Follow by Email

Sunday, February 22, 2015

WIP progress...or not...

I have been productively working on my WIPs...until now! I had a rather large order that I had to start working on (though the deadline isn't until Christmas) so my death star throw pillow has gone unembellished and my knit shawl is wadded up in a bunch at the bottom of my projects tote. I've filled the part of the order that has been paid for and started a "pay it forward" gift. Throughout the year I will be mailing hand made gifts to people with the direction that they pay it forward and give something to somebody else. I've made one Green Bay hat and started an autism awareness scarf. The scarf is done in sc (you can see it  here)so is taking longer than any other scarf I've made. All those color changes slow things down, too. I'm playing with the idea of making individual puzzle pieces and sewing then together, but I don't like that kind of work as well.
So, now that the interruptions are out of the way, or will be as soon as I finish that scarf, I can get back to my WIP pile. But will I?

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Free Snoopy graph

Anyone need a hug?  Make this throw and you'll always have one handy!  Using a J hook and 1 sc per square, you'll get approximately a 5 x 6 throw.  Enjoy!

thank you for the photo of your completed afghan, Antje! It looks wonderful!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Autism awareness

Autism Awareness scarf. Puzzle pieces are tres chic!
I have been sitting at my sewing machine for the past week or so instead of finishing the scarf from last week I've made a few other things!  Rest assured, the pattern is complete and listed in my Ravelry store.

From this piece (my favorite dress in the 90s but is now a bit young for me)

I tore off the sleeves to make this headband
Very comfy!
and this tank top
or should I say "crop top"? Rats! Too short for me.

I cut a big circle out of the skirt portion that was hacked off and made this hat for myself! Very soft, very confy, and hopefully warm enough for Michigan winter!

Oh yeah, and I made this for my cousin to give to her husband for their anniversary!  She said he loved it! Email me if you'd like the graph I used for it.  I'd be happy to share it.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


I'm looking forward to coming to a repeat in this pattern. Counting stitches and typing the pattern up line by line is very time consuming! when completed the pattern will be listed in ravelry.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hat ideas

 I'm working on an order of hats and scarves that isn't due till Christmas so I get to play around with them a bit, embellishing them as I wish.  This child size hat sports a pink rose (pattern for the rose found at Planet June (I use it all the time!) and "surface crochet" for the vine.  I am thinking of sewing a small bunch of ribbon roses I purchased at Walmart near it.  Perhaps also a lady bug button on it too?

Monday, February 2, 2015

Steelers throw

I was this far on my Steelers throw when my part of Michigan came under a travel ban due to snow accumulations so I was happy to put off my other obligations (taking my son to school, getting groceries, etc.) and finish it today!

I was happy to watch my newly recorded (on the dvr) Pride and Prejudice (my favorite story of all time, possibly). I hadn't seen the Kiera Knightley version yet so curling up with it and a project to finish sounded like a perfect day to me!

I think it turned out really well.  I hope my cousin, who commissioned this for her husband for their upcoming anniversary, likes this as much as I do.  What do you think?

If you'd like to try it yourself, email me at and ask for the Steelers graph.  It took me (57 double crochet stitches more than ) 2 black, about 1 and a half white, about 1 grey(I used 2 at once; 1 on each side of the circle) and a small amount of gold, blue, and red. I used a G hook and 2 dc per graph square. Final product has yet to be measured because my measuring tape walked off again, but it looks to my eyeballs about 4 ft x 4.5 ft.