Monday, January 25, 2010

Crochet Flashback #2

Little bell Christmas ornaments for the tree. Made by: Grandma Polifroni. Taking a look at them they look very easy to make. Perhaps one day I will write her pattern down and make some for my grandchildren.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Room for one more...

I am making another New Year's resolution before the month is out. This will truly be a year long endeavor as I'm thinking of doing a little stash busting. If you refer back to this post you can see that I have a fair amount of yarn and it's grown a little since then, okay quite a lot since then.

So, on deck for 2010:
  • small baby blanket
  • market bags
  • afghan for a friend ;-)
  • holiday afghan for a friend ;-)
  • draft buster for the living room

Monday, January 11, 2010

Hazel's not so Teeny Beanie

This was supposed to be newborn size. Yeah, not so much. It will be saved for when she can wear it though!
This pattern was worked in the round using Lion Brand Cotton-ease yarn. Perhaps I will sport my tunic when Hazel wears this hat???
There was an eyelet stitch on the end where I could have weaved a ribbon through but I decided against it. I liked this look a whole lot better. 2/5 through my New Year's resolution. The next project I have planned is to make a bunch of bibs from all this cotton yarn I got on a super good sale at Joann Fabrics.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Shout out!

Take a look at what my friend said!!! Oh and read her blogs; they're pretty entertaining.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hazel's Fall/Winter Sweater

1/5 of the way done with my new year's resolution and hey, I'm not even counting the baby blanket I made back in the day. As you can see this is Hazel's sweater made using this pattern and Lion Brand wool-ease in the color of sea spray. I also made a winter hat with this yarn and had some left over.
I got these buttons over at Michael's in the scrapbooking section of all places. The sweater is a little big, on purpose. Hazel will probably be sporting this sweater when she's about six months old or older with this super cute little onesie my sister Maria purchased that's pink and has a sparkly snowflake on it.
Close up of the sleeve. This was my first top down crochet project and I wasn't quite sure if I was doing it right but there are, in fact, two holes to put little arms through so whoohoo, I did something right! I decided not to do a border of color like I originally was planning but I am going to use brown to make another one of these with longer sleeves.

Thanks again to Rima!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Crochet Flashback #1

I wonder who crocheted the blanket that I'm crawling on while sporting a pretty sweet baby mohawk. I am guessing it was prolly Grandma Polifroni. I also wonder where that afghan is now???

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Baby Brain

I nixed the boxy sweater I was making because it turns out I didn't have enough yarn to finish plus the pattern was kinda annoying me. I couldn't tell if it was supposed to decrease naturally or what but I got bored with it and wanted to start making something for the baby. I know it's the beginning of January and everyone is making resolutions and all so I decided that I will make something for baby Hazel each month. That sounds like a decent and realistic goal. She's due in May so all I gotta do is make 5 objects. Which leads me to this new blog that I fell in love with as well as some of the patterns that this hip chick has created and/or has made. Check her out, she's super hip! I'm also making this pattern that she created in a sea spray color with wool-ease yarn for Hazel. I'm not sure what color I will add to the trim but brown is in the running right now.

Friday, January 1, 2010

The Christmas Presents Unveiled

This one is for me.
This one was for Jen.
And this one was for René.

Used Lion Brand Jiffy yarn and this sweet pattern from Vickie Howell. I added a few more rows on all the capelets and then embellished them with flowers from the book Crocheted Flowers by Nicky Epstein. I also added those little charms from a previous post on the flowers to give it a little extra sparkle.