Friday, November 23, 2007

Crocheting at the speed of light (well, almost!)

Wow! Can't believe I got this second ripple done even faster than the last one! This one took me only 13 days ... no wonder my fingers and wrists are tired LOL! But it was worth it. Abby loves it! I finished it last night after the girls were in bed and while dh and I watched a movie ... she woke up this morning with it tucked in around her. Fun!

I think I got this done so fast because I was enjoying watching the stripe pattern emerge. Can you see how the pink sections alternate between skinny and fat stripes? That's because when I worked up a sample to see whether I wanted to do 1 light pink row on each side of the dark pink or 2, I liked how the sample looked with both. That's what I love about the ripple ... it's an easy pattern that you can do so much with just by varying the colors and/or the number of rows done between color changes.

Now I want to make a bigger one for myself. The yarn is on sale again this week (Hobby Lobby, 99 cents ... love it!), so I took some time to play around with color combos so I could figure out how much I need and get it at that price. I'm thinking of using these colors. I was able to get what I need of the dark blue, green and purple, but they didn't have any of the light blue ... even got dh to stop at another Hobby Lobby on the way home from work Wednesday, but they didn't have any either. Shucks! Not sure what I'm going to do now ... might have to wait until it goes on sale again and hope they have it then. I think it goes on sale every 2 or 3 months, so we shall see. Or maybe I will try a different color combination ... I'll have to think about that for a bit. In the meantime, I'll just have to work on something else ... don't you just hate that?! LOL! But I'm sure I can find something in my studio to work on ....

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Finished a crochet project in record time!

Yay! A finished project!! It took me only 4 weeks to go from this to this:

Love it! And as you can see here, my 9yo dd loves it, too!

I really enjoyed crocheting this pattern so plan to use it again for my 5yo dd's afghan. I'm going to use the same yarn in these colors, and do the stripes a bit differently ... the dark pink and the black are very dark, so I'm going to mix up the sizes of the stripes this time ... very excited! And my 5yo is, too!

Friday, November 02, 2007

A Christmas song collage

My church's upcoming art gallery is "Favorite Christmas Songs" ... each artist will depict a Christmas song in whatever art medium they choose, and the viewers can try to guess what song each piece of art represents. I finished my piece today ... a multi-media collage on canvas board. Can you guess what song it is?Edited: Yay, Molly! Her second guess "Do You Hear What I Hear" is correct. I used many of the elements found in the song ... the night wind, the lamb and the star, the shepherd boy and the song above the trees, the king in his castle and the child shivering in the cold. How'd I do? Can you see the song in the collage now?
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