Saturday, May 20, 2006

Famous last words

Just yesterday I was bemoaning the fact I have been uninspired, craftily speaking, so what do I do today? I begin a baby afghan for a co-worker's baby shower to be held in the middle of June. Here's your first look at Abigaile's Afghan . . .

After the red, there will be two more colors before the colors repeat.

This is a basic ripple afghan. The pattern is three rows of double crochet in whatever wonderful color(s) you have handy followed by one row of single crochet in the highlight color.

I'm using fingering weight/sock yarn with a size G (US) crochet hook. Starting with a 219 stitch chain gets an afghan about 28 - 29 inches in width. Since it's not done yet, I can't tell you how long it will be. Well, that isn't strictly true. I could do the math to figure it out, but this is the weekend and I don't do math.


Friday, May 19, 2006

Busy, sick, and just plain lazy

I'm still pretty much on a reading kick. I can't seem to work up the interest to knit or cross stitch. And this week I've been in agony with an abscessed tooth (for which I'm taking antibiotics) so I haven't really been interested in doing anything.

However, I have increased my stash again . . .

The three on the left are from Kreative Kitties and the three on the right are from kbrece.