I'm making this for one of my husband's nieces as a house warming gift. She and her family just moved into a new home. I wasn't crocheting when she got married, so wanted to make an afghan for her. I'm trying to match colors she uses in her home...
I may play around with the placement of the colors, but still keeping the darker on one side and the lighter on the other as is traditional with the log cabin squares (at least what I've seen).
This is my test square. It's a fairly large square and mine measures 11 x 11 inches.
I now have three projects rounded up to take with me...
Come on vacation, I'm impatiently patiently waiting!
I started working on a new afghan project this past Saturday. It's called Gingham Checks and is in Mosaic Magic by Lily Chin. This is a pattern I haven't tried before and it just uses long double crochet stitches to form the "V" and drop stitch. It kind of creates a trellis effect that I think is really pretty.
The pattern is worked in strips and then whip stitched together; I'll probably slip stitch the pieces together as I'd rather crochet than sew!
I'm working on another project as well, so this is something that will just get done when it gets done; no rush.
It's been an overcast day so far with thunderstorms predicted for this afternoon. A perfect day for catching up on laundry and working with my hook and yarn.
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Not too much to report on the weight loss front. I'm down a total of 17 pounds now since I started my journey. It's coming off slowly, but surely.
This weekend was a tough one though; we attended a family wedding out of town. One of my all-time favorites is wedding cake. Not sure what it is, but wedding cake always tastes extra special. Plus, I had Chicken Cordon Bleu as my entree, which was yummy, but oh so fattening!
So, with our travel stops (can you say McDonald's coming and going), the goodies at the wedding, eating out, and breakfast buffet at the hotel, I'm not anticipating a loss this week. But, I'll take it in stride and keep on keeping on.
And try to remember...
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
This young woman has been missing since early June. I can only imagine what her family is going through. I don't know her, but Indiana is one of our border states and you never know, someone reading this may have seen her.
Dear husband decided to take the little one to the park this afternoon following lunch, so I took the opportunity to work on my crochet. The temps are low today with little humidity, so I sat out on the deck with my feet propped up working on the Fisherman Wedding Afghan. It was so peaceful out there, with a nice breeze blowing through the tops of the trees and my wind chimes softly tinkling...
As I crocheted, I took in the view of my impatiens, that are getting quite full and watched the sun make pretty dappled shapes on the lawn...
It was a nice way to spend a peaceful hour or so just....
My time is running low for completing the afghan and I'll be "burning the midnight oil" this week trying to wrap it up.
I hope you are enjoying a peaceful Sunday afternoon doing the things you enjoy.
My mom is visiting from out of town this week and we've enjoyed a nice time together. We took dear son to the zoo one day, we've been to a couple of the local parks, and just enjoyed quiet days on the deck. It's been a wonderful visit.
I hope to have an update on the Fisherman Wedding Afghan in the next couple of days.