Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

That time of year!

Officially started Christmas crafting yesterday!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The distant future

One of these days I will use these to make my own crochet designs... one of these days.

Monday, October 25, 2010

#7 again

 Hazel Jean at a little over 5 months old wearing the sweater Gretchen made her back in this post.
 Hazel needed a little help sitting up so, my hand is covering the cool buttons.
Love it!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Slouchy Hat for Ree

 My beautiful sister modeling her slouchy hat.  
A view of the hat from the back.  I used Patons wool in grey color way.  This was a super easy pattern which you can find here.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Garter stitch - check!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Casting on...revisited

I think I agree with a fellow youtube watcher when I say, "Thank you random lady!"

I've just been practicing this and I have about 30 or so stitches on my foundation... now on to garter stitch, I think?  So nervous!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Another cowl

I made another cowl using this pattern from a fellow blogger.  I used Lion Brand Fishermen's wool to make this and I added two little flowers instead of one.  I really enjoyed the stitch pattern but it looks pretty wonky where I had to slip stitch in the back.  I'm hoping it will just make it lay better on my shoulders.  Michael gave me an idea of making another one but as a skirt over jeans kinda deal.  I may follow up on that piece of advice but rather than slip stitching the back, I'd probably use buttons so that the yarn doesn't get all stretched out and lose its shape.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Baby it's cold!

Thought I'd warm up my hands with these mohair blend hand warmers.  I got the pattern from a fellow blogger here.  I improvised the "flower" to the point where it's more of a geometric shape rather than a blossom.  I also modified the pattern a bit so there's no scalloped edging and it's rather obvious where the seam is - yes, I meant to do that! 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Used up mohair

I had this ball of mohair hanging around from Patons I think.  Anywho, I just whipped up a double crocheted scarf out of it.  It's a little uneven due to using the ball till it was finished but it's hard to tell when you wrap it around yourself a bunch of times.  This scarf was like wearing a winter coat; very cozy, soft and warm.  It tickles the nose a little bit though!

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

LBY Studio

If you've never been, you have to go!

Best yarn shopping experience ever!