2018 is the year for completing works-in-progress (WIPS) I recently came across a bag of these circles which have become my primary focus. I’m close to converting all of the circles into squares. Once I have completed that task I will join the squares together. Not sure what joining method I will use. Stayed tuned and find out. Until next time…
It’s embarrassing to admit that only recently I completed two of works in progress (WIP) from 2017. Better late than never…LOL
In my previous post you saw the start of a blanket. Who knew that three blankets would result from two large balls and one small ball of contrast yarn! They say variety is the spice of life so I crocheted a V-stitch, granny square and a rectangular granny square blanket. First time working with the Snuggly Wuggly yarn, love it, it’s so soft.
I can’t believe it’s mid-April, this year is flying by. The calendar says it’s spring but this weekend is one continuous ice storm, I am NOT amused.
I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from crafting but have picked up the hook again and slowly working through various projects. Finished a scrap, as well as baby afghan. Currently working on a V-stitch baby blanket using yarn that was donated by Seneca serves. Once I finish this blanket I have several works-in-progress that I should get back to, the emphasis on the “should”….LOL
On March 1st I had the privilege of working with a group of college students and staff, Seneca Serves. Part of a three-day leadership program, students were asked to give back to the community, and they chose Warming Families as their project. I spent the day demonstrating how to make granny squares that will eventually be turned into a blanket. For pictures of that phenomenal day go here...
Wishing everyone a great year. It’s another year, another year of possibilities.
As you might have noticed it’s been months since I last posted. Sorry, but these past few months have been hectic working on other projects. Unfortunately I’ve also gotten behind in my crocheting. Like last year for 2018 I want to focus on completing WIPs (works-in-progress) and sewing donated squares into blankets.
Over the holidays I managed to get a few rows in on this never-ending yarn stash buster.
Since last checking in I’ve assembled six blankets from donated squares. Now that summer is unfortunately coming to an end it’s time to get back to completing one more personal blanket. I definitely want to reach the goal of two blankets for this summer.
When looking for some joining yarn I came across a stash of bright colours. What can I say, often I’m drawn to colours based on the season and what better time to work with these delightful shades than during the summer months? Stayed tuned to see the outcome.
My goal for this summer was to complete at least two blankets, I’m now half way to goal. I’ve finished off the join-as-you-go blanket. I made the strips then joined the strips together using the continuous method which means there are less ends to sew in. If you are considering making one of these blankets the one comment I would make is be aware that by using random skeins of yarn the thickness may vary slightly by brand and type of yarn.
Since completing this blanket I’ve moved on to sewing some of the squares donated by crochet guild, Toronto Hookups Crochet Guild, into a blanket. It’s hot and humid here today so that project has been put aside until cooler temps. So it’s time for me to move back to working on the squares for one of my other projects.
I'm currently have three projects on the go, what can I say but I get bored easily….LOL Granny squares form the basis of all three blankets. Over time I've accumulated a collection of odd skeins and I was looking for ways to put them to use. These projects allow for a mixture of colours and quantity of yarn. Voila an easy way to de-stash.
My "Daisy" Blanket…if you are in a position of not having sufficient yarn for a larger square all you need for this square is a small length for the centre and sufficient yarn to make the petals and borders.If you are interested in making your own daisy square blanket you can find a tutorial on Pinterest.
I love quilts but sewing is not my forte. Here’s a way of quilting using crochet squares. I’m making a “puzzle” quilt. I’m using this image I found on Pinterest as a guideline. For this blanket I’m making 3 row granny squares.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve made a blanket using the “join-as-you-go” method so when I saw this blanket on Pinterest I thought it would be an interesting way of whittling down those larger odd skeins of yarn. I'm making 6 strips of 8 - 6 row squares. Here’s how far I’ve gotten…
My goal is to finish at least two of these blankets by the end of September. I’m giving myself plenty of time as I can no longer crochet for long periods of time. Stay tuned for the final creations.
Without air conditioning I find it too hot to work on a continuous project until the end of summer so it’s all about squares. Working with squares is also a great way to de-stash. If you’re like me then you probably have a lot of odds skeins leftover from projects or skeins you inherited from someone clearing out their stash…LOL Here’s what I’m doing with my skeins….8” square, and when there’s insufficient left on the skein for a 8” square what’s left over becomes a 3 row square or centre for another project.
Dalyce Newby – I’ve been the area volunteer for the Greater Toronto & Area chapter since 2001. My primary crafts are crocheting and knitting. I also have an interest in scrapbooking and I'm currently working on a heritage album.