Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Aghan Finished
Well, the afghan from hell II is completed and almost Fair ready. It does need a little blocking around the edges, but other than that, it is beautiful, if I do say so myself!
My 2nd fair entry is a wearable, and I decided to do the same shrug I made for my granddaughter, Nicolle (pic in Xmas album. This time I am using Paton's Grace in Ginger. The yarn arrived yesterday, and I have to have it in the mail by next Monday, 7/3. My hook will be smokin' this week. I did do approximately 20 rows last night between 8:30 and 11 p.m.
Hope to have time to take pics before I send them off.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Afghan from Hell II
This afghan is turning into a real pain in my a--! I am still working on redoing the last row of each panel, which must be about 650 stitches each. This time around I am joining the panels as I go, so there will be no more surprises.
However, I have this thing laying on the cofee table, and I look over at it, and I found a gross, ugly, cannot be ignored, error in the middle panel of what I have already done, undone, and redone. D--n!
Well, on the positive side, other than taking 2 panels apart, it only affects 1 panel, but I have to take it all the way back to the braid.
Now if the heat would just let up a little. It's pretty hot to have a big afghan laying all over you right now. Fortunately, it's done in panels, so the weight is only with me for about 45 minutes at a time when putting the panels together w/reverse single crochet.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

CA State Fair
Got my entry form in the mail last Friday, so am now crocheting like crazy to get my entries done. The main one is a large afghan (over 3' x 4'). The categories for the fair are very broad and very general-large afghans, small afghans, wearable, and other. So, my 3-d ripple mile a minute is competing against granny squares, indian designs, orginal designs, etc. Seems a little strange to me, but we'll see how it goes.
Speaking of this afghan, I started assembling a couple nights ago. It is done in reverse single crochet, which is not one of my favorite stitches, but it does add a lot to the overall effect, so I'll go with it. However, the sides are not mathcing up, so last night started frogging all the assemby I had done. Tonight I will try to figure out what went wrong. Thank God I have about 3 weeks to complete this afghan before the entries have to be in.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Chemo Caps
Well, Lot's going on recently so haven't been doing much blogging.
Have crocheted 3 chemo caps for my roommate, Penny. She is Finally! done with chemo treatments. But she is still sicker than a dog, and bald as a billiard ball. I also mailed off 3 other caps for a Cp'r who was looking for assistance in her area.
Giggle Room
Before the chemo made Penny so sick, we emptied the closet in the office, painted it raspberry and installed the cubes that we've had in the attic for 3 years. We now have all the craft stuff in one area. We call this room the Giggle Room because it just makes you laugh to go into it. Every wall is a different color, grape, orange, lime, lemon, and the ceiling is a beautiful aqua. We also installed under the counter lights on the ceiling of the closet, so we can see what's in there. Nothing like to trying to find craft supplies in the dark. Will get pictures posted soon, I hope.