Sunday, January 16, 2011

Keeping Busy

When it is cold and snowy, as this January has been,  my love of yarn overcomes me.  This month I have been in the mood to crochet.  I have been collecting skeins of Cascade 220 yarn to make an afghan. Lots and lots of colors accented with white.


It is big and is eating yarn: It is as wide as a queen sized mattress. I made the mistake of measuring my progress yesterday: it was only 17” long.  Oh dear-in my head I thought it was about 25”!  Each row takes me about 40 minutes to crochet-a simple calming repetition of double crochet.

And just for fun, some pink hearts for Valentine’s Day.  I am going to make a garland for my fireplace.  Each heart is almost instant gratification: I can make one in about 20 minutes.


You can find the pattern for the hearts here.


Anonymous said...

Keeping busy too! Thanks for your kind comment on my Christmas quilt. I really like your crocheting! Love, love, love the hearts! Bookmarked the site. The ideas that we get from our blogger neighbours! It is cold here too! Perfect day for quilting!