Friday, September 18, 2009


What am I doing in the wonderful world of crochet? Well it's a secret because both of my friends read this blog and it would spoil their surprise. I got a jump start on a couple of Christmas gifts for my two best friends. They (one in Jiffy silver heather and the other in Jiffy grape) will be way better than the scarves I made that one year! Rest assure, I'm hooking away and the gifts are almost done! I even made one for myself in a dusty pink color. I'm also using this book to help embellish their gifts.

I'm also working on this cotton tunic for moi. I'm using the cotton-ease yarn in taupe. I've got about half of it done and am looking forward to figuring out how to make the straps.

There are two other projects on my agenda for the sister. The "Twilight" hat using my Lion Brand Jiffy yarn in grape and the same object that I am making for my peeps in the Jiffy brand using the color avocado.

PLUS, I have a whole queue of projects I want to do when I'm all set with these ones. Some involve clothing others involve holiday decorations. I'm doing pretty good with trying to crochet a little each night and I'm seeing a lot of progress and things are moving fairly quickly! It also helps when you have Iron Chef or CSI playing in the background.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hats off to me!

I am finally done with that damn winter hat pattern. No joke, I must've ripped it out about ten times before I figured out the problems. I wasn't reading carefully and plus I figured out a mistake in the pattern. Anyway, the hat is done and I love it, even if the hat does point out a little on top and makes me look like an elf!

I may make another one like this, I'm not sure. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn in the color of seaspray. Michel and Genvieve helped me pick out the color at Lion Brand studio in the N-Y-C.
My second attempt at a different winter hat pattern is the PDQ hat which I found out of my Stitch N' Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker book by Debbie Stoller. I used three types of yarn here: more seaspray Wool-Ease, an unknown yarn in a camel color, and Wool-Ease Thick N' Quick in a creme color.
Got some ear flaps going on here. Will sew some cool buttons on them at some point, maybe.
I really like the pattern and I wish I used more of the same types of yarn because then you could see the cute little stitch pattern going on here without the thicker yarn taking over.
I'm not sure if I like this hat at the moment. I could sew some buttons on it and sell it or I could just rip it all out and start on something else. What do you think?