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 🙂
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.
Another block for mother in law's afghan.
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.
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