Monday, July 27, 2009

Friendship Square

This is the square I made for Christi. It's called Winter Jewel. It's really a 7" sq, but I used an "H" hook and it came out to a perfect 8" square!!!

Baby Round Ripple

Here is the baby round ripple I did in Pooh colors for my grandchild that's due in Sept! The nursery theme is Winnie the Pooh. I hope they like it! I used Aggie May's 6 pt pattern from the 6>12>24 CAL on Crochetville.

Squares I Tested

These are squares I tested for SmoothFox this past week. I do not know if she will have the patterns for sale or for free. They are Flower Power #3 & #4.


Christi's Square

I usually forget to take pictures of the SAL squares I send out.


This is SmoothFox's Cool Smiley Square. You can find it through ravelry or her blog.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Puff Hearts Square

This is my second Biggest Loser II Square. It is 8", done in RHSS Aran. It's a pattern called Granny Hearts from Leisure Arts #2454, Sweetheart Afghans to Crochet.

8 inch square for Christi

This is the 8 inch version of the Wheel Lattice, a free pattern from CPC

Biggest Loser 2 Week 2

Pattern: Square 29. Alternate Spike Sc

Yarn: RHSS Aran

Hook: I

Biggest Loser 2

Pattern used: 51. Star Stitch

Yarn: RHSS Aran

Hook: I

Notes: Starting chain of 30

Popcorn Granny Square

I made this today for Christi for the Friendship Square exchange. It's 8" and is from the book American School of Needleworks 1064, New Granny Afghans... it's called "Snow White Granny"...


I made this little doll for Heather's DD for the HIJ swap. It was fun to make and the pattern was easy to follow.


This is the shawl I made for Heather for the HIJ swap. I used Marble yarn and the diagonal box stitch. If you look carefully on the right shoulder part of the shawl, you can see some of the stitchmarkers my sister made.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dishcloth / washcloth

I meant to post these on July 15th when I finished them LOL. But here are my dishcloths. It is just a simple pattern of alternating shells and V-stich. There are three of them but one was hijacked by my son to become a blankie for his dinosaur.
They are made from Bernat Cotton and the color is Westport

Noah Afghan

Here is my finished Noah Ghan. It is going to baby Cindy, who was born last week. I made it with Red Heart Soft Yarn. The pattern was originally in Crochet! May 2008


I made these for my sister, she found the pattern and chose black. They came out great, I just didn't like knitting the finicky bits (the fingers are done individually on dpns).

Friday, July 24, 2009

Baby Round Ripple

It's 36 inches across and will be donated.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Laura's HIJ giftie

Here is the nine patch I made for Laura for our HIJ swap. It was the BIG item on my July finishing list and is done :)

Popcorn Stitch Afghan

This is from a stitch pattern called American School of Needlework #1228, 101 Stitches for Afghans by Jean Leinhauser

I used RHSS Coffee, ILTY in Dark Country Blue and RHSS in Aran. It's about 43" x 72". I used a rhdc - ch1 border.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Starlight Square

Made this for a Friendship Swap square.... It's called "Starlight" by Mary Ann Sipes and I found it in a book Leisure Arts #584 Always Afghans.

The gauge in the book was way off, though - I used an I (called for a J) and it was still too big, had to fudge a little.

The yarns are a dark green I had in a Caron One Pounder and some RHSS Aran.

Baby Set

Baby Set c365/d263

This is a baby set I made for the baby chairty Gods Tiny Angels.The patterns are on their blog... botties... sweater... hat...


This is a purse I made my teaching partner, Keira. She is paying me for it and designed it. It is made with TLC Cotton-Ease in tan and cream. The shells were hard to sew on and hurt my fingers!

Preemie Ghan

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Two BL squares

And my two BL squares that I'll get washed up and sent off to Karen this week :)

Ooops forgot to add pattern sources. The top one is my Grecian Squares. The second one is this one

July Scarf

Here's the scarf I made for July for the scarf CAL. Here's the linkie to the pattern.

Cat Doily

I mad ethis cat doily for my SSP Cara. It is from Annie's Favorite Crochet magazine: August 2005. It was designed by Judy Jagel and is called "Pretty Kitties Doily."


