Sunday, January 23, 2011

Vanilla Creme Shawl (Crochet)

I crocheted this shawl for my grandma to wear to church several years ago,
and had forgotten about it until I saw she had it on the other day.
The body is basic double crochet, the trim is one row of broomstick lace followed by
a row of single crochet & the fringe is single crocheted loops.
(The fringe was done on both ends and across the bottom).
I used Baby Bee Lambie Pie yarn, color=naked (cream color).

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Early Birthday Gifts

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! My first E-Gift Card:) I thought the bag would be great for yarns in the summer, the pencil holder good for hooks & needles, and couldnt resist the coin purse! Thanks Heidi!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Aran Cable Afghan

So far, so good!
Lionbrand Thick & Quick / Wheat Color #402

Getting ready to start on this pattern. Need to exhange needles first since I am using bulky yarn instead of chunky. I decided on Wool-Ease Thick & Quick color #402 Wheat. My guys are hard on things so I thought this had a better chance of survival:) Machine washable and dryable.

** ordered longer circular needles (US 13- 60"), but have finished the cast ons on the shorter ones till the new arrive.

Notes: Since I did choose a larger yarn the afghan is going to be much larger than the pattern calls for & of coarse will need more yarn. Im thinking it will probably cover a twin bed with no problem. Since I am keeping this one for me I dont mind changes. The Thick and Quick yarn is making this a very heavy and warm afghan...great for living up north.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Chicken Scratch Embroidery WIP

Found this really great duffle bag and decided to embellish it. Ive always liked the chicken scratch embroidery patterns, but havent made any for ages. While I was searching through patterns, Ive noticed its come a long way since then. There are some really intricate patterns and lots of color play now days. I also learned another name for chicken scratch embroidery is Depression Lace. Hmmm learn some thing new every day!