Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I'm not really dead...

And... I'm back.  Never went anywhere, just got lazy.  I was crocheting, really.  Here's a look at one of the afghans I've made over the last few months.

The motif is the Never Ending Blanket Square.  It's easy to do, and you can customize the colors to whatever and however you need them to be.

My join is somewhat loosely based on this one called the Zig Zag join.  I started out with intentions of following her diagram; I don't know how successful I was doing that.  But whatever I ended up doing, at least it was consistent throughout the afghan.  That counts for something!

The border wasn't hard.  Rnd 1:  (Sc, ch3, skip 2 stitches) around.  Rnd 2:  Dc around.  Repeat as desired.  My afghan has 3 repeats -- blue, white, blue.

The last row is simply (Sc, ch1, sk 1 st) around.

The yarn is LoveKnit.  It was sold years ago at my local K-Mart.  I used whatever colors I had left -- plenty of medium blue and white!  Not so much other colors.

So, thanks for looking at my crappy-quality pictures.  The second and last photos are close to the true colors.

See you soon, hopefully!
Renee  :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

'Tis the Season...

Busy hooking... you know what I mean!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Long Time, No Post...

Hey everybody,

So where have I been, and what have I been doing?  Ah, some of you probably know... Pinterest, of course! 

(Gratuitous cute dog picture, from Pinterest, of course!  Click for original source.)

I LOVE Pinterest.  Of course it's a huge timesuck and my husband doesn't "get it".  Maybe I don't either, but I do know it's much easier (and more fun) to surf Pinterest for granny squares than it is the interwebz.  I pin crochet, jewelry, antique dishes, George Takei, Game of Thrones, you name it...  I have 80 boards, as of this moment in time.  I do have to unfollow other people's Food and Dessert boards.  It's too much temptation; I'm diabetic, you see.  But still...

I am Renee Lake on Pinterest.  If you need an invitation, email me through my profile.    I will have one sent to you.

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There's just enough time to check out some new pins before my husband gets home for lunch.  Oh, and I have new listings on eBay today.  If you want to see, just click on my Shop page -- located on the right sidebar.

Thanks, and have a great weekend!

Renee  :)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Better Place to Shop...

Hi, hi to all of you.  I've been reading some horror stories about how Blogger is losing posts.  So I'm going to try this and we'll see what happens.  :)

Remember oh-so-long-ago when I put up a Shop page?  Then I took it down for re-vamping?  I've decided to just go back to selling on eBay.  My husband and I have sold off and on for years on eBay.  Combined, we are known as Spear401.

If you click on my link above, you will be shown my current auctions.  Right now, I have tons of crochet and cross-stitch patterns listed, including a lot of Magic Crochet magazines.  I do ship world-wide.  Remember, to ask any and all questions before the auction ends.  :)

Thanks, and have a good week!

Renee  :)