Monday, January 11, 2010

Today is my first day back at work for this tax season. (Can you say 'Cruise Money'?) Still trying to get myself organized and back into 'tax' mode!

I did get to start on the Stained Glass Magic (SGM) afghan onver the weekend. It is going great! I was able to get a little over 6 (I think) bubble rows done. I really like doing this one, even if I do have some trouble with the 3 things of yarn kinda tangling sometime. I also worked a little more on the Indian style afghan last night.

Well, better get back to thinking about taxes and the tax program.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I figured out what I was doing wrong on my magic ball afghan so I've got that worked out now. I made a scarf out of three sets of 'bubble' rows so now I feel comfortable with making the afghan. I have 6 magic balls made so far for it so I should be ready to start on it soon. I won't get all of the MBs made before starting; I figure I'll need roughly two dozen magic balls for the size I want. But I have enough made that I can get started....maybe over the weekend. Here is a picture of the scarf to get an idea of what the afghan will look like.

And here is a close-up of it.

I also worked some more on the Indian style afghan and decided what I wanted to do with that so have been working on it, too.

We are getting our first major snow of the season least it is snow and not ICE like last January! At least I didn't need to get out in it today.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Well, here it is January again! I have been AWOL since October....Shame on me! I will try to get back into this and keeping up with what is going on in my life and crocheting. I kinda got bogged down last year because as I finished Christmas gifts, I couldn't post about them or share pics because the recipients just might be reading this! But I think everyone liked what they got. I will try to get my list updated of what I completed in 2009 soon.

Anyway, as to what I'm working on right now...I started an Indian style afghan (3 times, actually) and still am not satisfied with how it is looking. So it is being put aside for a while and I'm going to attempt to make a Stained Glass Magic afghan with some help and advice from some new friends in the CAL for it on Ravelry. It is called the Magic Ball CAL. It can be found in the group 'I Love Crochet Afghans!' on Ravelry and the pattern is also available for sale on Ravelry. Here is a link to the pattern: and here is a link to the Ravelry group:

I have made 3 magic balls this afternoon so I am ready to get started on this.