Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fleece Blanket Family!

Hi! I just finished this family today, out of fleece. :) I'll be posting tips on how to get the most out of 1 yard of fleece in the next blog, but I wanted to post a picture of these. They were all made with just 1 yard of material. There is a baby blanket (red edging), and 2 preemie blankets. The preemie blankets (orange and blue edged ones) will go to Project Linus in our area, and will likely be used for twins. I like to make them with a different edging, because they are different babies. However, it's cute that both patterns are the same. The larger blanket will go to my local DHR, through Sweet Dream Blankies.

Thanks so much for looking! :)


Traveling Hook II Visited Me!

Hi! I was hard working on some squares recently, since I received the traveling hook that Jimbo made. This hook was a lot of fun to make, and it's for an amazing cause as well. You can read all about the general idea by going to the links I've shown, but basically, many people volunteered to accept this hook, use it for a couple days, then mail it off to the next person. The hook itself is made out of yew, which is being used as a possible treatment for cancer. Then, each of us makes squares in cancer awareness colors, using the hook, and write about what we think in the online blog/journal. The squares are mailed to a wonderful giving woman on crochetville, and are made into afghans. Those afghans will be auctioned to raise money for cancer research. Isn't this amazing? It's such a cool idea, and I'm thrilled I was a part of it, albeit small. :)

Friday, June 13, 2008

2 more fleece blankets

Hi! I just finished up one of these, and the other I finished a while back. :) They're fun! They're both made with fleece, and I just used an edgerydoo to make the holes to use to crochet through. These are the "neutral" pattern that I've got posted, with just dc's around.

These were donated to the DHR in Athens, Alabama this morning, as a part of Sweet Dream Blankies. The receptionist says that they love to be able to give them out to the kids! I asked her to let me know if they ever get overrun with these, and she says not to worry about that! :)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Bright Neon/Purple/Orange Pillowghan FINISHED!

Hi everyone! I wanted to post a picture of this afghan, just finished for Sweet Dream Blankies. It was made from squares from several women from Crochetville. Thank you sooo much!!! Without you, I couldn't have made this blanket. :)

Sujo from Pflugerville, TX

Pat from Trenton, NJ

Ann from Barre, MA

Linda from Greenville, NC

Victoria from Athens, Alabama

Thank you all of you who made squares for this blanket!!! I just can't thank you enough!

Have a great almost Friday! :)


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Patriotic Pillowghan FINISHED!

Hi everyone! This afghan is finally finished! Thanks to several ladies from Sweet Dream Blankies and from Crochetville, it's done, and ready to be given to a child in the foster care system here in North Alabama. :)

The squares were sent in by:

Jen in Montgomery New York

Samaria from Garnerville, New York

Naymi from Kemah, Texas

Tracy from Stouffville Ontario Canada

Ashley from American Fork, Utah

Judy from Aberdeen, New Jersey

Victoria from Athens, Alabama (just 1!)

Thank you all sooooo much! I'm glad to have this one ready to go, so that the child who picks it out might use it for a picnic or something on July 4th.



Monday, June 2, 2008

Judy's Squares

Hi! I wanted to post a big THANK YOU to Judy from NJ for these lovely squares! The white one will go in a Red/White/Blue afghan to finish that one off. The multicolored square will go in another afghan that has a lot of dusty rose colored squares, and possibly some blue ones as well. Beautiful squares! Thank you!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Fun Scarves

Hi! I made up these scarves last night and this morning, and they were so fun and fast to make, I had to tell you about them. Friday, I went to Hobby Lobby, and I saw that they had some of this Yarn Bee yarn on sale from $6.50ish to $1.99, and they had a scarf knitted up out of the yarn. It just melted, it was so soft! So, I bought 4 skeins, of different colors, thinking I might knit up a scarf out of it for charity. (lol, so much for knitting, I decided to crochet!) The yarn is called Yarn Bee Italia, and it comes in 4 oz. skeins. I did a simple V-Stitch pattern, where the base chain is 13, done with a K hook. It came out to about 5" in diameter, and about 6' tall. The one that's on the seat of the chair I made with a base chain of 16, and it's a little wider, but only about 4 1/2 feet tall, so I'll stick to the slightly thinner ones. I really like long scarves, so I'll make them for others who might like long ones. I think I'll be sending these to this charity, but I will likely make more for the kids in foster care this fall.
Happy Sunday!!

Purple/White Afghan for Sweet Dreams

Hi! I've just finished this afghan, another one for Sweet Dream Blankies, which I've started, to give blankets to kids in foster care, here in Athens, Alabama. I love this pattern, and you can find it here if you'd like to make one too. I'm not picky about what pattern to use for Sweet Dream Blanies, I just really like this one so far. :) The link there takes you to a great tutorial about how to do the blanket, with many wonderful pictures!

Thanks for reading! Have a great Sunday!