Donna Lynn's Blog

I'm a 34 yr old, happily married woman with the 2 most wonderful doggies in the world! I live in Florida and love all types of crafting! Right now my fave thing to do with my hands is crochet!!!

Monday, April 10, 2006


JulieKay over at CVille is an evil woman! (Just kidding, you know I love you Julie!) Julie is the queen of all Crochet Alongs and just when I finish another project she comes up with another CAL for us to do. Of course I cannot say no so I jump in and put another project on my much overloaded basket!

Her new CAL is the "Quilt CAL". I have been needing to make my dad a new blanket. He's semi-handicapped and spends 90% of his time in his lift chair. He suffers from very poor circulation (as well as a nasty muscle disease) and his feet are usually the worst. So even in the dead of summer he's bundled up. I thought that I would make him a nice afghan and sew pockets where his feet can go to make them more cozy and another pocket where he could put a heating pad or something like that. So I looked at several Quilt Afghan patterns and decided upon the Pinwheel Afghan. As I tend to do with most projects, I don't bother to read the instructions until I am ready to sit down and crochet. It was then that I realized that this was a graph afghan! UGH! I hate graph ghans! I hate carrying over yarn and counting and tangled yarn and the headache of making little bobbins. Oh well, I really want to do this so I started my first square. About 12 rows into it, I didn't like how the "holding over certain colors" was looking so I started over and am going to try to simply make the white square and then cross stitch the pinwheel onto the square. We'll see if this works. I honestly was thinking I would make the pinwheel and stitch it onto the square. If only I could find a pinwheel that looks like this that I could stitch on, then I'd be a happy camper! Oh well, back to my stitching!


At 3:09 PM, Blogger Lucy said...

That looks difficult, for me anyway! Let us know your progess!


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