Friday, August 26, 2011

The Best Laid Plans...

Well, the Sherbet Baby afghan was coming right along. I have 22 of 27 Pale Plum squares made. I found a variegated (Red Heart Super Saver Calliope) that I was going to edge the afghan with. I liked it so well I was going to use a half double crochet stitch instead of single crochet. Today, my friend posted pictures of the baby's nursery. The good news: a beautiful nursery. The bad news: the afghan I have planned is going to clash horribly. The nursery is chocolate brown and a dark pink.

After a trip to Wal-mart for more yarn, I've fixed the problem. Instead of Light Coral and honeydew, I'm now using Perfect Pink (a new shade that I really like) and Cafe with the Pale Plum. It will be lighter than the nursery, but I think it will match well. Providence was looking out for me. I chose to make the Pale Plum squares first and I saw the nursery pictures before I started the other colors.

Until next week, happy crocheting!

Monday, August 22, 2011

One Down, Five More to Go!

As you can see from the picture above, the Forest Baby afghan is done. I am pleased with the way it turned out. I've already started working on the next baby afghan on my list. I'm calling it "Sherbet Baby." I'm using Red Heart Super Saver's Honeydew, Light Coral, and Pale Plum. I plan to sew it together in big blocks of color (think a one color nine patch square).

Since my last update, I've found out that one of the two other friends who are pregnant is having a girl. I called to inquire about the nursery. The room's pink and purple and she's ordered a chair with farm animals on it. I decided to use the nine patch layout to give it a country feel. The colors I planned to use are Country Rose, Rose Pink, Medium Purple, and Orchid. I actually couldn't find the Rose Pink and didn't feel like ordering it from off the Internet, so I decided to use Aran with the Country Rose. It will be next after the "Sherbet Baby."

Still waiting for my other friend to find out if she's having a boy or a girl. And another friend has commissioned me to make an afghan for her friend's baby. It's a girl. Just waiting on nursery colors.

Until next time, happy crocheting!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Where I've been this summer

No, I didn't run away. I've been quite busy with the Summer Reading Program at my libraries. It all ended this week. In eight weeks, I presented 111 programs and had a total attendance of 1989. I'm ready for a break.

I have been crocheting a little in the past two weeks. I'm working on the squares for the Forest Baby afghan. The baby's already here so I'm hoping to find it in the next couple of weeks.

After that I still have the Sherbet Baby and the Pigeon to complete. Oh, and two more of my friends are having babies. They don't know if the babies are boys or girls yet so I have a reprieve.

Above is a picture of the Summer Baby afghan. I think it turned out nicely.

Until next time, happy crocheting!