Leaves on this Family Tree

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Show Off Time

Like the old cowboy song, "I'm back in the saddle again . . . . "

My hands are busy again with yarn . . . scrumptious feel. I hadn't, really, stopped crocheting, but it was seeming like it took D*A*Y*S to make what I should have been able to churn out in an evening.

Well, that's behind me now. I have "on the hooks," shall we say, a toboggan hat for next Christmas for my yet, unsexed niece/nephew who is supposed to make it's appearance in June; 9(+/-) socks finished for this same child's Advent Sock Swag, a baby blue, boucle throw, requested in 2009, by my best friend in Logan and a basket weave ornie for a Valentines Swap.

Here are the two latest finishes. Well, the 2nd is a finish, the 1st is half finished. You will understand why in a minute.

Square is from the Christmas Granny Afghan pattern.
I have 2 cousins, 2 nieces and 2 nephews in Logan, 1 brother, 2 sister-in-laws here and 1 niece and 1 nephew here . . . plus 1 aunt of my niece and nephew here. (I am maternal side, she is paternal.) That means I have 12 Christmas gifts I need like to make. (None of them expect anything but I like to have at least one thing home made for them each year.) This year this will be a Christmas 4-square potholder for each of them. Above you see what the front will look like. Since I need to make 12 fronts, I will have to make 58 individual squares and these can be a little time consuming, fasten off, add on for the first three rounds :{  Since this is the more difficult part (the backs will be a red/white/green variegated yarn giant granny square) I decided to make them first and then mindlessly make the backs later and join them/finish them off then. So, all in all that means I will make 58 "3 inch squares" to have 12 fronts, then make the 12 backs for a total of 24 "9 inch squares" to complete one gift for each person on my "to-do" list.

A DROPS Design
Now, we move forward to this month's Valentines Day Swap in my "Itsy Bitsy Swap and Chat" Ravelry group. My partner said she likes the sparkle of Valentines Day, so I'll be making her 2 Valentines ornie. Here is the first one. I used Vanna's Glamour which has a sparkle that sure didn't show up in the photo. I am in the process of making another one using the white and silver for a touch of elegance. On it, one lobe of the heart will be silver and the other lobe white. Will post when finished.

Okay, back to work on the silver and white Valentine ornie. Will post when finished!

1 comment:

  1. Lucky Itsy Partner! I am hoping I will have it together to do next months Itsy Swap.

    I also like the pot holder - it may just inspire me!


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