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Featured FO of the day! Car Blanket

As the first week of Ravelympics mania has us all glued to our hooks and yarn, the projects have slowed down a little in the group. If you are like me you whipped out a few quickies, and then settled into the long distance projects!

This car blanket by CLF Flaming Hooks member camelvineyard is so lovely! A great  way to stash bust!

Well done! Hook on peeps…Can’t wait for more FO’s to post about!

And, as we speak about awards and competitions…know that I am busy making the survey’s to conduct voting for the 2010 Flamie awards. It will be a little while before I’m done, but it’s the worth the wait! Stay tuned and be ready to vote when I holler GO 🙂

Comfort-ghan Blocks

Crochet, Bullion Stitch, cross motif

Second block for mother in law's comfortghan.

None of these have ends woven in, or edged, just the raw finished blocks. They are all approximately 6 inches by 6 inches. I am making plain squares to go between the bullions. Each square will be different, because I just can’t choose one of the blocks to work with! This is a nice bulky yarn and I’m using a K hook.

Bullion Square, Crocheted.

Another block for mother in law's afghan.

Block a, Bullion stitch afghan square: Crochet

One of the blocks for my mother in law's comfort-ghan.

I love doing bullions. I honestly don’t do them often enough in my projects, since I really do love making them. When I was deciding what kind of afghan to make for my mother in law, I happened upon Bonnie Pierce’s book, Twenty Four Blocks on a Roll, in my office. Besides being a dear friend, Bonnie is an exceptionally gifted, talented and generous person, still I didn’t buy the book because of all of that; I bought the book because it’s full of very beautiful squares.

Never mind that afghans are the one project I make the least, I had to have this gorgeous collection of squares that just defy the “same ol’ same ol’ reputation of crochet.

I never follow a pattern to the letter, though I am following her stitch counts. I think freeformer that Bonnie is, she’d be dissappointed if I actually used the color schemes as prescribed in the book.

Aren’t these just beautiful? To see the original blocks go to her website http://www.elegantcrochet.com.