Monday, July 30, 2012

Pink (shasta) daisy blanket is finished!

I completed Lynette's afghan this morning. She let me decide how to edge it, so I chose a hdc of white and a sc of the pink. Subtle. I like subtle, even though the blanket screams pink sunshine!

It's a true pleasure to create these blankets for such nice people. I can't say enough about all of the very nice customers I've been fortunate enough to meet.

On a side note, I've obviously been a little tied up with work, family and tillie tulip, but I will get part II of my join-as-you-go tutorial up as soon as I can! 

Friday, July 27, 2012

A visitor in the garden

I didn't get much planted in the garden this year: some tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and flowers. It's been so hot and dry, that I'm almost glad I didn't put too much effort into it this summer. I wish I would've gotten the green beans in for my son Harry who loves to pick and eat straight off the plant! Is it too late to plant green beans??

I'll try to upload my join-as-you-go part II today. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

My join-as-you-go (part I)

Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments on my last post! I'm waiting to hear back about how Lynette would like the edge to be done. For most blankets, I've been using a round of sc and then a round of dc for a simple border or a scalloped edge for a little something sweet. As promised, below is how I put all of those squares together.

There are many different methods of joining granny squares - weaving, slip and single crochet, etc - but my favorite is to join as you go. Once again, my instructions may be slightly different than others you've seen, this is just how I do it and what works best for me!

Hopefully, I can relay this well, and it won't seem too confusing. Like anything, the more you do it, the easier it becomes.

If your squares are all different: arrange your completed squares how you would like them to appear, then create a pile for each row. I start from the top down, and stack from the righthand side on top. (Note: If all of your squares are the same: disregard these first two steps. Pile them up and work however many across.)

I hope that made sense. Keep connecting the squares in the row, and I'll post some more photos of how I work the connecting corners tomorrow! (To view part II, click here).

Note: If you would like to sell items you have made with my patterns, please do give credit to Tillie Tulip. Thank you.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New pink daisy blanket almost complete...

I'm almost finished with Lynette's pink daisy afghan. I really like how it's turning out. Hopefully, she will too!

I did get some images taken of the join-as-you-go method I use. I'll post those up later today or tomorrow for anyone interested (SnuggleBunny!). Hope everyone has a sunny day.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I'm back and finishing up some blankets!

Had a very nice break with my hubby and children, and I was able to get a lot done during that time:

Finished up the Citrine blanket:

 and almost done with a new "pink sunshine" (that's the best way to describe it) blanket:

I hope my customer is happy with them both!

I was also able to take some photos of my join-as-you-go method of putting all the squares together, so I'll try to post that soon for anyone interested!