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Some may remember my misadventure with the washing machine when I tossed in it my Alpaca Hat.
Well. After spending some time regretting my impulsive gesture, I decided it was time to crochet another one. To make it, I used a sock yarn and followed the same pattern written by Yarnspirations. You can find the pattern here.
2016 so far has been a year of epic changes.... moving house and town, changing schools -twice and changing job!
The rest of life is settling down, but we have had to make some changes. The boys have stopped Saturday morning activities for a little while - family time has been needed ... read more
I made this hat and this cowl with a fiery sock yarn. This yarn is a leftover from the Log Cabin Afghan I crocheted last fall. The afghan was a Christmas gift and I was very happy to have some of this gorgeous yarn left for myself. I crocheted the hat first and was able to made a small cowl. Which could only make me happy.
|Cornish Sunset Crochet Throw|
Everybody who has an ounce of yarn sense knows that the yarn tells you what it wants to be. Well…my special, bought in a boutique, yarn wanted to be hexagons.
But not pretty hexagons, with a lacy pattern or (my favourite) an insanely complicated one that by the time you’ve nutted out the pattern you feel like you’ve conquered Mt. Everest. No, my yarn wanted to be plain – sturdy, steady as a rock, salt of the earth – hexagons.
‘That’s alright,’ I thought, ‘I’ll just head over to Pinterest!’ While Pinterest had many, many ...read more
Tags with Crocheted Flowers – tutorial
- pale green cardboard
- beige yarn
- green paper flowers
- brown wooden beads
- beige raphia
- crochet hook
- paper punch for making holes
- paper punch for cutting the corners
- glue sticks and glue gun
- pencil and ruler
- On a piece of pale green cardboard, draw a rectangle measuring 5.5 cm x 8 cm / 2” x 3”. Cut it with your scissors.
- Trim the corners with ...
If you have read this blog for any length of time you know that I sometimes get carried away with quilt sizes and they turn out LARGE or they have A LOT of pieces or HUNDREDS of fabrics or some sort of extravagance.
It turns out that the tendency to be carried away applies in other areas of my life, too. Crochet, for instance.
I finally finished this afghan, after about a year of on-and-off work.
It is about 65″ x 100″. Yep–LARGE!
It is larger than a queen size bed.
It is not fancy. Just a diagonal granny ...read more
Brace yourself for squishiness.
Fact : They are adorable.
Fact : The pattern ladies over at Look What I Made really know their stuff.
Fact : When made from soft baby wool, these little delights are adorable gifts for the newest littlie.
Fact : They are now available over at the Etsy store! In the Adorable Baby Items section, of course.
I get anxious around election time, mainly because I feel that the planet is at stake. And I'm hardly alone in my fears. This year, I support the reality-based candidate, but worry that the other guy is gaining. To ease the terror, my friends and I usually do some phone banking, and some candidate crafts.
Artisanal politics are a whole lot more fun than any other kind, and we donate all the profits to our candidates's campaigns. In 2012 we raised close to $600!
This election season, the Democrats are blessed with a logo that is, like the ...
September and National Sewing Month is more than half over and I have not touched my SEWING MACHINE...not once! I have, however, made good use of one of my SEWING BOXES and the contents including needles, thread, thread heaven, clips and scissors.
Does that count?
It should, in my way of thinking. After all, yarn is thread and stitching seams with a blunt tapestry needle is sewing. Right? Then there are the clips I always use instead of pins. Yeah, it counts as sewing.
Since I made a big deal out of September being National Sewing Month with a ...
Oh... the patterns are sooooooooo beautiful! I am in love with the cardigans, shawls, cowls... All instructions are very straight forward and easy to follow. The last chapter has step-by-step photographs of the foundation stitches used throughout the book, which helped me a lot.
I ... read more