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Monday, August 16, 2010

Lots of squishies!

I have been so fortunate to receive lots of squishies in the mail the past few days & they've all been for my Granny Stripe blanket! :)  I'm so lucky to have met such great friends on Ravelry.  First up is a ripple afghan from Carol in DE.  The colors are so bright and pretty.  She said that her grandma made this afghan and it hasn't been finished.  If I want to finish it for Central Ohio Binky Patrol I can or if I want to rip it out for the yarn that is alright with her as well.  I'm thinking of attempting to finish it but I've never done a ripple pattern before.  We'll see!  Here is a picture..

Next is some more yarn from Robin in IL.  She had already sent me two packages and this is the third one.  So generous!!  I'm going to use some of this in my Granny Stripe for sure.  Here is a pic..

Third, I received a package from Jennifer in TX.  She sent me quite a few balls of yarn in some really pretty colors.  I'm sure some will end up in my Granny Stripe and the rest will go in other wonderful afghans I'll crochet later.  Here's a pic..

Finally, I received a box from Maria in AR.  She included a project that she started but didn't love enough to finish plus all the yarn to complete it if I chose to do so.  She also said  that if I wanted to rip it out and use the yarn for a different afghan that was alright too.  I haven't decided yet but I'm leaning towards ripping this one out for the yarn.  It's so bright and fun - it'll make an awesome binky or some fun granny squares!  Maria also included some really pretty yarn in greens & burgandy.  The colors are going to be perfect for my Granny Stripe!  Here is a picture..

Now, after all that bragging on my wonderful Ravelry friends and their generosity, I have an update on my Granny Stripe blanket.  I am really, really loving this pattern from Lucy at Attic24.  It's fun and easy!!  This weekend I worked a lot on it while I caught up on back episodes of "The Next Food Network Star".  What a fun weekend!  I've just finished my 12th stripe of color, that is 24 rows done!  Wow! :)  Here is a picture of my progress...



Sandy said...

Looks like things are going well with donations. Granny stripes, never heard that term before and wanted to see what you were referring to. Are you using 3 dc in each stitch and skipping 2?
Love all the colors.

Lisa said...

Thanks for the compliments, Sandy! I'm using a pattern from the Attic24 blog. After the chain and foundation row, I just do 3 dc in each open space. Super quick and easy!


NW Nature Nut said...

I just sent you an e-mail before reading your blog...I suggested you check out Attic 24...I guess you have! ;) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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