Saturday, October 31, 2009

My son was my model and as you see he didn't do the best. he was so worried about being seen outside in a shawl. :-O I still need to add fringes. I can not stand all the cutting of the strings, but I'm sure it will look better with them.
The start of my Nan Bedsoxs. Using a very old yarn, Caron Dazzle Air, it's called Aparkling Pinks. It's very very soft and I'm sure its going to feel great on my feet if I ever get them done. Ok now, Yvette I need a push. :-) lol

My youngest son, age 11 graduating from the 5th grade (Elementary School). I'm so very proud of him. He is growing up so fast. The cake was delicious, we always purchase them from the Giant.

Lately I have been knitting and crocheting things that look like a challenge as you can see I have been successsful. I have to find the link to this pattern and post. I made this one night while sitting up chatting with my knit/crochet buddy Yvette. We are both night owls and stay up at night creating beautiful things for our family and friends.

That's me all bundled up in my new granny square hat and scarf set. This was very easy to make. I made both in about 3 hour to 4 hours while watching a movie. The hat fits my nogget perfectly. I actully extended my chain so my scarf could be longer as it gets very cold here in DC. Surprisingly, with the holes, the scarf and hat are very warm.

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful! Here is the shawl I made for my mom. I think it was maybe 3 days to get it done. Used Red Heart Super Saver yarn to create this beauty. It's red with a lilac edging, not a color I would have chose, but this what she wanted. I have create another one in Redskin colors, it is gorgeous. Currently looking for a model so I can put up pictures of that creation as well. here is the link if you are interested. The pattern called for a size H needle, I used a K and for the redskin I used an N. Both look great!

The image is a tad dark. My first try at a crochet cable hat. I must say it turned out great!! If it gets very cold where you live then you should really try making one of these or get some one to make one for you. (for a small fee of course if you can not make yourself) A lot of work went into this creation, but well worth it.
Take a stab at it!!

Knitted this diaper cover for my cousin. She had the baby on October 9, 2009. A little girl named Kennedy. Maybe I will have a picture to post and soon as I get to meet the little one. I used Merino Wool for this diaper cover. I love the color. I had the opportunity to knit this in a class with the actual designer, Marie Connolly at StitchDC. I had a great time made some new freinds.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

These are squares I crocheted for Angie's loved ones blankets. Angie is a group member of mines that recently passed and really hit the group hard. We want to do something for the family to let them know how special she was to us. Here is my donation to the blankets. Two are below, the diagonal squares.

Sunshine Jewel Granny Squares

Hopscotch granny square

friendship Jewel granny square

antoher friendship jewel granny square

another one

Bullion stitch granny square

The diagonal square

Here is my first try at baby crocs. The pattern was purchase from It's not totally complete, I need to put the strap on and some buttons and make another one for the baby's other foot. lol

These are
Kimono Flower Crocheted Baby Shoes Pattern by Lisa van Klaveren.

I had a nice time crocheting the kimono baby shoes. Not hard at all if you just follow the pattern be mindful of blo and flo, you will be fine. I made two left shoes, I need to make two right ones to match those. lol I know was moving fast and not paying an attention to that little detail. Honestly no one can tell unless you say something. I made these for a little guy, now I need to figure out a fastener that would be suitable. Once you make one you will surely want to make another. Something quick to make for a baby shower gift. My daughter wants some so, I need to try to make one for an adult or ask the designer.

Pattern called Wooly Bridges from Too Hook.

Very easy to crochet. I have made several of these, thought I would share with my fellow crafters. They will go good with lots of things I suppose. I really enjoyed crocheting these. You can whip one out in maybe 1-3 hours.

These are courtside booties by Donna Childs.
Completed: March 25, 2009

Used Bernat Baby Softee yarn

This was a very quick crochet project. I had some problems putting it together, but I conquered as you can see. I surely will make more of these. I’m sure on the next pair I will make some changes. I really enjoyed this project.

These are Emily's Socks from the Two at a time book by Melissa Morgan-Oakes.
Finished: April 5 2009

I did not like the k3tog stitch at all. I did however get through a few rows, then I just wanted to do some mindless knitting. I didn’t have a problem with knitting socks 2-at-a-time. The book is very good, I will surely make another pair of socks from it.

These are Mother May I socks designed by Phyll Lagerman. One of my favorite sock designers. You will see more of her socks here in the near future.
Complete date: March 19, 2009

I had a good time knitting these socks. It was the kind of project you wanted to knit more and more to see what it was going to look like. I enjoyed knitting with Bernat Sox yarn, it is very stretchy would be great for wide feet or for a diabetic. I completed the socks in a weeks time. I truly enjoyed the pattern. Look forward to knitting more. I knit these socks 2 at a time on 2 circulars (US2).

Monday, April 20, 2009

I finally finish the Entrelac Socks. I would have finished much sooner, I stopped to make several baby shower items for several baby showers. Now I’m so tired of entrelac but I’m sure in the future I will do it again. Once I got the hang of which way to go, I was ok. Now when I stopped I forgot how to knit entrelac, that set me back Completion date: March 22, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I love these baby socks. They will be going to a friend as a baby shower gift. Used Bernat Sox yarn purchased from and US2 needles. Added a ruffle edging on the top, crochet.
I used the Queen Kahuna's (Crazy toes and heels)method of cast on for toes. Used Cat Bordhi's short row heel on youtube.
It's a second part to this link be sure to watch it.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

I have finally completed my first entrelac sock. I am so proud. Take a look!