Monday, August 25, 2008



I finished my first afghan that I will be donating to the Victory Junction Gang Camp.
This used aproximatly 1166 yards of yarn, and weighs in at 671 grams!
Made with two strands of worsted weight Peaches & Creme 100% cotton. Now, here is the cool part. This was made 100% right here in NC. The yarn from (at least some) NC cotton, spun & dyed here in NC, & I made it here in NC. AND the Victory Junction Gang is here in NC. So, next summer, a camper will be taking home a piece of NC to remember their camp experience. Weird to be that excited over two pieces of yarn (well 4 because of the color changes) but I am.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Granny Square Hobo Bag

Granny Square Hobo Bag
Plan designed by Fish on the Wall, 2008.

Just a quick "pattern" share for my friends.

It's not so much a pattern, but more of a plan.

For this project, crochet 17 granny squares using the pattern & yarn of your choice.
Layout your squares following the diagram. (The colors are to help show the pattern, not really to indicate the color placement for your project, although you can.)

For assembling, I formed a row of 5 squares, two rows of 4, and two rows of 2. Then I slipped stitched them together, off setting the rows as shown.

The 3 blue squares will be the bottom.
The 4 red squares are the top and the "S" indicates where to attach the straps.

The triple curves show where to attach the bottom squares to the next section to form the sides. Once the sides are started, you may decide to stitch up a bit more, just depending on how OPEN you want the top.

I cannot post actual photos of this bag at this time, since it is a surprise gift for someone.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Yarny weekend

My niece came over Friday night to bead. We are planning to have a table at her school's Fall Fest. But, instead of beading, I was working on my Peaches & Creme Mardi Gras Market bag. My niece, M, decided she wanted to try making a bag with my KniftyKnitter. She was up much later than I, and I figured she'd be almost done when I woke up Saturday. Yup.
I suggested she add a few more rows & then I'd crochet the handles & edging.
It looks great. I hope to add some pictures tonight. The colors created a swirl pattern, but it almost looks like stripes- looks good though & seems to be exactly what she had in mind.
I'm about half through the handles, but need her to verify the desired strap length.