Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Seeing Stars

I've just veered away from my next project and started out on this cute 8pt star blanket.
It's based on a number free patterns of star blankets on the web. This being one of them.
I tweaked the pattern a little bit to get 8 points. I Googled around and found other patterns under 6 point ripple afghans. It is not finished yet - I still have more rounds to go!





Cute Sweater Update

Well Ms.Pea, here's the outcome of that cute little baby sweater you have under Free Pattern Fridays.

I think I got the shaping right and I used a few odd balls from the stash to make stripes.
Now I need to buy some orange or lime green buttons. All the buttons in my button stash are just too boring for these lively colors. The pattern is so easy, that I've started another one :)




Blanket Eye Candy for those Blanket Junkies

Yeah, you know who you are :)

I finally finished this afghan that started out with my good intentions of making a few squares to mail to one of our listmom's (Gail ) who collects them and makes up afghans for the Rez.
Well I just got so entranced by all the color combos that I decided to make up the afghan myself and I'll be mailing it to the Rez soon.







I just love how those diagonals came out that I am thinking of making more diagonal only blankets.





Answers to Questions

Monika asked where I got those cute little WIP baskets.
I found them at different stores, Kmart and Target. The other day I was at Target and they had some in the Dollar Bins.

And how did I connect the blanket? I worked 2 rows of single crochet around each block and decided to join into 4 block groups using plain old mattress stitch. Then I worked another round of single crochet around each 4 block group. I joined up each 4 block group and finally worked a round of single crochet around the whole blanket.

Sandy asked me about the pattern I used for "Cute Little Raglan".


It's from Children's Sweaters & Hats Knitting Seamless Raglan Top Down: Step by Step Patterns & Photos (Richdesigns)

3 comments:

Monika said...

Oh-my-god! This blanket is gorgeous!!! Love, love, love it! I'm so glad I stopped by today! The sweater is very cute, and the star blanket looks fun too, but oh my, do I love your blanket! Wonderful! Gives me incentive to go knit on mine, but it will never be that colorful! ;o(

Wool Winder said...

Wow, what great projects! When I see something like your star blanket, I start thinking about learning to crochet. The sweater is so adorable. Love the stripes. And, the blanket is the cherry on top. Great work!

nielsenstrik said...

I like your blanket a lot. Today I read your blog from the very beginning and I really find it interesting. You made a lot of really fine stuff. Please excuse my bad english.
Love from Jane in Denmark