Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Fun Cowl CAL starting Januay 1, 2013!

Hi All...

Here is a fun, new crochet-a-long for a cute cowl starting tomorrow. I found this CAL at Tracyann's blog yesterday and signed up. I have seen this pattern on Pinterest and had it in my queue on Ravelry for a awhile. I absolutely love this pattern. It is so different from all the other cowls I've seen. This CAL goes from Jan. 1-31, 2013.

Now that I have signed up for this, I've decided to use my beautiful Cascade Vino yarn for this instead of the cardigan. I didn't have enough of this yarn to make the cardigan and since I bought it in Colorado there is no hope of matching the lot#'s. So I need to buy some new yarn to make my cardigan. Oh darn, I have to go yarn shopping now. :) I'll let you know what yarn I get and post pictures when I get it and get started on my cardigan.

I am going to start this cowl today because I'm so excited to use this yarn and to try this pattern. Also, I'm off for three days and I don't have a crochet project on my hook right now. Of course I could work some ends in on an afghan that I need to add a border too but that's no fun!

I hope some of you sign up for this CAL and join me and Tracyann as we make this beautiful cowl.

Happy Crocheting! 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Couple of Mandalas

I just love making these African Flower Mandalas. Probably because "anything goes" with the colors.

In the winter months I like to whip up a couple of quick and colorful projects just so I can say I finished something! Usually this time of year I am working on afghans, etc. Of course this year I will be making my first cardigan sweater. they are for your colorful enjoyment!

Of course the top three are the mandalas. They are so big and double sided and that makes them my go-to potholders/hot pads.  Someday I will have my kitchen wall full of colorful potholders! Oh, here is the link to the pattern, it is from Crochet with Raymond on Ravelry.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Making My First Cardigan?!

I am so excited! That's right...I'm going to bite the bullet and make a cardigan for me!  I know...I'm crocheting something to wear...something fashionable, (I hope). 

 So, I picked out a pattern that is very popular on Ravelry and is "Easy" and...has no cute!

Chevron Lace Cardigan

by milobo

Isn't this the cutest sweater you ever saw?

I just hope I can make the right size and of course the right color and the right yarn! Well, for starters it calls for a "J" hook. Now that I can handle. I have a couple of "J" hooks so I think I'm ready!

Oh yes, the yarn choice. Well, I have this beautiful yarn I bought in Colorado on vacation last Summer. Cascade Yarns Hertage Silk in Vino..

I'm not sure the fingering weight will work since this is calling for a DK. So, we will see. I'm just gonna do it. Wish me luck and I will keep you updated as often as I can.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Baby Santa Hat

Emma's Baby Santa Hat...

This was a challenge getting it to fit. I could never duplicate it so I'm lucky it fits. I used a combination of 3 different patterns to finally get it right! She looks adorable in it of course!So that makes it all worth it.

Happy Crocheting!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Emma's Owl Hat

Emma's Owl Hat! My daughter found the pattern on Pinterest and so...

Here it is...

Thor had to help with the picture!

Of course I had to show you a picture with Emma wearing her cute little hat.

And this one I added just because she is so darn cute!!


More info on this pattern in a previous post here.

Happy Crocheting!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tah Dah! Better Late than Never...

Finally I have pictures of some of the little things I made for Emma before she was born

A cute little cupcake hat form Crochet Today Kids Edition this last Summer

This little Baby Sleeper Set w/Diaper Cover is what I made while waiting 15 hours for Baby Emma to be born.

This little sweater, matches the cupcake/bobbles hat above.  I got a little creative with color and this was a fun one that I gave to Angela at her baby shower. The patterns is actually called last-minute quick baby set.

Happy Crocheting!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Crochet Owl Hat-Free Pattern

Hello all my blogger friends! I know it has been a while but...I'm still crocheting like crazy. I haven't taken pictures of everything yet but I will soon so I can show all of my new Tah Dahs!

Now...What I'm working on right now...

This cute Owl Hat. I know...I'm probably a little late getting on the Owl bandwagon but better late than never. Actually, my daughter found this pattern on Pinterest and said Emma needs one of these! How could I resist. So...I clicked on the Pinterest link which led me to a website that had a link to the free pattern. I'm am going to give you the shortcut...Here is the link directly to the pattern!

This is a great pattern from the blog Repeat Crafter Me...sizes from newborn to great, clear and easy instructions! Can you tell I'm excited??

She also has a NEW pattern... cute little Owl Granny Squares. You will love her blog so spend a little time there checking it out. Lots of good stuff to see...

So...I am almost done with the one I made for Emma and the Tah Dah will be up soon! For now...enjoy this free pattern. It works up quick and if you have little ones on your Christmas list...this can be made in a

ENJOY! the way...I couldn't resist really...this lady has got it going on...a true fashionista! Love her!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween with Pinterest!

A little Pinterest Inspiration..

Isn't this the cutest home made costume EVER!!!

Source: via Eileen on Pinterest

A little crochet for Halloween...

More crochet...this is awesome!

These are painted acorns!

So easy and clever decoration...upside down tomato cage with lights and a sheet!

Source: via Eileen on Pinterest

Beautiful wreath and so easy with ribbon...

Source: via Eileen on Pinterest

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Happy Crocheting!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Finished Objects Friday-Tah Dah!!

 Isn't this yummy looking??!!

Jimmy Beans Wool was having a sale and I couldn't resist getting some of this gorgeous yarn.I wasn't sure about the colors or even what I am going to make with it but it was on sale!! (Is this how my stash got so big??)

 Now... on to more exciting news. I finished my cowl/scarf to go with my slouchy hat. I am so happy with how they turned out.  I do love this yarn from Lion Brand Tweed collection.

And now the BIG Tah Dah!

Chunky fingerless gloves...made from Lion Brand Hometown yarn.  I love, love, love these.   So soft and so warm and so easy peasy to make...

Aren't they cute? I  think these are going to be perfect for Christmas presents for the girls at the office.

Have a great weekend everyone and
Happy Crocheting!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Learn New Crochet Techniques

I hope you learn something new for your crocheting from these links...

The first one is how to do the single foundation chain to start your projects. Not as hard as I thought it was.

 Source: via Eileen on Pinterest

Wonderful way to finish off projects neatly...

Join as you go for motifs...

How to carry the yarn for one row color changes. No more cutting off and working in the ends! Love this...

Source: via Eileen on Pinterest

Flat braid join for granny squares...

Clean join without a seam...

Invisible join for granny squares...

A bunch of tips and tricks for crocheters in one post...

Have a great week!  Happy Crocheting!