I got Anna U again on my Happy Hookers group for the granny square and sampler square exchange. Here’s my squares. : ) For the sampler I did the bridge stitch from the Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs. It’s alright… I found the stitch easy to do but frustrating because if flops around a lot and is kinda big. It would probably look better in thread, and I think I’ll monkey around with it and use doubles instead of trebles to see how it looks. The square is the French Square from The Crochet Stitch Bible. It was a fun square to make, and I made a few for the ‘Dafghan’ (Daniel’s ‘ghan), too. For Anna’s, I added 2 rows of dc in order to get it 7 inches to match the sampler square.
Here’s my squares for the second half of the September CLGSX. I love this varigated… it’s so pretty.
poor things too forever to get to Canada, but they finally did. : )
Finished up my granny swap squares for CL last night. I did the same square that I did for Alisa last time, but this time I did it in contrasting colors. You can see the flowery trebles much better this way. I also did another square from Granny Squares Nanny Squares, called the Blue Star Square (although I did it in a yellow). I did end up modifying the pattern a bit, taking a total of 8 stitches out of round one in order to get it to fit into six inches.
these were fun to do! this is my first exchange on the Happy Hookers group. I got Anna for both the sampler square and the granny square exchanges, so lucky me i get to only go to the post office once. : )
for Anna’s granny, i did one of my favorites, called Thetys’s Sqauare (i wont link to it because the site is fraught with horrible pop ups. try a google search instead.) the sampler was equally cool, as it’s the first sampler i’ve ever done! i dug out one of my stitch books and chose something i’ve always wanted to do – the spider stitch. Fun! think i’ll make a shrug out of it. : ) anyways, i’m going to like the sampler square exchange!
finished my squares for the first exchange round on CLGSX. i got Alisa again, who is doing a safari theme afghan for her daughter. the green square is from a Year of Afghans leaflet. I modified it a bit and decided that the flowery treble stitch rounds get lost without a contrast color. the tan is called the butterfly square, and is from the Granny Squares Nanny Squares book. it took a few tries and froggings, but i finished one for Daniel’s ‘ghan and perfected it for Alisa. it’s an elaborate pattern and i think it is very pretty.
I’m so behind with my posts… here’s my squares for June’s CL Granny Square exchange. : )
Below are from the first round of swaps, and the one with the interlocking rings has special significance. I married my beloved on May 13th, and I wanted to make something to commemorate the event. I’m currently making him a ‘ghan with my 6 inch squares for this swap, so it was natural for me to make a square. The red ring signifies Daniel, and the blue one signifies me. I made 2 – one for Daniel’s afghan and one for my first exchange partner after we married.
These 2 below are from the second exchange round for June, both of which are linked from Martha’s site here. They’re the Pluto square and Haze square respectively. I hate the Pluto square, btw. The pattern just didn’t make any sense, but I think I did a pretty good job of muddling right along.
Is it me, or does everyone get vertigo when viewing overhead pics of my squares??? *lol*