Posts Tagged ‘afghan’

Afghan in progress for four year old

Afghan in progress for four year old

I finished an afghan for my seven year old around Christmas time that will fit her twin bed, so the four year old is on the list for one next.  She has not outgrown all of her “baby” afghans, but it would be nice for her to have a twin sized afghan that will last.

When looking through afghan patterns and stitch patterns with my four year old she ended up picking a pattern that is the same as the afghan that is on our rocking chair.  I assume she chose this pattern because she associates it with the comfort she receives from rocking with Mommy.  The pattern is called “Fourth of July Fanfare”  in Leisure Arts Afghans for All Seasons.  In the pattern book it is done in three colors (red, white, and blue); however, Marian picked out a deep purple and a rosy pink from some yarn I picked up on clearance a while back.  The yarn is called Red Heart Value Textured Yarn and I cannot find anything about it on Coats web site, but I found it at ACMoore.  It is worsted weight, comes in 10 ounce skeins, and is 80% acrylic and 20% nylon.

This project should help me use up several skeins in my stash and help me remain on my yarn diet, which is now up to three months and counting.

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The coming of spring makes me think of babies, even though neither of mine were born in the spring. There are many lovely baby items available from the Etsyhookers if you would love something handmade for a new baby. For example, the hat above by BurryBabies would be adorable for a baby boy you know.

For the girls, there are several adorable dresses made by jeweledreflections. The pink one above is my favorite.

For a fuzzy warm kitty blanket, check out this one by iceblueberries. I love the fuzzy kitties in each square.

Looking for toys? Check out the brightly colored soft blocks made by Rosie’s Cozies. They look like something babies would love to grab.

Finally, if you are looking for booties, there are many to choose from within the Etsyhookers. I think these by Hannah’s Creations are cute.

If you head over to Etsy, please check out Laura’s Left Hook as well.

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Since Christmas and New Year’s are coming soon, I thought I would share a variety of items from the Etsyhookers this week in case you find some money under your tree.

I absolutely love to make afghans myself, and love the look of ones with lots of colors, but I certainly know what a huge amount of work they are. This lovely afghan gives the look of a log cabin quilt. I have a partially done afghan with a similar pattern and I don’t know when I will ever finish it. Lots of ends to weave in. This one is a great deal from Designs by J-Mi:

This makes me think of those glass jars of water with snowman pieces in it labeled “Snowman” as if it melted before it made it to the recipient of the gift.  For those of you ready for winter to be finished, here is an adorable melting snowman from These Loving Hands:

I love blue and find myself buying lots of blue yarn and paper, although my five year old much prefers pink and girly.  Here is a cute hat in shades of blue to brighten up your winter day from Elbit Enterprises:

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