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Clue #4 and Nervous Nellie

The next clue for Julie Yeager's Mysteryghan is out, so here are my (not so wonderful) photos of Clue #4:

They were fun to make-- especially the first two styles of flower.   I made a mistake on the ones in the top photo, using two colors for the textural rounds where I was supposed to use just one-- but no-one looking at the finished blanket "in person" will ever know that.

I tried laying out all the squares I've finished so far (as I'd seen some people do on the spoiler thread on Ravelry).  It's not as easy as you'd think to get them laid out in an even rectangle or square!  Eventually, I gave up and more-or-less copied another person's layout. (g)

I'm curious to see how they really are meant to be arranged... I'm pretty sure I'll want to either add more squares or an extra-wide border to my blanket.  Since I'm using thinner yarn than recommended (Simply Soft/Pound of Love instead of Vanna's Choice), my blanket will come out sma…

Mysteryghan, Etc.

Mysteryghan Update:
I'm all finished (ends even woven in) and ready for the next clue, which is due out tomorrow.

Clue #3 ("Happy Flower") was for four larger squares.  Slightly trickier to crochet than the other clues, so far.  Here's one of the squares... (There are photos of the others on the project page.)

I guess I won't post photos of Clue #4 here, yet, since the next clue's not out.  There are photos on the Ravelry project page, though.  :o)

Old-Fashioned Sampler:
I posted a few photos last week of squares crocheted for the sampler.  Here are a few more:

The photos turned out kind of ugly, I'm afraid.  Next time I'll have to make sure there's better natural lighting.  (I just don't feel like bothering much about photos, lately.  Funny how those things go in phases, because there are other times that I love taking photos!  I'm really more of a "nature photographer" than an "arts and crafts photographer", though...)

Italian Cross

Italian Cross, a photo by MossyOwls on Flickr.

Lemon Stripe

Lemon Stripe, a photo by MossyOwls on Flickr.

Big Round

Big Round, a photo by MossyOwls on Flickr.

This one turned out wobbly, but I think it'll straighten out after afghan assembly.

Mysteryghan - Clue #2

The 3rd clue for Julie Yeager's 2013 Mysteryghan is officially available, so I'll share the photos of my squares for last week's clue, "Blooming Pair".

To make the loopy flowers a little bigger (to match the other square in the clue), I substituted trc for dc in the second round.  (It was one of a handful of suggestions from Julie Yeager herself.)  It seemed to do the trick, and the squares are all roughly the same size.  :o)

When I finished stitching my final "bumpy flower", I realized with some surprise that I'd used the dark red/maroon twice on the "petals" sections.  Oops.  Well, it's not a big deal.  I've been winging it on color distribution, anyway, and I'm sure it'll look fine when they're all mixed together.  (...I assume they'll be mixed up somewhat.  We'll see by the end of the month!)

Even though I chose these colors mainly because I wanted to clear out my stash of Simply Soft, and the colors sort of…

Afghan Progress

Isn't this always the way?  I'm here to report on afghan progress-- but not the afghan that you're probably thinking about.  No, the Cheerful Afghan is still snoozing away in a corner, somewhere, undisturbed for weeks.  Meanwhile, I've been working on two other afghans.  (And I won't even pretend to be ashamed of myself.  It's my hobby, and I'll have a million WIP if I want to! ;o))

I'm keeping up, so far.  Earlier this week, I finished weaving the ends of the squares for the second clue-- and the next one is due out tomorrow (though Julie released both the other clues a day early, so I'll be checking this afternoon, just in case). 

Here's a photo of the completed first clue, "Little Bitties":

Aren't they cute? They were fun to make, too. I won't post photos of the second set on the blog, yet, but if you're curious, you can see them on the project page.

I'm liking how the colors are working together, but …

Another Doily

144/365 - Doily, a photo by MossyOwls on Flickr. ...also for Granny's birthday.

I wasn't totally thrilled with how this one blocked out, but it's ok... and once you put something on it, it's almost impossible to see incongruities, imho.

A Doily

Doily, a photo by MossyOwls on Flickr. ...made for my maternal grandmother's birthday last month. :o)