Pinteresting

This is a nice blanket, great design.  It’s mitered, its colorful!  I love how colors play off gray.  It looks like my diamond dishcloths without the loop, perhaps it is made the same way.  The pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry.

Illusion by Poppy and Bliss
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Pinteresting

Love, love, love this throw that I saw on Pinterest!  Did I say, LOVE?

Eye Dazzler Afghan Crochet! Magazine

This is the Eye Dazzler Afghan and the pattern is available at Crochet! Magazine for free.  This is going on my must make soon list!

Grandmother’s Flower Garden Throw Started

Most people would choose to do a Grandmother’s Flower Garden throw in the beautiful colors that flowers typically come in.  I love those colorful throws and blankets,  but I also wanted to coordinate with my neutral living room décor.  So I had to go a different way.

Zip had to get in the picture.
Zip had to get in the picture.

I found Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn on sale, and I liked the neutral colors they had.  They go very well with the colors of my sofa and pillows, and match one of my dogs perfectly! Continue reading “Grandmother’s Flower Garden Throw Started”

Good and Evil Granny Square

Isn’t this a beautiful design?  Wonderful variation of granny squares.

This blanket caught my eye on Ravelry, you may need to join to view the information there (it is free to join, and Ravelry is a great resource if you aren’t already a member).  If you prefer, go directly to DD Hines blog for the Good and Evil Granny square pattern.

Changing Scenery

You may have noticed, I am trying out a new blog theme. This one is pretty, I like the colors and the hidden sidebar (all the sidebar info can be toggled on with the icon on the left) so I decided to live with it a bit and see if I really like it.

Things will have moved about and be a bit disorganized until I get settled, or until I decide if this one is staying.

Feel free to let me know what you think about the theme, love it, hate it or just meh.

Simple Little Hexagons

I got new furniture this year, and with it a new color scheme.  Fun to redecorate and long overdue! That means I need new throws (need them I tell you!).  I have always wanted to make a Grandmothers Flower Garden blanket and so I think one of the new throws will have to be in hexagons.  I haven’t decided what I am going to do, exactly, if it will be in the traditional flower garden  arrangement or some other pattern, other than it will be hexagons.

I don’t plan on starting to make it until the fall, or when I find yarn on sale in colors I want for it, so I have plenty of time to get ideas and try things out.  I couldn’t help but tinker with ideas for a small hexagon, and I wanted it to be smaller than my previous hexagons, just 2 rounds and came up with this one.  It is so simple that I am certain it is not original to me in any way, someone else must have done it this way before, probably many someone’s.  I like how it is textured, which was created by crocheting the second round in between the stitches.

These are pretty small, only two rounds.  These are only 2 3/4 inches across.

LittleHexagons

and here is one a little bigger, one more round… Continue reading “Simple Little Hexagons”

Olga’s Tablecloth Part 2, Revisions

A small change in the pattern, and a little bit of progress.  Despite the motifs being quite large, I still like them and think they will work on my table.  Its bigger, bolder which makes it more modern (I tell myself : )

OlgasTableclothStarted

Not long after I first posted about the tablecloth, I kept fiddling with the pattern (I have been fiddling with this pattern, wanting to make it, for years!).  I wasn’t satisfied with the way the first 2 rounds were coming out for me.  Kept trying different things, but those weren’t any better.  Continue reading “Olga’s Tablecloth Part 2, Revisions”