Monday, October 26, 2009

Green Afghan Done!

I've finally finished the green afghan. I hope to have the blue afghan completed by the end of the week. Then, I can start work on my Christmas projects. I'm cutting it a little close this year. Normally, I would be 3/4's of the way done by now. Sadly, I don't even have a 1/4 of my list completed yet. Luckily, the things I'm making this year are relatively small.

In other news, I've made a squirrel magnet and monster magnets as props for my story times. They are off my own invention and turned out rather well. Though, the squirrel could be a little smaller.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Squares and More Squares

I have finally finished the squares for the green afghan. Now they need ends run in. Then I'll sew them together and edge the afghan. In the meantime, I'll start the squares for the blue afghan.

I am eager to finish these afghans so I can work on my Christmas projects. The holiday draws nearer and nearer with each passing day.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Elephant Story Time Props

Meet Elmer and Esmarelda, my elephant finger puppets! Thanks to SAG55 for the puppet pattern. The dress and sweater are my original design. The peanut (used for a game) is also my original pattern.

Projects--Christmas and Other

Wow! October 1st--where has the time gone? I finally finished my sister's afghan. 160 squares all sewn together and edged. Haven't taken a picture yet. Used Red Heart's Painted Desert, Magenta, and Windsor Blue.

I'm now hard at work on squares for afghans for a co-worker's granddaughter. She wants them solid colored so I'm using Red Heart's Spring Green for one and Delft Blue for the other.

In other crocheting news, I plan to design a squirrel fridgie. I found a pattern online, but didn't like how it worked up.

I've recently discovered Hobby Lobby's brand of yarn--"I love this yarn." It's a bit more expensive than Red Heart, but it has a softer texture and some really nice colors. I can't wait till there's a sale and I can stock up. I bought yarn to make a scarf for my cousin yesterday. Today, I'm get yarn for my niece's first Christmas stocking.