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You can find me on Flickr and Ravelry as kjsunflower.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mini Garland

 Isn't this mini bunting adorable? I saw this on Attic24 and couldn't resist. I've only tried working with something this small once and I just had big fumble fingers! I love bunting though so I pushed on and made this last night. Not too much cursing involved so I'm encouraged to try something else sometime. You can find the pattern here.
Also a very big thank you to everyone for all the lovely comments!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Granny Square Apron

 Hello! Just a pop in to show a little apron I made. I saw one at Tangled Happy's and thought of some squares I had sitting abandoned in my closet. The one I saw uses eight squares but I used twelve. I wanted it a little longer and to go further around. So it was quick to put together as I only had to sew the squares together, edge it and make the tie. Easy and cute!  You can find the pattern here.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sweet Pot covers

  Well here is my sweet pot cover. I used LemondedeSucrette's pattern and I think it's quite sweet. The idea was to put it on a jelly jar but I crochet loosely and it seemed too big. I've had this candle hanging about for awhile and it fit quite nicely on it. 
                                            You can find the patternhere.

 This is a little hatching egg. My brother bought Nikki Trents book, sorry but I don't remember the name. It had some cute things in it and I want to make a few different eggs to go with this one. I need an egg carton too!

  And here is my finished amazing scarf. Love the color changes in the yarn, I'm trying to figure out if I want another scarf with the rainforest color I bought. Later though as I am plodding along on my big afghan. It's going to take a lot longer then I thought so I'm going to relax about it and just keep at it in between little things. I just can't resist the little things! I have two empty cans of tuna waiting for prettiness using Lucy's pattern at Attic24. She always comes up with the cutest things that add a spot of lovely here and there in the house. I also want to make her candle cozy. If only we had several hands and all the hours of the day to just crochet. Heaven!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Winter Goodness

 Hello! Well as you can see, I have been sidetracked! I had to though. Really. I have always wanted to  use some of lion brands Amazing yarn but it's a little pricey for me. I went to Fred Meyer and as I was cruising past the tiny little yarn section I saw a sale sign. Buy two get one free. I fingered it and hemmed and hawed and finally gave in to the wants. This color scheme is called Regatta. I also splurged and bought three rolls of Rainforest. Beautiful. Three shades of green with some yellow. My faves. So yes, I went a bit crazy. I'm happy though and enjoying the scarf making. I only have one and I don't much care for it. Now I'll have two beauties! I am still working on my afghan, I just finished sewing another section of six green squares to the main part and am now starting six orange squares. So more updating of that later when I have more to show.

 Lovely pic, eh! My son can't hold still while taking a picture so it's a tad blurry and I look like a dork cuz I freeze up if someone gets near me with a camera but I wanted a picture of my pooches sleeping by me. We actually got some snow here in Idaho and the dogs played off and on all day. Penelope walked around scooping snow up in her mouth a lot. In between jaunts outside I would get a towel and wipe their feet and dry them off and they would curl up and nap. Sweet.

Well that's whats been up here and now I'm off to work a little more on my scarf and later tonight I'll settle down to some grandala square making. Have a good one!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Hello! I'm back with a small update on my grandala
square afghan. I have only just finished sewing the
first set of 36 squares together and started the next
set there in green. Unfortunately I have spent several 
days being ill and so has my son. I'm on the mend 
though and ready to resume work on this project.
I think I have the order figured out on how I'll 
add each set so I think I'm good to go. Doing well
on not getting sidetracked so far! See you soon!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Grandala Squares Update

Hello!!!! Well I have been busy on my grandala squares. I have a sketch done of the layout of the squares for the afghan and I finished one set of squares. I'm going to join them together then start the next set. I'm being a good girl and sewing ends in as I go. I've learned if I leave too much at the end then I get overwhelmed and then lazy and the project doesn't get finished. I'm really loving making these which helps as I do get bored very fast. I have even turned my head away from other patterns so as not to get distracted, that's not easy for me! I don't really make new years resolutions but if I had to it would be to finish a project before starting another. ( yeah that's gonna happen)! Hee Hee! So that's where I'm at. Super excited to start joining and then lay it on the bed to get an idea of how many sets I will need. I'll be back to post pics of that in the next day or two! Thanks for visiting!

Grandala Squares Afghan Update