Saturday, July 19, 2014

Challenges #19 and #20

My challenge for last week asked the question, "Have I ever crocheted something I saw on TV or in a movie?" No, I haven't. So I'm supposed to find a pattern I like and link to it. 
Ali from Random Wooliness mentioned the afghan on Big Bang Theory as one of her favorites. I've never seen the show, so I went to Google. The afghan is a traditional granny with small, four round squares, the last round being black. I found a step-by-step tutorial on A Simple Stitch. I know how to make a traditional granny afghan, but I really liked her reference to needing a "crap-ton of Red Heart Scraps". I have those :-) 
I've added it to my To Make Pile and plan to start as soon as I finish a couple of smaller WIPs. It would make a nice Christmas gift for someone.

Which leads us to this week's challenge: planning Christmas projects. Eek! I don't want to hear Christmas in July. But did you know there's only 161 days until Christmas? In a crocheter's time language, that's not a lot!
I don't have any concrete plans on what to crochet this year, but there are a few things I'd like to make:
Granny Tree Skirt. We lost our tree skirt somewhere in the move, so I need to replace it. 
Stockings. Hmm, I'm seeing a trend here :-) My grandmother made me a stocking like this when I was born, and I still use it. When I told Hope last Christmas that I wanted to make one for the Bean, she thought that was a great idea. She also wants one, so I have two to make.
Simple Snowflakes. These are the ones I made a couple of years ago. They're quick to crochet and make nice ornaments.
Our church donates hats and scarves to the children's home in Waxahachie, so I want to make some of those.
That's probably all I'll attempt this year. I'm sticking to the simple and basic patterns until Alex gets older, My crochet bucket list item on wanting to crochet advanced patterns will have to wait.

Thanks for reading. 
Blessings :-)

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  1. My very first crocheted afghan was like The Big Gang Theory one. Early 1970's I bought a kit for $10.00 and then laboriously made the granny squares, sewed them together, and then never weaved in the litlle ends. Have it somewhere on the shelves here, I think. I would not ever try that again! Now giant granny squares are a different matter. I love those! Have a great weekend! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

    1. I can't stand sewing squares together! I much prefer the join as you go method. Giant granny squares are nice, but I'm ready to shoot myself by the end with each round getting bigger and bigger.

  2. Love all your choices Kate.