Arcade Movie Blanket | New Project

I’ve been quite under the weather and unable to go anywhere on my own terms – which, naturally, means I want nothing more than to go out and buy things to occupy my time. I bought some yarn today for the sake of keeping myself busy, but I didn’t want to just make little pointless…

Baby Blanket 12-point Star

One of my coworkers is having a baby girl this June, so I made up a blanket for her! I wanted to do a pink in there, but the pinks available in this yarn brand are minimal and not very “new baby in summer”, so I opted for a cooler scheme of Ivory, Blue Denim,…

Cotton Afghan | Complete!

I bought three more skeins of green yarn to complete the outer edging and, at the very end, I was left with roughly 2.5 feet of yarn left! That means 26 skeins in total (retail price $86, but I got most of them on one sale or another). This fringe both allows for a more…

Cotton Afghan | Side Extension

After sleeping with the afghan a few nights, it is definitely too narrow for my sleeping habits. I bought another skein of yarn and have begun making an arcade stitch down one side, which will be repeated on the other side once I determine how much I need. Not quite related, but a coworker is…

Cotton Afghan | Progress

I finished the horizontal stripes on my afghan! I knew from pretty early on that it would not be wide enough, but I want to see how much it shrinks in the wash before I do some vertical stripes up the side – to wrap it around me and hang over the sides of my…

Cotton Afghan | part 1

I have finally begun an afghan for myself! I am using I Love This Cotton in Antique Cream and Green Apple with a 4 1/4 mm hook. This is the cotton variation of the I Love This Yarn that I have used for a number of years, almost exclusively, until after I moved to the big city and…

Mini Backpack

One of my co-workers has this adorable little backpack that, somehow, carries everything she needs.  Every time I see it, I think it’s just the cutest thing.  I’ve been itching to make a small bag of my own – my Handbag of Holding is huge, my blue purse rarely is full as everything is in…