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It’s Been 5 Months…. Hello!

What happened?

Well, for starters, Photobucket was really getting on my nerves and I just gave up on it for a while- I have been really good about updating my Instagram and Ravelry accounts though. I’m so happy Ravelry allows me to link to Instagram- makes things so much easier! If you are curious enough about my crochet projects, here’s my Ravelry, and if you’re just curious about pictures I take, here’s my Instagram. I think I made this blog before I discovered Ravelry. Once Ravelry happened, it was much easier to keep track of projects and new patterns. Essentially, this blog is a bit irrelevant.

Now it seems that WordPress has you directly upload to their servers…. I don’t know how I feel about that. What if I run out of space?! Are you forcing me to pay you, WordPress?

Secondly, I’ve been going through a tough time since around October. Everything has been kinda hazy and feeling dull- mild depression and anxiety.  I’m trying to do my best though! Some days are better than others. I hope to get to a point where I have more better days than not, but when you’re living in the moment, it’s hard to gauge until you look back. Sometimes looking back is difficult.

Thirdly, remember that flower blanket I’ve been working on? That’s all I’ve pretty much been working on. One project isn’t much to post. I have, however, finally finished said afghan! Just a couple of weeks ago actually. Yes, all 70 squares, plus a border!

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I’m sorry about the coloring in the photo. The lighting around here is not great, and I don’t have the best camera. That’s a queen-sized bed. It’s really heavy actually, and I finished it just in time for summer! Haha. Next winter, though, it’s going to be my savior.

This close up shot of the corner has slightly better lighting.

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The border is not part of the original pattern. The original pattern has you do a round of plain old double crochet in the buff color all around the edge. That seemed boring. So, I pulled out my trusty “border bible” (and this is the first time I’ve actually used it, which was very exciting), and figured #9 was the best fit. I have many crochet books that I’ve never used, and it’s always exciting when I get to use them. Hahaha

After two years, I finished the project!

There’s some projects from around Christmas that I haven’t posted and I’ve been dabbing in some smaller projects between this huge blanket, so I’ll post about those eventually.

Until next time (and I promise it’ll be sooner, rather than later), happy crocheting!

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70 Flowers

A while back I mentioned that I was going to make a flower afghan and that I’ve been wanting to make it for a couple of years now. I’m happy to report that stage 1 has been completed!

This is what 70 crocheted flowers look like:

DSCN0500These 70 flowers will eventually become 70 squares! Each of these flowers has taken me 15 minutes, so you can do the math on that one. I might have to keep this afghan, I’ve spent so much time on it. Although, if someone I know- really know, really love- is going to get married or something, this would make an excellent wedding gift.

Until next time, happy crocheting!

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A Flower Afghan

One of the projects I want to get down this year is an afghan. I’ve decided that I want to make a flower afghan. I found this pattern a long time ago, and I bought all the yarn for it last year, but didn’t have a chance to really start it. It will take a very long time I think. For starters, it requires 70 squares. That means I have to make 70 of these flowers.

So far, I have about 5. It will definitely take me a while for this! Haha, and this is something I’m doing on the side. There are other things I’m also working on. However, I’m very excited to finally be able to do this!

Until next time, happy crocheting!

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S&T Sunday: It’s Over! x50

After a month of non-stop blocks, I present the completed product!

The final product is a little bigger than a twin bed. I’m pretty happy with it. The blue and teal stripes were a good idea, and the original red, yellow, and orange might have been too monochromatic. Even though, the gray square corners were done on a whim, I’m very happy with how those turned out.

Now, what does this mean? I CAN HAVE A LIFE AGAIN! I can go out without feeling guilty. I don’t have to worry about not doing a set number of squares a day. I can read books again! I can play video games! I can do things that don’t involve worrying about this!

Not that it wasn’t a good experience, but given the time limit, there was a lot of pressure to finished this, and now it’s done! WOO-HOO! Party~~~~!

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S&T Sunday: The 50’s 50

Last time on The Adventures of a 50th Anniversary Afghan, little 50 was growing up very nicely.

Now, I’ve completed the centerpiece!

You may notice the bit of red in the middle. Interesting story, I was running low on the rose color, and couldn’t find it in the store, and at some point was having some internal dialogue that goes, “GAAAAH! What am I going to do?!?!” Finally, as I mentioned last week, I took apart that really ugly hat, because it was the same color, but still it wasn’t enough. That’s why there’s that red in the middle, because I was freaking out about running out of yarn. That also explains the blue/green center of the zero.

As of now, only 200 squares to go! Wooooo~!

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Motif Monday: Fall Already?

It’s been getting colder lately, and the leaves are changing colors too! Yay, fall!

You know what’s great for this cooler weather? AN AFGHAN! (:D LOL, I know, I’m crazy about them.)

This is such a fitting fall one, this it? Pattern is on Red Heart, here:

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S&T Sunday: 50th Anniversary Update

This is how that 50th Anniversary afghan for my grandparents is going:

I know, I know. The colors are different than the diagram, but my mom called and said that the original colors were probably too bright, so put in some blues and greens. I completely ditched the orange, but the red and yellow I’d already started and didn’t want to start over. Definitely looks more like a flag than a blanket right now. Also, my room isn’t big enough to take a picture of the whole blanket- some of the ends got cut off in the picture. 😦

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S&T Sunday: Granny Squares Blanket

The blanket that I’m making my grandparents is a granny squares blanket, and this is my first granny squares blanket.

The colors look a bit Christmas-y, but it took two months. I’m really happy with it and it’s very warm. I didn’t do any blocking with it, because the squares connect as you go.

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50th Anniversary, Big Project

Next month is my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary, also known as the golden anniversary. Huge milestone! I thought that as a gift I could crochet a nice blanket for them.

Here is a rough sketch of the project:

It will be a mini-granny square blanket that’s 32×26 squares or 832 squares. Each square is about 2″. Doing the math, I’m going to have to crochet at least 20 squares a day to complete it by Oct. 19. Go go go!! If I had known it was their anniversary sooner, I might have started earlier and had less cramming. That blue square afghan I was working on: on hold.

Yellow is the obvious choice for “gold,” and red is a lucky color in China. Orange is also kind of a golden color (maybe?), but mainly, my mom thought that a bright red and yellow blanket was too, well, bright. By the way, for the yellow, I bought the Caron One Pound yarn; it is HUGE.

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Motif Monday: Ripple Baby Blanket

Most afghans I’ve had are rectangular, which is why I thought this pattern was really cool.


It’s round! This is definitely on my “to-try list.”

The pattern can be found on Ravelry from user, Celeste Young: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rainbow-ripple-baby-blanket

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