I'm sure you are like me. You craft and craft and then you give it all away! You gift those in your life with all of your wonderful handmade treasures yet rarely keep anything for yourself. We're such a giving people, aren't we?? So I decided to make a little something for me. Well a BIG something actually.
It's the start of the BEST AFGHAN EVER. I already love it. Aren't the colors dreamy? Sigh. Seriously. I love it. And it's wicked soft, too. I'm using Bernat Satin. Aside from being soft, you can wash it. Nice. It will be big enough to almost be a spread for our queen sized bed. I put about 5 rows on last night while I got caught up on my . . . um . . . soap opera. Ahem.
Anyway, I was inspired to make it thanks to the ever talented Posey. She's been crocheting up an afghan storm with her rippled and granny square afghans. I never follow through with afghans made in pieces and I don't have that much of a knack for putting colors together either so I decided on a super easy pattern called granny stripes with three repeating colors. Maybe someday I'll ripple up all that extraneous yarn all over the craft room. Hmm . . .
I will apologize again for all the craziness over at Sweet Goodness Swaps. I swear BLOGGER DID IT. Oy. Anyway, I hope everyone has been in touch with their partners or will be soon. If not, drop me a line and I'll see what else I managed to muff up. My partner is Jenn, go visit her! You won't be disappointed. She also has a wonderful Etsy shop.
Speaking of Etsy, my ultra talented sister and I have decided to hawk our wares on Etsy while setting up The Goodness Shop website. Our store is not ready but we hope to unveil it soon. In the mean time I made a banner so I would feel like a contributor:
I'm hoping for a productive weekend so I'll be able to put some fun things in there on Monday. Tomorrow I'll share some of my sister's wonderful hair combs and barrettes!
Before I go, Ms. A asked me to post a picture of my sweet boy Mason:
This is when we first got THAT PUPPY. In the beginning Mason was very annoyed by him but then one day he was finally okay with our new roomie. :) Doesn't he look like he's thinking "why did we get him??"
Have a wonderful night bon-bons!