Thursday, May 24, 2012

Summer Starghan: Lemon Meringue

Many years ago (probably four, closer to five) my hubs dared to make a starghan (an afghan in the shape of a star). He went on to say that he didn't think I would because it involved stitches I had never done, and was thus totally new to me. I set out to prove him wrong, and did it rightly so.

I have decided to revisit this pattern and redo it with summer colors that remind me of pie, well sort of like pie. So Wednesday ended with my fingers wrapped in Banana Berry by Red Heart Yarns from their Super Saver line. The other two colors are Bright Yellow and Aran, both from the same line. I've used an H hook (US8, 5.5mm) in case anyone wants to know. And, if you would like to follow along, here is the link to the pattern: clicky.
Rounds 1-6

Rounds 1-9

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Bit of An Update

Last time we spoke, I had finished my cardigan. My sister didn't like it, so my mom got it. Since then, I have resurrected several sewing projects and began to finish them. I am currently in the process of completing a patchwork pillowcase for a body pillow. And once that's done, I will be finishing a messenger bag, maybe.

I still knit and crochet. I find that doing one craft and then switching to another for awhile keeps me from getting too burned out on either one at any given time. Needless to say, I am quite busy a lot. My mind is always thinking, always turning, always finding a new way to do something.

I leave you for now, with the end of school for my kiddos fast approaching and the beginning of summer right along with it. I should have more time in my day once I don't have to get up at 6AM every morning. So, until I see you again, have a nice day and be crafty in some way.