Tuesday, June 28, 2011
So I was reading here a few days back (don't ask me how many days back........ LOL) and that washcloth is so cute, I just had to have one. So I made me one. Isn't this cute. As I was making it, I was thinking of a million ways I could use this pattern again, or a variation of it. Pillows, spreads, all kinds of things. How fun. So cute.
And that got me started making dishcloths. I'm making enough to fill my kitchen, I guess. (My kitchen is small. Real small.) Thing is, they're cute, aren't they. And totally instant gratification. They work up so quickly. These two below are both from the Lion Brand site, what a cool site. I'm making more, too. UFO's? What UFO's? Ha.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
One of my little patients at work has a really cute afghan, made with multis, with a black background, and I've thought gee, that would be cute, just maybe with a white background, because I don't like the black. But heck, those are single color multis, so it doesn't work here, and heck, I might would even have to go buy different yarn for that! So I'm not gonna do it. Because I wanna use these yarns. So I'm still thinking. Probably at least one nice neck warmer here..............
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
This is a cool design. I like it, and I will probably make it again. The reason it is such a close shot is because there are so many ends! You change out yarn in every row, and now I think about it, I should have just carried the ends up the sides, but I cut them off, and now I have to weave them in. Or something. The biggest challenge to me in making a pillow is doing the first row around the edge of it, making it not too tight, but not too loose.
Ack, I made this with Caron's Simply Soft. The jury is out on this yarn so far. It creates a luscious fabric, I think, so soft and cuddly. But working with it is a bear! It is so splitty, and I undo so many stitches, the work goes much more slowly than with either Red Heart or I Love This Yarn. But the colors are beautiful. I really think Caron's SS colors are more vivid than most other yarns. Push come to shove, I will probably continue to use this yarn, hate working with it, and love the finished product..............
The pattern, by the way, is the Interlocking Block Stitch, page 16o from Erika Knight's Basic Crochet Stitches. I love this book!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
So I'm watching 'Selling New York' the other night on HGTV. Ask me why I love that show so much, who knows......... probably because I've always dreamed of living in New York, and most probably never will. But I digress. I'm watching, and there's Roy Orbison's wife, and she's wearing this pretty cool crocheted shawl. Look at that. Pretty, isn't it? There's a shot of her where she's walking up some stairs, and you get a good look at that shawl, and it's pretty long in the back. I loved the way she was working that shawl. Made me think I need to make me a really big, really gorgeous crocheted shawl, and work it like that. She was looking pretty darn good.
I love being surprised by crochet.
Y'all have a wonderful day!
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Now look, I'm all ready for snow. No, not really. I hate snow. But when it gets cold, I'll pull out this lovely thing.
Y'all have a wonderful day!
Friday, June 3, 2011
Have a great day, y'all.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Y'all have a great day!
I know! One day, two entries. What's to become of me? Ha!