My Stacks Are Growing!!!!!

I started the projects from this list — unofficially part of the Ravellenic Games.  I have to admit, I’m a little behind.  Wanted to do a bunch of stuff on the weekend but I had other things to do (more about that later) so I barely eeked out part of a spa set and kept up with my one granny square per day goal.  Where  my grannies are concerned, as at today, I’m right on track — my granny stacks are growing!!!!!  I’m home from work today after experiencing an exhausting migraine yesterday into last night, so I’ll try to get some more done today for some relaxation.

My couch has been invaded by my stacks, yarn, hooks, needles, my Christmas knitting and some reading — I’m only showing you clean part. 😀 

So excited at the progress.

I didn’t get to do my “One A Day” update yesterday so I’m using this post to join Tami in W.I.P Wednesday “show n tell”.  Oh dear … I went over to Tami’s but there’s not meme today.  I hope everything is okay with her.  Will link as soon as the meme is posted.

One A Day Project: Granny Square Throw Pillow

And we’re off!

Last night at midnight (I really need to start going to bed earlier) I was bored so I did a square … and then another.  For the first one, I used the hook size the yarn tag recommended (4mm), but I wanted a denser feel so for the second square, I used a 3.5 mm hook.  Although they came out around the same size (well … for the most part anyway), the second one feels much more compact. 

If someone had said to me last week that this week I’d be crocheting granny squares, reading crochet patterns and changing yarn colours, I would have laughed my bum-bum off in disbelief.  I’m still shaking my head that I made these.

Project Details

Yarn used:

  • James C. Brett Cotton On in colourway CO6 (pink)
  • King Cole Smooth DK in colourways: 846 (cream), 805 (red/salmon), 882 (taupe)
  • Yarn source:  (and as a self-confessing enabler, the prices are great even with the conversion from UK pound to US dollar.  And shipping’s free if you spend $50.00.  Hey … I’m just saying … 😛  😉  )

On another note, last night I had the yarn rolling around on my rug then I remembered that I’d bought two of these thingamagiggies in December 2011.  I went to a blog that I get creative ideas from sometimes and the blog author showed a link to these things that are all kinds of awesome!!!! 

It was a pain in my pahtutie to put up and it felt kinda flimsy.  Once I got it up, I changed my tune.  It can organize 6 skeins of yarn and it’s perfect for this project.  I’m glad I bought two — now that I’m actually hooking, I can use one for that and the other for knitting.  At $6.00 a pop during a Christmas sale, I think I scored.  This is definitely cheaper than a yarn bowl.  It’s not as cute but hey … it’s more practical (in my opinion) and just as useful.  I’m even more excited because the item is currently unavailable and before it became so, that puppy was selling for $11.95 ($9.95 on regular sale).  Woohoo for thinking ahead!

Now on to a Chevron Ripple Blanket

I don’t know who this person is; I don’t know when I became such a fearless crafter.  Let me go think about that.

Happy Sunday everyone! 🙂

7.24.2012: ETA — I’m going back to work tomorrow after a glorious, crafty week and a half break.   On the break, I got re-acquainted with the crochet basics I learned (but never used before) in January this year; I’ve since completed an F.O. and started this project. 😀

That said, I’m challenging myself to get at least one square one per day until I’ve completed 50 for my pillow.  I’m going to join Carole (at the Gingerbread Girl) for One A Day: Tuesday Tallies meme.  I started this project on Sunday and so far I already have 6 squares.  LOLOL!!!  I cheated a little — I wanted my count to be ahead before I went back to work.  😳  

Happy Tuesday!!  😀  I’m going to pop over at Carole’s and see what she and her other participants are working on now.