Tag Archive | Crochet

crochet again?

I’m joining up with Ginny on her “yarn along“. I love to knit and love to read – but since I haven’t figured out how to do both at the same time – I also love Audible.  I’ve started relistening to the “Wheel of Time” series.

I’ve been on a crochet kick lately, I started this afghan back in February (I think). It didn’t take too long to make the squares, I got so I could make one in about 35 minutes.

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I used 4 different colorways of Bernat Mosaic yarn – all kind of “oceany” colors. I made 49 squares and am sewing it up in a 7 x 7 pattern. I had to order more yarn for attaching the squares and the border, so it’s been sitting for a couple weeks.

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I am attaching the squares together by alternating single crochet into each square skipping a stitch on each side – along the whole row.

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And now I’m attaching the squares in the other direction the same way.

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I plan to do a couple rows around the outside once the squares are together to finish it off. I have to admit I’m not looking forward to all the loose ends…

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Have a great week ~ So what are you knitting / crocheting / spinning / reading / listening to?

Check out some others at the ~  Yarn Along & WIP Wednesday with tami’s amis

ian’s blanket

I’m joining up with Ginny on her “yarn along“. I love to knit and love to read – but since I haven’t figured out how to do both at the same time – I also love Audible.  I think I’m going to relisten to the “Wheel of Time” series.

I finished this afghan up about a week ago or so. I used a Debbie Neville yarn, which actually turn out pretty soft and nice to work with. It had been awhile since I did much crochet, but this project seemed to come together pretty quickly. Maybe because I was sick part of the time I was working on it, so spent more time just sitting and crocheting….

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Have a great week ~ So what are you knitting / crocheting / spinning / reading / listening to?

Check out some others at the ~  Yarn Along & WIP Wednesday with tami’s amis

“friends” swap

I recently joined in on a crafty swap hosted by Khris – where we were to gift our swap partner 7 gifts using the letters F-R-I-E-N-D-S. It was fun to get to know my swap partner Rhonda via emails and visiting her blog. We both received our packages from each other today.

And this is the fun stuff I received!!

Such fun bright colors

Fun Fabric, air Freshener and Flower magnet

Red hearts & Rolo candies

Ink gel pen in teal – lovely

Engraved art kits of puffins and turtles – these will be fun to try ( a new something to learn- yeah!!) and some chocolate covered orange jelly belly beans – yum!

Notepad, calender and “m” note cube – all oceany – love them!

Dishcloth – lovely hand crocheted in my favorite colors!

Starfish dishcloth and little Seashell vase – again hand crocheted – Thank you!!

I had to take a picture of all the tissue paper piled up after I unwrapped my goodies – what a colorful pile!

THANK YOU RHONDA for all the lovely gifts – I will enjoy them very much!! And thanks Khris for hosting this fun swap!!

Here is a picture of the items I sent to her.

(F)iber-handspun yarn, (R)ose pins, l(I)ghthouse fabric, y(E)s to cucumber facial wipes, (N)est-bird nest charm, (D)ark chocolate, (S)oap-yummy smelling and an extra- mini munchkin friend

3KCBWDAY3 – My Knitting Heroines

3KCBWDAY3 – Your Knitting Or Crochet Hero ~ Blog about someone in the fibre crafts who truly inspires you.

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There were a few different names that came to mind, when I thought of this prompt

The first one is my mom ~ Leslie.  She is the one who first taught me to love working with my hands, mainly by example. As a child I did many different fiber crafts ~  embroidery samplers,  a latch hook pillow or two, many macrame hanging plant holders, granny squares by the dozen, and many sewing projects. I tried to learn to knit, but that one just didn’t click with me until many years later.

My mom always has a project or two or three or…. in the works and I have followed that example also. She does beautiful work, her quilts are gorgeous and her baby surprise sweaters are darling. She still challenges herself to learn and try new things.  She is an inspiration to me.

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The second one that came to mind is ~ Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. The speed of her knitting, spinning and wit amaze me. I had the opportunity to meet her and take a sock class from her with my mother and sister. It was informative but also very entertaining. I enjoy her books and follow her adventures as she portrays them on her blog. I dream of going to one of her knitting retreats some day.

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And there are many designers that I really admire ~ Norah Gaughan, Stephen West, Jared Flood, Asa Tricosa, Susanna IC and many more…