Sunday, July 15, 2007

Getting going..

OK, so I started on my entralac, (still have another peice I need to finish before I dedicate all my time to this), but Im running into an issue.

If you look at the kind 3 rows it represents (3 squares top, 2 middle, 3 bottom) as I had expected so far, the top row and the bottom row go in the same direction.. where as the middle row go the other.. eg its like top row \\\ middle row // and bottom row \\\

Problem comes now in the next round which would make a new first row, and a 4th row, many areas, I can see how to add to continue in the / direction, but what would be say the second square on the new first row Im looking at making a new diamond with a border on the bottom and right, if I were to work anti clockwise, and left and top if I went clockwise, and I dont see how that works..

If thats not the case the entralac doesnt end up with the look other entralacs have of the alternating directions, which seems wrong..

I noticed the previous post the directions of the squares form triangles of direction eg if you took a square and drew lines between the corners forming 4 triangles making a square, each of those triangles went in a different direction.. which isnt how I normally see entralacs..

Can anyone help?

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Beginning of the Thread Baby Afghan

Here's the beginning of my baby afghan done in #10 thread. I have completed 10 rounds and the base of 2 diamonds and it measures about 12 inches wide at this point.
I want to get it to the point where it's as wide as the ottoman it's sitting on in these images. (30 inches wide)

The texture is very nice and it drapes nice at this point. I am getting a little bored with the one solid color , but, I want to get this to about 15-20 inches in width before I add the green and then I will do about 5 inches around in green (I figured 3-4 rounds) and then 5 more inches in the ecru to finish.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Nan's intro

I am a stay-at-home mom with 2 girls: 10 and 2. I cross-stitch, knit, crochet and some tunisian. If it weren't for me crafts, I would balloon out more than I am. lol I spend most of my time online or sewing.... it annoys my DH to no end. I guess I am going to have to buy more yarn now too... another annoyance for DH. Too bad for him!