Sunday, December 27, 2009

Blog Candy

WOW!!!I've made it to a 10 thousand hits. So I think it's time for some candy. I'm gonna be giving away an assortment of my crocheted flowers , leaves & butterflies. I've got 5 little bags of pretties & on New Year's Day, I'll draw 5 names to win them. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by noon on 1/1/10. Please spread the word.

I hope you all had a great holiday. Hubby & I have been to so many family get-togethers in the last few days that I feel like I'm in a tizzy.LOL I finally got a bit of a slow down today.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

2 Little Grannies

Working on afghans for a nephew & a great niece for christmas. Don't ya just love those colors?

Here's the Neon Granny.

And the Girly Granny.

I forgot to get pics of the finished afghans before I gave them, because it got rushed right before Christmas.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Skinny Spiral Scarf

I made another spiral scarf & pattern.

This one is a little different then the others. It's made with Caron's simply soft & it's thinner.

Skinny Spiral Scarf~
with H hook & simply soft
ch220, 2hdc in each ch, turn
2dc in each hdc, turn
2sc in each dc, finish off.
I changed color on each row. It turned out so soft & pretty.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Leaf Choker

I'm pretty excited about this. A few months ago I posted about leaf chains. While I was making some the idea accured to me to make them into a necklace. I played around with it for a bit & it turned out pretty cool, I think.

I added a chain to either end to attatch the clasps to. I used cord ends, like these.

Just remember to take the length of your chains & clasp pieces into account so you don't make the necklace longer then you want it.

I can't wait to try some other colors & different configurations with this idea.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Yumminess in Book Form

Took a break from my mad crocheting & went and did a bit of christmas shopping today.(bought more yarnSmiley ) We are getting so close to done. I can see the light. I think at one point hubby tried to shove me into it just so he could be done shopping. LOL

Anywho while I was wandering through Borders bargain section looking for a cookbook for my SIL(didn't find what I wanted aargh) I came acrossed this little gem for $3. So I just had to pick it up for me as a reward for doing so well on my shopping. (heehee)

Twist and Loop by Annie Modesitt

It's full of advice & patterns & how-tos. And pictures, beautiful lovely pictures. I'd have bought it for the pics alone. I'm feeling all kinds of inspired. I can't wait to dig into my wire & bead stash.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Pretty Little Hat

This little cutie goes with the crohook scarf I made.

It's the same pattern as the other beanies I made except I used WW soft yarn which is a little thinner so the hat is smaller. I also used the shell trim from the crohook scarf instead of the reverse sc for trim. Here's the link to my beanie pattern.

shell trim~slst into first st, *4hdc in next st, slst in next st* repeat from *to* around.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Crohook Scarf

Cro-hooking(double ended crochet) was the first type of crochet I learned to do. And for me it is the most relaxing form of crochet I've found. I love to get into a blanket, find my rythym & cruise along.

And the blankets made this way are so warm. It also makes very cozy scarfs & shawls. Here's a little one I made for a niece for Xmas. I think it turned out cute.

Here's a link to a tutorial on cro-hooking. I work through the horizontal loop like in the second sequence.

Cro-hook scarf ~
caron simply soft & K double ended hook
ch15, work 125 rows
keep trim color attatched & finish off other color. With trim color slst in corner st, *4hdc in next st, slst in next st* repeat from *to* around (on sides each row counts as a stitch) finish off & weave in ends.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ripple is finished.

Remember when I started this pretty blankie. Well, I'm finally getting around to posting the finished pics for the granny ripple. I really enjoyed this pattern & love how the color combo turned out. My Mumsy loved it so much I wasn't sure it would make it to the charity auction. LOL

Close-up of the trim.

And here's a fully laid out shot.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hexaghan update #3

I've gotten a bit more done on my scrapghan, so I thought I'd put up some pics.
This is such a fun pattern, & I'm really using up some scraps.

Here's the bag I'm keeping everything in.

Here's the ones that are done & joined.

2 & 3 rounds in.

And a pile of yo-yos.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Now on to the hats.

Well now I've got to make hats to match some of these scarfs(in my last 2 posts). I tried to find a pattern for what I wanted, but ended up making my own up. It's pretty basic so it's probably already out there, but I couldn't find it. **edit ** This makes a hat with an 18" circumference.**

Beanie Pattern~
ww yarn & J hook
magic ring (link in sidebar)
r#1-ch2, 11hdc(12), slst into top of ch2.
r#2-2hdc in same stitch, 2 hdc in each next 11 hdc (24), slst into first hdc.
r#3-hdc around(24) slst into first hdc
r#4-hdc in same st, * 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* from* to *around(36) slst into first hdc.
r#5-hcd in first 2st,*2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2st* from *to* around(48) slst into first hdc.
r#6~18-hdc around, slst into first hdc
r#19-reverse sc around
Here's a video on reverse single crochet.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Striped Scarf

Here's that pattern I promised. So simple, but I love the look.

Striped Scarf~with ww yarn & J hook
row#1~ch150, sc in each ch (150sc)
row#2~change yarn & turn, sc in each sc
row#3~turn, sc in each sc
rows#4-10~repeat rows "2&3" 4 times. finish off.
attach first color to last ch of beginning ch, sc evenly across end of scarf.
ch2, hdc in every sc acrossed, ch2, sc across end, finish off & weave in ends.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ruffles, Stripes & Hexes, Oh my!

Happy Halloween all!!! I thought tonight I'd get caught up on project pics.(i've fallen behind...bad shelley)

Here's all the ruffled girly scarfs I've done. Aren't the colors just delish.

And here's my stripey boy scarfs. Plain & simple, but oh so stylish. I'll put up a pattern soon.

And yummy scrap-granny-hexagon-afghan progress. I'm having way to much fun using up my scraps.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Well my bits n' bobs of leftover yarn are threatening to take over, not just my craftroom, but the whole house.(next the world mmwhahaha) So I've decided a scrapghan is in order. I think this hexagon one by Attic24 will be just the trick.

I'm not sure how big I'm gonna make it. I guess I'll just keep adding on till I run out of scraps or it gets to big to haul around. (heehee)

Here's my first hex. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Monday, October 26, 2009

OMG!! It's nearly Christmas!

I say every year that I'm gonna get done with presents early. That never happens. LOL I've just start on some projects for all the nieces for Christmas. I'm gonna make them winter sets.

I first saw these scarfs over on in ScrappingGal57's gallery. So I googled to find a pattern, but once I got the concept, I just kinda made up my own. The same with the wristies. These work up pretty fast, so I should have plenty of time before the holidays.

Scarf Pattern~
With ww yarn & H hook ch200.
row1~sc in each ch, (200sc)
row2~ch3, 2dc in each sc (400dc)
row3~ch3, 2dc in each dc (800dc)
row4~ch3, 2sc in each dc (1600sc)
finish off

Wristie Pattern~
With ww yarn & H hook ch24
row1~sc in each ch (24sc)
row2~sc in each sc (24 sc)
row3-7~ch3 dc in each sc (24 dc)
row8~ch3, dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc, *dc in next 3 dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat from *to* around. (30dc)
row9~ch3 , *2dc in next dc, dc in next dc* repeat from *to* around.(45dc)
row10~ch3, dc in same dc, 2dc in each dc around(90dc)
do not finish off. with right sides together, slst ends together. finish off. turn rightside out. The slipstitch line should be on the inside.