Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snowed In & Crocheting!

Over the weekend, we got 6 inches of snow and ice. As a result, I got 2 days off work plus my regular days off. When you're snowed in, there's not much to do. This has been a great opportunity for me to work on all those granny squares. I've went through 2 skeins of Red Heart's Seagrass so far. Haven't counted the squares. I make them while I watch Netflix movies. One more day of freedom before going back to work. Maybe I'll get all the Seagrass squares done.

Hard to believe the first month of 2010 is already gone. That leaves me with only 11 months to get all my Christmas gifts done. I'm sure I can do it. Looked at some new patterns yesterday. Found a few that might work for people on my list. February is a short month and then it'll be March. Reminder: March is National Craft Month. Not sure how I'm celebrating yet. How about you?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Afghans, Afghans, and More Afghans

Late in 2009 (let's says 2 months before Christmas), I asked friends and family what they wanted for Christmas. The unanimous response was afghans. The problem was that I didn't have enough time to make all those afghans so close to CHristmas. The afghans moved to my 2010 Christmas list.

So here it is 2010 and I have more afghans to make than I know what to do with. I'm making one for my sister, my brother, my aunt, my cousin, and 2 friends. That's 6 afghans folks! An average sized afghan has 160 squares. Needless to say, I have squares on the brain. My new project at work, at home, everywhere is squares. Can I make all these afghans before Christmas? I hope so.

In other news, I've finished 1 out of 3 of the belated Christmas gifts. I'm in no rush on the others. When I think crochet, I think squares.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Props for Pooh Story Time

Here you have it! My Pooh scarf, Pooh hand puppet, beehive hand puppet, and balloon magnet. We had a great time. I had 18 people one day and 20 on the next.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Crocheting in the New Year

2010 has been here for 8 days now. What have I been doing with myself since then? Well, I've been working on some story time props. Using Lionbrand Bear and Beehive potholder patterns to make puppets for Winnie-the-Pooh story time. Will be retelling the story of Pooh and the bees. Also made myself a Pooh scarf. Pooh and friends are always wearing scarves. Mine is 16 stitches wide and down to my calves. I used Red Heart's Country Blue, Light Raspberry, Orchid, and Frosty Green. Each one of the stripes is 9 rows long.

I received some yarn for Christmas. Will use it for my sister's 2010 afghan. My brother was eying 2009's afghan so I think it's time to make him one as well. I have several leftover Christmas projects to work on. These are for friends in far flung places. Hope to have them done soon.

It's time again to work on putting my Christmas list together. Always a fun task. Mom will get her usual chicken. I think I'm going to do a whimsical one this year with fun colors. She also wants a hat with ear flaps. I'll see what I can do. I've decided to make my niece a new ornament every year. That way by the time she's 18, she'll have enough to fill a small tree. It's going to be fun deciding what to make each year.

As you can see, I have plenty to keep me busy crochet-wise. Happy Crocheting in 2010 to all my fellow crocheters.