wip: sunburst afghan.

I’ve been working all spring and summer on the Sunburst Afghan. I bought the kit from Circle of Stitches in Salem, MA as part of a fundraiser they were doing for Unity Farms Sanctuary. This afghan has been on my list for awhile and the yarn purchase had an added benefit of supporting a causeContinue reading “wip: sunburst afghan.”

regret in the form of afghans.

I crocheted this incredible candy colored wave afghan back in 2008. It only took a week. It was one of my greatest crocheting accomplishments for sheer speed, color palette, and happiness with end product. I used it on my bed for awhile; then it migrated to my couch. An old friend, who I have lostContinue reading “regret in the form of afghans.”

garter stripes, 12.2012

The blanket I knitted Sean for Christmas; it’s the three panel garter stripes afghan from Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans done up in bulky yarn featuring combinations of three colorways: dark heathered gray, light heathered gray, and camel heather. I’m pretty pleased with how it came out, but hate hate hated seaming the panels. SeeContinue reading “garter stripes, 12.2012”

Not So Square: Always Listen to Your Granny

Another day, yet another Giant Granny Square afghan. Color yourself…surprised. The only difference this time around? It’s not a baby blanket; this afghan, instead, was gifted to a much deserving ole friend, who I hope is as pleased with it as I am. I’ve called it “Square for a Not So Square”, and this blanketContinue reading “Not So Square: Always Listen to Your Granny”

Happily ever…aff…ghan?

My brother, Bryce, finally got hitched. And instead of all that traditional registry hoo, my sister and I decided to make them up something they could keep generations of “Wolves” warm in for years to come–the first family heirloom of the Wolf children clan. So, we feverishly took to crocheting up a wave-style afghan forContinue reading “Happily ever…aff…ghan?”

It’s Monday Night…and I’m avoiding that afghan again…

Because I clearly have issue finishing a project before beginning yet another one, and because I am avoiding the fact that my Come Monday Night (which came a long time ago…and went) afghan might soon involve a major hunt to find more skeins of the yarns used (eek! why do I always start an afghanContinue reading “It’s Monday Night…and I’m avoiding that afghan again…”

Come Monday Night…came and went…

This what happens when you feverishly work on an afghan late at night–giant balls of unraveled yarn since you were so tired and oblivious to the fact you made an error in the pattern six rows prior… …and repeated that error every row. Re-doing a whole bunch of rows. Looks like progress on that “ComeContinue reading “Come Monday Night…came and went…”

Sometimes “Grannies” can be quite snuggly…or at least, “come monday night”…

Having of late been absolutely dedicated to finding inspiration for a new afghan (it’s been nearly 4 months since I completed the last one), that inspiration came thanks to the amazing CosmicPluto Knits, who is well on her way with a Giant Granny Square afghan, inspired by the equally exquisite Purl Bee’s traditional Granny Square.Continue reading “Sometimes “Grannies” can be quite snuggly…or at least, “come monday night”…”

“Being here is like–like–being taken on a holiday when one has been a good little girl and done all one’s lessons.”

Instead of spending my snow day munching burritos, I am finishing up some projects in desperate need of attention while enjoying the film adaptation–and Martin Scorsese directed (god! I love him! and his glasses!)– of Edith Wharton’s amazing society novel, The Age of Innocence. Who doesn’t need a little Daniel Day Lewis in their lifeContinue reading ““Being here is like–like–being taken on a holiday when one has been a good little girl and done all one’s lessons.””