Granny Up For Oklahoma

There is an organization called Crafted Hearts Alliance that is collecting crocheted granny squares to make afghans and baby blankets for the victims of the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma. More information can be found on their blog.

Here is a snapshot of my squares so far.

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Lovely Knitted Sweaters

I’ve now finished knitting three projects! Including a lovely crochet/knitting combination summer hat. I have now learned to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, and work in the round. Pictures to come soon. But for now I wanted to highlight some knitting patterns that I love. They’re still a bit to advanced for me, but they’re the kind of patterns that I want to make someday, and inspire me to keep knitting!

Elphaba Pullover

Elphaba Pullover

 

$5 in Paris

$5 in Paris

 

Abalone

Abalone

 

Someday I will make these beautiful sweaters and cardigans! I included links to the patterns if you were interested in them. They’re not mine of course, but they deserve love!

Do you have any favorite knitting or crochet patterns? Feel free to share!

Sheep Amigurumi

So I’ve been knitting a lot! But since I’m a novice, the tension is all nice and uneven and I’m really slow at it. I’m using English style after a failed attempt at Continental knitting, so, again, as a novice, I’m using that huge throwing motion that is already making my wrists hurt. I’m hoping as I become more efficient I can start flicking the yarn or otherwise become more efficient.

But I wanted to share a project I made for H’s grandparents this past Christmas.

Lamb Amigurumi

They raise sheep, so I thought this would be appropriate. This is the only picture I have, since I finished it late night before I gave it to them. The original pattern is located at Harugurumi. I changed it a little- I didn’t use fuzzy white yarn, and I changed the gray to a black, since they raise Hampshires. I love cute amigurumi!

Yarn, the ultimate de-stressor

This past Friday was ridiculously crazy, in that way where things that can go wrong, will.

So I decided to relax by going to my local Michaels.

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Cotton yarn was on sale, and I’ve [still] been on a dish cloth kick, and I’ve also had some requests for them. I also picked up some other supplies for projects to decorate our place! More pictures to come when I finish those.