Saturday, November 28, 2009

Quick V-Stitch Lap Afghan

This is the afghan I crocheted for my mother-in-law and father-in-law for Christmas.  Again, since I way overbooked myself I needed a quick pattern.  I used a size K hook, but if you wanted an even quicker project you could use a P or Q hook.  This was crocheted using three strands of yarn held together throughout, both for time and bulkiness, and for a little extra warmth.  You can never have too many warm afghans when you live in Minnesota! :)
I’ll be posting the pattern for this afghan here after I finish the last of the homemade Christmas presents.  I have a similar one in my shop on Etsy that is a light blue and is the perfect size for the special child in your life.
I also welcome custom orders.  If you would like something made for you please contact me and I’ll be happy to work with you to create something beautiful!

Quick Granny Square Afghan

For some reason I decided to torture myself and make the majority of our Christmas presents this year.  They’ve all turned out beautifully, but I’ll have to remember to space them out a little better next year to give myself more time.  Since I didn’t have a lot of time for each gift, I opted for some quick projects.
This is the afghan I made for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law.  It’s basically a huge granny square, but instead of doing a bunch of smaller granny squares and taking way too much time to sew them all together, I just kept adding rounds until it was the size I wanted.  I used two strands of yarn throughout ~ both to give it a little bulk so it was a faster project and to add a little extra warmth.  If you’d like to make one like this for yourself, I used a size K crochet hook and approximately 14-16 ounces of each color.  See the Giant Granny Square Afghan post for the pattern.
I also have one similar to this finished and for sale in my shop on Etsy.  Check it out!  I also welcome custom orders.  If you would like an afghan made for you please contact me and I’ll be happy to work with you to create something beautiful for you.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Kaitlyn's Bunny Costume

My daughter Kaitlyn decided she wanted to be a bunny for Halloween this year, so I looked through all of the pattern books and found a really cute pattern from McCall’s.  It was adorable and kept her nice and warm. 
Here’s a couple pictures of her in the bunny costume.  She’s turning around partway in the second picture so you can see the tail.