Remember the fabrics I showed you on Friday? Well over the weekend they were turned into these....
All ready to be buttonhole stitched
as the base for adding the crochet 'borders'.
Yarn is on order for that.
And, speaking of yarn, over the weekend I finished Resident Chef's afghan and he has pronounced it toasty and warm. Mission solved (plus it served the double purpose of using up a whole lot of yarn!).
- THIS is most definitely being printed and saved for making for the Christmas box! I love the design and the fact that it covers a multitude of sizes.
- If you have fabric scraps (hah...IF!!!) perhaps you'd like to make some of THESE.
- I know that patterns and tutorials for tote bags abound around the internet, but THIS one has really good directions with great photos AND there's a good printable as well.
- Have a look through all the fun free ideas to be found HERE. Best pour yourself a cuppa because it might take you awhile! Each 'section' takes a second or two to load (or did on my computer) so be patient.
I'm glad the afghan was well received. That took you no time, speedy crocheter.ReplyDelete
Yes, I am a relatively fast crocheter...this one took me about 12 days start to finish.Delete
That is one lovely afghan finish! I am crocheting away on my Granny Strip--I finally figured out what I was doing wrong...it is a really fun and easy pattern...my sides are a bit on the wonky side but i will crochet around the edges when she's done...ReplyDelete
I love using up my lovely yarn...hugs, Julierose
That's exactly why I made this afghan - to use up yarn (but I told Resident Chef it was because I wanted to keep him warm!)Delete
I really admire how you stick to your projects and get them done. I am way too good at procrastinating. Looking forward to seeing that new project completed also.ReplyDelete
I don't have room to have too many UFO's sitting around so I tend to try to finish things as I go. Having said that, there's a couple of projects that are hanging around far too long! The new quilt will take me awhile because I have to buttonhole/blanket stitch around each of the squares - there are 80!Delete
Wow! That was fast. Beautiful afghan.ReplyDelete
The pattern isn't called mile-a-minute for nothing! Resident Chef is happy so that's what counts.Delete
That afghan came together really fast! It turned out really nice. I'm sure he will love it for a long time.ReplyDelete
He was happily snuggled up beneath it last night so I guess it was a success.Delete
love the little hat. That is indeed a very detailed post on making the baf......ReplyDelete
That hat might be added to the Christmas box this year!Delete
12 days??!! Really??!! Goodness me, those crocheting hands of yours are magical! Resident Chef's afghan is beautiful. 'Tis a wonderful thing he is warm and toasty now.ReplyDelete
I am a relatively fast crocheter and this was worked using worsted weight yarn so it came together quickly.Delete
Lovely crochet blanket there. I also love the hats, and those patchwork coasters. Thanks for the links.ReplyDelete
You're welcome for the links and thank you for your kind words about the blanket!Delete
Sherry of createology: I see my comments are not showing on your posts my friend. I shall keep trying.ReplyDelete
Don't forget I have comment moderation turned on Sherry so it can take a little while for me to get to it.Delete
I am looking forward to seeing your fusion crochet quilt. And my what a wonderful snowy picture you have painted with needle, thread and cloth. Wow! Hilltop PostReplyDelete
I'm hoping the fusion crochet project will come out okay - never made one before.Delete
Lots of hours still to go on the winter landscape but l'm having fun!
Very excited to see this project grow Mary Anne. Love the blocks. The colours you have chosen are lovely. Christine xxReplyDelete
The quilt is going to take a long time I think - buttonhole stitching around each of the blocks is going to take forever.Delete
Hello: I love the quotes especially the one about the Ford and Bently, so true.ReplyDelete
The coasters are lovely and a perfect fabric choice.
The afghan is beautiful, will you start another one? just curious.
The coasters are actually quilt blocks although they certainly could be coasters! Our daughter-in-love likes blue so I think she'll be happy with itDelete
As for starting another afghan - I've already made one for all our family (Resident Chef's was the last one) so I don't think I'll be making another one anytime soon. I've pretty much used up all the suitable yarn I had in my stash so if I were to make another I'd have to buy a bunch more.
Looking forward to seeing the fusion quilt progress... I started one ages ago that I really should pick up again - I had trouble with getting the crochet to fit properly, which is why I abandoned it.... xxReplyDelete
I made a template with marks to signify where to put the buttonhole stitches evenly which I hope (fingers crossed!) will help with getting the crochet to fit. Stay tuned!Delete
Oooh... wonderful, colorful afghan. It does look cozy! :)ReplyDelete
Resident Chef is pretty happy with it and most nights he's wrapped up in it so I guess it was a success.Delete
I love that blue floral fabric, so pretty!ReplyDelete
HIs afghan looks great, I bet it is nice & toasty.
I like the floral fabric too so if the recipient doesn't I can happily keep it for myself. I know I don't have to worry though because I know they're her favourite colours too.Delete
Resident Chef is happily wrapped up in his blanket tonight and has pronounced it a resounding success.