Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My latest projects

Well, since I've been MIA for so long, I have a lot of projects that need to be posted. I probably won't get them all done in this post, but I'll catch up eventually!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Where has the time gone?

My goodness! It's almost November. I've been so busy with church and other things that I haven't been around here much. I have quite a few pictures of crochet stuff that I want to upload. Since it's almost midnight, I think I'll wait a little bit. Hopefully I'll want to do it tomorow, but no promises! :D

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The new love in my life

I have fallen in love again. No, I didn't get another cat! I fell in love with this purse. I've been looking around for a purse pattern that was big enough, but not gaudy. After several months of thinking on this issue, I decided I had to come up with my own pattern. A trip to Jo-Ann was in order (it was Sunday so Hobby Lobby was closed and Michael's only carries Lily Sugar 'n Cream cotton....color choices are all wrong with Lily's). Thankfully, I quickly found a gorgeous color of green. Green is my favoite that obvious yet? Anywho, I make my way home with yarn and Starbuck's. Does life get any better?

Since I decided to make my own pattern, I of course found the perfect pattern immediately after getting home. That's okay though considering I fell in the love with this bag. The romance with my own pattern might have been luke warm at best.

I lined the bag with an old black tee shirt. It was a pain to sew in, but I really dislike sewing. Anything that takes longer than 10 minutes to sew gets me peeved.

Without further ado, my pretty purse without a name....

Monday, September 14, 2009

BICO Sweater

I made this "Baby it's Cold Outside" sweater to give to a woman who is pregnant and was recently diagnosed with cancer. She isn't starting cancer treatment until after the baby is born. She is having a boy. I've wanted to make baby stuff (other than preemie items). This was an excuse! It's different making baby items than preemie items. Preemie items can be emotionally draining for me.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Xavier's fifth birthday

Today would have been my little X's fifth birthday. I miss him terribly.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Scrubby Dishcloth Pattern

Scrubby Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
Materials:Size H Crochet Hook
(1) Ball WW Cotton Yarn (will make more than one dishcloth)
Metal or Plastic Scrubber

Gauge: Not important


Attach yarn under several rings of the scrubber with a sl st

Rnd 1: Ch 1; SC in same st as join; work 35 more SC evenly around scrubber; sl st in 1st SC; turn

Rnd 2: Ch 3; [ (1) DC; Ch 2; (2) DC] in same sp as join; *DC in next 8 SC; [ (2) DC; Ch 2: (2) DC] in next SC* rep 3 more times; sl st in the top of Ch 3; Turn

Rnd 3: Ch 3; *DC in each DC until the Ch 2 sp; [ (2) DC; Ch 2; (2) DC] in ea Ch 2 sp* rep around; Join with a sl st in top of Ch 3; Turn

Rnd 4: Repeat Rnd 3

Finish off yarn. Weave in ends.

For a bigger dishcloth, continue to repeat Rnd 3 until desired size is reached.

Let me know if you see any mistakes. Enjoy!

Fall Colors Comfortghan

I made this comfortghan for some friends. She and her husband are going through some rough times. Over at the 'Ville, I requested help from fellow crocheters to get enough squares. That place never ceases to amaze me. There are some of the most fabulous people in the world on the 'Ville forums. They responded and sent in all of the squares you'll see in this picture except the four I made. I have more squares at home that are going to be made into pillows with at least two more packages coming. I think it turned out great.