Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Crochet Projects

One of the most relaxing things that I find time for are my crochet projects. I usually work on baby blankets for friends and family but have added full length afghans and scarves to my repertoire. I'm woefully behind on my projects, but find them relaxing nonetheless. In the last 6 months I have finished two afghans for as high school graduation presents. Of course having 3 kiddos, I was not able to devote the time to them like I would have in the past and they were very late. However, I was pleased with the final outcome of each and happy to give them something straight from the heart.

Elon inspired full-length afghan.
You can't tell from the picture,
but there is another color between the maroon and yellow.

Alabama inspired full-length afghan.

I have added scarves to my project. I made Hubby a Green Bay Packer inspired scarf for Christmas. He loved it and it always makes me happy when I see him wear it.  I also found a book on scarves and matching hat patterns and have tried my hand at a basket weave. Interesting and fun.

Hubby wearing his scarf while holding the cutest moose I've ever seen.
Yes, those are antlers on Bananas' hood. Super cute!
Scarf with a basket weave pattern.
I've finished the scarf and still want to make a matching hat.

My current project is a scarf for my niece. It is becoming a very belated birthday present and I hope it doesn't warm up before I give it to her. It's taken longer to finish than I had hoped due to not having much time to work on it, but I'm liking what I'm seeing so far.

Gryffindor scarf for my niece.  Hope I finish it soon.
I can't wait to give it to her.

On my to do list is to eventually make a Jayne Cobb styled hat. Hubby and I just finished watching the Firefly series and I think I might just have to make a hat for the hero of Canton...or um, Gaithersburg ;)

Jayne Cobb (from the Firefly series) wearing his hat from Mama.
It's amazing to me how this act of making something for someone else lifts my spirits.  I love making something for someone else and I hope they like it, too.

1 comment:

  1. These are such amazing gifts and all the more worhtwhile because of the sacrifice and love that go into them. Jim is a huge firefly fan and loves Jayne's hat. His high opinion of you will get even higher if you do that one.