Monday, July 18, 2016

Bathroom Rug Finished

I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to start working on a bathroom rug. Well it is done and I'm quite pleased with the way it looks. I think it's going to look great in my apartment. It's made with 100% cotton yarn so it'll be absorbent and soft. I crocheted it with 2 different colored yarns at the same time so that it's nice and thick.

What do you think of it?

Back to work on my granny square afghan.

Until next time!
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ever Have Days Like This?

I love to crochet, it's my passion. It keeps me calm, motivated, gives me something to do with my hands. I love creating things. Sometimes though, when I crochet, I run out of yarn before the end of the row. I hate when that happens don't you??? Well, I saw this meme and had to snag it. This sums up how I feel.


I hope that brought a smile to your face. Have a great day! Off to get my car inspected.

Until next time!
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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Apartment Hunting, Granny Squares and More

As I wrote in my last post, I have been apartment hunting. I think I finally will be able to get into an apartment within the next month. Thank goodness! It's close to my youngest daughter's place too. I expect to hear something from the apartment manager within the next week or so. Keeping fingers crossed!

I've also been busy crocheting. I've made several double thick potholders, washcloths, a placemat, a "bag bag" (storage bag for grocery bags) and I'm working on my first ever granny square afghan.

The granny square afghan is a "work in between" project. I'm currently joining what squares I have made and I can't work with the black yarn very long or I go cross-eyed. That's why I have several smaller projects going for when I'm taking a break from joining granny squares. Once I've run out of squares I'll start making more.  Here's a photo of the progress so far.

I'll be putting a border around it once I'm done. I'd like to run a row of each of the flower petal colors around the border with black in between the other colors. I think it'll look good that way.

I've made two potholders, both double thick. This one I gave to my daughter.

This one I made for me, for my new apartment's kitchen. I used the same colors as in my rug, you can check it out HERE. I have another potholder that I made just like this one but it has purple trim. It's currently packed away.

Here's a placemat I made that also matches. It needs blocking to square it up a bit though.

Finally, my latest creation, a "bag bag". It's a bag to store plastic grocery bags in. I love how it turned out. There's a hole at the top to put the bags in and a hole at the bottom to pull them out of. It'll come in handy for sure as I like to re-use the grocery bags for trash bags and such.

I want to get started on another rug, this one will be for the bathroom. I can't WAIT to get into my apartment. I have missed having my own place.

Back to work on the granny square afghan!

Until next time!
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