Friday, September 30, 2005

1 down, 2 to go. . .

So I shipped Hannah's afghan out late Wednesday afternoon, and ::gasp:: it made it to New York by noon today! No wonder the USPS is broke; priority mail was only ONE DOLLAR more than 8-day! Insanity! She's promised to send me photos of herself wrapped up in it, along with a few detail shots. Posts will follow shortly! My mother also loved it, calling it "french vanilla ice cream colored -- yummy!" Leave it to an art teacher who spends her days with 5-10 year olds to liken my crocheting to dessert :)

My 63 Square 'ghan is progressing steadily along, but may be sidelined for a few days while I whip up a baby blanket for my mom to give at an upcoming shower. She called this afternoon "just to ask" how quickly I thought I could crochet one. . . and before I knew what was happening, the Aztec books were on the floor and my car was maneuvering itself over to Michaels!

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Two More Squares, so little Aztec. . .

Between chapters, I've been crocheting up a storm. I can't help it. . . I'm just so bored! The Crochetvillers have been great, and I'm just so psyched to get this afghan together.

I'm already planning to make a second one for my grandfather, to decorate the room he'll be living in when he moves into my parents' home this coming spring. I've been promising him an afghan for a while, and he seems to really like the sampler square ones, like the one I'm making now. It's a lot like the ones his grandmother Pearl used to make. . . incidentally, I'm a lot like her!
Check it out: Square 34, finished 9/24 at 10 pm, and Square 40, finished at 10:30

Saturday, September 24, 2005

63 Square Afghan Crochet Along!

With Hannah's afghan finished, I need a new project to keep me occupied between chapters! I've finished my first square, #21: Flower Square. Check it out!

. . . update. . . rather than do work, I've finished #55! Only 61 more to go!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Crochetville Purse Swap!

Just signed up for the purse swap on Crochetville. I hope I get someone who wants a purse and not a tote, because I have a teriffic pattern I've been dying to try! Then again, I could make a pretty slammin' tote, too. . . decisions, decisions! Need to get back to my research now.

Friday, September 16, 2005

New Project. . .

Just finished up some readings on SW archaeology I was getting behind on. Have decided to begin a new side project, taking a break from the massive afghan I'm currently crocheting for my sister (which is long overdue, in her approximation). Anyhow, the project is Toni Maddox's Dayflower Lace Scarf.

Plans to post pics soon. . . stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Sleepless nights. . .

Spent too many hours reading and thinking today, and am unable to sleep. Alas, my first official post is not about knitting or crocheting, but about my inability to do either today! Perhaps tomorrow will be more productive, and perhaps I will find the time to post pictures of my current project.