Friday, February 29, 2008

Time to catch up

New POLL - don't forget to vote ----->

I really think it's time to change the poll here. Out of 15 whole votes - afghans win! YAY! Those are my favorite too.

I had forgotten how long it takes to make a good sized ghan with an I hook. The last 'I don't know how many' have been made with Homespun or 2 strands and an N hook. I had also forgotten that the gorgeous detail is so worth the effort!

This ghan that I'm working on for my SIL is almost finished. I've been working on 15 - 15 inch squares. I have the last rnd to do on the last 3 sqs and then I can whipstitch them onto the rest of it. Yes, I'm putting it together as I go. I guess it's time to start thinking about the border rounds.

Don't forget to vote in the new poll!


Friday, February 22, 2008

Flower Burst Square 15"

Who can believe I'm actually making a ghan with squares?!?
The Queen of 'I HATE whipstitching!!!'

This is Chris Simon's 12 inch Flower Burst Square with my own take on the colors and a few extra rows. (That's the cheating part!)

A dear friend at the 'Ville was recently diagnosed with cancer and a bunch of us decided to help create a comfortghan. I never make squares so I had no idea how many beautiful patterns there were out there!

A 4x6' ghan would need 24 - 12 inch squares.
With 15 inch squares I only need 15 !!!
The ghan is only off by 3 inches on each side!

There is a correction needed in:
Round 9 - (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in each corner, and
Round 10 will have one (dc, ch1, skip 1) less.

I also changed the very beginning just a little bit - I worked Round 2 with the wrong side facing and did bpsc, ch1 around.

To add the extra inches I added:
Round 11 - attach yarn in corner ch2 sp
R12 - slst into corner, [(3dc, ch2, 3dc) in corner, *3dc in next st, skip 2,* repeat *to* across row] repeat [to] on all 4 sides, slst to join.
R13 - dc in each st, (2dc, ch2, 2dc in each corner)
R14 - (dc, ch1, skip 1) across row, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in each corner
R15 - dc in each st, (2dc, ch2, 2dc in each corner)

RH Sage, Hunter Green and Soft White
and an I hook.


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy V Day

Happy Valentine's Day

to everyone!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

YAY!!! My Ravelry invite!!!!!

No wonder everyone's been talking about Ravelry! It's awesome! somehow (and I have no idea how it happened lol) I lost 2 hours last night just looking around!

Today is Amber's birthday so I don't have as much time as I'd like to hang out and check it out. I have some last minute shopping and cake baking to do instead.

Check out

Check out me on Ravelry

Someone in South Wales already already has
my username, so I'm going with

RoseRed, Inspired Crochet Design

Saturday, February 2, 2008

My newest favorite website is

The site is great - the pics are wonderful
the free patterns are incredible
the library and education pages are awesome!

I hear there's going to be more great things coming from them. You guys have to check it out.