Dec 30, 2011

Spreading some Geekyness for Christmas -- Crocheted Yoda

One of my nieces made a request for a crocheted Yoda for Christmas.

I think he turned out SUPER cute!!!!

I used Lucyravenscar's pattern from Etsy and it was super easy to follow.  She has lots of other cute patterns so I would check her out!!!
I was able to make him in one evening! My husband thought he needed a lightsaber and I just kept forgetting to add it! Maybe I'll get it to him later ;)

I loved that I could make something geeky for Christmas and to see the smile on my niece's face was just priceless!

Dec 29, 2011

Nanny Granny

Finally I made a granny square blanket for my mother-in-law, aka Nanny
(The colors are actually grey and a bright teal blue but with my instagram pics they come out looking different!)

I love how simple this one is and yet it still looks awesome!
I made 4 giant granny squares and just joined them together.

For all of the blankets I made I used my favorite yarn from Hobby Lobby - I Love This Yarn!  The yarn is super soft and comes in amazing colors! It really makes finding great color combinations easy.  

And here are some of the pics from the crocheting process:

Dec 27, 2011

Lucy's Granny Square Blanket


The blanket I made for my sister-in-law Lucy gave me a new challenge - reading a pattern from just a chart.  Plus this chart was written in Japanese!  Ya, it was hard but I love great challenges!
Here is the pattern from Ravelry if you are interested!

This turned into a rather large blanket of 143 squares, but it's perfect for my SIL and niece snuggle under!

Here are some of the grannies before they were edged and sewn together

And the border up close

Dec 26, 2011

Amy's Granny Striped Blanket

The first blanket I started for Christmas was for my sister-in-law Amy.
(It's the one in the middle)

I saw OliveOh posting some awesome pictures of the Granny Stripe Blanket she was working on and she posted a great explanation for how to do it too! So I thought this would be the perfect blanket for Amy! 
Here is the actual pattern from Attic 24 for those who need patterns!

So here are some of the pictures of the blanket in process.  

I somehow never got one of it by itself -- may have to get my SIL to send me one!

Dec 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! 
I have been busy making presents for my family so I haven't been able to post my projects here! But here is glimpse at the three blankets I crocheted for my motherinlaw and sisterinlaws.

 I'll post more about each one soon with more pics!  Plus I made a few more gifts too!!
I hope you all are having a great Christmas!!