Friday, June 24, 2011

Bunches of Completed Things!

Well again I have a bunch of things that have been finished!

The first two items are two scarves that I made for an exchange - actually these are the first of five scarves I am making for this exchange. The scarf on the left when folded up looks like a rose! And the one on the right is called Jazzie Skinny Scarf. Both scarves I have made before - and the patterns are noted in those posts.

Next is the third of five scarves. The pattern for this one can be found at: Easy Lacy Shells Scarf

And here is scarf number four for the exchange. My creation looks a little different since I used a different yarn - but I still like the way it came out and it's so soft! The pattern can be found here: Cascade Scarf

Now onto to a cutie - well maybe! This is a wish gift for someone on one of my groups. It is a kitty cat that holds plastic bags in her skirt! I'm a bit disappointed in the sewing on the face and the ears - but I suppose everyone sees their own mistakes. The pattern is called Baggy Cat from Crochet World Magazine and I found it on line.

Next is a varigated star shaped throw in red white and blue yarn. The pattern can be found here: Little Star Afghan

Now onto a little project - a cute set of coasters. The pattern can be found here: Aruba Coaster

And last but by no means least is a pair of hand made felted slippers in pink! They were a gift from a new friend in Australia! They are beyond comfortable.

That is all for now! Thanks for looking.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Beautiful Doilies

I do love doilies - I always have loved them! So with that in mind, I recently found this beautiful blog of delightful works of art! I have received some of her free patterns as well as purchased a few from her as well! They are VERY well written and I would highly recommend them! Right now she is running a contest for a free doily pattern. It is lovely and I so hope to win it! Bella Crochet While you are there check out her other works of art!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Shawl and 2nd Part of the New Project

I finally finished the Small Talk Shawl I was making for myself. Sorry to say I didn't have enough of the yarn to complete the edging that the designer did so I had to improvise an edging. The pattern can be found on Ravelry - the shawl is called "Small Talk Shawl". I used Stella yarn by Tamm - it is sort of a sports weight yarn with this little thread of sparkles running through it. You can't see the sparkle at all in the picture and the color didn't show up well either! I hope to update the picture soon. It is peach colored sort of a bright peach with a little silvery sparkle running through it!

Update - New Pics!!! June 9, 2011 - Slightly better pics - showing a bit more of the color - not perfect but that is as good as it will get - sorry.

Front View:

Back View:

Now onto the 2nd part of the new project that I will be sharing step by step what I am doing. So, I am making a basket stitch blanket with some modifications. The pattern can be found at Basket Stitch Blanket. The pattern is for a baby blanket. Since I want to make this more of a lapghan I chained 140 chains instead of what the pattern states for the baby blanket size. This will give me, with an edging approximately 48” wide lapghan. I am using a size “H” crochet hook. Below is a picture of the first few rows so you can see what it looks like as we go along. I probably won't be posting any more steps for a bit, since I will be working on this lapghan off and on over the next few months. I'm not truly sure how long I will make it. I will use my husband (who is 6 foot tall) to measure how long I want the lapghan. A lapghan is usually to cover you from about your waist to your feet. I want it just a little bit longer so the person can sort of wrap themselves in it but it will only be wide enough to cover one person. If you have any questions, feel free to write me or post a comment. I'll happily help any way I can.