Zombies & Crochet

Is there anything better than watching The Walking Dead while you crochet away? I don’t think so. The only thing that could have sweetened the deal would have been to have chocolate in the house. I settled for the next best thing – Cookie Dough Tea that my lovely friend Danielle surprised me with about two weeks ago.

I was working on my Manta Hueco Zig Zag blanket

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I absolutely LOVE this pattern (you can find it here)! So simple yet the effect is mind-blowingly beautiful. It’s a good thing I already promised it to somebody or I’d turn into a blanket hoarder.

I started it about a month ago and with all the other little projects going on, it still managed to grow to a good size – It currently stands at 55 x 40 inches. I’m using up the leftover yarn from my Granny Stripes Blanket. I “stretched” the yarn a bit by crocheting every 5th row in white. End size will be determined by how far the leftovers will take me but I figure it’ll be around 65-70 in x 55 in and to that I’ll add a small border in white.

Now speaking of zombies…. Meet Boo, one of my two current foster dogs:

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She was abandoned almost a year ago. She was in really rough shape due to a giant inguinal hernia but she pulled through and is doing really well! The vet estimated her to be about 15 years old when she was found which would make her about 16 now. She’s a character and makes us laugh all the time. Her tongue is always sticking out and she’s completely blind in one eye so we’re joking and say we have our very own little walker 😉

If you live in British Columbia and are thinking of adopting a dog, please consider giving a senior dog a home. Boo is up for adoption through Bully Buddies. You can read more about her on her Petfinder profile.

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6 thoughts on “Zombies & Crochet

    • The pink/purple/red/turquoise/blue etc yarn that you recently bought would be totally fabulous for this! It’s super easy, definitely a great beginner pattern. There’s just one tiny tricky part that you don’t know yet how to do but it’s not hard at all. Rest is all double crochet and single crochet. Can definitely show you!

    • Start with granny squares like you have been doing. The original calls for 4 row granny squares. I did 5 as I decided to do 4 colors + white as a “set” but either way is fine though I probably wouldn’t do more than 5 row squares as the peaks would end up getting a tad too big for my liking. You can do them single color or change color after each row. You can make all squares identical like or have them all different like most projects out there. Look through the Flickr Group here http://www.flickr.com/groups/mantahuecozigzag/ for inspiration. Make as many squares to reach the desired length or width.

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