Friday, February 3, 2012

Works in Progress

As usual, I suddenly find myself in the midst of a million different projects. I sometimes wish I had the discipline to finish one project before starting another. But, I mean, yeah right.

One is this fun crocheted ripple blanket that I am making for a crochet-along with the wonderful and talented Cheryl Cambras. She crochets things like life sized unicorns. Right up my alley.

My color inspiration comes from this Modcloth dress, which I really really wanted, but mustered up enough self control not to buy:

So I thought, oh I'll just crochet a blanket version of that dress. Because that's what everyone does, right?

If only I had a dollar for every time I started a blanket. I would have a lot of dollars.

But I WILL finish this one. I WILL.

I've also been busy quilting my rainbowlicious fabric project. Both of these projects look very similar in these pictures, which was not intentional. Maybe I am just on a slightly-off-primary stripe kick?


  1. I'm loving both your projects! A ripple or chevron afghan is in my future for sure :) But I have to say I'm especially loving the free-form quilting pattern that you are using on your last picture. I need to learn to quilt. :]

  2. Sure Love Your Pinterest Pages!!

  3. I wanted that Modcloth dress too!! I'm sure the blanket is going to be awesome!

  4. So is crocheting a blanket easier than knitting one? I've always wanted to try but have been scared to.

  5. yes it's way easier! it goes a lot faster because the stitches are bigger with more space between them [usually]. also there's not really such a thing as 'dropping stitches' because the stitch you're working on is interacting with a lot less yarn than in knitting. so if your hook falls out or you're carrying it around in your bag and a stitch gets ripped out, it's only that stitch that's affected and not a cascading domino effect down into previous rows.


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