Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Hat For Faith

Christine tried calling me last night but the phone was busy. I was talking to my sister Nancy (and boy, can we talk)!! So Christine sent a text to Hilly asking her to ask me if I could make Faith a Hat. Christine crochets too, but has never done anything in the round. That is why she didn't make it herself. She brought Faith and some yarn over and I whipped up a hat for Faith. It is a 2 strand hat, so it worked up in no time. Faith knows I always take pictures of my creations, so she modeled it for me. Here she is in her coat with her new matching hat.

She left smiling wearing her hat, then they came back in and she asked me in a timid voice if I could make her a scarf to match the hat!! So I made one last night. I need to try it on her to make sure it is the right length. Once I have a picture of her wearing it, I will post that picture too.

Monday, November 17, 2008

My 30th Round Ripple Afghan

Here is my 30th (yes, I have made 30) round ripple afghan.
I made this one using MicroSpun yarn. I used the colors Buttercup, Lime, Mango and Cherry Red, with my Susan Bates Bamboo Handle H Hook. I love how soft this came out, but it was very trying. This yarn splits like crazy, so you have to crochet slow with it. And since I am not a slow crocheter, I had to keep reminding myself to slow down. I don't know if I will ever use this yarn again. Will have to decide later on. If I do use it again, it will be to make a scarf since that doesn't take very long to make.

Squares For Charity

I have been busy this past week making squares for Charity. Sissie on Crochetville has picked Victory Junction Gang Camp as her charity project for 2009. Since I am a huge NASCAR fan, this charity is right up my alley. I don't have pictures of all of the squares I have completed, but thought I'd post the ones I have pictures of. They want bright cheery colors for the afghans and I believe these will fit right in to make cheerful afghans. These (and all the squares sent in) will be put together to make afghans for each camper to take home with them.

I will post more pictures when I get them taken.

Monday, October 27, 2008

My First (Of Many) Spiral Ghans

I thought I'd take a minute and post a picture of my latest creation. I have made a spiral afghan. I used Hobby Lobby's brand of yarn I Love This Yarn in Toasted Almond and Ivory with an I Hook. I had single skeins of each and had no idea what to do with it, so this is what I came up with. I am trying to use up my stash of ILTY since the quality of it has gone downhill (while the price keeps going up). Anything made with it will not leave this house. I refuse to give a gift with yarn that doesn't hold up.
This will probably end up a Kitty Ghan, since I have found Andy laying on it when I had put it down while working on it to go do something.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Dishcloth Pattern I Tested

I had the pleasure of testing a new pattern for a member (Ldyjarhead) of the crochet forum Crochetville. She named it Gentle Ridges Dishcloth. It was very well written and is a very easy pattern. I love how it turned out. You can find the pattern HERE.
I used Sugar 'N Cream yarn in the color Violet Veil and used my Susan Bates Bamboo Handle H Hook. I will be making more of these!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Baby Round Ripples

I have completed 2 baby Round Ripples. These are my Ridged Round Ripples. I love how the ridges give them a little something extra.

This one is made with Peaches 'N Cream in Shaded Denim. It will be going to Florida. My sister will be giving this as a gift for a soon to be born Baby Boy.

This one was made with Peaches 'N Cream Spring Meadows and White. It will be going to a hospital's NICU. I hope it will bring joy to a little babies family while going through a rough time.

I have a few I haven't posted yet, and have one on the hook right now. I love making them, especially with the ridges.

Monday, October 13, 2008

2 New Shawls

A friend of mine was going on a cruise and wanted a shawl to take along. She crochets, but knew she wouldn't have enough time to make one. She wanted something in a neutral color that was lacy and not too thick. I had the perfect pattern for one, so I whipped up a Sweet Pea Shawl for her. I used Hobby Lobby's brand I Love This Yarn in white. Here she is modeling it:

When I got done with hers, I looked across the room and there was a skein of Peaches 'N Cream Shaded Denim just begging to be made into a shawl, so I made my first Sweet Pea Shawl in cotton. I love it and can't wait to make another one in cotton. Here it is:

I have more projects finished, just need to get pics taken first.