Quick & Easy Throws

As I make gifts, I usually write my own patterns.  These throws were made for gifts for student workers and for one of my daughters. All four of these I crocheted in under 12 hours.  They work up quickly because you use a large hook and the yarn is so thick.  More than that, they are … Continue reading Quick & Easy Throws

Publishing Crochet Patterns

My day yesterday did not go as planned.  This is not a surprise to me - rarely do my days go as planned.  But last night I was kicking myself for taking a nap instead of getting things done.  Vicki went to bed early and I opted to work on the computer. This meant the … Continue reading Publishing Crochet Patterns

Family Celebrations and Finished Projects

It's done!  I finally finished the big blanket for my youngest daughter.  It took a lot of work and time but her Packer emblem corner to corner graph afghan is done.  In the picture on the left it is laying on top of my king size bed and a few inches hang over on the … Continue reading Family Celebrations and Finished Projects

Prepping for Vacation

Four days of work left before my vacation.  I can't wait.  It will be good to have a break and just be at home.  I don't have to shower or dress if I don't want to - though the other people at home might object if I go too long without showering. My plan - … Continue reading Prepping for Vacation

More Quiet, More Crocheting

Ken and I went to JoAnn's yesterday.  He hates it but was very helpful and even helped pick out fabric.  He's such a good sport, sometimes.  I got all the things I needed for the projects I have in mind.  The fabric is in the laundry being washed and dried so I can work on … Continue reading More Quiet, More Crocheting

Crochet Arm

In an effort to have an afghan done before we go visit our daughters, I've been putting in a lot of hours crocheting.  Probably more than I normally do.  Yesterday, I noticed that when I tried to straighten my right arm, it hurt.  I have aches and pains all the time, so I didn't think … Continue reading Crochet Arm