Saturday, September 29, 2007

Brain Dead

Well here it is - my crochet project. It really is - like the title says - brain dead. Once you get the pattern going it's pretty mindless work - but it works up so pretty. This is the close up view so you can see the work.



This is the full view of what I've done so far. I have terrible problems with measurements on these things. Right now it's 15 by 38. But I think her original pattern said it was 48 by 36 and I wanted it wider so I added 24 more chains at the beginning but I only ended up with an extra 2 inches.



I always use a bigger hook than the pattern calls for because I have a tendency to pull my stitches really tight. Usually I go up two sizes for the chain and then go to the one in between (one up from what the pattern calls for and one down from what I used for the chain) for the pattern rows.

Oh, the soft pink color choice I had planned didn't work because Wal-Mart didn't have the right shade of pink. So I found this blue/green/white that I really like.

Earlier while I was working on it Rodger came in and sat down and looked at it kind of funny and said "have you given up on quilting?". Not in this lifetime. lol. Actually what I told him was that it's nice to be able to work on different things for a bit of variety.

And speaking of quilting, I ripped the binding off a quilt earlier today (had done it on the machine and I was less than happy with it) and I need to find some fabric and get a new binding made. The poor thing is laying there looking naked. lol.

Until next time, hugs and stitches.

Jody

4 comments:

BarbC said...

Looks good -- I like your choice of yarn. Barb

carrie said...

Very nice, Jody

She sure is strange! said...

Jody, what is this pattern? Do you have it online or in a book? It is very pretty!!

Molly

Jody said...

I got the pattern off this blog:

http://stashaholic.com/2005/10/12/stashaholics-brain-dead-afghan.aspx

Jody