|Rainbow Eggs courtesy of Foter.com|
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
|First crocus of the season|
|Yellow wildflowers called Coltsfoot and often mistaken for dandelions|
|Fresh green stuff!|
|Tulips breaking through . . .|
Sunday, April 6, 2014
In the middle of studying for my last exam . . .
Just popped in so I could share my progress so far:
Seven squares and all different. There are twelve different colours in total (possibly 13), and all in the stash! This should be a stash buster, right?
Only 93 more squares to go . . .
|Pile o' Squares|
|Just the beginning|
Sunday, March 30, 2014
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Is it wrong to crave colour? Bright, springy, summery shades that evoke warmth and flowers and sun-shiny happiness? I had barely finished the baby sock (And it was close, but yay to storm days!) when inspiration hit. Over on the Crochet Crowd Fan page on Facebook, a crocheter (Sandy Crochets) posted her finished creation (You can also find a wonderful photo on Instagram). Isn't it purty?! I just loved it!
And I had to make it! I looked through my Red Heart Super Saver and Bernat Super Value stash and found enough suitable colours--although I may be missing the odd skein.
With graph paper and colouring pencils, I worked a workable colour chart for my bedspread. This will look cheerful and summery in the bedroom. I'm so excited!!
Since there was no pattern link to be found, I scrounged the internet and found a couple of similar granny square patterns. A regular large granny would work and so would a granny sunburst pattern. The one I used was from here (also called a sunburst granny but the centre is worked differently than others I've seen). You could also use this sunburst granny square pdf from Priscilla's Crochet. Both are free patterns (And You-Tube probably has lots of how-to videos as well--if you need the visual aid. I know I often need it). I modified the first pattern by adding a few extra rounds before working the last 2 single crochet edgings.
I'll keep you posted! ;)
|My Improvised Square|
|My Rainbow Stash|
I'll keep you posted! ;)
Monday, March 17, 2014
|St Patrick's Hat and Coin (courtesy of Stockphotos.com)|
|Shamrocks (courtesy of PixelPerfect.com)|
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Almost done. The hat was already completed when I'd started on the booties(the link will take you to the pattern links). The booties were actually quite easy to work and to stitch up.
With those items finished, I decided to add some baby socks (they're just so darn cute!).
The sock pattern comes from a discontinued booklet from Bernat (Rav link). I'd actually made the socks a few years ago (old Bernat blog's archive at Yarnspirations.com) using the now discontinued yarn Bernat Baby Stretch. I'd hoped my non-stretchy Red Heart Smoothie would work with the pattern. And it does!
This is gonna be a cute set when its completed. Just need to start the second sock . . . ;)
|Bernat Baby Booties|
|Almost done . . .|
Thursday, March 13, 2014
It's still winter in my part of the world (honestly, I cannot begin to tell you how sick I am of winter. If I see another snowflake, I swear I'm gonna scream!!). The only good part about the chilly weather is the necessity for winter gear. That's right! I've got a lovely tam--a colourful tam!
I just love the colours! It's cheery and looks great with my coat (I still can't believe how well the hat colours match up with the coat). My only complaint is that the hat is a wee bit loose--that may be the fault of the corrugated ribbing. If I make another version (and I may very well try another), I may have to substitute with real ribbing that's more stretchy or subtract a few repeats for a snugger fit.
I must confess that my fondness for the pattern has inspired me to use the chart for a matching cowl. I cast on but have yet to start the colour portion.
Maybe winter is waiting for me to finish and then spring will start in earnest? Ha! Maybe not . . .
|Wearing the Tam|
|Beginning of Matching Cowl|