Saturday, April 28, 2012

The End In Sight

This past week has been quite productive. I put my "stay-cation" weekend to good use and my momentum lasted through the week.

The pieces for the octopus pincushion are done. I just need to assemble them, glue on the face and sew on the tentacle buttons.

As of last night, I only have 4 more squares to make for the Dr. Who Scarf Inspired baby afghan. Then I'll just need to sew it together and edge it. After that, I'll sew together The Pigeon baby afghan and edge it.

My next baby isn't due until early August so I'm taking a slight hiatus until about June. In the meantime, I'll begin making the squares for my brother-in-law's Christmas afghan.

Until next time, happy crocheting!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Where Has April Gone?

This month will be over soon. I'm proud of what I've accomplished in it. I've worked a little this week on the Light Raspberry squares for the Dr. Who Scarf Inspired baby afghan.

This weekend, I'm taking a little break to make a birthday present for a friend--an octopus pincushion. I'm going to use Aruba Sea for the octopus and Orchid for his hat. Since these are pastels, I'll use pink felt for the mouth and gray for the eyebrows. I've made several of these in the past and they work up quickly because the bulk of the pattern in single crochet.

Until next time, happy crocheting!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Belated Easter Greetings!

I hope everyone had a nice Easter. Mine was and a cookout with family. The above picture shows the bookworms I made for my co-workers for the holiday.

Yesterday, I finished the 41 Orchid squares for the Dr. Who Scarf Inspired baby afghan. The 10 Cornmeal squares I finished weeks ago. I have 51 of 81 squares done. It's a good thing, too. Amelia Marie was born on March 29. I have 30 more squares to make in these colors: Buff, Cafe, Light Raspberry, Frosty Green, and Light Grey.

After I finish this baby afghan, I'm going to take a little break from baby afghans. I have all the squares made for The Pigeon baby afghan and the baby isn't due until June. The other baby on my agenda isn't due until August.

I'm going to start making squares for my brother-in-law's afghan and work on a pincushion for a friend's birthday while I'm on hiatus from the baby afghans.

Until next time, happy crocheting!