Saturday, September 25, 2010

recycled crochet

The other day I crocheted this little bowl using an old shirt of my sons. He had insisted it be cut in strips, which his dad did for me a few years ago now, but I've only just now gotten around to crocheting it up.

Its a fun way to reuse old clothing and it always reminds me of my mother's story of how, as she and her sister grew up, they cut their old clothes into strips, sewed them together and crocheted them into rugs. I think they each had nine or ten by the time they married.

Hard not to think of that six or seven year old boy each time I look at this.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

hook holder

  This week's yard sale find by my better half... 

A crochet hook holder? right? ok, sure.

Friday, September 10, 2010

starry night

I was crocheting this motif and I'm really not sure where it is going. It will either be a scarf or some type of wrap. I'm using the last of my beloved Opera size 5 in purple, double strands.
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Saturday, September 4, 2010

up to the challenge

My color choices for the afghan crochet-a-long
I should say up front that although I've crocheted for errrr... over forty years now, I've only ever made two adult sized afghans in that time. One when I was sixteen and another when I was twenty. The last one I think scarred me for life, since it was made up of what seemed like 500 little granny squares that had to be put together to form a particular pattern. Well, my mother helped me finally finish it cause it was driving me crazy! I swore after that that my projects would be small, throw-in-you-bag kinda things.

With that said, of course... I'm always up for a challenge! So the other day I saw that Bernat was going to do a "mystery afghan" crochet-a-long on their blog. They give you a clue a week and after a couple months worth of that.... you got an afghan! Yes, I know it will mean piecing together... but not 500 little squares, probably 12 or so.

I am ready! The colors above are my choices for the afghan. The main colors will be red and purple. A bit scary not knowing what the result will be, but I can take it! Bring it on!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

candy corn

Happy 1st of September! Anyone for a special Autumn treat?