Sunday, December 24, 2006

Sunshine Kitchen Towel



This is a kitchen towel I made for my mother for christmas. It was made using Lily's Sugar N' Cream in Daisy. The link to the pattern is here.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Washboard Dishcloth


Here are 2 washboard dishcloths I made for my mother for a birthday gift. They were made using Lily Sugar 'N Cream in Daisy. The link to the pattern I used is here. I hope she likes them!


Friday, July 21, 2006

Need Inspiration

I have been trouble getting motivated to work on projects lately. I think it is because I put so much work into that belt and then couldn't remember the pattern. I've been wanting to make other patterns as well, and am drawing a blank. I was making jewelry for awhile, but my camera cord is broke and I can't post any pictures until I get a new one.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Previous Finished Project


I made this hat near christmas time, and I didn't get around to taking a picture of it till now. It was made using Lion Brand Wool-Ease.

Update on Projects




I have finished a few projects lately, and just haven't had the time to upload them. I made 2 cell phone cases, kinda by winging it. The fuzzy one was made holding 2 together, the fuzzy yarn was Moda Dea Flip in sunset. Once I look up the second one, I will add it. I also designed a belt, but I ended up in the hospital and now I'm having trouble remembering exactly how I did that. Guess I should have written it down as I went along. I also made a belt to match the drop stitch scarf, I just need to get a button and that one is all set. Once I figure out the belt pattern, I will post it.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Been Sick

I haven't updated the blog much, but I haven't been well. I have finished a few things, and will update with them as soon as I can.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Update



Here is an update. A lot has been going on in my life. I am working on a drop stitch scarf made with Lion Brand Incredible Ribbon yarn. It is very cute. I think it will be great on a breezy spring or fall day. I also bought a jewelry making kit and a hemp kit. I finished a bracelet, not too shabby for a first try eh?

Sunday, April 30, 2006

It's been a little while

Sorry it has been a little while since I have posted. I will probably update tomorrow. A lot has been going on in my life. I am currently working on a beautiful bolero from Stitch 'N Bitch The Happy Hooker and a drop stitch scarf. Today I went to the craft store and got a jewelry making kit and a hemp kit. It should be fun. I did a small group on jewelry making so I really wanted to give that a try. I'm hoping it will bring out some more creativity in me. I made bracelet from hemp that I will post tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Cell Phone Case


Got another knitting project done! I just LOVE the stockinette stitch. I can't get over how beautiful it looks. It's definately my favorite knitting stitch. I made this from the Stitch 'N Bitch The Knitter's Handbook. It was made with Red Heart Worsted Weight yarn.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Windy City Scarf is finished!



This is finally done! There are a few small imperfections as it is only my third knitting project! I don't think I can block it because there's acrylic in it, can I?? I will have to look into that. Anyway, it was made using Lion Brand Wool-Ease, and the pattern is from Stitch 'N Bitch The Knitter's Handbook. It's totally adorable, and I love the color scheme!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Summer Beaded Choker

This pattern can now be found here. Please update your links.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Made a Sunshine Dishcloth


I was browsing www.crochetville.org/forum for patterns, and I came across a cute pattern I wanted to make for my mother for mother's day. It is so cute. Her kitchen is yellow and peach, so I used Lily's Sugar 'N Cream. It is really nice. Now I will have to work on other pieces for her. It is hard to find any kitchen accessories in the colors she chose. So I will make them all!

Here is the pattern in case you are interested. He has quite a few of other beautiful patterns

http://thecrochetdudepatterns.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

V-Stitch Headband

This pattern can now be found here. Please update your links.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Beaded Headband

This pattern can now be found here. Please update your links.

Made My First Pattern

I'm so excited. For a few months now, I've been pulling at ideas to make up some crochet patterns, but I really lack creativity most of the time. Well today when I got home, I decided I wanted to make something with beads (I'm on a bead kick), so out of nowhere I started crochetng and ended up with a beaded headband. I'm so thrilled, it's nothing huge, but it's a big step for me! I will take a picture tonight and post it tomorrow with the pattern.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Windy City




I'm working on the windy city scarf from Stitch 'N Bitch. Man I don't remember my crochet looking this rough. I'm posting a closeup but even that isn't doing justice. It looks so noobish. Some stitches are too loose, some are too tight, some just look crooked. Maybe I won't get any better than this. But, I will keep plugging away.

