Wednesday, January 12, 2011


During a short respite from assignments this past weekend, I started on an afghan for my home. I am making it super-sized, almost as large as a comforter and my color inspiration is a photo from my recent visit to Miami. It's really cold down here this week so the idea of a warm comforter in bright beachy colors is quite appealing. Plus anytime blue or rather blue/green and yellow can be used together in the same project is a GOOD thing. I love that combination and always have.

The worsted weight yarn is held doubled throughout and I am using a US P/10 mm hook. The stitch pattern consists of 1 double crochet and 1 slip stitch across, ending and beginning with a single crochet stitch. SO EASY!

Here's the inspiration photo.
Miami Beach

Here's the beginning of the afghan. I am roughly 1/3rd of the way through.
Miami Beach

Next, I have been intermittently working on the Gnome Home. Such a CUTE pattern. I increased the size of mine by adding half again as many stitches and was able to use a gallon sized paint can for blocking. The house is completely felted now. I need to shave the lint and shore up the doorway and windows per the pattern. The roof is next to go into the hot wash but it still needs the roof top plants before felting.I can not stress enough how adorably cute this pattern is and the fact that it incorporates a plethora of crafting techniques really tickles me as this is my favorite way to craft.

Here's my rough draft start to this fun project. Can't wait to start on the embroidery and embellishments.
gnome home 2

Stay warm y'all!


  1. Your blanket colors matches perfectly to the Miami Beach photo. I love it!

  2. The afghan is just lovely! What beautiful colors, too. The Gnome Home is cute! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. :)

    KnittingBelle from Rav