Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Granny Blankie

I made this blankie using yarn from some blankets that were way too small for even a preemie....

It's just a basic granny, starting each round with a ch2, a ch2 between the two corner clusters and a ch1 between each of the other clusters. 
The border is picots separated by 3sc all the way around except at the corners where there is 4 sc on ea side of the corner picots. 
Hope you can understand all of that. =)
The yarn was worsted weight and I used a US I hook.

Life is going great! God is doing amazing things in my family and in my life. I am so blessed. I'm still on Weight Watchers and keeping active. Since joining WW on December 29, 2012 I'm down 13 lbs. It's not coming off as fast as I'd like, but it is coming off steadily and for that I am extremely happy!

How have YOU been doing lately? I'd love to hear read all about it!
Love ya!
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.--2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Bottle Cozy

I never finished the project I mentioned in my last post. None of the patterns that I found worked with the yarn I was wanting to use, so I have laid that yarn aside for now. Over the last month I haven't done much yarnin' at all, but the last couple of days I've been itchin' to get my fingers wrapped around some!  One of the volunteers at the pregnancy center has been carrying her water bottle around in the same cozy for the last two years and I've been wanting to make her a new one. I decided to use lovestitch's free Crochet Bottle Cover pattern (also found on Ravelry). Boy, I miss her!

I made the following modifications:
Round 3: as written, except sc (not dc) and working in back loops of round 2.
Round 4: I ended up with 7 shells (not 8) with posts between.
I created a strap also. Using an US I hook, and holding two strands of yarn together. I flattened cover with ends of drawstring centered and I attached yarn with a slip stitch on one side, fourth shell down from top. I wanted it to be a cross-body strap, so it needed to be pretty long. I chained 200, then attached it to the exact opposite edge of flattened cover.

It was a very quick and pleasurable little project and I do believe that I'll make more! ☺

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.--Romans 12:2