Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tunisian crochet

I have found so many great links to learn how to do tunisian crochet. I did a dishcloth and then I moved on to making a scarf. I think it is going to be so pretty. 1198 I scheduled these post as I knew I would be busy chasing Nikolas while his mommy is in the hospital getting baby Greg.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Granny square blanket update

Well, I have now run out of yarn on 2 projects, the shawl and the boys' granny square blanket. 1199 Lacy wants me to add some purple to this and finish it off with the navy.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Keeping busy

We have been at the doctor's everyday this week. Unless Greg decides to come on his own today we have no where to go. YAY!!!! I've been taking my crochet with me because I totally hate sitting and waiting. I now have 49 3/4 rows done on my shawl and I ran out of crimson thread. So I have laid that aside until I can pick up some more. Probably should try it on and then make a decision about more yarn.
Since I ran out of crimson thread I picked up some left over yarn out of my basket and started a blanket using the pattern Rectangle Granny Square. I like the navy and light green. I'm done with the light green because I ran out. ;) I'm going to add a few more rows of navy then I will add either white or yellow. When I'm done with this little throw size blanket I need to seriously get busy making some hats for babies.

Yesterday Lacy sent me this link and told me she would rather have this than a shawl. Lacy's shaw was going to be made using the pink and white self striping yarn. I'm going to take Lacy's laptop away from her. ;) So I guess that will be my next big project.

Happy stitching!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Shawl progress report

I have 40 rows done on my shawl. 1187 For some reason, I thought that the shawl would only consist of 56 rows, now I'm thinking I was wrong. Never having made this shawl I was just guessing. I had originally thought I would do 10 rows crimson, 5 rows ivory, 10 rows crimson, 5 rows ivory, 15 rows crimson, 10 rows ivory, etc etc. Now I'm thinking I will just stick to the 10 rows crimson and 5 rows ivory.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Project bag

Finished crochet the bag part of my project bag. 1188 I don't know if you can tell from the photo that the bag is round. I want to sew a lining for the inside of the bag with a couple of pockets. I thought I would use fusible fleece on the back of the lining to help give the bag some shape. I've made plenty of bag linings but I've never made a bag lining and sewn it into a crocheted bag. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

More coasters

These little coasters are so cute and fun to make I just can't stop myself. :D

I'm thinking about adding a single crochet around the natural and red of navy. I think that would add to the coaster.

Monday, January 12, 2009

More yarn!!!!

Lacy is addicted to yarn. I'm so glad since she let's me play with the yarn. This is the yarn she bought for dish cloths. Country Prints Jewels HolidayStripes PatioPink SwimmingPool That's a lot of dish cloths. Then she bought this crimson and ivory for me to make myself a shawl. Crimson Ivory She knows I love red! Strawberry Stripes She got the strawberry stripes because she just loves pink, it is self striping. Lacy bought all of this to make hats for the boys. DSC00528 I think she has decided to go back and get more of the bright stripes and make blanket.

Friday, January 9, 2009


I made up some dishcloths. 1151 I didn't think the crocheted dishcloths would be very sturdy but they do a really good job.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My shawl

I started my shawl Saturday morning. I needed to be quilting but just didn't have the energy to move anthing but my hands. I think it is going to be beautiful! Here is what I have done so far. When I'm finished it will reach to my knees. 1169

Monday, January 5, 2009

Mommy, does my hat match?

Lacy finally decided on Greg's coming home outfit. 003 Of course, he needed a matching hat. Greg's hat Nikolas already has an orange shirt and here is a hat for him. 1150


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