Thursday, December 29, 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

I know it's been a few weeks since my last post, but I've been busy with Christmas crochet projects and baby afghans. I decided not to make the 26 wreath ornaments due to time constraints. I did make the icicles, 2 wreath ornaments, 2 star ornaments, 8 snowman ornaments, a stuffed cat, and a baby bootie ornaments.

The Nine Patch Country Girl baby afghan is almost finished. A good thing, too, because little Stacy Jean arrived on December 21. I only have 5 more squares to make. I'm hoping to have the afghan done before the new year arrives.

January will be devoted to deciding on what I'm making everyone for Christmas 2012 and dividing the projects between the months of February-November, making a square a day for my brother-in-law's afghan, and 3 baby afghans: French Country (the baby is a girl, but the mom likes the colors so I'm not changing them.), The Pigeon (colors inspired by the Pigeon books by Mo Willems), and a Dr. Who Scarf inspired afghan for a girl (Orchid, Cornmeal, Light Raspberry, Light Grey, Cafe, Buff, and Frosty Green.)

Until next time, happy crocheting!

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas...

I officially finished the Zoe's Flower Garden Baby afghan last night. It's getting mailed out tomorrow. I finished it at my sister's house while watching some great Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel, A Princess for Christmas and An Old-Fashioned Christmas.

The Nine Patch Country Girl baby afghan is on hiatus until I get a few Christmas gifts made. It actually looks manageable for the time I have left.

~26 wreath ornaments
~2 star ornaments
~2 icicle ornaments
~5 snowman ornaments
~1 baby bootie ornament
~1 stuffed cat
~1 cow ornament

I also have some snowman ornaments to finish for a friend. And another friend just moved into her first home so I'm planning some star coasters and dishcloths.

I found out my friend H is having a girl. They haven't decided on a nursery theme or color scheme yet. They are both science fiction fans who like the old school television shows like DR. Who. Here's my great idea: to make her a baby afghan inspired by Dr. Who's scarf. The purple will make up half of the squares thus making it sufficiently girlie. I'll know more in a few months.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Time for a break...

Right before Thanksgiving, I finished all the squares for Zoe's Flower Garden baby afghan. I packed the finished squares and the yarn for the rest of the squares for the Nine Patch Country Girl baby afghan to come home with me over the holiday. I might have made three squares the 5 days I was home.

The end of November was 2 days ago. If you remember, my grand plan was to have both afghans completed by the end of November. I've had a very busy week at the library, so the afghans aren't anywhere near finished.

My new plan is to get Zoe's Flower Garden baby afghan finished and in the mail by Friday, December 9. The Nine Patch Country Girl baby afghan will be put on hold until I make a few small Christmas gifts.

Until next time, happy crocheting!