Tribute to Afghans

27 05 2010

I finally completed this throw afghan for the sofa. When last I photographed it, I was working on the outer band.

The second photo is of the new afghan with it’s sibling afghans on the back of my sofa:

And the third photo is of an afghan I DID NOT make. I was lucky enough to snag it at the local thrift. It’s a huge sofa afghan, with no holes or unraveling spots. The only negative thing I can say about it is that the creator didn’t weave the ends in properly, so now we have little “fingers” of yarn sticking out here and there. Someday, I get to that.

As for what’s on my hooks and needles:
– Knit ladies’ medium cardigan in variegated wool
– My oldest son’s afghan, which I’m re-doing (haven’t made much progress with that)
– Sunkissed Kimono for babies (this one is being crocheted from scraps of blue yarn)

OH, and I just finished a scrap blue yarn shrug for my youngest son’s girlfriend, Kayla. Of course a picture is forthcoming.


It’s a giveaway!

24 05 2010

Foxy G is having a give away on her blog. Go check it out….

Thinking of joining…

24 05 2010

Thanks for the head’s up. NOT!

20 05 2010

DH just found out today that his contract house is getting booted by the company he’s currently working at. June 4th his is last day. No severance package of course. No vacation pay. No nothing but a fine how-do-you-do.

I am a full-time student, so I’m pretty much no help. UNLESS, people decided to start shopping at my Etsy shop. 😉 wink, wink.

I won’t name names of the booting company, but let’s just say they are not exactly being a “good neighbor”.

UPDATE: Hubby has found a new job. Downside? He’s working from home. 🙂


18 05 2010

It’s A Fiber Festival

14 05 2010

I decided that I was tired of looking at my lighthouse throw pillows, so I used the acrylic/mohair blend yarn (in the bag) I got at the local thrift last week. I love the vintage-y colors, and really think it’s pretty in it’s ugliness.

My next project is a scrap yarn afghan, which I mentioned in my previous blog post. I’m almost done with it….I’m working on the outer band of color. I can’t decide to keep it all blue, or to add more scrapi-ness. What do you think?

I’m also redoing my oldest (18) son’s afghan I made him about 7 or 8 yrs ago. His favorite colors at the time were orange and purple….not sure how he feels about them now. At any rate, he doesn’t care for the “openess” of it. I was trying to make it “fast and furious” by using double or triple crochet throughout. Turns out, not a good idea. SO, now I’m frogging (ripping) it, and doing a different stitch. I believe he’ll prefer this one.

Last, but by no means least…I am making t-shirt yarn. I bought 2 XL long sleeve tee shirts at the local thrift yesterday for $.99 each. Like I could really pass that up? I cut the tee shirt from armpit to armpit, cut off the bottom hem band, and starting cutting (5/8″) around, and this is what I have so far. It’s thin, but I get more yarn/use out of it at that “weight”. I have no idea what I’m going to make out of it. I guess it’ll depend on how much yarn I end up with. Ideas? Suggestions?

Reduce Reuse Recycle

7 05 2010

Today’s Goodwill purchase.
Since I didn’t buy “new”, I consider this recycling. Even if you don’t agree with that, just go along with it for my sake. Please.

I spent $12.50 for 113.5 oz of yarn. I’ll give you a minute to let that sink in….

I’m not going to make the afghans the yarn in the kit is intended for. That would be following some sort of rules, or something. I don’t “do” that.

And this is a scrap afghan I’m working on for the couch. Not like there isn’t four already on there, but I like using up my scraps; and someone is always grabbing one of the afghans to wrap up in. I’d like to think it adds a homey touch to the place.