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. 🙂
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?
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
I ended up a little behind on my squares for Two hearts Crochet’s Firefly CAL so I didn’t post any last week. To make up for that, I have three for today:
I still have to weave in the ends on these and finish the ends for the Serenity square as well.
The next squares are available now here. They are Kaylee’s Parasol and Kaylee’s Party Dress. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to make either of these squares. I have the colours for the parasol but I really like the dress…. I guess you’ll just have to come back next week to find out what I decide. 🙂
I’m really enjoying this CAL even if my squares need to be pinned down just so they flat long enough to take a picture. That’s just the nature of the tunsian crochet though and they’ll flatten out once they’ve been joined together.Unfortunately, I’m really not looking forward to that part. It’s my least favourite part of making blanket’s out of squares. Maybe I’ll start now so it’s less painful than doing it all at once at the end.Oh well, off to stare at the pictures of this week’s squares to try to decide what to make next.
I’ve finished the first square in the Firefly CAL.
It’s the Serenity! I realize it came out as a rectangle instead of a square but I think it looks fine. I guess my stitches are just a bit taller than they are wide. 🙂
I’m using tunisian simple stitch instead of the mini corner to corner that the graphs are written for so mine are bound to come out looking a bit different.
This week’s squares are available now on the Two Hearts Crochet blog. They are Jayne’s hat and River’s axes. I’m planning to make both and I’ve already started on Jayne’s hat. Pictures will follow, I promise. In the meantime, why not head over to Two Hearts Crochet and check out the rest of the upcoming squares for the CAL?
Hello crafty people. 🙂 Its only been a week since my last post but I think I can do better than that. We’ll see…
I have started the Firefly CAL over at Two Hearts Crochet. https://twoheartscrochet.com/crochet-along-projects/firefly-cal/
If anyone is wondering, CAL stands for Crochet-A-Long. All these wacky acronyms people throw around on the internet…
My progress so far isn’t exactly breathtaking but I haven’t had to rip it out yet so its going quite well. 🙂 Five rows down, 45 more to go. New squares a published weekly with the next one due on the 10th so I guess I should get hooking on this one or I’m going to end up behind.
The Two Hearts blog has a ton of free and geeky patterns, including several CALs. I used a couple of squares from their Star Wars CAL to make a pillow for Christmas and I’m eyeing the Doctor Who CAL as well. Check out the blog at: https://twoheartscrochet.com/ and maybe find some inspiration for your next project.
As promised in my last post, here is the convertible hat I’ve been making multiples of.
The pattern can be found here: http://www.goddesscrochet.com/2015/02/27/ponytail-hat-neckwarmer-free-crochet-pattern/
The pictures are of the first one I made, using whatever yarn I had lying around, to test out the pattern. It has a drawstring in the top and can be worn three different ways: with the drawstring fully open for a cowl, drawstring partially closed to allow a bun or ponytail to poke out, and fully closed as a regular hat.
I think it turned out quite well and I’ve made several since. No one would guess that the hat has a white band because I ran out of green. 😉
I am alive 🙂 and I will post more often now that the holiday madness and new year drama are over. Part of the reason it’s taken me so long to get a new post up is that I’ve been having a hard time deciding what to post first. I’ve been pretty busy lately you see… So I figure I’ll start off with the Christmas present I couldn’t post earlier.
First, we have the 4th Doctor’s scarf:
Next is the blanket for my daughter:
A Star Wars themed pillow for my son:
A convertible hat for my God-daughter:
And a hat and scarf for my mother-in-law:
That’s about it for Christmas presents. Next post: more about that convertible hat.