Sunday, April 26, 2009

Summer-like Sunday and Some WIPs Crossed Off The List

Another nice day - I got a lot of crocheting done today. I made two 10" squares for someone on Crochetville. She's making two comfortghans.

It's my first time sending squares, so I hope they are okay. The blue and white one was easy to make, but I had to add extra rows, as the pattern was designed to make an 8 inch square. The yellow and black square is based on another pattern, which I can't locate right now, but I improvised and worked it differently throughout. I'm thinking there shouldn't be any copyright issues. I'm not posting my version of the square, and it's for charity, not for sale.

Both squares need to be blocked - the black and yellow one especially. It's made with front post double crochets, so it seems to be wavy. I've never blocked a square before, so I need to rustle up some straight pins to pin it to shape.
I also finished (well, almost) the doll blanket my neice's daughter asked for. It is black, just like she requested, and I crocheted a red heart to attach to it. I still have to weave in the ends and sew on the heart, so I'll work on that tomorrow at lunch time.

I made shepherd's pie for dinner tonight. It was hot in the house with the oven going. I turned the AC on for a while. I've been making sure that the temperature is set for 78. I've found that to be comfortable and hope that I can keep the setting that high this summer. Anything to keep the electric bill down! Between that and the grocery store lately, the money doesn't seem to go as far as it used to.

I'll pick up where I left off with the green blanket. I'd sure like to finish that so I can get back to the sweetheart ripple afghan. I've been juggling too many WIPs lately.


  1. I broke down and turned on the AC, too! This weather is crazy...I'm surprised you got so much lovely crocheting done in the heat. The black and red is striking.

  2. The squares look great as does the afghan. I like the heart in the center.

  3. I LOVE that blue square!.. the colors and the pattern in it!! Someone is gonna LOVE that little blanket when she sees it too! You've really done a nice job on everything here!!

  4. Thank you all for the nice comments! I will be giving the doll blanket to my sister on Saturday to deliver to her granddaughter!