Hello All! I'm back from my vacation and I am feeling great!! So I'm going to catch up my granny square blog posts this afternoon and hopefully later in the week I'll share trip highlights on the craftyminx blog.
This is a really great pattern and It actually looks a lot like and eye depending on your color changes.
I only made this square because it was part of the square a day in May. The pattern is written well and everything but I just wasn't feeling the ladybug. So I opted to just make it the size written and out of normal ladybug colors and call it a day.
It's actually really cute and if I felt it would work in with the blankets I was making I would use it. Maybe I'll just make a blanket out of it for one of my nieces one day. Anna is very fond of Ladybugs.
FYI I'm leaving for Austin, TX today to go on a mini vacation. We went to renegade last year and had such a blast we decided to go again. We are also planning on eating lots of good food and seeing Junior Brown at The Continental while we're there. With that said, I'll be making my grannies but I probably won't be posting them while I'm away. I need a real vacation. I'm tired and need to be refreshed and "unplugged" for a while. So I'll catch up blog posts on Tuesday night or Wednesday after we return. If you're dying to see them I'll probably be taking Instagram photos of them each day so you can follow me here online and at Craftyminx on the Instagram iPhone app.
I really really like this pattern. The starburst is a really interesting design element. All of Donna's squares are really pretty and I can't wait to make more!
I was so tired last night I forgot to mention that I spent the evening crocheting and chatting with Adaiha at Cuppies and Joe (only the best cupcake place in OKC). We had great fun and it was really cool that we were working on squares for the Square a Day in May together. I love getting together to craft even if I spend more time talking that crafting most of the time.
Jacqui also designed the On the Huh square and I really like her design style! This one makes me kind of dizzy to look at though. I would like to try this one again some time with more than two colors.
I've said before that I love how rows of V stitches look like zig zags and this is another good use of that technique. I also like the mandala type flower in the middle of this one.
I've had some questions about blocking so I thought I'd show you how I block my squares in a video. This was my first time actually using the video function on my camera and I guess I didn't get it focused well beforehand because this is fuzz city. Sheldon is quite the videographer so I think from now on he'll be my camera guy.
I'll be doing more videos after we perfect our filming skills :) oh and please excuse my morning allergy sniffles. I always wake up super congested!
Oh and FYI I meant to say this in the video about the blocking board. You can use anything. Towels stacked up, your ironing board cover, some foam core boards, anything that will hold pins. I use the interlocking boards because I like the way you can lock them together in any shape you want which is great for when I knit long scarves or sweaters. These are the ones I have and they are 9 for $20 not 14 like I said in the video. The most I've ever pulled out of the box at a time is 4.
Another small square. I had to work this one up to 8 inches it was about 6 inches with the size H hook for me. I really love the flower squares! I wanted to make the petals offset on this one but promptly forgot as I was following the instructions. Maybe next time.
"a square a day in May", "granny square", 365, crochet
Colors Used: I love this yarn's Turquoise, Burnt Pumpkin, Limelight, Brown, and Yellow.
If you're looking for the 12th square for the Square a Day in May you will need to go here. It was a pattern I have already made (one of my favorites) so I looked for another 12" square to replace it for today.
This square takes awhile but it's really cute when finished. I really like the 9 rings in the center and the fpdc stitches. The pattern calls for the nine squares to be sewn together. I opted to connect them as I went. It looks a little different (a little overlappy). If I can ever get out of sewing things together I will, but we've already established that I'm a little lazy so me doing this should come at no surprise to you by now. ;)
I shouldn't blog this late at night. I make up words like overlappy and admit that I'm lazy. Oh well you'll learn to love it. haha