Sunday, December 13, 2009

December 2009 Blocks

Now to sew them up.

12" December - Falling Star

12" December Filler - Guardian Angel Square

Friday, December 4, 2009

November Blocks

The Ravelry 2009 - 12" (6") Crochet Block a Month CAL is near the end. This month there were several bonus squares to work up. One more month's worth and then I have to sew it up.


6" November - Gem Star

12" November Filler - Hometown Square
12" November Bonus - Winter Rose 12in Sampler Square

6" November Bonus - Julia's Flower

Thursday, November 19, 2009

October 2009 Blocks

More blocks...

6" October (made 12" instead) - Carousel

12" October Filler - Op-Art Afghan Square

12" October Bonus - Pumpkin Patch Square

Monday, October 12, 2009

Baby Kimono Wrap With Hood

My friend, Kandie wanted a one-of-a-kind sweater for her little one (size 18 months). She knows I love this stuff. :)



This is based on the Crochet Me “Baby Kimono Wrap” with a sc/dc stitch pattern. I improvised the hood from various patterns. I made an opening on each side for the tie to go through so she can wrap from either side.



The project took 6 skeins of Bernat Satin Ombres in Faded Glory with a G hook.

August and September 2009 Blocks

It's getting tougher to update the blog with all these squares going on. :)

12" August - August Aran Square

6" August - Jupiter Granny Square

12" August Filler - Popin' Square

12" September - New Year's Eve

6" September - Amazing Grace

12" September Filler - Vera's Spike Stitch Daisy

12" September Bonus - Circles on the Square

Saturday, August 22, 2009

2009 4H Fair Winners




I entered a few items in this year's fair again and was pleasantly surprised to win Best in Crochet Division and Best in Knitting Division. My Best in Knitting also won Best in Show (Needlework). So cool! Check out those ribbons. :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

June and July 2009 Blocks

12" June - Frilly Flower

6" June - Eliot Square

12" June Filler - Bold Square


6" July - Kingfield

12" July Filler - Lovely In Green

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Perfect Pony




A few weeks ago my daughter spotted a Woody doll at a garage sale and had to have him. Of course she then requested Mommy make a horse for Woody. I accepted the challenge. I found this pattern online and set to work. My plan was to make the saddle and bridle and add facial features but she was quite impatient. She loves her new horse. :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

American Beauty Shawl




This shawl was part of a knit-a-long with BadCatDesigns. I used a little more than 2 skeins of Knit Picks Shadow laceweight yarn in Hot Rod on size 4 needles. Those are beads in there, 875 of them - clear, silved lined, size 8 glass. Lots of work getting those knit into the shawl. The blocked shawl is 70" across the top and 34" down the spine. Love the end result!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Toe Up Socks




Another pair of crocheted socks. Actually two pairs. I bought one skein of Tofutsies yarn and as I was crocheting my socks, I saw the interest in my little ones eyes and thought it would be cute to make a matching pair for her. She wants more!

The pattern is Toes Up Socks by Mary Rhodes. I found it easy to work and you can't beat trying them on as you go. Definitely more in the future.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

March 2009 Blocks

I only made two blocks for March. Wasn't too thrilled with the third. Here they are:
12" Winter Dream

6" March Square

Thursday, March 12, 2009

February 2009 Blocks

These are the blocks I made for February. The CAL decided to add a 4th pattern for Valentine's Day.