Sunday, March 25, 2012

Weekend Catching Up

It seems as though the only time I find to blog is during the weekend. Not as regular as I have hoped but at least I am being consistent. Let's catch up on the latest projects!

First, is the rug for our back porch. This started because Bo wanted to buy a "better" rug, and I said "Why don't I make one, that way we can wash it when it's dirty?" So....this is the results of such thinking process. (I had originally started a circle one, but I did not like how it was turning out, so it was quickly frogged.)

I held two strands of yarn together, one cotton and one UNKNOWN acrylic. It really was unknown.....a gift from a friend's mother around 4 or 5 years ago, and it was a remnant from a mill.
I used a LOT of cotton ends and just changed them randomly. I used a K hook and basically followed the pattern from......I don't know! I've lost it! (hahah how true!) I will look for it and add it later!

Next was this little basket! Much like the basket from last week, just on a smaller scale! I've decided that these will be great gifts and will be a DEFINITE craft to make for our church craft sale this summer! I will need to do some hunting for some pretty cottom colors!

Recognize that brass tool? It's a Crazy Daisy Maker! I happened to find it in some items from my mother. Now if you know anything about me, you know that I don't have many items from my mom and her crafting skills due to a fire, BUT....somehow this was tucked in some items. I have spent the last few days playing with it and I feel a scarf coming on as well as some other projects!

For now, I'm working on a new afghan, circles to squares, a 25-blocker! Hoping to have it done for off to my hooks I must go! Happy Crafting!

Monday, March 19, 2012

A crafty weekend

As you can see, it was a very busy weekend. The weather has been awesome, 77 on Sunday, 73 on Monday and it's still WINTER! The picture shows off my new crochet project basket and a Easter Peep Centerpiece.

Then is was the crochet Rainbow bag. It's an inspiration from last week's birthday bag but no pattern was used. Which I guess means, I DESIGNED IT MYSELF!!! YEAH!!!!
RAINBOW BAG Materials:
Cotton yarn and scraps of acrylic
K hook

Starter Row: chain 43 Row 1 (1st circle): Turn and dc in the 3rd sc, dc across to last stitch, 4 dc in end stitch, continue dc in bottom of all sc across, then 4 dc in last dc. Join

Row 2 (2nd circle:) Chain 3 count as first dc, dc across to center of 4 dc at end, 2dc in center 2 dc, dc to 4 dc, 2 dc in center 2 dc, dc to join. CONTINUE in this manner until the bottom is the size you wish

TO START sides: sc around in back of stitch for first row Spiral your stitches up, changing colors every row for the multi-colored look and less often for a more pooled look.
Continue the spiral until Bag is as deep as you wish.

HANDLES: Make 2 chain 60, then single chain back and forth. 3 - 4 rows of single crochetare plenty sturdy enough.

FINISH: Fold bag in half and using a safety pins, pin handles onto bag to check for proper placement. Sew handles in place. Weave in ends!

I am hoping to do more simple designs! Here goes nothing! Happy Crafting! V

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

catching up kind of day....

home for the day....not feeling well is an understatement. BUT, deciding to make the best of it by catching up on some of my projects I've let lapse. Here are some of the finished projects: A little crocheted bowl. Simple, love this concept! I will be making MANY more!
This is the Easter Granny! I absolutely love it!
Resting in it's spot...surprised Copper hasn't planted himself on it.
This is a friend's 50th birthday bag! Circle start and used different stitch types throughout.
and now on to today's finished projects.... First Bo's blanket was finished!
And then a necklace (of yarn of course) for me!)
All in all? A good day!