I know I haven’t posted in a while. It’s been pretty crazy around here, between the start of summer vacation for the kids, starting a course, a kid starting summer school, and the lovely news that we are moving. Yeah, like I said, crazy. 🙂 I will try to post more than once a month over the summer but no guarantees.
All that said, I have managed to finish a few things.
This Solid Granny Square Bag:
This baby blanket:
And a sweater to go with it:
And last but not least, square number one of the Doctor Who CAL:
I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to do separate posts just for the Doctor Who CAL like I did for the Firefly one or not. I may not get back to this CAL for a while as I have a request for a different graphghan.
That’s it for things I’ve managed to finish for now. Maybe my next post will be what I’m working on now. Or not. We’ll see… 🙂
It’s taken about two months longer than it was supposed to but I’ve finally finished the Firefly CAL. The squares are joined. There’s even a border. The back, however, looks terrible. :p I’m planning to attach some fabric to the back to take care of that problem.
I’m not as happy with some of the squares as I could be and there are some sort of obvious mistakes on a couple of them but overall I like it. 🙂 Excuse the somewhat blurry picture. My camera was being uncooperative…
Now, being the glutton for punishment that I am, I’ve decided to start the Whovian CAL. It’s an older one so all of the squares are already posted. I have no idea how long this one will take. Here’s my progress so far:
Next I really need to get back to that poor doll I was working on. She is in desperate need of some clothes. 🙂
It’s been not quite a week now since the Calgary Expo wrapped up. I don’t feel like sleeping for a week and my feet don’t hurt any more so I guess I’ve recovered. 🙂 I attended on Saturday and spent the other three days volunteering and it was awesome as always. This was my third year in admissions which is definitely a good place to be if you want to see all the costumes as people come in. A couple of may favourites were a somewhat elderly Prince Charming, complete with glass slipper and still searching for his Cinderella, and his Fairy Godmother companion and this guy (girl? No idea who was inside):
We put a wrist band on the person’s arm ( and yes, it is sticking out of Pikachu’s mouth) and then strung three wrist bands together and wrapped them around Pikachu’s arm. We found the whole process hilarious but I guess you had to be there. 🙂 In our defence, it was Sunday and that is when the expo exhaustion tends to set in.
This was actually the only picture I took during expo. I wish I had more to post but if you’re interested there are a ton of pictures on the #calgaryexpo instagram. There were some totally amazing costumes.
I do have two other pictures from the expo.
Maybe next year there will be Firefly cast members and I can bring a picture of my (not yet finished) blanket from the CAL to start collecting autographs. I wonder who will come out next year….
I may not have been posting a lot lately but I have been busy crocheting. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately.
A blanket sweater.
This baby sweater and hat from the Moogly blog. I modified the sweater to have a collar instead of the hood.
And a bunny lovey.
And that is all for now. What have you all finished lately?
I’m so far behind with this CAL now I’m not sure what week to consider this post. 😛
Anyway, Here are the most recent squares I’ve completed:
The leaf on the wind.
One of the banners (you can’t take the sky from me). I don’t have enough pins to pin the whole thing out at once.
I’ve also joined everything I have finished together. This is the part I dislike almost as much as weaving in ends.
So there it is. That’s what I’ve gotten done for this CAL I’m not sure yet if I’ll be doing one more square or five. I will be doing another banner to put at the top. It will probably be the I aim to misbehave banner.
Has anyone else out there finished this CAL? Other than it’s creator of course. 🙂 Two Hearts Crochet has moved on and the Game of Thrones CAL is in full swing over there.
There are a few projects that I have on the go right now. Click the links to find the patterns.
The tunisian knit stitch top I’ve been working on for months now hasn’t gotten any farther. I think I can officially classify this one as hibernating for now. Hopefully, I’ll get back to it someday soon.
I’m making good progress on this Chevron Lace Cardigan. It’s the second one I’ve made from this pattern. I strongly suspect I’m going to be playing yarn chicken with it though.
Another project I’m just sort of winging is this poncho. It doesn’t look much like a poncho yet but it will. I’m using Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball and I just love the colour changes in it. So pretty. 🙂
I’ve finally finished this baby set. Here we have the Loopy Love blanket, sweater, and hat from Moogly. They’re adorable and I can’t wait to send them.
Having finished one baby sweater, I’ve started work on another. This one is for a boy so I get to use something other than pink for a change. No picture of it yet though since there’s not really much to see yet.
I haven’t finished any more squares for Firefly CAL yet. I’m about three weeks behind now. 😛 Oh well, maybe this week….
My virus blanket is finally finished!
As I have neither the patience or the yarn to make it any larger, it’s a throw. Even at that size it was really hard to get a picture of the whole thing. It is almost as wide as my queen size bed though so it’s a good sized throw.I’m thinking of donating it to my daughter’s air cadet squadron for their silent auction at the end of the month.
As much as I love the pattern I’m not sure I could make another one. I really seem to struggle with blankets in general, they just take so long. Maybe I’ll make a virus shawl if I get the urge to play with this pattern again. Shawls I don’t take nearly so long to finish. 🙂
I can’t believe we’re over a month into the Firefly CAL already. Last week’s squares were the Alliance Flag and Shiny. I only made one of them, Shiny, since I’m not a big fan of the Alliance. Sure, every show needs a big bad enemy, but that doesn’t mean I have to like them. 🙂
This square turned out pretty well though all those colour changes for the word were a bit of a pain.
Also posted this past week were the bonus squares. I’m planning to make several of them so I was pretty excited to see them. Now I just need to decide exactly which ones I’m making and them find the time to actually get started on them.
This week’s regular squares are both Wash related: Wash’s dinosaurs and Leaf on the Wind. I’ll be making Leaf on the Wind but not the dinosaur square as I’ve decided to only make one square per character. These are only two more weeks left in the CAL so I should probably start weaving in ends and figuring out what order I’m going to be joining these things in. 🙂
Here is my latest square in the Firefly CAL, Kalyee’s Parasol:
I’m not sure I like how this one turned out. Colours that are only a single stitch wide don’t seem to work very well in tunsian and I made a couple mistakes that are a little too obvious for my liking. I think I’ll put it away and see if it grows on me later.
This week’s squares are Shiny And the Alliance flag. I’ve already started on Shiny and will probably make the Alliance flag too. Pictures in a week. 🙂
Here is a peak at what I’ve been up to lately. Some of these are new projects while others I feel like I’ve been working on forever.
Scarf. Pretty straight forward I guess. This one I just started a few days ago.
Baby sweater. Just needs sleeves and it will be done.
This week’s square for the Firefly CAL.
The top I started ages ago. It doesn’t look like it’s grown at all but I swear it has. 🙂
My latest doll. She now has a full body and a shirt. The clothes always seem to take me the longest to make.
And my virus blanket. I first posted this one back before Christmas. It’s definitely grown since then though it was hibernating for a while. It’s getting big enough that it’s hard to get a good picture of it.
That’s it for now. I’m sure I’ll find something else to start soon enough. 🙂