I finally finished a baby afghan my mother asked me to make for my cousin and his wife. I started it in April, but only worked on it here and there. My mom had wanted me to get it done before they had the baby, but I really wasn't into it, so I only could work on it for about an hour at a time before I got bored with it and put it away. Well, they had the baby, so I had to force myself to get it done. Well, its done. Not that I begrudge doing it for my cousin, but it was so tedious. I don't know how I made so many of these when I was in my 20's and all my friends were having kids. For all you crotchet-ers out there, all it is, is one big granny square. I crotchet 8 rounds of white, and then 4 rounds of whatever colour you want. I always start and finish with a white section and then add a knotted fringe all around. They're always a big hit. All I have left to do now is make a baby card, wrap it up and send it out. Here's a picture of the finished afghan:
My next "textile" project is going to be a shrug for my niece. I bought some beautiful pink yarn and some hot pink fun fur yarn for the trim to make it. I was looking through the Lion Brand yarn website in the free patterns section the other night for inspiration. I seldom use a pattern anymore for any of my plain knitted or crotcheted stuff anymore. I've been doing it for about 40 years - my Gramma taught me when I was a little kid - so I can figure it out by myself. I do use a pattern for "guidance" if its a complicated stitch though.
That's all I have for today. Take care and talk to you later....