Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Knit Chicken

I made this chicken in just two sittings, which is pretty good for me. It's done on regular needles. I wouldn't have attempted her with double-pointed needles. It's cool to see something 'flat' take shape!

The variegated yarn just happened to make a different colored head than body!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Improved Santa

Here he is with a little fluff around his hat. It's just glued on--I didn't feel like crocheting it in!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Recent Crochet Projects

Here are a couple of projects I've just finished. The angel is actually from a bookmark pattern, which can be found here:

I used a larger hook and size 4 yarn and left off the 'tail.' She could be a package topper or, if I stiffen her up a bit, an ornament.

Santa comes from "Simply Crochet" magazine, which is a UK publication. He's about 8 inches tall. I used a larger hook and size 4 yarn here. Looking at the picture, I can see I have to put some kind of trim around the hat! The pattern provides that but I wasn't liking the way it looked. I think some extra bulky yarn would do the trick.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Using up scraps

I have been sewing together pieces of fabric, and sometimes making them into things. I had made this bag with no real idea what I'd do with it. It isn't big enough to be a tote bag. Then I got an idea and stitched a little pocket along one side to hold knitting needles. Now it can be used to hold the needles and yarn for a small project like a scarf! I might even add a button to the top to keep the yarn/work from falling out.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sneaker Slippers

Made to look like a famous brand. These are for a friend's granddaughter:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Crochet in Ohio

Mike and I are visiting my mother (age 91) in Ohio for about 10 days. We usually stay a week but will be here a few extra days to take her to a doctor's appointment. Meantime, I brought some projects with me with the intent of finishing a few things that have been 'wip' for too long. (That's works in progress.)

Here is a  little bear I made:

He goes along with the Monkey I finished a while back. There is also a puppy (Pic to come) and an elephant, who isn't finished yet. I'll also post these on Pinterest as soon as I can figure out how to get into my account there.

Saturday, June 14, 2014


This was supposed to be a beret and it came out way too big. I think if I make a UK pattern again I'll go down a size in the needles. It will be a hat for a guy instead.
I did make it exactly like the pattern, which uses two  needle sizes. I didn't have the next size up for the main part of the hat, so only went up a half step. So the main part isn't as big as it should be....and the ribbing is too big despite using the correct needles.
Knitting is not my strong point, but at least this is wearable for somebody!