Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Week of Making Hats

Last week, before Christmas, I spent the biggest part of the week crocheting hats.  For all of the hats I used the Hansel and Gretel hat pattern from Mamachee. For the flowers I used the flowers from the Allie hat pattern from Susan Linn Studio.

This camo hat is for my husband.


Black hat with flowers, and scarf set, for my daughter. I made two different flowers so she could choose which one she wants to wear at any given time.




This green hat is for my grandson.


And this purple hat is for my granddaughter.  I put a decorative edging on hers to make it a tad more “girly”.  :)


Friday, December 16, 2011

More Dishcloths!

Yes, I have been on a dishcloth making kick recently.  This particular pattern happens to be one that I really love, and enjoy working with.  :)  If you’d like a copy of the pattern, it can be purchased at this Etsy shop.  If you do purchase a pattern from her shop, feel free to tell her that Rita Lippert sent you. Thanks!





This is the same pattern, but I put a different edging on it.  This purple one is for me. :D


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cakewalk Yarns Giveaway

Head on over to Tangled Happy to see how you could be the winner of some gorgeous colored yarn!  These are just a small sampling of what is available.

Cakewalk yarn 2

Cakewalk yarn

Friday, December 9, 2011


I’ve had some fun this week making some dishcloths.  For these ones I got the idea from this blog post. What I did is similar to the first pattern listed. I started and ended with a row of plain sc. Didn’t crochet an edging the entire way around as I like the looks of these without doing so. These worked up super quickly and I think they’d make some great last minute gifts!  Although I am definitely keeping the green one for myself.  LOL  :D  These are made with Bernat Handicrafter 100% cotton WW. I love working with this yarn.


I thought it was pretty cool how the variegated yarn worked up on this one. :)




More Potholders

Here are a couple more of the potholders I made using the Wooleater pattern. This post will refresh your memory as to where the pattern can be found. :)




Thursday, December 8, 2011


Imagine my excitement when the postman delivered this wonderful box of yarn goodness to me yesterday!  I received this from a wonderful yarn friend, who wishes to remain anonymous. Thank you, yarn friend!  I appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness very much!



Monday, December 5, 2011

Crazy Quilt

I just have to share this eye candy with you all.  This quilt doesn’t belong to me, but that didn’t stop me from photographing it.  The quilt belongs to my son-in-law and was created by his paternal grandmother.

Seems to me this kind of handwork just isn’t done, or seen, too much any more.  I’ve made a few simple quilts in my time, but nothing as intricate as piecing all of these fabrics together.  I *love* this quilt!IMG_6825-1

Some close up shots of various parts of the quilt. Note how the teensiest, tiniest pieces of fabric did not go to waste.IMG_6822





The binding was even sewn on by hand. :)


Monday, November 21, 2011


Another little project I have been working on is these potholders.  I’m using the Wool Eater pattern from Sarah London. I made an afghan for my granddaughter, using this pattern, and I just love the results this pattern gives.  :)  Saw this post on Ravelry, which is where I got the idea to make the potholders. I am using cotton ww yarn since I am making them to actually sit under hot dishes and pans. If they’re being made solely for decorative purposes, I’m sure you could use whatever yarn you like. :)




Here is a picture of Adelyn with the afghan I made for her.  This picture was taken in May 2010.IMG_5646

Loopy Flowers

I was a very lucky winner recently, and won some patterns from Crochet by Jennifer. This Loopy Flower pattern is one that I won. They work up quickly & are lots of fun to make.  Unfortunately I have had nothing but gray days on which to photograph them, so my photos don’t do them justice.  Not sure yet what I am doing with these, but I can imagine they would be useful as trims on all sorts of things…barrettes, scarves, blankies, etc. :)

Loopy Flowers Collage 1

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pretty Ripples

So…have you wondered where I’ve been hiding the past two weeks?  LOL  I haven’t been hiding, but I have been working on this small ripple blanket. I was inspired by, and got the pattern, from here. The ripples were fun to make, and since I still had the pink and orange yarns out, I used those colors.  This afghan isn’t very big, but I think it will work well for a doll blanket, or even a small baby.  :)





Monday, October 31, 2011

Pink and Orange Patchwork Afghan

This is what I’ve been working on for the last week or so.  I finished the first patchwork and wanted to make another one using pinks and oranges.  Went through my stash of partially used skeins of yarn, and this is what I came up with.  I am not 100% happy with it, as I don’t really like the order of the colors.  I actually mapped this one out and followed my diagram for color placement.  I think I like random placement of colors better. I think next time I need to use an odd number of squares (from the bottom up) instead of six.  Then maybe the colors wouldn’t come out in such a “severe” pattern. I’ll have to check it out and see. Oh well, this one is made and I’m sure not going to tear it apart and start over! ;)IMG_6930-1


The edging:IMG_6937

The diagram I used.  Obviously, it’s nothing fancy.  I did it freehand and used crayons. :D Didn’t event take the time to write neatly.  LOLIMG_6947

Close up shots of the little embellishments I added to it.



Friday, October 28, 2011

Royal Mail for Me!! :D

It was an exciting mail day today!  The mailman brought me this wonderful bag of yarn from the UK!  Thanks to Neicee’s post for alerting me to the fact that I could get all this gorgeous yarn for a decent price…and shipped to me for free! I ordered this on October 20th and it was in my mailbox today, October 28th.  Now that is some fast service!  Thank you, Neicee, for being a wonderful enabler! ;) :)IMG_6799-1


Just look at all of these GORGEOUS colors!  :D