Hello fellow crocheters! I know it's been awhile since I posted, but the holidays were crazy. I did manage to get all my gifts done on time. After Christmas, I entered a sort of crochet slump. I've made a few dishcloths, a few squares for my sister's 2009 afghan, and designed a snake scarf for a classmate. Pictures and pattern to follow. She showed me a picture and said "Can you make something like this?" I said "Sure." This is how the snake scarf came into being.
I have a few projects planned for Christmas 2009. My 7-year-old cousin likes cats. So I'm going to make her a cat like I did for Laura in VA. I'm thinking brown with green eyed. I discovered that my cousin's wife likes hippos. I think I'll make her a hippo like I did my sister. For both couples, I'm going to attempt hippo ornaments. I think I've come across a mini hippo pattern that should work well. Anything can be turned into an ornament. All you need is a bit of ribbon. My aunt requested an afghan. I'm going to make her one the same size as my dad's: 8 x 14 squares. The squares measure 5 inches each.
This Christmas was record-breaking in terms of the amount of yarn I received. I normally only get 10 skeins from my mom. But 2 other people got me yarn as well. So I received a total of 21 skeins of Red Heart yarn. I currently have so much yarn that it makes me nervous. I want to do something with it.
My immediate crochet plans are to continue making squares for my sister's afghan until I run out of the yarn I need. At that point, I'll run in ends and start sewing the squares together. Happy Crocheting!