Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mobile Blogging

I finally downloaded the blogger app. Now i can blog on the go. This will surely make me either more or less annoying.

My only questions: Why did it take me so long to look for this? Why is it not an iPad app. Com'on Blogger let's get an iPad app rocking.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Finished Project

I finally finished my lapghan. I wanted this to be a full blanket but decided to stop. I stopped for 2 reasons.

First, I ran out of yarn AGAIN. I had no idea how much yarn was needed to make a full sized afghan. I have been working on this lapghan for almost a year.  Crazy, right?  For this size, that's crazy.  Here's what happened.  I ran out of yarn, set it aside and decided I'd buy some more yarn and then finish the rounds and make it bigger and bigger.  Everytime I went to the store for additional skeins I ended up finding other colors and buying other colored skeins of yarn.  Something else always struck my fancy.

Second, I did this by using a traditional granny square pattern and just kept increasing ouwards in rounds. The result is that the lapghan is square, but most beds are rectangle. If I keep going and going until it is big enough to cover the length of my bed, then it’ll hang too far off the side. Here's what a traditional granny square looks like.

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You can see they usually consist of 4 or 5 rounds.  They can be solid or multi colored

Because I stuck with the traditional granny square pattern the lapghan is rather holey. I didn’t think it would be a very warm blanket. Well, I have to say, this blanky if quite heavy and warm. So, maybe if I’m inspired, I’ll buy some more yarn one day and add a few more rounds and make it just a tad bit bigger. Until then, here is my finished product.

It actually is almost as wide as a twin-sized bed

No photo is complete without at least 1 of my beasties nearby.

The colors are hard to distinguish.  Think I need to take pics in better lighting next time.


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