Friday, September 23, 2011

Stuff for ME! and some other things too!

I finished two shawls and a vest for me! I am so happy with each of these - each one is special for a different reason.

The first is the Magnificent Mantle pattern - I did it in eldeberry merino wool! It is so soft and so cuddly. It's a soft light purple color. The pattern can be found HERE The first picture shows you the shawl fully spread out and the next picture shows you what it looks like in the front and I think it shows you a better view of the color. I did leave off a few rows on the bottom since I was running low on this wool!

Next is 1970's style vest. I did it in Red Heart Soft the color is called Waterscape. It's blues and browns. You can find the pattern HERE

Next is the yarn I got from the shop on Etsy called Yarns of Italy - I love their stuff. It's gorgeous yarn, soft and squishy and so beautiful to crochet! The pattern is called January Snow Day Scarf (but you can increase the width for a shawl versus a scarf. I'm sorry I don't have the link, but if you search for that name you should be able to find it.

Next are some more scarves. First is another version of the Windowpane Scarf I shared in a previous post.

Next is a scarf made of a russet soft wool - it's very pretty and so soft!

And last of the scarves is one called Shell Scarf - I think I may have shared this before but it was still in the file so I'm sending it through again!

And finally for this post is my swap items that I made for a Halloween swap. There is a little Ami ghost, a small spider that can be hung up by some fishing line and a little candy basket. Sorry the picture isn't that great but it was overcast and raining and the house was dark.

That is it for now - be back soon with more!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Some more items in the Done Pile!!!

First item to share is some close up pictures of the flowers that I added to the Basket Blanket. These flowers are so easy to make and make great little add ons to different items. You can find the pattern at Croco Flower

Next is a cute little dishcloth I made as part of Crochet-A-Long (CAL).

Next are some cute leaf coasters - you can get the pattern at Fall Leaf Coasters

Next is the Mesa Bag I finally learned how to fold! You can get the pattern at Masa Bag and you can find the link there for the folding instructions as well.

And last for this post - is this cute little Teddy Security Blanket - well it's not really a blanket just small enough for a child to hold and drag around with them. I made it in cotton that if it is used, I hope, by a small child, they could "chew" on it as they usually do, drag it around, etc. It can be machine washed, gentle cycle or course.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Update on the Lapghan Process and some completed things

Update on the Lapghan process - the lapghan main color is done as is the edging! Below is a picture of it! I think it came out very nice and it is so warm. The color looks more realistic in the 2nd picture - the sun darkened the color in this first picture.

This picture is a close up of the basket stitch and the edging. Next step is the flowers for the corners.

Next item now in the completed category is a 100% wool afghan. These little skeins were small and I had many of them - then I also used 100% wool in white and cornmeal for the edging. This yarn was a donation to me for the items I make for our local nursing home. This lapghan will be delivered tomorrow to it's new owner!

Next is another baby ripple afghan - I did this one with baby weight yarn. It is so pretty! It is going up for sale on my Facebook page!

Next is a simple lace weave scarf - otherwise known as a skinny scarf. Very easy and very quick. I like the color and texture of this yarn - very soft! I think my heart sister will love it.

And last is a little pot protector I got to test the pattern - it separates your pots from one another when you stack them in the cabinet - that way they don't scratch the inside of the pot or pan.

Be back soon with more, of course!