Friday, April 26, 2013

Paying for Patterns

I have never paid for a pattern online... never. I just don't feel comfortable purchasing a pattern before I read through it. If I am going to buy a magazine or a book, I usually look through the pattern I want to make and see if I actually want to make it before I purchase it. So I have never been tempted to buy a pattern online. I can be weird like that.
Now I have seen this lovely crochet Happypotamus on Ravelry and I can't seem to get it out of my head. I am new to crochet, and this hippo seems a bit more complicated than the granny squares I have been making. So I just don't know if I want to risk paying for a pattern I might not be able to use...
I guess I should sleep on it and see how I feel about it a few days from now, if I still want to try making it next week, I will take the plunge and buy my first online pattern!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Finished Afghan

I have finally finished school. Really finished school! These past couple of weeks have been so hectic that I hadn't had time to do any knitting or crochet. However, this week I have had a few days off, so I have been able to finish this granny square afghan I started back in March.
Yarn: Red Heart's Soft Yarn (in yellow - 1 ball, aqua blue - 2 balls, dark blue - 2 balls, grey - 2 balls)
Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I)
Pattern Source: Time to Relax Granny Throw by Red Heart (free pattern!)
It took me awhile to get all the squares together after I had finished crocheting them, but other than that, the pattern was easy to follow, even for a beginner like me!