Do you remember this? Well, I finally widened it up, and we call it officially finished.
This is the log cabin afghan, #4, made with stash, scrap, acrylic yarn, and is destined for the nursing homes, like 99.9% of my ‘ghans. It was knitted on size 10.5 circulars. Half of the ghan was one log cabin, the other half was four smaller log cabins, joined, and then the whole thing was worked round again. Sort of like making individual squares, except that the whole thing is much more totally random — just the way I like it.
And yes, we took the photos with one yarn end still dangling, that I somehow missed, and yes, that’s Zorro, just “helping!”
This is justÂ aÂ quickieÂ grannyÂ squareÂ afghanÂ thatÂ IÂ recentlyÂ finished.Â It’llÂ beÂ forÂ theÂ nursingÂ home.Â It’sÂ mainlyÂ ”traditional”Â grannyÂ squares,Â withÂ someÂ solidÂ grannies,Â andÂ someÂ otherÂ mis-matchedÂ squaresÂ thrownÂ inÂ forÂ goodÂ measure.Â EachÂ squareÂ measuresÂ 8″,Â andÂ wasÂ madeÂ withÂ anÂ IÂ crochetÂ hook,Â andÂ wasÂ crochetedÂ usingÂ variousÂ scrapÂ acrylicÂ yarn,Â withÂ oneÂ fullÂ skeinÂ of Red Heart from my stash, in theÂ darkerÂ purpleÂ thrownÂ inÂ asÂ theÂ mainÂ color.
The squares were joined in my usual fashion – sc in the ch 1 spaces, ch 3, skip the 3 dc’s, and continue joining in the sc’s across. It’s much faster than sc in every space/stitch across.
Thirteen Things about Zorro (our beloved furrbaby)
1. He’s a 15 pound cat
2. He’s an orange cat
3. He’s allergic to “normal” cat food & can only eat certain things
4. He also is allergic to ragweed & pollen
5. He adores his mommy
6. He loves yarn as much as his mom
7. He loves to get his belly rubbed
8. He loves to go for walks, on his leash, like a dog
9. He thinks he’s human
10. He sleeps cuddled in my arms every night
11. He loves “picking on” his daddy
12. He used to be an outdoor cat, but is strictly indoor now, and has been for 7 years (since we got married)
13.Â HisÂ bestÂ friendÂ wasÂ myÂ parentsÂ dog,Â Princess…Â RIPÂ Princess
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Hats are almost as much fun as granny squares or improv squares – you can’t make just one!
Blue hat is from JP Fun Crocheting Club – is that place even still around?? I believe it was called the Addison hat. The green striping one is just a combo of sc & dc, free formed basically….
I guess the title of the post says it all – just one more hat, and one more Zorro photo! Zorro pictures are like potato chips don’t you know…
In awe of a certain someone’s imrov log cabin knitting squares, I had to make some of my own as well. It’s quite addicting, and even more fun then regular log cabin knits. My plan is to make little improv squares, put little squares together to make larger squares, and when I get bored, I’ll quit & it’ll be another fun lapghan for the nursing homes.
More improv, and a Zorro fix
My Knit Picks order finally arrived. Jon ordered some items for me for my birthday – which was March 6 – and my order finally came in on Friday. He got the KIP bag set for me, a 40″ cable for the Knit Picks Options needle set, some yarn for a stripey spring top, and a few other odds & ends.
As you can see, Zorro was a big help — and enjoyed the box!
Just a quickie post today to show off the hats I finished recently.
Just simple crocheted hats, using up scrap yarn, my own usual start at the top & work til it’s big enough pattern.
Here’s the other sweater I finished for March.
This is the pinwheel, using up odds & ends of wool yarn, and the light gray on the sleeves is auction yarn I got last year from a field auction in CT. It was definitely a fun knit, but I’m not totally convinced about how it fits. I think I should have made it a smidge bigger – or maybe I should be a smidge smaller. But I think I’ll keep it anyway. I debated about ripping the sleeves & kitchenering the hole where the sleeves were, and keeping it as a circular shawl, but… nah… it’s fine the way it is. A house sweater, if not else, wooly and warm & fun to wear.
Can you see Zorro in the photos?? My little helper.