I’ve been busy trying to catch up on my crochet blocks and I now have them all done except the extra bonus block for October. If I do the bonus block then I’ll have 25 squares by December and that would make a 5X5 afghan so I’ll probably do it but maybe in a few days as I’ve wrecked my shoulder by crocheting so much.
I need to work on some quilting anyhow so it’s time for a break. I also have some crayon rolls planned for the grandkids. Now that I have grandchildren I can make these for myself and not give them away for charity. Should be fun with lots of bright colours.
Anyhow here are the next five blocks of the series.
In Treble by Julie Yeager.
Winter’s Lace by Teresa Kohlhoff.
Sweet Peas by Rebecca Bisbing.
Embracing Variety by Aurora Suominen/Ivory Herman.
The Crocodile Flower by Joyce Lewis.
All the blocks can be found on Ravelry.
My favourite block so far and by far the most difficult is the Crocodile Flower. This block took what seemed like forever – around 8 to 9 hours to work up. I started with the middle and then crocheted a frame around it. After finishing the frame I started in on the petals so the result is a 3-D effect and it’s very pretty.
Hard to believe that we are halfway through October and Christmas is looming closer and closer, only a couple months worth of time left to try and get some goodies made. Last Christmas the kids decided not to trade presents so I only have to worry about the grandkids so we’ll see how that works out. Hopefully you’ll see me posting lots of finished items in the upcoming two months.
Here are the blocks for April.
Scholharie spring Square by Mary McKnight. This block worked up fine but because I started with the varigated yarn you can’t really see the pattern that is in the middle, oh well.
Lion’s Mane by April Moreland. Very nice block to make and it looks pretty as well.
Nothing much doing around here. John went on a golf trip last week and it was “home alone” for me except I got sick catching fever, sore throat, cough from the grands when they came to visit on Easter weekend. I haven’t been this sick in years probably well over a decade it really hit me hard, one of my top ten colds. Spent quite a few days lingering in bed with fever and generally getting nothing done. Only good thing between that and having to have a colonoscopy yesterday I’ve lost five pounds. Now if I can only manage to keep it off.
Had a shipment of Jamieson & Smith yarn arrive this week so I’m currently playing with it and starting off on another tam, lets hope this one fits this time. Still have my mauve coin quilt languishing in the sewing room waiting for the final borders and quilting. I need to get cracking on the cottons. I’ll finish off the tam and then switch over to quilt-making mode.
Spring is here with coolish temps but it’s not stopping the plants from growing so I need to spend some time in the garden this weekend for sure, hoping to enlist John’s help on that one. Hope it doesn’t rain.