Sunday, May 10, 2015

One UFO Completed!

Yay!! I have officially completed Brianna's Shabbat Napkins!  Whew, now on to the baby gift.  I decided to knit up the overalls with booties.  She's expecting another baby in October... I might throw in another one fro the new addition or just make another overall in cotton yarn for soon to be older brother.  The one I'm working on now is in wool which will be great for the Fall/Winter months.

African Flower Bedspreads

My girls are needing some pretty bedspreads, so when I came across this beautiful piece, I knew this would would be them! 
Abbie loved the colors, so this is what her spread will look like. 

Annie on the other hand love bright colors so as we were searching for something that fit her we came across
this cheerful piece:

They both are the same pattern just different color sequences used.  I found some extra left over yarn and whipped up a few blocks... easy peasy and love the pattern!


Monday, May 4, 2015

Rainbow Vintage Coasters

My baby girls loves rainbows, why?  Well because rainbow's have an array of color and my baby girl LOVES colors, and lot's of them.  So, when I came across these beautiful coaster I thought I would try my hand in crocheting some.  Found a wonderful spool of #10 Mercerized Egyptian Cotton and purchased a 1.5 mm hook.  Here are the results:

I hadn't blocked them yet when I took the picture, so their shape is a bit skewed and wonky, even at that she loved them and will be put in her hope chest.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Finishing up my 1st UFO

This is a gift that I started on well over a year ago.... a wedding gift, the couple has since had a child and now on there with their second... so, not only am I late on the wedding gift but the baby gift... ugh...
so finishing up the napkins and need to work on a gift for the little one.  I might make something for the new addition while I'm at it. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Jute Basket

I love natural looking things, love the beautiful creation of Yahweh, and
I love having it brought into my home, it gives me such shalom!
So, when I came across this crochet jute basket   I wanted to 
try my hand in creating one.  I was pleasantly surprised it took
less than 2 hours to whip up.  And even more, pleased that it was around
four bucks to make.  Yep, the jute twine was $1.99 each at Dollar General

I plan on making another, only larger to keep my wip's in.
I also want to try crocheting a bowl with the same pattern I used
for the crochet hook pouch. 

Crochet Hooks and Pouches

Well, I've never even started on the kerchief, however I have been busy crocheting other projects.  I had ordered my daughter each a set of Knitpics wooden crochet hooks for the older 'Caspian Hooks' they are shades of ocean green and blue and the younger 'Rainbow Hooks' simply because she loves bright bold colors, thus the rainbow.

To hold these beauties I decided to crochet a couple of pouches for them.  

The girls loved the gifts and 
I was really happy with the way they turned out... I'm loving my new creative outlet!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Preppy Kerchief

I'm not one for crochet, but I found this cute kerchief and want to give it a try..

Crochet Pattern: Preppy Kerchief

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Well after using a smaller needle and co 48 the sock is too tight for my dd so I had to rip it it...(frog)

I started over using 48 co on the same needle size I used for first pair of socks. Seems to fit better.

OK so I have another pattern for the month of December. I like these I'm hoping it doesn't take a whole month to knit them...

Once I start them I'll post more.

Now I have to finish those white heart socks for my younger dd Knitting

Saturday, November 28, 2009


I finished the second white sock to the pair...had problems with this one?? Froggy several it!!

They turned out ok, I believe if I used a thinner yarn they would have turned out better.

Starting on my younger dd's white heart sock. I'm using a smaller needle, about two sizes smaller and casting on 48 instead of 64 so it should be smaller.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Abby's Heart Socks

Here are the heart socks. I used a sports weight which is a little
thicker/heaverier than what was recommended.
I also used a size #3 needle instead of a #0 -1
The sock was just a bit loose and a little too
long, maybe about an inch, which is no biggy
because my dd is just 10 years old and will
no doubt grow into it before long.
It's nice and soft, thick and warm.
I'll be making my younger dd a pair but she is
much smaller in frame so I'll use my #1 needles.
I would like to find a finer yarn but I live in a small
town and the stores don't carry a great section.
So, we'll see.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Pair of Heart Socks

This is a pair of sock I'm going to attempt to knit for the month of November.
Each month I would like to knit at least one pair of socks with a least
one new stitch in them that I have never used.
In this pattern I'll be doing a (this is all one counted as one stitch in the pattern)
Sl1 (slip one stitch)
K2tog (knit 2 stitches together as one)
PSSO (pass slip stitch over *in this case the K2tog just knitted)
To someone who has never knitted or to the novice
this seem very confusing and difficult but
once tried it is rather simple.
If you would like the pattern it's a free
download, just click on the picture
above and it will open up to
a pdf.
Thanks to Donna Pye for sharing her
patterns with Ravely a knitting
community that I'm a member of.
** I've linked each abbreviation to a video to show you just how to do it correctly**
Here are a couple of more stitches that might be new to you.
ssk (slip, slip, knit)*go into the stitch as if to 'knit' then slip it off
yo ( yarn over)