Saturday, May 25, 2013

I wish that I could be crocheting all the time now that I have found so many different patterns on Pinterest lately, but of course I was doing too much in a day and started to get some pain in my hands and wrists. I don't know how people are able to crochet so much!

I had started working on the catbus from My Neighbor Totoro awhile ago but I still have not been able to finish them yet. I am making three of them and there are quite a lot of pieces needed! When I had shown the pattern to people at work, they loved it and so two of them are for people at work and one is for me!

One project that i did finish recently was a blanket for someone at work who is getting married in June, so as part of her gift for the little wedding shower we gave her I thought it would be nice to make her a blanket. It almost hadn't been finished in time but I stayed up late to get it done and this is what it looks like:

The pictures don't look all that good because I took pictures with my iPod. This is one of the types of shell stitches that I found in a book that I bought full of crochet patterns. I think that it turned out pretty well.

This next picture is of a blanket that I made a couple of months ago when my friends bought their first(and probably only!) house. The colors are slightly hard to see but they are purple, pink, orange, green, black and white. I wanted to combine their favorite colors together in a blanket and at first I wasn't sure how I was going to put purple pink, orange, and green together but I love how it came out. This has been only the second blanket that I have made and it is a variation on granny squares. Instead of a square the stitch just goes across the row as you can see here:

Currently I am working on this blanket:

Its not very big so it should be a good lap blanket. I meant for it to be a little bit wider but I am still learning! Oh and that is also my yarn in a mess but once I finish this white section I will roll up the yarn!