Monday, October 31, 2011

Jewel Afghan - Complete


It's done.
The final afghan is slightly wider than a twin bed and more narrow than a queen size bed. The shape is quite normal, but the tiny house prohibits a good picture of it on a bed.
Boy am I glad that it is done!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


What do you do when

your breakfast is clearly looking back at you?

Monday, October 24, 2011


Once again, I've been doing lots of crocheting and not much blogging!

Here's a snowflake I made a couple weeks ago.


Blocking process:
It's true. I don't have an actual 'blocking board' as of yet... This old folded up pair of jeans worked for such a small project.

The pattern can be found here.

It has crossed my mind to spray it with some type of sparkly-something, otherwise, all it really needs is a pretty ribbon, and you have a cute little ornament!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Messenger Bag and Tote Bag

I am SO excited to show you these two projects. I've lumped them together because I made one in order to see how I liked the pattern so I could adapt it something a bit more original. Here is the picture.

The one on the right is the one I made first. It is 18 1/2" wide and has two straps.

I wanted to try it a bit more narrow since that's a pretty big bag (though useful for the right things). As I worked along on the second one, I mentioned making only one strap. Hubby liked the idea of it going along the entire edge to the bottom. I think I like how it turned out. It adds some structure to it. This one is about 15 1/2" wide.

Both were made with worsted weight cotton and a Size G hook.

The last thing I'd like to do with it is chain a little loop and add a button at the top of the narrow bag to keep it closed. Or I'll just add a large flower on the side. It sounds like a fun addition.

Don't you love how the variegated yarn lined up? It's different on each of them, but I love it on both!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Crochet Mystery Books

Have any of you seen these?

They're Crochet Mystery Novels! Color me intrigued!

With names like Hooked on Murder, Dead Men Don't Crochet, By Hook or By Crook, and A Stitch in Crime, these are definitely going on my 'must-read' list. Each one even includes a recipe and a crochet pattern!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Scarf Organizer

A lot of crocheting = less time for posting!

But here's a little project I did one night.

I looked into my (extremely tiny) closet and found this:
What a mess! I was instantly reminded of something my mom made for our belts when we were younger. There wasn't a sample to follow or anything, but here's what it became:
Not perfect, but it will certainly work! Grab a few milk rings and a wire hanger, crochet around, and voila: a neater Scarf Organizer!
(After the picture, I took the thicker brown pashmina and draped it over the middle so it didn't get wrinkled squeezing through a tiny loop.)
Several more projects to post soon! Two of them will have to wait until after their recipients have received them. Yay! One of them was the classic 'just-taped-it-up-and-OH CRUMB!-I-forgot-to-take-a-picture' scenario. =)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ugly Blanket Progress

One of my favorite projects got some TLC recently:

This picture needed some sort of perspective, but it's too hard to take a picture while laying down next to it. ;-) It's growing and growing! Since it could be done soon, it's time to start laying out the yarn choices for the next one that will be a bit smaller  (more twin-bed size). Can't wait!