Saturday, November 8, 2014

Spiral Staircase Scarf Finished!

Hooray! I love it! Now I'm waiting for my new blocking wires to arrive so I can block and wear!

Friday, October 31, 2014

This is what I am halfway finished with right now!  I received the yarn in the Karma Swap Group and just love it.  It's Malabrigo Arroyo in a beautiful magenta variegated dye.

Malabrigo Silky Merino
The Scarf is called Spiral Staircase and here is the Ravelry website link to the pattern. I will upload a pic of my scarf soon.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Knitting again

I've been crocheting and knitting simultaneously lately - anyone else ever do that? hahahah Baby kimono for no one in particular - future babies! Knitted in garter stitch. Also - crocheting a mesh top with a funky yarn by Classic Elite in linen. The pattern is also CE, called Shelley from their Surf's Up booklet. Here is a pic of the book and my progress so far

Friday, June 13, 2014

Liberty Wool light Shawl

I've been working steadily on this crocheted shawl and it is almost finished. I started it in a class at Great Yarns in Raleigh, NC and am finishing it at home. Made with a beautiful fingering weight yarn, variegated named Classic Elite, Liberty Wool light in color 6662. The pattern is a store copy of an old German pattern.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Counterfeit Crochet

So…..Spring has sprung and I've been flitting from project to project just like a busy bee. I don't know if it's ADD or just creative juices flowing but I seem to start and start and start projects! They are mostly crochet but some involve sewing as well. I'll start by showing a few pictures of my latest challenge - crocheted counterfeit Chanel purses! I'm working from a general idea from the original crocheted purse that Chanel came out with in 2013 - just gorgeous in my opinion and super easy to make if you crochet at all!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Inspired by Attic24 - as usual!

Lucy, over at her blog attic24,never ceases to inspire me to find new yarns, color ways and items to put on my "to make" list. Here she is planning a new afghan with beautiful yarns from Debbie Bliss and some I'm not sure of! I also need a winder like she has and am on the lookout for one! All credit to her for these photos - visit her blog for inspiration and stories that will entertain you. She lives in England and has a lovely family and home!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

New Yarn!! New Blanket!!

I received an order of Stylecraft Special DK yarn in the mail today! Very excited to finally feel this yarn and see if there is much difference between the English acrylic and our US acrylic inexpensive yarns. Making afghans with acrylic or acrylic blends of yarn is a good idea when giving the item as a gift. People just do not know to dry clean or hand wash and often ruin/felt by washing in hot water and putting into the dryer their heirloom blankets. Of course, I can sew an instruction label onto the blanket but they would still have to actually read it! The blanket will hold up for years and years if treated a little carefully - so I'm using some acrylics and wool blends. This yarn is DK weight so it will take longer to knit or crochet up - but the colors are wonderful - and the yarn feels so soft and yet, substantial and sturdy - much better than the acrylics I am used to feeling at Michaels, AC Moore, etc. I hope to make a traditional granny square multi color small throw blanket with this yarn. Thanks to Lucy, at Attic24 for the inspiration to start crocheting again and using this Stylecraft yarn.

African Flower Motif Afghan I'm working on

Worsted weight yarns, crochet African Flower motifs for a guest bedroom Coverlet. I'm about one third finished. Here are a few flower hexagons.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Crochet a colorful Afghan

I am working on a beautiful, bright patterned afghan for someone! The yarn is bright colors and an acrylic/wool blend. I'm not fond of working with acrylic but the yarn was close at hand, the right gauge, and colors were what I was looking for. After this one, I will buy only cotton, wool or linen for the next one. I am searching for the right yarns in DK gauge which are favorite's of afghan makers. I am in the US so buying here is important to me. If you have any ideas, please share them! The pattern is the African Flower.