Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Playing Catch-Up Keeping with July??

Sorry I haven't been keeping up with my blog recently. I had a really bad case of Strep throat, and not being able to take any anti-biotics it just seemed to hang on forever.What little crocheting and knitting I did do was centered around the 4th of July. Below are some of the things I made.
The first afghan is Beth's Star Afghan, I added small star motifs to the points. You can find her pattern here.
Next was tons of gift bags for the 8th Annual Blow My Fort Up Contest. Some of these are just for the little neighborhood kids that don't actually participate with destroying each others Fort. The pattern takes less than a skein of Worsted Weight 4 ply. The water bottle are from a terrific pattern here at The Elusive Loos. I made long handles and short ones both, making the handle separetely and ones where I just kept going.
The Gift Bags are actually market bags from Krystal at Crochetville. The pattern is here.

The final afghan was trying to deal with Red Hearts stars and Stripes variegated. Everything I made looked terrible, so I kept starting projects then spending the rest of the evening tearing them out. I finally settled on an afghan pattern called Gentle Waves. Mixed with just the Hot Red and Blue it looked okay. You can't add white, because the variegated has more of a cream in it.
This afghan is found here:

or in pdf file here


Sherry said...

wow it all looks great. welcome back glad to hear you are feeling better. i certainly missed your post......:)

Pammy Sue said...

Way to go, Barbara! I am the happiest person out here in cyberspace to not see that darn banana bread recipe today.

Love all your crochet stuff. The afghans are really neat. That variegated turned out nice afterall, huh? You said you hadn't been crocheting much, but you lied! Your pants are on fire.

Susan said...


I wanted to Thank You for this pattern. I'm using it to make bags for Cancer Patients.