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.