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. :)