Good intentions fall astray when life tosses a vat of sticky caramel in the path I’m walking. Sorry for neglecting this blog for the past few weeks.
During the past weeks, I did finish an afghan made from granny squares. I chose colors that were in my garden so this winter when I snuggle with it, I’ll have happy pictures of the beautiful flowers God provided this year. The pattern was shared by a Facebook Group from The Crochet Crowd along with video tutorials. There were 10 different square patterns. Two of each square were completed. While I was familiar with many of the stitches, there were some new ones which made interesting designs. The most fun part was doing this along with my daughter and her friend through Skype sessions. I think I’d like to make another of these but add more squares or make larger squares and a bigger border so it fits nicely on my queen size bed. I’d choose shades of lavender, purple, pink, and white.
I also completed a cream and navy prayer shawl using the Sunshine Pattern from Annie’s Attic “Chemo Caps and Wraps” book, page 56, design by Becky Stevens. (Click Here)
I am making more progress on the sleeping mat for the homeless. Setting a goal of doing at least three rows a day, which is about all I can handle without my wrist hurting too badly. If I stick to this, I should be able to complete it in a month or so.
Of course, I’ve been working on completing the third book in the Havens Creek series. On target for release during the Christmas season 2014. If you haven’t read the first two books there is plenty of time to do so before the next one is released.
Hope you are enjoying your summer, or whatever season it is where you live. May God bless your hands and efforts.