Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hearts, Roosters and Flowers, oh my!

Whatyathink?  I like it.  My favorite part of the whole thing is the vintage spool dangling at the bottom. 
For the heart I crocheted a granny square than filled the two sides with triple crochets to form the heart.  I made two of these and then crocheted them together. 
The spool of thread came out of my grandma's sewing box.  I have a couple more picked out to do some more of these.

So there you have it!  I just love these roosters, and the hearts look so cute with them.  I would like to make more, but have been finding it hard to get going. There is so much going on in my little world right now.  My mother-in-law is not doing well at all, and it's been so tough on my husband making decisions no one wants to make.  I think it will be a while before things return to normal. 

I am working on a pretty little cowl that is pretty close to being finished.  I am hoping to get some pictures to post of it this weekend.
Hoping everyone is having a great week! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Shades of Grey

The past few days have been dark and dreary, and I have really missed the sunshine, but this morning I was taken by the beauty in the fog and the trees.  The trees have the look of an x-ray of the body showing all the arteries and veins. 
Believe it or not, the sun is supposed to come out today and the temperature up in the 60s!

Bye for now, I'll be back soon.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Roosters full of hope and love!

What do you think?  I must say, I have loved working on this.  My husband told me, "Oh, that is so you!"  It will be hanging in my kitchen window, but due to our gloomy day, I had to take it outside to get some decent pictures.
I simply used my rooster pattern and added some "hope" and "love" to it. 
I like this redheart yarn I found.  It is called "Primary".  The colors are awesome!
I think it's so Groovy!

I have managed to get another pair of fingerless gloves done.  I am going to try and get another pair done this weekend. 

I do have more to share, but it is so dark and gloomy today I can't get any decent pictures.  Maybe tomorrow...we'll see.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Monkey, Booties and Roosters!

Meet Mel's Noro Birthday Monkey!  I crocheted it up special just for her.  I gave it to her today, she loved him!!  He was pretty easy to make.  Basically it is just crocheting up a tube and stuffing it.  Then adding the nose, which is like crocheting the toe of a sock.  Little round ears, and skinny arms and legs.  I put pipe cleaners in the arms and gets so she could pose him.

Isn't he cute?

On facebook I am participating in a pay-it-forward project.  The first five people to post a comment to mine would get a handmade "something" from me, then they must do the same thing.  This is my first pay it forward project.  A pair of baby booties and hat out or Ty-Dye.  I used the Easy Baby Booties pattern I found on Ravelry.  They work up so quick.  I added the little rose to the hat.
I think they will be happy with it.  With a new baby on the way, and all their excitement of their new little baby girl coming, I couldn't resist.  So, one down, four pay it forwards to go!

I am in rooster production again!  Check out this mack daddy rooster!  I like him, he has a little extra bling.
My button box is full of all kinds of trinkets, as you can see.  This guy has a key, and when you flip him over to the other side.....
Can you guess what that is??  It's a garter that was on an old girdle.  It was in my mom's button box.  I can't imagine wearing one.  I remember her wearing them.  LOL!  Boy, times have changed!
My last trip to Hobby Lobby I picked up these H and G hooks.  OMG!!  I love using them.  If you haven't tried them, I would encourage you to.  I doubt I will go back to my old hooks with these in my took kit.
I also saw this free pattern, and couldn't resist.  Isn't it pretty!!  It's on my to do list.  I may have to move it up towards the top of the list.  LOL!

Well, that's about it for now.  I am working on a belt for me...and want to get it finished up, and get some more roosters done for my etsy shop.

I wish everyone a great week...Happy Crocheting!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I've never been a hat kind of girl...

but Tuesday I literally was wishing I had a hood or hat to cover my head and ears.  I work downtown, and it was 19 degrees, but I swear it felt more like zero!! 

So, when I got home from work Tuesday evening, after settling in, I decided to crochet myself a hat!!  No pattern, I just picked up a size K hook and I had two skeins of Red Heart Curly Q on hand...well
I think I can honestly say I am a hat kinda gal!  I love it.  It does the trick, keeps my ears and noggin nice and toasty warm!  If only it didn't give me hat hair.  LOL

Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year...

I have to say I am ready!  I like New Year's.   It's like a new start, a clean slate so to speak.  After a busy Christmas I'm happy to settle back into my routine.  Decorations will come down this week, but not today.   Today I'm chilling with Phoebe and old movies, and of course some yarn!
She's lounging in the sun while I was taking pictures of these cute little fingerless gloves.  Look at those eyes!
Check em out!!!  I like them so much I have started another pair.  The pattern is a redheart freebie.  I don't normally care for crocheted gloves because they can feel too bulky, but I like these.  They actually look knit to me.
I used a sock yarn that I got in a yarn swap, so I don't know where it is from.  The green in it is stunning.

Another thing I have been wanting to make myself is a pair of warm socks to wear around the house to keep my feet warm.  I found crochet geeks tutorial on you tube and followed it, except for the cuff.  I did a ribbed cuff on my and worked it in the round.
You could easily rename these "feet warmers"!  They are so cozy and warm!
I  did use a bulky yarn, if I had gone with something finer I could easily wear these with shoes.  I'm so pleased with them!  And they are crochet!!!  How cool is that!

I'm off for now, going to work on my second pair of gloves.  I hope everyone had a great New Years!

Phoebe wishes you all a Happy New Year!