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Since I finally got some photos taken of my WIPs, I thought it was time to make a post to my blog. That darn Ravelry is getting all of my attention these days, it seems. (Yes, without it, these photos wouldn’t even be available yet, since I was able to add these to my project folder there.) Even my WIPs are begging to be worked on once again. But in all honesty, the weather doesn’t do a lot to encourage me to play with thick yarn.

I started this shawl awhile back as a pattern tester. It proved to be a larger project than I had expected, so now that the pattern is being sold, I’m just doing it as part of a CAL instead. Well, I’m doing it because I really want to see the ending result even though I’m behind on the time limit for getting it done.

shawl - a WIP

The colors are black and silver, and I love how it’s turning out. I just wish I’d gotten it finished sooner. Ah, well, at least I’m still working on it.

black 'n goldMy most recent WIP is a school spirit blanket for my daughter in her school colors. I have the yarn. Yep. Black and Gold. I’m using a pattern that I’ve used before which uses 2 strands of yarn held together. Normally, one should be varigated and the other solid, but I tried that and the gold showed up way more than the black, so I’ve decided to do a striped one. I’ll use two strands of black until the skeins are used, then do a gold stripe, then another black. Then I’m debating on putting black & gold tassles on the ends. I don’t like tassles much, but my daughter seems to want them. We’ll see how it goes.

Hobo BagNext we have the dreaded hobo bag. This bag was supposed to be my tote for spring, so I started it way back in March. It was going fine until I realized I did part of it wrong, and I just haven’t taken the time to fix the mistake. Of course, I could just keep going and pretend like it’s not there, but I don’t want to, so maybe I’ll get it done in time for it to be next year’s spring bag.

I have other projects I want to do. I’m planning to crochet a sweater for a KAL/CAL in the near future, and there’s that ever-growing Christmas gift-giving list I need to work on, and will, just as soon as I get a chance.

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Around the Block Afghan

We spent our Memorial Day weekend in St. Louis visiting family. I didn’t get any crochet in, which is fine by me, considering I sat up until 1:30 a.m. the night before we left to get this afghan finished so I could give it as a gift to one of my husband’s daughters who recently got married. This is called the Round the Block Afghan and is alot like a giant granny square, with a lacy edging separating each color. It’s from the book 24-Hour Crochet Projects.

I also gave his other daughter, who is expecting her first baby, the baby items I’ve made her so far. (more…)

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Bed of Roses BlanketI finally finished it. And I must say, I’m in love with it. This blanket is from the August 2006 premier issue of Crochet Today magazine. I started it sometime in February, and just finished it a couple of days ago. The one in the magazine was yellow, but I chose this rose pink color instead. To me, it’s timeless.

It’s the first time I’ve ever made an afghan that was done in squares then sewn together. It’s also the first project I’ve done that took as long as it did. I’m proud of it.

 Who did I make it for? Myself, of course! I plan to make another one for my mom for Christmas, unless I find a different pattern that I like better for her.

Other pics can be viewed in my Gallery. Crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver yarn. To see the magazine version, click here.

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