Thursday, March 31, 2011

New View!

Just an FYI.

I just discovered that you can now view my blog in another way. If you click on THIS link, you will be taken to a mosaic view. Click on any window and you will be taken to the post relating to that link. And if you look up in the right hand corner of the mosaic screen, you will see a drop down menu that you can use to view my blog in even more ways. I think its pretty cool. Give it a try!

More crochet coming soon!

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Beaded Cobweb Lace Scarf

This scarf has been in my WIP pile for quite some time. I pulled it out about a week ago determined to finish it...I only had 3 rows to go. Well, I saw it sitting on my office chair and decided it was time to get it done.


This is the Beaded Cobweb Lace Scarf...a really nice pattern. The Aunt Lydia's Bamboo Thread is perfect for this project.....terrific drape. And the beads add just a little sparkle. I dont know how it happened but I started this scarf on March 28th 2010 and I finished it today, March 28th 2011. I swear I had NO idea that its a year to the very day! I originally was going to give it as a gift, but I fell in love with it and I decided to be a little selfish and keep it for myself. I cant wait to wear it!

This is a slow project but good for a take along. The beading takes time because you have to switch hooks to add a bead, then switch back to continue with the pattern. Still, its worth the effort. Give it a try!

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Friday, March 4, 2011

My New Yarn Bowl

I have always wanted one of these pretty bowls, but the prices were a bit too high for me. They are certainly worth the price and I don't blame a crafter charging what they do....I just have to be a bit more practical. But I came across this little bowl on Etsy and I couldn't resist. It was about $10 less than most of the other bowls...and its cute besides.

I found a couple more styles I favorited and will save my pennies for. They do serve a practical purpose and do it beautifully. But I also have a plastic jar, that I melted a hole in the lid with a candle, which I use for the same purpose. 

I will have to hide this from my boyfriend... or.he will use it as an ice cream bowl. :D

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Give a Little Love

A request went up on Ravelry for some small comfort gifts to be given to ladies who are undergoing chemotherapy at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. I couldn't say no. I made some small jewelry items and a couple soap savers.....this is one of them....

This pattern is called the Talula Turtle Soap Cover by Maggie Weldon. Unfortunately I cant give a link to the pattern. For some strange reason, the day after I printed out the pattern and linked to it on Ravelry (which was only yesterday), it mysteriously disappeared. Perhaps the designer will share it again one day. If so, I will amend this post and provide the link. It's made from #10 crochet cotton and a #6 (1.75 mm) hook. The beads on the ties were my own idea. When I was younger, this would have been a much easier pattern but my eyes and hands aren't what they used to be. Still, it was fun to make and I like the way he came out.

If you are interested in making a small gift or gifts for some courageous ladies, check out the Annie's Gifts for Chemo group on Ravelry. 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Doral Wristlets

Here is another pattern I randomly came across and fell in love with. Made with Caron Spa, they are pretty and comfortable. You can find the pattern HERE. If you haven't checked out the Naturally Caron site, you might want to do that.....they have some very nice free patterns.

I added a couple pattern notes on my projects page on Ravelry. Give these a try...they are very cute and perfect for spring!

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