The Crafting Continues

A couple of weeks ago I finished all the squares needed for my granny square afghan.  I wasn’t able to get the yarn needed to complete the joins and border straight away, and I was at a bit of a loss as to what I should do in the meantime.  Doing all of those squares had cleaned out my stash well and good.

So I decided to crochet myself a bag.  Much time was spent searching until I came across this pattern.  One week later, and it was completed!

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It even has a lining, complete with one pocket for my cell phone and another for my keys and lipbalm.  (I used to scoff at those people who couldn’t sew in a straight line.  Now, after being so out of practice, not so much.)  Luckily the piece of fabric  that’s been hanging out at the bottom of my sewing box for what must be nearly ten years was exactly the right size.

Raspberry Lime Swirl 1

And it’s fastened with some wooden toggles to keep everything safely inside where they belong.

Raspberry Lime Swirl 3

When I buy a bag, I usually make sure it has some kind of external pocket for plasters, various pills, tissues, etc.  Seeing as that isn’t the case with this bag, I’m using this little fella instead (a gift from my mum).

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I’ve also completed a crochet hook organizer.  It’s not too flash, but it does the job and now my hooks are tidy and easy to find.

The Hook Case with No Name 2

The Hook Case with No Name

So now I’m about ready to carry on with my afghan.  But first, I’m going to knit up these Victorian Fingerless Gloves.  Because.

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Look At Me Go!!

Time for a update about this afghan:

Dreaming of Granny Sqaures Progress 2

96 squares down, 48 to go.  (That’s eight piles of twelve done.)

I’m not sure what colour I want to use for the joins and border. At this stage I’m tossing up between white and cream, but I really can’t decide.

I know I’m definitely going to use this edging and just standard granny stitch joins.

It’s exciting!

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Chalkhill Blue & Crafting Update

Following up on this post, I completed that cardigan about a fortnight ago.  This is the finished product:
Chalkhill Blue Flat Chalkhill Blue v2 Chalkhill Blue Detail

I decided not to go ahead with the Lady Kina for my next project.  Trying to deal with 300+ stitches on the needles at once was just too hard.  So I chose to do the Miette instead.  All was going well, until the plastic of my circular needles split.  With that project now on hold, I decided to once again try my hand at crochet.  And I finally got the hang of it this time!

Dreaming of Granny Squares

Having now completed my very first granny square/anything crocheted at all, I decided to use up my short end stash of yarn to make an afghan.  Using a random pattern generator, and this pattern for the basics (though with the changes I’ve made, it probably won’t end up very much like that pattern at all), I have completed 49 squares so far (only 95 to go for a 12×12 square).  I’ve got it down to about 40 minutes per square, so it’s really not taking as long as I thought it would.

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What I Did Today

Today I cancelled my credit card, and celebrated with banana bread.

Continuing with the Dear Diary theme, I also bought some wool to knit this up.  The wool is Patons Stella and It feels so delicious.  I’m really looking forward to working with it.

Finally, I bought some buttons to finish off this cardigan:

Chalkhill Blue

(See the pattern here.  It is using Lincraft Sherbet, which I really don’t recommend.)

I really should share more of my knitting projects on here, then I’d at least to have some posts going out… I shall have another post with my latest projects out shortly.

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If you’re reading this anywhere but That Girl, Fae or a feed reader without attribution, it has been STOLEN! Who knew that my stuff was that good? ~ Fae

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