Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Crochet Projects and Other Stuff

Happy Sunday all!

I wanted to share a few crochet things I've done in the last week or so. I am trying to branch out and make new things that I've never made before. Here are some things I've tried:

Mug Cozy for my morning coffee

Small Basket

Toddler Headband/Earwarmer

I also tried a new scarf pattern that I got from Sarah at Sarah's Sweethearts. It is called the Surreybelle Scarf and you can find it under her Free Patterns heading.

This scarf can be made in a couple of hours (I love easy, quick patterns like that). I think it would make a lovely afghan too ... I may have to try it.  Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your wonderful patterns  :)

I recently won a giveaway ... have you ever heard of the Sharp Crochet Hook? It was new to me, but I'm so glad I won it. It will make doing the crochet edgings on the flannel baby blankets so much easier, because I won't have to find a hemstitcher or poke holes into the fabric. The hook does all the work for you.

Here is what it looks like:

You can find more information about it at their website here.   Once I give it a try, I'll let you know how it worked for me.

If you want any of the patterns for the projects I posted today, leave me a comment and I'll get it to you.

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday Already - and New Crochet

Wow, where has the week gone? I meant to post a couple days ago, but got busy!

Had a great weekend visiting family in NM.  I did not get to see my nephew's girlfriend that I made all the baby stuff for, as she is in the hospital in another town until the baby arrives due to some complications. So far everything is okay, they just want to keep her in the hospital so she doesn't go into premature labor.

I did get to see my two darling great-nephews and we went to the NMSU-Idaho football game to see my other nephew, who is in the drum line for the NMSU Marching Band.  I wished they all lived closer to me so I could see them more often.

On the crochet front, I have started learning a new technique (well, new to me!) It is called Tunisian Crochet, and Mary over at Crocheting the Day Away posted a great tutorial about it here.

While I was in NM I got to go to Hobby Lobby (so love that store!), and I picked up an Afghan hook while I was there. It is pretty easy to do, I am just having problems crocheting it a bit too tight, as my work is curling up on me. I will continue to work on it and see how it goes. I really love how it looks. Take a look at this picture from Mary's blog:

Isn't it neat? I love how it looks.

Even if you don't want to learn a new stitch, you should check out Mary's blog. She does absolutely beautiful crochet work, and is such a sweetheart too!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Posting has been/will be sparse around here ... trying to finish up baby things before my trip to NM tomorrow. I have to finish the baby quilt today (I know, talk about last minute, huh?) do laundry, pack, etc. etc.

I'm off ... have a lovely weekend all!

Friday, October 7, 2011

CAL Cowl Finished

Here is my completed cowl:

I did not make it as long as the pattern called for, but the next one I think I might. That way I can wrap it around my head twice and it will keep my neck and ears warm! I might gift this one to my Mom, as blue is her favorite color.

The yarn I used was Lion Brand Jiffy Quick & Easy Mohair Look Yarn in Heather Blue and I used an "M" hook.

Hey... Where'd my Comment Go??

I am having trouble posting comments on some blogs ... it's strange, some work just fine, but on others I type my comment, press the button and then it's gone! Gotta love Blogger :)

I have been busy working on baby stuff for my great-nephew. Here is what I have finished so far:

Still need to make a quilt, diaper wipe case, a fleece blanket with crocheted edge and some Pee Pee Tee Pees. Oh, and I have to have it all finished by next Friday, as that is when I leave to go visit them in NM. Guess I work better under pressure!

I will post about my finished crocheted cowl later today (I hope). Have a great weekend all.

Monday, October 3, 2011

It's Monday

Just a few weekend projects to show you. I made another baby hat.... I know, I know, another baby hat?? I can't stop making them I tell you! Guess another hospital donation will be forthcoming!


I tried two new yarns on this hat. The yellow one is Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted in Baby Yellow (found at Jo-Anns) and the pink is Bernat Giggles in Tickled Pink. You can only find this yarn at Wal-mart stores, it isn't even shown on the Bernat website! I liked both of them; may go back and buy some more of the Bernat Giggles, they had it in several different colors, and there was a pattern on the paper wrap for a Rainbow Blanket that was really pretty.

I also made this cute Pumpkin Coaster while watching football yesterday:

I also finished the baby quilt I had been dragging my feet on:

Next I will work on the one for my nephew and his girlfriend... I will be seeing them in a few weeks for their baby shower, so I can't drag my feet too long on that one.

I need to go clean my house and pay bills. Ugh, would rather be crafting!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Funnies

Got these in an e-mail today and thought they were pretty funny.  Items seen in church bulletins:

A letter to the men’s fellowship reads: "All members are requested to bring their wives and one other covered dish to the annual banquet."

Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, will be speaking tonight at Calvary Methodist. Come hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa.

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.

Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale.....It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Don't forget your husbands.

The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.

For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.

Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done.

Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.

The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.

The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday: "I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours"

The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.

Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.

Happy Sunday all!