Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Crochet: Works in Progress

I am always working on something and wanted to show my latest projects. I am trying a couple of new fleece techniques. One use a new rotary "skip stitch" cutter and fleece blocks so it kind of looks like a quilt. I just finished it tonight. Here are a few shots of my first attempt, a fall theme print with a lime green solid.

Here is a close up of the new border I tried. I finally found my booklet that has a bunch of different borders (50 actually) and will try to make my borders a little more interesting and pretty. I like this one. It actually called for one more round around, but I thought it was big enough already.

I am in the midst of one other project. I put it on hold for a minute to do this one because it's a bit more labor intensive. It is going to be so pretty though. It's a baby afghan with a silhouette of an angel on each block. Here is a photo of one of the blocks. The blocks are pretty good sized and it takes about 4 and 1/2 hours to do each block, so it's time consuming, although not difficult. The original pattern called for 12 blocks, but I think that would be too huge. I think I may stop at 9. I've got 7 done so far and I'll see how it looks before I decide if I'll stop at 9 or not.


Anonymous said...

They look Great! Very impressive! Do you have new furniture since I've been to your house? You don't have much longer to hold on to that statement in your profile of "forty something" (heehee)! Thanks for showing off your talent!

Cynthia said...

Very cool. I don't know how you get so many projects done. A blanket that took 4 hours for each square would take me about a year and a half to finish. Good work!