I finished stitching the sweater together this morning. It is a basic raglan pattern. The varigated yarn is "Needles 8 ply acrylic" from Australia and the solid pink is "King Cole Pricewize DK".

Friday, July 17, 2009


I made these for a swap partner. Please don't make me quote my sources... LOL. I'm too tired to hunt that info up!

Felted Market Bag

I made this for my swap partner as well. It's from How Stuff Works and is done in a variety of different wools. Paton's Brown and Mountain Medley (or soemthign like that) and Lion's Cadet Blue are in there. I adapted teh pattern to make it a little bigger, too. Be careful - either I did something wrong or the pattern has the bottom going the wrong direction. I had to tear mine out and redo it.

Patricia Kristoffersen Doily

I made this for my partner in a swap. It's a Patricia Kristofferson doily from "Absolutely Gorgeous Doilies", #15 Perfect Pineapples.

It's about 15" in diameter.

Chain Link Square

This 8 inch square is a free pattern designed by Cylinda Mathews and can be found here.

Yarn used: Vanna's Choice-chocolate and beige

Hook used: H

Alterations: Follow pattern through round 4. Work rounds 5 and 6 in same manner already established. Work round 7 following the instructions for round 5.

Circle in a Square

This 8 inch square is a free pattern from Lion Brand's Circle in a Square Throw.

Yarn used: Vanna's Choice-chocolate and beige.

Hook used: H

Alterations: Follow pattern through round 8 (round 8 has errata)

Rnd 9: with beige, sc around working sc-ch1-sc in each corner

Rnd 10: with beige, hdc around working 3 hdc in each corner

Rnd 11: with beige, sc around working sc-ch2-sc in each corner

Rnd 12: with, chocolate, dc around working 3 dc in each corner

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I made this scarf from Cara's March scarf pattern. Quick and easy. I used 4ply cotton chenille doubled up and it is so soft and squooshy since being washed.

Kaleidoscope all done

Here is my Kaleidoscope. I really enjoyed making this blanket.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lapghan is finished

37 by 48 inch lapghan

It's 37 by 48 inches and is based on some older graph designs that had been given to Cara for use on her site.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I whipped this up in I Love this Cotton #86 Vintage Teal. ILTC is SOOOO soft! I completely see myself making a sweater in this yarn!

The pattern is from the book American School of Needlework Book #1309 Knit Dishcloth Sampler and is called "Chains". It's a very easy pattern to do - very straightforward!

Loser Square

Here is my final square for the first Biggest Loser contest. It's from a pattern in Leisure Arts #588, Crocheted Afghans for Baby called "Flower Granny". It's meant to be done in sport weight and a teeny hook, but I modified a little.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Baby Thong Sandals

I made more :) LOL. I just love the pink and brown (Rich Pink and Peat Brown by Phentax) The yellow and orange (Banana Yellow and Hot Orange by Bernat Cotton) are nice too, just not as nice as I thought they would be.
The pattern for these sandals can be found HERE

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Daughter's School Sweater

This is my first "made to size" knit wearable! It is meant to go with my daughter's school uniform in the fall - it has to be Navy blue. I have three more to make before it gets cold, one for each child!

This took a little less that 4 skeins of RHSS Sport Weight in Navy, and used the (free) Summer Sox Cardigan pattern. If you make this, there are some pointers on the site that would help make this easier.


I made this lapsquare for Compassionate Creations. I wish that I could get a good picture to show the colors. I used RHSS artist print and frosty green held together, dc rows. The border is a single strand shell pattern in artist print, It is approx 25" x 27".

Friday, July 10, 2009

Baby sweater

Finally finished a sweater that has been waiting for the finishing touches.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dark Mark Tote Bag

This was supposed to be a purse but when I started the graph I realized that it was too big so I decided to make it a tote bag instead.

It was originally a knitting graph found HERE, I just turned the graph sideways and used HDC and a 4.5mm crochet hook.

The pictures aren't the greatest, hopefully we will have a sunny day soon and I will be able to get better ones. I used Bernat worsted weight yarn in black and forest green, the green is actually a lot darker than it looks in the picture.