2 crafty. 2 many ideas. 2 much yarn. 2 many pattern books. 2 many craft supplies collecting dust. Time to get moving. Past time to define myself. This begins my journey.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Something New Saturday - Ripple Pillow
I think my "Something New Saturday" might have to turn into just plain "Something New". A new project from beginning to end sometimes takes me more than one day. Last Saturday, I was battling a cold and really didn't feel up to crocheting. For this post, I actually started the project last night. I've been searching for a ripple pillow pattern from my great aunt's generation. I posted an inquiry on my Online Angels group, and a member told me how she's made them in the past. So I found the basic pattern, and chose up-to-date colors. I loved how it turned out. I can't wait to play with more color combinations for my pillow projects next year.
I was excited to get started on my Something New, but I made myself complete my final afghan Christmas present over Thanksgiving.
The first afghan I made for my sister-in-law Kimberly. Using Simply Soft, it's a country blue color. The pattern is from Heirloom Afghans (Leisure Arts), and is called Marvelous in Mauve. (I used my artistic freedom and chose a different color.)
Next on the list was an afghan for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law - Ken and Lisa. I've used this pattern before for my nephew when he got married. For this afghan I also used Simply Soft, but using a dark blue. The pattern is found in Birthstone AFGHANS (Leisure Arts), called JULY - Ruby. I've always loved the pineapple design.
The final afghan for my Christmas project is for my parents-in-law. Again, using Simple Soft (can you tell it's my favorite yarn?) - this is a heather color - plum. The pattern is another from Heirloom Afghans called Just Peachy (notice the color of mine isn't peach.)
Now that I have these out of the way, I get to work on my WIPs in addition to my donations for Online Angels. Let's see - Amanda's blanket, another blanket using up some baby chenille, scarves for the Special Olympics, a candle cozy, fabric yo-yos, edged fleece blankets ..... I'm sure there are many others but they've been put away for so long I just can't remember. Oh, and for next year - my personal projects will be pillows and more pillows. Maybe slippers - as my family seems to get a kick out of the old-fashioned hand-crochet slippers. For Online Angels, I'm going to concentrate on baby items.