Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More sites!

I bought a set of the round Knifty Knitters last week, using the 40% off coupon at Michael's, but I have yet to try it. I also bought a long wooden knitting board a couple of years ago but haven't yet tried it.

And I just found some more neat sites, which you can do a search for. Because of a Lion brand post on FaceBook, I found the Loom Dude who uses knitting looms; and because of an article and pattern in a crochet magazine, I found Crochet Dad who uses finer yarn. Another is the site for Drew Emborsky, known as the Crochet Dude, who has been crocheting since he was little - said his dad used to crochet rugs for their house. Drew designs things for everything and everybody, and uses a lot of post stitches.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

See this Afghan ...

I made this afghan by somewhat copying one that a friend had years ago. It is 41x56", just the right size to toss on a couch and curl up under. I could probably weave some colored ribbon or yarn through it to "fancy" it up a little. Talk to me if you'd like one by this pattern, and we can work out a deal! (P.S. You can now see it at Baritone's Grill on Carson Road in the Center Point area of Birmingham. That's a new little karaoke place with good burgers and such. Jason, the owner, has a couch and table lamps in a corner by the stage and Wurlitzer jukebox. With the afghan on the couch, it's just the place for a couple to snuggle while Elvis croons "Love Me Tender"!)

Bobbling Along!

This is a 7x56" double bobble scarf made of 100% cotton. It is made so that it can easily be doubled lengthwise. I am short and each end hangs just below my waist without lapping it over. It is soft and a bit fuzzy because it is chenille. The color is called "fern" and the yarn total was $15. Make me an offer. I also have the same yarn in a lighter green, and in blue denim ombre'. (Update 6 years later ... I still have it ... somewhere ... but I don't know where! If you want it, I'll try to find it, but I make no promise!)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

3 Little Kittens Lost Their Mittens

Do you remember that nursery rhyme? That's what these little bags remind me of. They are made by a pattern on the Red Heart yarn site. The pattern can be used with any size yarn and a compatible hook. I used Caron Simply Soft and a "G" hook. Each bitty bag is about 4" high and about 8" around. They can be used for loose change, etc., but I think I'll make one for myself and put my hearing aid charms from in one! I'll be glad to make one for you, too, and I have a lot of colors on hand, or I can make a bigger one.

'nother Hat

I made this hat to replace another one. One recent Sunday, I wore a white hat and scarf that I'd crocheted (of course) to worship. One of the ladies liked the hat, so I took it off and gave it to her. I had a little bit of yarn left, so made this, just making it up as I went (and doing some "frogging") to use up the yarn. It was all I had left in that particular brand. It's a little bit big, but could always put a piece of elastic or a ribbon in it to snug it up. It's for sale of course. I think it turned out so well that I'm going to made more like it! What'dya think? (Update, 2017 ... I think I know where it is!)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hat and Cowl

I made these a few days ago.
I used Lion brand's new "Tweed Stripes" yarn whi
ch feels similar to their "Home- spun" yarn. Both the hat and cowl are nothing more than tubes, with the hat of course closed at one end. You can pull the cowl up like a bala- clava. I wore them to worship this morning and they were plenty warm outside, and al- most too warm in the church house! If you want me to make one or both for you, let me know and we'll work out a deal ... or you can buy this set for $20 plus shipping (worn only one time). My nephew took these pictures this afternoon.

Be sure to look at the tiny silver dragonflies I am wearing that show in the picture on the top. Click on the picture so you can see it better. Those are not earrings. They are charms! - or maybe I should say they are "cherished charms". They go on hearing aids and are from Hayleigh Scott and her sisters. Hayleigh and her twin Vienna are 11 years old now. Hayleigh has been wearing hearing aids since she was 18 months old. You can see more, and buy some, from

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fancy Scarf

This is made from some of the softest yarn I've ever used! I bought 2 balls of Chunky Mochi from Patternworks. It comes in 6 colors. The yarn is 80% merino wool and 20% nylon. Because it was so expensive (total $20), I bought enough for only the one scarf. It is for sale. Make me an offer. The colors that you see here do not give it justice! It would go great with any solid color!