Monday, July 25, 2011

Lazy Summer Weekend

Ugh...its Monday.  My weekend was a good one.  I saw a movie (Friends With Benefits, very funny and good and I recommend!), relaxed with the bf, and went to the pool.  It was very much the typical lazy summer weekend.

While we were lounging on the couch watching TV, I got a lot of crocheting in!  I have a lot of progress on two of my big projects now.  I now have 10 squares finished for my Gram's blanket.

I had really been doing these squares very leisurely.  I'm not going to give her the finished blanket until Christmas and I have some other projects that have to be finished first.  So, I think it's a lot of progress. :-)

This next one has to be finished well before Christmas, and I think it will be.  I'm almost at the halfway mark.

This is my granny stripe blanket.  I can't say who its for even though I'm 99.9% sure she doesn't know I have a blog and wouldn't know how to find it.  You can never be too careful.  Currently it is about 65" wide and 20" long.  I have decided that since I accidentally started it REALLY wide, that the width will be the long side.  I think I want the finished product to be about 65"x50", but it's probably going to end up bigger because of a border.

I have so many projects that I want to start and already have the yarn for.  They are just waiting for me and staring at me.  I feel like there isn't enough time in the day!!!

Of the projects where I have EVERYTHING planned, including owning the yarn and pattern there are:

3 hats, 1 scarf, 1 wrap, 1 bag, 2 sets of pot holders, and 3 hanging kitchen towels

You see some of the small projects that I have been doing are for my Etsy shop.  You didn't know that I have one?!  Well...that's because I haven't listed anything yet.  I have 6 items made for it (2 scarves, 1 set of potholders, 2 water bottle cosies, and a hot drink sleeve) and I just think that there aren't enough items yet.  How many do you think I should have?  I was thinking about 15.

I'll let you know when I list everything and have my "Grand Opening"!

I thought that this was going to be a mini post just showing my progress over the weekend, but it turned out to be long! Whew!!

Sam <3


  1. I love the color changes in your granny square project! And a super striper! I'm going so slow on my Japanese Flower shawl, if I get one flower a week done I'm doing good. LOL
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Hiya Sam,

    Thanks for stopping by over at mine and your lovely comment - I love, love, love the granny stripe blanket!! Are you planning your colours or just adding them randomly? I find I struggle to select colours and often I'll get a little way into a project and abandon it as I am just not loving the colours!!

    I am going to become a follower as your blog looks just my cup of tea!!

    S x

  3. Hey, thanks for popping over to my blog! I love the stripy blanket, it's so pretty. I know what you mean about having too many plans for crafty things; there just isn't enough time in the day! I have said before that I need staff and I will say it again... unfortunately though that's in my dreams!! Looking forward to having a nosy around your Etsy shop.
    Nicki xx

  4. the colours are wonderful! the stripiness makes the stichs look stylish