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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Afghans!

My mother's Women's Group has been working to make lap blankets for three local assisted-living homes. So I took a break from cross stitching and the never-ending scarf to make these:

They're all made from scrap yarn left over from other projects. I just worked with the bits, changing colors randomly in the middle of rows as each ball of yarn ended. I think I like the pink one best. The one with the red border will suit a male - I think - and the bluest one could be for a guy or a gal, but the pink came out very feminine. It was fun to go back to crocheting for awhile; it was the first craft I ever learned to do and I haven't done much lately. Especially not granny squares - they are so easy, and I can actually get them done while watching TV or listening to music, instead of getting distracted and either missing the show or forgetting to stitch.

They're all about four 1/2 feet square, maybe a little bigger. Just right for a wheelchair-patient. I also made a lap quilt, but I forgot to take a picture and I've already given it to the lady collecting them. I'll ask if she happened to take one, but it was just a simple one, so no big deal.

Now back to work on 'Going to Market' - I want to get at least halfway done with her this month!

4 comments:

  1. They are lovely!! Well done!!!!

    Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog.

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  2. Wow, you've been busy! Love the kitty and pumpkin cross stitch, and your lapghans are great. I haven't crocheted in forever (I actually learned knitting first, then taught myself to crochet as an adult). Crochet sure does go faster, doesn't it? Can't wait to see your progress on Going to Market. I think I will go stitch for a bit - for the first time in months!

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  3. They're lovely! Congratulations on your finishes.

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  4. Thanks for dropping by my blog ... and an especially big thanks for doing those GIANT granny squares for the elderly. That's a really nice thing :) and they're darn spiffy looking too!

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