Friday, March 31, 2006

This and That

I am not doing anything in particular atm. I still have to get to the craft store to get more cotton to match that bag so I can finish it. I have a ton of bags, so I will probably save it for a gift. That is my first crochet with bead project, and I love it. I have been wracking my brain to think of other great ways to add them into any projects I do. Any insight on that would be great. I may have to look into getting a book or two. I'm also working a bit on a scarf I started knitting from the Stitch 'N Bitch book. There are so many great patterns in there. I read the Happy Hooker, and I've been crocheting for over 8 months, and I learned some really interesting tips. That's what I'm using to learn to knit, and it feels a bit confusing. I keep redoing the stitches, but some are loose and some are tight. It also gave a tip on ends, saying to work every last stitch, then on the second stitch of the next row, to work that one tight, but my ends were HORRIBLE! So I'm doing where I skip the last stitch of every row. I get really frustrated trying to learn new things, but I keep reminding myself I was like this when I learned to crochet as well. I do think knitting is harder, at least in the aspect of fixing stitches.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Beaded bag in the making


I started making a beaded bag. I think I am not going to have enough yarn to finish it though. Guess I have an excuse to go to the yarn store *grin*. I got a book on crochet with beads for christmas, and I decided to make a project because I think it's so cute. I am making it with Lily's Sugar 'N Cream in a blue shade. I don't have the name of the shade at the moment. Anyways, here is a photo in the making. I also finished a bookmark from Crochet Me that is made with beads and crochet cotton #10.

Here is the bag pattern http://www.followingbliss.homestead.com/VanessasBeadedBag.html

Here is the bookmark pattern http://www.crochetme.com/Feb_Mar_2005/patt_book_thong.html

Monday, March 20, 2006

Scarf is finished and not so pretty

I finished the scarf, but I guess I did not have as much yarn as I thought, so it is a very short scarf. It was leftover yarn from a blanket I made. I went to the craft store, and got the last skein of yarn I need to finish my capelet, so I am working on that. Next, I am doing another project out of Stich 'N Bitch, the Knitters Handbook. It will be another scarf. I'm not sure I am ready to tackle shaping and increasing/decreasing yet. I made a swatch of stockinette stitch, and I absolutely love it. It's soooo pretty. I can tell why it's the most popular knit stitch. It's gorgeous! I don't think I am even going to post the picture of that scarf. It's very ugly, but it's my first baby, so I will keep it I am sure. My next crochet project will definately be something for summer. Maybe a summer coverup, or a shrug.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Dabbling in Knitting


I am almost done with my scarf. It was made with leftover yarn, so it is not going to be very long. That's ok, because it's not the prettiest thing in the world, being my second knitting project. The first one I made was a dishcloth, which is a good first project because no matter how ugly it is, it still is useful. I took a trip to the craft store this weekend, and got the last skein of yarn I need to finish the capelet, and some cute beads, because I'd like to start adding beads to my crochet.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

First Post


Welp, after spending hours, I finally chose to make a crochet blog. I started crochetng about 8 months ago, and have since fallen in love with it. I constantly am working on a project, and spend hours scouring patterns. I just picked up knitting, but crochet still has my heart. I figured I should give knitting a chance before I snub it, though. There are a ton of cute knitting patterns I have come across, and I see a lot more knitting patterns for socks, which I like to make. I assume, from what I read about knitting, it is more elastic, and would make them and a few other items better. I am all about expanding my horizon. I am currently working on a beginner knitting pattern, a 2 x 2 ribbed scarf, using chunky yarn.

I just got Stitch 'N Bitch The Happy Hooker, The Knitter's Handbook, and Nation for my birthday, and I absolutely love it! If you have not read it, you have to check it out. The patterns are designed for ages 18-35 I believe it is, and there are some awesome patterns. It is written really well, and has a lot of interesting tid bits and tips. That is what I am using to learn knitting, along with some visual help from http://www.knittinghelp.com/. I am not a very creative person, but I am hoping to come up with some patterns and ideas of my own.

 
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