Saturday, August 25, 2007

One Strip Down...

Four to go! My newest WIP - Diamond and Rings afghan from Blue-Ribbon Afghans. I've made one already for a Secret Pal Swap and just loved making it. So, I was looking for a good pattern to help decrease my stash while using my size I Jimbo hook that I won back in June, and I found this pattern to be perfect! I found the first one I made a little long, so decided to cut about 1/3 of the length off and now I think it's just tad too short for me. Think I may just have to give it away and make another one for myself. Anyone want it?

Don't worry, the ends will be woven in before it gets shipped...

In other news, look what I got today!

If features this:

I'm so excited. Took me a while to find it, but find it I did! Congratulations again Jimbo!

And speaking of Jimbo, I got this Friday...

Woohoo! Actually, the one on the left is my I hook that for some reason never made it into my blog. I think I was just too excited to have it that I couldn't stop using it long enough to take a picture! It's made from the famous apple tree at the crick. The one on the right is the one I just received yesterday. It's size K and made of briar. I know this picture doesn't do either of the hooks justice. They are so smooth and so gorgeous, and I love usint them! Now, if only I can get my hands on an H hook, I may get inspired to finally finish that Cathedral afghan I started 2 years ago... Unfortunately, I keep getting outbid after I have retired for the evening. Oh well, one day. There's a contest going for an H hook right now, so maybe I'll win it. Yeah right. Maybe that's wishful thinking - I never win anything! Wish me luck anyways.

Ok, gotta get back to working on the afghan. Have a great rest of the weekend!


Que Sarah said...

Wow! That's going to be gorgeous!! I can't believe you made one for your secret pal, that's amazing (makes me look like a crappy pal!!)
Good luck on winning your H hook!!
I'm crossing my fingers and Dutchess has her paws crossed for you!!!

(How are you feeling BTW?)

Kimberly said...

Can not wait to see your finished afghan! I love that pattern! I started one way back when I was first starting crocheting, did a few of the links, and then stopped. This was after I finished the Star Afghan from that book as my first project (I was insane looking back now to have picked that as my first project....not like starting out with a dishcloth or a scarf).

I love Jimbo's hooks! I have an egg hook and I had the opportunity a few months ago to crochet with one of the travelling hooks - very nice!