Sunday, September 21, 2008

I'm Finished!

I've finally completed my crocheted afghan that I will be donating to the Victory Junction Gang Camp. While is is nothing super spectacular, nor was it exceedingly difficult to make, I am quite proud of it. I'm so happy to think of the smile that this might bring to the face of a child attending the camp. It will be mailed off tomorrow.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Almost Done

I've been working fervently the past few weeks crocheting squares for my Victory Junction Gang Camp charity blanket. I'm so excited that I have finally finished all of my squares!

I started to whip-stitch them together. I had 12 all done and realized that I was not liking the way that it looked. While this method would have allowed me to finish much sooner, I was not happy with it. And I most certainly would not have been happy to have a child receive it like that. So I ripped it all apart.

I decided it was best to crochet a single stitch around the entire outside edge of each square. However, this added a half inch to the height and width, thus making the full dimensions of the blankie too large for the sizes that VJCG would like. So I had to alter my pattern. Good news, now I extra squares left! That means less to make on my next blankie.

I've already gotten 12 squares done with the trim around the outside. I have another 30 to go before I can finally stitch it back together. I'm hoping to finally be finished and be able to ship it to the camp by next weekend!