I've been super lazy about the blog lately! Also, had a few minor catastrophic events in my life...#1-had another birthday. Every year I dislike the number attached even more! #2-my laptop died! Ok, this was the real catastrophic event. I didn't lose anything precious or irreplaceable like family photos or anything, as they are backed up elsewhere, but oh my! the craft info I lost was huge! So many bookmarks, saved freebie patterns, folders full of pics of finished projects just waiting to be posted to the old bloggy blog....it is an information gathering and organizational nightmare that I haven't had the energy to tackle just yet!
However, I have (as usual) been working on a bazillion projects at once!
I completed my first "granny square" afghan. Actually, its a lapghan. It took forever! Truly, I don't know how people have the will to complete full sized afghans made from tiny squares. I must have spent four hours just weaving in the ends on the squares, not to mention putting them all together, and there are only thirty six of them! (I used the single crochet method, the jury is still out on whether or not I'll use that method again).
The squares are called "circle in a square" and work up very quickly once you get the hang of it. I would sit watching TV and make four or so in a sitting (note to future self--weave in those ends every couple of squares!!!) Once the squares were sewn together, the blanket still seemed to small so I did a few rounds of double crochet around the edge the make it larger.
I didn't take a final measurement but it fit nicely across my lap. All in all, this project was a major pain in the butt, but in the end, I think it came out fun and bright because of the color combination, and was absolutely a learning experience!
I've actually been finishing projects lately, so more stuff to come! Happy Weekend!