Saturday, February 26, 2011

Smooth Fox's Charity Squares

I have tested a few patterns for Donna over at SmoothFox Crochet and Knit recently. She is always coming up with pretty squares and blanket patterns and asks for testers. I really enjoy doing this. Many of her patterns are available for free on Ravelry, go look them up when you get a chance.

Smooth Fox is asking for volunteers to crochet squares for charity. All squares will go to a group called Online Angels. She will send you the patterns to make the squares with. The picture above is one of the patterns. Please go check out her site and help if you can.
Hope you all are having a lovely weekend. TTYS!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sunset, Lenses, Flowers, and Progress

I got new toys! I recently purchased a couple of new lenses for my camera, a 70-300mm lens and a macro lens. I haven't been able to play with them like I want to yet, but have tinkered a little bit with them. I love this shot of the moon.
I also love sunset pictures. I call this a cotton candy sky. The shades of pink and purple are just beautiful.

I took a few pics with the macro. These aren't as good as Kate's from the The Garden Bell, but I am learning.

Beautiful color.

Also lovely in black and white.

I can't decide which one of these I like the most.

Progress on the new Granny is going slow. I haven't had much time this week, hopefully later tonight I can work a few more squares.

Twenty six squares finished so far, and a couple more that need borders and hooked into the blanket.
I am still loving this one and the different square combos.
I hope your having a great week! I am looking forward to Saturday, we are expecting temps up to 74. Time to open the windows and let the fresh air flow. I guess thats about it for now so I will TTYS.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My Latest WIP

Hi Ya'll, just stopping in to show off my latest work in progress. I am loving this one, and each new square I make becomes my favorite.

Love it!

Love it!

Love it!

One other good thing about this WIP is I am really filling up my scrap jar so fast! This picture was taken Friday night and today it is well over half full.

I have finished 11 squares so far. I am using the join-as-you-go method and sewing in the ends as I go.

I got the color ideas from this finished afghan I came across on Flickr.

I am using the Grandma All Square from Royal Sisters. I love the tutorials found on The Royal Sisters blog, and the photos from Cottage 45 on Flickr. I will post some progress pictures later in the week.
I hope everyone of you has had a wonderful weekend, they never last long enough, and that the week ahead is a great one! TTYS!