There has been another shift in the list – I finished the Spidey-inspired round ripple afghan for my grandson. I’m very excited to have it done and have already started hooking on the Navajo Indian Multi-Color Afghan for my brother – I have that listed as a birthday gift BUT if I get it done soon enough, it will be a Christmas present. I’d prefer it be a Christmas present, but we shall see.
First, before I go on with anything else – here is a picture of the Spidey Round Ripple. I did not have a space big enough to lay it out. It is significantly larger than the round ripple baby afghan I made a month or so ago for a co-worker. It covers a little more than half of a twin size bed. From this project, I also created a video tutorial on how to do the surface crochet on top of a round ripple (found here).
I added another item to the Added Items area of the list too – a Harry Potter scarf. Red Heart has started doing team spirit yarn – a two tone yarn that stripes itself – so I found the gold and burgundy and figured I’d make a scarf – if not for me, I know my son would love one. I am thinking of going back and grabbing the other Hogwart colors because I’m nerdy and fun that way. I’d love to have a Hufflepuff scarf.
I have to admit that I’m a little nervous about getting all my Christmas crafting done in time for the holiday. We just started September and I have an afghan on the hooks – and honestly, this afghan is going to be a BEAST… wait, I already used that phrase for the State Fair project…. uhm…. this one is going to be a nightmare – why, you ask? Because I had to increase the size significantly to suit my brother. My brother is 6’7″ and his wife is about 6′ tall. So for this blanket to work for them, I had to make it a good 7 foot wide. After working about 5 hours on it, I have about 3 inches done. It is done in single crochet with a drop double …. it’s definitely going to take a while – this is primarily why I listed this item as a birthday present.
But what makes this blanket special is my grandmother, the same one I have blogged about numerous times already, made this exact pattern for him when he was a boy. I remember that blanket and can see it when I close my eyes – it was part of his childhood. I don’t know where the afghan went but I do know he doesn’t have it anymore. One day, when I was going through Ravelry, I saw it – and immediately knew I had to make one for my brother. Right now, I’m three color changes into the pattern and I have had so many memories come back to me – I know I’ll be blogging about the experience very soon.
As far as progress is concerned – I think I’m going to have to do at least 1 color change a day to have a shot at finishing this thing on time.
The only other thing I know I must get done in the next week is a requested video tutorial. JB asked for this tutorial quite a bit ago but medical issues and some other work related things have kept me from doing it. I attempted to do the tutorial last week – what happened was I decided to do the tutorial outside for lighting…. and it started raining when I was about 3/4 of the way through. I haven’t had much luck since then – the surface crochet tutorial went ok…. but the hat…. not so much. *frowns*
I’ll get it done though – I am persistent!
Sooooo other than all that, I don’t have much more to talk about so I’ll leave you with the detailed list of what I have on the list, what I have added, and of those categories – what is done.
Project List Items (not started/in progress)
– Navajo Indian Multi-Color Afghan (Birthday gift)
– 17 squares for SIBOL
– 4 knit/crochet cloths for SIL (Christmas present)
– Shawl (gift for the fall/spring for DD2)
– 10 crochet knockers for donation
– 5 pet beds for donation
– 10 chemo caps for donation
– 2 swiffer covers (for me!)
– 1 swiffer cover for Mom (Christmas present)
– 1 swiffer cover for SIL (Christmas present)
– Knit a Sweater for the Man
– Knit Wingspan Shawl
– 1 pair spat warmers (Christmas present)
– Woven Blocks Crochet Quilt
– Room Shoes (Christmas gift)
– Amimono Kimono (for me!)
Project List Items (done)
– 33 squares for SIBOL
– 5 knit/crochet cloths for Mom (Christmas present)
– 1 knit/crochet cloths for SIL (Christmas present)
– State Fair Afghan
– Dead Fish Hat (Birthday gift for DS)
– Spidey-colored Round Ripple Lapghan (Christmas present)
Added Items (not started/in progress)
– Tongues of Fire (for me)
– Striped Granny Bag (Christmas present for Rabbit)
– Elite Syncopations
– Harry Potter Scarf
Added Items (done)
– Magic Square Potholder
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