About Me

Arizona, United States
I'm a work-at-home mom who enjoys the beautiful sunsets here in the high desert.

My Designs

For the free patterns for these afghan squares I designed for My Reading Afghan, click here.

My Recently Completed Projects

On The Hook

Ravelry CAL Afghan 1 in progress
Ravelry CAL Afghan 1

Ravelry CAL Afghan 2 in progress
Ravelry CAL Afghan 2

Ravelry CAL Afghan 3 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 3 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan 3

Ravelry CAL Afghan 4 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 4 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan 4

Ravelry CAL Afghan 5 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 5 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan 5

Ravelry CAL Afghan 6 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 6 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan 6

Ravelry CAL Afghan 7 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 7 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan--Flower Burst 7ARavelry CAL Afghan--Flower Burst 7B
Ravelry CAL Afghan 7

Ravelry CAL Afghan 8 in progress
Ravelry CAL Afghan 8

Ravelry CAL Afghan Blocks:
Dream Catcher
Cross My Heart
Cygnus
Chocolate Delight
Flower Burst

Friday, May 9, 2008

Ravelry CAL Afghan 7

This is the first afghan I've caught up on this month with all 10 squares finished--2 for each month so far.

This one is for my fourth oldest daughter, another one with pink for her favorite color. She actually was with me when I was getting the yarn, and she chose the colors she wanted.
I really like this color combination. It is all Red Heart Super Saver yarn, and the colors are Pink Camo (the multicolor one), Petal Pink, Frosty Green and Cafe.
The overall color scheme, especially the blending of the colors in the Pink Camo, reminds me of a pink rose.
I'm crocheting all of the squares for all of these CAL afghans with a size I hook, and this has been pretty consistent as far as density of the stitches goes.
I've had to modify some squares which didn't turn out large enough, but most of the sizes are close enough that I'm sure any slight differences will be taken care of in the joining.
The new square for May is called Flower Burst (bottom 2 pics), and it is a nice easy pattern that turns out really pretty. I didn't have to make any modifications--love that!

Since this yarn is supposed to be 'no dye lot' and since the colors are going to be so interspersed throughout each of the afghans, I've felt pretty safe getting only a couple of skeins at a time.

The first four skeins (one of each of the four colors) very nearly made all 10 squares so far, but not quite. Excruciatingly, I ran out of the Pink Camo with only one round to go on the second Flower Burst square (very bottom pic), so I had to get another skein of that in order to complete the 10th square.
The solids are lasting longer because they're 6-oz skeins. Since the multis come in 5-oz. skeins, it makes sense that the Pink Camo ran out first.
Since I was caught up on this afghan, I then spent some time working on the Flag Kippah design Husband wants. I'm pretty happy with the progress I've made, and I'll be writing a separate post about it.
Last night I worked on the border of the Pineapple Square Afghan. I got round 1 and part of round 2 (out of a total of 3 rounds needed) done while watching TV, even though my hands tend to hold still when my eyes and ears are glued on Lost. Turns out there are a lot of Lost Knitters (and crocheters) with that problem. As usual, last night's episode left me with more questions than answers.

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