Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Forrest's new sweater

Here is chubby Forrest in his new sweater.  He is hoping I don't make him go outside for a walk.  John says he looks like an armadillo.

One more down

One more Christmas present completed.  This one is for my minister son and his wife.  I didn't follow any pattern.  It's just super easy granny squares with a border and a few flowers, but I think they'll like it.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

My truly ugly afghan

Truly ugly afghan
Originally uploaded by grannysquare1
This is the scrap yarn afghan I made during the Bernat Mystery Afghan CAL. It's really awful. LOL I tried an experiment of grabbing yarn without thinking about color. This mess is the result. I went ahead and put it together because my husband likes it. At least it's nice and warm and probably indestructible. Anything this ugly will last forever.

Monday, November 22, 2010

One Skein Crochet Projects

Who doesn't love one-skein crochet projects?  Here's a link to a list of patterns put together by craftiblog.  A few of them are now on my todo list.  http://craftiblog.wordpress.com/crochet-one-skein-projects/ 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Spider Stitch Wrap

Spider Stitch Wrap
Originally uploaded by grannysquare1
This is a work in progress. I really love the pattern by Renee Barnes. I got in on the Caron website.

Cute snowflake earrings pattern

This is a link to some cute snowflake earrings.  It's thread crochet and looks like a quick project and a perfect stocking stuffer.
 Click here for link to pattern

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pattern for quick crochet scarf

I just found this really quick scarf pattern.  It would make wonderful Christmas gifts.  Link to Pattern

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tutorials for beginning crochet

Here's a great link for beginners.  Crochet Spot Link     It's loaded with tutorials on how to do basic stitches and easy starter patterns.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Granny square join tutorial

Here is a link on how to do one type of join for grannny squares.  Lots of pictures and directions.  It's on Carina's craftblog.  Click this link for the tutorial

Designing Christmas cards

Blackberry 092
Originally uploaded by grannysquare1
Why do I need to make such a mess designing one card???

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tutorial on puff stitch

I found this really neat tutorial on doing the puff stitch by easymakesmehappy.blogspot.com
She has a really cool webpage.
Link to the puff stitch tutorial

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My holiday cards

card class 006
Originally uploaded by grannysquare1
Here are the cards from my October holiday card class. The Stampin'Up stamp sets used were: Snow Swirl, Contempo Christmas, and Bells & Boughs. I used an Impression folder called Northern Flurry for the snowflake embossing.