.

On the plus side, I've been home alone all day and the kitchen and living rooms are now almost clean, I've been listening to my favorite rock band louder than allowed when the rest of the family is home, I've done two loads of laundry and the puppy has been well behaved, so there are no complaints from me.

I'll post something interesting soon.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A short break. . .

I ran out of the off-white yarn that I am using to edge my granny squares for my afghan, so I took a break and finished one of my other projects. Last fall I started a geeky hat and scarf project. I am a Harry Potter fan, so yes I succumbed to the temptation and crocheted myself a Ravenclaw scarf. I wanted to make a matching hat, but classes got in the way and I put it off. Now with the new trailers for the last Harry Potter film I decided it was time to finish the set.

I really wanted to make a set using the book colors, but when I started I was broke and had to use what I had, so they are the movie colors. I am very happy with the outcome. The hat is a pattern that I love! I actually have two of these hats now in different colors. The pattern is here. It is simple, but demands a little bit of attention. The scarf is simply half double crochet. This is my favorite stitch for scarves if I'm doing something simple like this, because it isn't too stiff or too loose and has a very nice drape. I still need to weave in the ends on the scarf, but other than that I am completely done. The flower was a quick addition that I found here. I'm very happy and am prepared to be both warm and geeky this winter.

Tomorrow I am going to go shopping and get all of the yarn I will need to finish this afghan. I only have 36 more squares and then all 140 get sewn together into my first ever finished afghan!!! I will finish!

I've been trolling the internet. . .

So I've bee crocheting A LOT of granny squares and I needed a little break, so I just typed "geeky crochet" into Google and found a plethora of amazing and geeky things. First a wonderful Yoshi blanket. A close friend of mine is pregnant and I really want to make a cute and geeky baby blanket for these first time parents, so we can start this child off on the right foot.

Next I found a Pikathulhu. I love when people creatively tie two geeky things together and Pikathulhu is the epitome of this very thing!

Last, but certainly not least, is this crocheted throw pillow of Han Solo frozen in carbonite! The creator of this pillow didn't feel that is was fully finished, but I think it is amazing and I would gladly own one. One of my friends who saw it is already asking me to make one. 

Hope you enjoy these and they inspire you too!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I've surprised myself. . .

I am over halfway with my afghan! This is the best progress I've ever made on a large project and I think it is because I told the internet that I would finish. I have 84 squares done which means that I only have 56 squares to go. It's slow going because I have to do other things like eat and make sure I let the dog out so she doesn't have an accident, but I am pleasantly surprised at my progress and thought I would share.