Monday, February 23, 2009

Afghan and Mariner's Compass update

It seems like I mostly spin my wheels and don't get too much done, but I did manage to get the crocheted afghan finished that I started in January, so that makes another completion for February. I did a lot of it while on the road traveling to and from California. The rest was done while watching TV. It was an easy pattern, and since I hadn't done anything that big for many years, it was a good pattern to start with.

I am absolutely no good at just sitting and watching without doing something, so now it will need to be something else.

This other picture is of my Mariner's Compass after attaching the "halo." The white center is just a reflection from the flash, I guess. I haven't appliqued on the center yet. It is the same fabric as the triangles in the halo. This has turned into pretty much a design-as-you-go project. I have also squared it up since I took the picture. I'll make another border. I'm thinking it will end up somewhere between 36 and 40 inches square. At least that is my current thought.

I also put the borders on another Project Linus quilt today. It is not as lively and pretty as I had hoped, but hopefully it will make some child happy. I'll post a picture of it another time - probably after I sandwich, quilt and bind it.

We got word that a niece is getting married near San Francisco toward the end of March, so that will mean another trip to CA. It also means I won't have as much sewing time in March, so I'll have to get my tailbone in gear before we go.

I sure enjoy looking at other folks' blogs, and feel like I still have so much to learn. The blogs are just such an inspiration.


  1. Very pretty afghan. I miss crocheting. Wish I had about four sets of arms..but then I'd need four brains to control them wouldn't I? Or more! Your compass project is just amazing. You are doing such a good job.

  2. Hi Donna .. afghan is very pretty! and the mariner's compass!!

    I've not crocheted since i was 7 or so, but i do knit .

    thank you for stopping by my guestblogger post and leaving a comment ;)

    the ones with the blue where the ones that were okay fabric wise with the pre cut pieces ..that cured me from ever buying kits!!


  3. Wow Donna that is looking fantastic.

  4. I have always wanted to try the flying geese in a circle and yours looks wonderful. I have made a few afghans like yours and it is a wonderful way to use up wool scraps and keep warm at the same time.

  5. Your compass is GORGEOUS!! Beautiful work! Will enjoy seeing this one completed!

  6. Hi there, I love your Mariner's Compass-so original and beautifully done. I was in a guild with Judy Maitheson and she always had so many but I like that yours are unique-not just copies. You do beautiful work. I'm also originally from the SF bay area and think it is interesting that you're there now-hope you enjoy it.
    Hugs, Noreen


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