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2009 BAMCAL Afghan

21 Jan



Closeup 09 BAMCAL Afghan

Originally uploaded by ravelSher

Yes, that says 2009….what can I say. Assembly is not my strength.

If you’d like the individual patterns, you will find them throughout my blog. I believe most of the tags are correct and they should all come up.

You can also find them on the Ravelry group for this CAL. BAMCAL

December Things

22 Dec

Hubby’s Patriotic Round Ripple
Patriot RR - almost
Just not quite big enough, but I have 4 days left, right?

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Handi Sani Holders
Handi Sani Holder
Aren’t they cute? Tis still the season, ya know…..the FLU season.
Directions can be found on my crochet hero’s Ravelry project page.

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Now about this next square.
First, I’d like to introduce you to my 2010 BAMCAL colors: ILTY mid-green, cranapple stripe, and antique white. Something red will join them, but I have to find just the right one.
Second, this is a striking square, especially fitting for the Christmas season, but beware, it’s a bit twisty. I know it’s not just me b/c I see the twistiness in other photos of this same square. So, I decided to venture into blocking. Made myself a right nice blocking pillow with a pillow form, some batting and some cheap white cloth. Oh, and some duct tape.

Here’s the “before” shot. Falling Star

Here’s the “after” shot. Falling Star - blocked

See the tremendous improvement in this disobedient square after it was properly blocked? LOL, nah, me neither! If you could see them IRL you might notice that there is a bit less twistiness, especially in/around the variegated yarn section, but I can’t say I was blown away by the results.

Pattern: Falling Star by Melinda Miller

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That brings me to this little troublemaker:
Winter Rose
I would say this is a modified version of the Winter Rose by Julee Reeves. The overall effect of the lone winter rose in the snow is definitely going on here and it will be the center square for my 2009 BAMCAL afghan. The only other square I did so much frogging on this year was the Center Heart Square.

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Speaking of my 2009 BAMCAL afghan…the squares are ready for assembly. I will start that project after Christmas is over.

Merry Christmas – may you feel the Saviour’s love and wonder at His holiness this Christmas!

November Squares

19 Nov

2 of the 3 anyway….

This is the Octagon Medallion by Priscilla Hewitt

BAMCAL - Nov #1

Worked w/a K hook — which seems too big, but the block won’t usually lie flat when done with smaller hooks.

Up next is the Hometown Square by Mary McKnight of FroggieDesignz.

BAMCAL - Nov#2

My standard H hook.

Both squares with Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn WW.

Pumpkin Patch Square

13 Oct



Pumpkin Patch Square

Originally uploaded by ravelSher

Pattern: Pumpkin Patch Square
Yarn: ILTY antique white, aubergine, orchid
Hook: H

This is an 8″ pattern. Added extra V-Stitch and finished off with dc to make a 12″ square.
Would work the corners with less stitches if doing again.

Birthday Square

4 Oct



Birthday Square

Originally uploaded by ravelSher

Beautiful. Versatile. Well-Written. All these things that I’ve come to expect from a Chris Simon square pattern. Now go make one! 😉

You might notice that I haven’t weaved the end in yet. Still deciding if I should add another round of sc, since this comes in at just a smidge under 12″. Also have to decide if I have enough white left.

Pattern: Birthday Square
Yarn: ILTY pink, orchid, antique white
Hook: H (next time use an I)

Center Heart Square

30 Sep



Center Heart Square

Originally uploaded by ravelSher

Very excited about this square. This was the February BAMCAL square and at the time I could not do it after several attempts. I decided to give it another go and waaa-la!

Pattern: Center Heart Square by Ginger Badger
Yarn: ILTY
Hook: H

September Squares

24 Sep

Circles on the Square by Vicki Belzer (archived here)

Circle in the Square

A bit wonky at the join, but will look fine when worked into the large afghan, methinks.

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New Years Eve by Sherry Welch (another archived pattern, while the website is being reworked)

New Years Eve

I wasn’t even going to try this, but it turned out OK and it is an interesting pattern. I will use a smaller hook (G) if I do this one again. I think it would look better with an additional round of dc.

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WIP: Jupiter’s Square by Crochet Patty
This is a 6″ pattern, which I’ll make into a 12″. I can see that I’ve already ‘inadvertently modified’ this pattern. LOL, you’ll see when I post the finished picture.

After Jupiter is finished……only 5 more squares and I can start putting this big baby together! WooHoo!!