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!