January 26, 2012

Playing Hooky

I needed a break from my Granny marathon so I decided to 'play hooky' and whip up this cute cowl!  It was super quick to make - it literally only took 1 hour and I think it turned out pretty cute!

I got the pattern from the website Sew She Sews.  It uses the techniques of front post and back post crochet and I love the ribbed look this technique gives!
On the Granny Square front - I have sent out 36 squares so far.  It's been a very busy week so I haven't been able to devote as much time as I would like - but I am still plugging along!

I have been checking out some wet felting projects and I may try this felted flower this weekend with my daughter!  I'll let you know how it turns out!

January 20, 2012

Granny Stashbuster

I am super excited about my current project.  After Christmas I was trying to decide what my next big project should be and I thought I would finally tackle the amazing and gorgeous BABETTE.  
Gorgeous isn't it?!  It has been on my "To Do" list for a couple of years now!  The babette uses up to 17 different colours and you assemble it in 10 different sections. 
It is definately a large project to take on.

I really felt I needed a small break before I took on the Babette so I decided to start a really really fun and somewhat mindless project.  So here comes the GRANNIES!!!

I absolutely LOVE Granny Squares!  They hold a nostalgic feeling to me and are very vintage!  Just what I love!  The amazing thing about granny squares is that depending on their placement and colour choice they take on such different looks!
Here are some amazing granny blankets that are very insipiring to me.
On a group I am in on Ravelry called the Vanna`s Choice Group, I joined a Granny Stashbuster Swap.  How this works is we crochet 4 round grannies and send 6 different ones to each of the 14 participants using only Vanna`s Choice Yarn.  The key is to only use what you have in your `stash`, we shouldn`t be going out and buying any new yarn!

Here is my Vanna Stash:
Once we receive our grannies we can join them any way we would like.  I have decided to join mine with black because I really like the vintage look to it and it is very simple. 
I took my final inspiration for my blanket from this picture.
I have completed 24 blocks so far (only 60 to go!).  Take a look at these that I have sent out!

I have Granny Fever!

January 11, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy 2012!  It feels so great to begin a new year with exciting prospects on the horizon, and a fresh view on things to come!

I promised that I would post finished pictures of the afghans I made for each of my kids! 
So here you go!

This one I made for my oldest (and so very handsome son)! 
I made this next one for my lovely daughter!

And last but not least - this fun one for my baby!!

We had a wonderful Christmas back home with our family and friends, but it is nice to be back to our normal schedule and get some fresh and new things started!

I also have a new project on the go, and completing some unfinished projects that have been on hold!  It will feel good to get them done and crossed off my 'To-do' List.  I will post about it next time!

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