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Aran Afghan

15 Jan



Aran Afghan

Originally uploaded by ravelSher

I joined up with a Carolyn Christmas Mystery CAL, earlier last year. Those were some serious crocheting women and I could not keep up with the CAL and real life. I did finish a good amount of the squares and used 9 of them to finish this lap sized afghan.
Looking to donate this to our church’s nursing home ministry or the local mission.

The blocks are done in RHSS aran with a round of a scrap yarn in color and then a round of ILTY in brown.
Assembled with the same brown yarn and slip stitched together.
Finished off with a sc round in black and a row of dc in aran and another row of aran in sc.

The patterns are at Gourmet Crochet.

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WIP-it January

1 Feb

Weeeeell, lets see.

  • Heart Garland done and hanging beautifully in my living room, as you can see in the post below.
  • The Snowman was 86’d.
  • The Flannelghan made it out of hibernation! This is big progress. No, it’s not finished, but I am working on the edgings. Working w/2 strands of RHSS easily tires my wrists. I hope the snowy weather doesn’t chase it back into it’s den.
  • 2010 BAMCAL is on target, in fact, I just dl’d February’s patterns tonite. Yay!
  • 2009 BAMCAL squares – strips are together.
  • Brown wool shawl – haven’t touched it.

Shiney Things Update:

I’m not keeping up the pace with the GourmetCrochet CAL. The shell blocks are interesting enough and it will look smashing, I think. Here’s a little peek:
Variations CAL

Test Squares
I’m very honored to have tested two 6″ granny square patterns for SmoothFox Original Crochet Patterns.

Celtic Cross Granny 6×6 – which I already showed you and this new one:

Flower Button Granny 6×6
Flower Button Granny

You can see how the center looks like a 4-hole button.  The variegated w/the red really looks much better IRL than the picture.

So, my WIP-it January wasn’t a resounding success as far as getting all my hibernating projects finished, but I did manage some new to me type projects. Plus, it was all about yarn and all about crochet….always a good way to end the month.