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Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007
This yarn color is periwinkle and I love it because I have nothing like it! I paired this with white, black and navy and it looks great with all colors (underneath) and it goes great with jeans.
Ribbed Collar Cardi details
- Pattern Sizes: S, M, L, 1X, 2X
- Yarn: Ella Rae Amity
- Hook: H/8 (5mm)
- Features: Ribbed Collar, 1 button closure, set-in bell sleeves
- Pattern availability: Early 2008
- My enjoyment level in making design: 100% delighted
Friday, November 23, 2007
Interweave Crochet Magazine Winter 2007.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
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Friday, September 21, 2007
If copying someone is a form of flattery, please note that I (heart) Sandi Wiseheart, her writing is witty and wise, hence her sur name? I love cables and when I see knitted cables I love the challenge of creating a crochet version. When I see a painting, pottery, architecture, or fabric with a cable pattern I like, I’ll study the image and interrupted it into crochet.
I’m just playing around and working on my crochet cable technique. I’m using this fuzzy worsted weight yarn and a H/8 (5mm) hook and I’d rather be using DK weight yarn and an E/4 or F/5 hook, BUT this was the only red yarn in my stash.
I found links to The Red Scarf Project and read about this great program. One of my fav designers, Lily Chin, is involved in it, apparently Oprah is too. Sounds like they had an overwhelming response, scarves are easy to make and the cause seemed to touch people’s hearts. Totally Warm Fuzzies!
Friday, September 07, 2007
Soft collar, 3/4 length sleeve, mmm....comfy.
The back has a circle design, with a long ruffle.
Summer Crocheting Angst
It is hard to crochet when it’s hot out, especially a big fluffy project. I couldn’t stand the weight and added warmth of this sweater for more than a few rows, then I’d put it down and grab one of my (many) smaller projects. I think I completed 1 pair of baby socks, 2 pair of baby booties, another BICO (Baby its Cold Outside) baby cardigan, a hat for my son Tyler, a belt for myself, and several swatches for potential projects. Yep, all that in between this fluffy mass of warm yarn.
Well, finally she’s done. I probably won’t wear this for awhile. We were still swimming in the pool yesterday, it was almost 90 degrees in
Crochet Classes at 3 Kittens Needle Arts in
The crochet class schedule is posted on my side bar, check it out. I’d love to see some of you in a class or two. 3 Kittens is an awesome yarn shop, super selection with an expert staff and fantastic owners. Did I mention the porch out front and a coffee shop a few doors down?
"Speaking Engagement" at a local church
In January 2008, I will be speaking at a local church group about crochet and my involvement in Warm Up America. We are going to make 7” x 9” squares so we can assemble an American Flag Afghan to donate to the VA hospital in
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I used Colinette's Prism - yum!
Colinette yarn is made in Wales, distributed by Unique Kolours, Ltd. Prism is bulky weight yarn with 70% wool and 30% cotton. The alternating thin/thick texture makes for a fantastic crochet fabric. It works up fast and is a dream to work with. The colors are vibrant and work best in a non-complicated stitch, in my humble opinion. The MSRP is $23.20 per 125 yrds. This yarn has a hand wash/dry flat care guide. I've worked with Colinette's Point Five and fell in love, I'd work with any of Colinette's fine yarns.
(I previously posted this was "fall/winter issue" but it is the winter issue. )
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Over at Crochetville, there were BICO (Baby It's Cold Outside) CALs (crochet alongs) and I predict the popularity of this cute and classic baby sweater will continue for years!
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Aired on HGTV on Aug. 7th at 6am CT
I'm really nervous here!
Monday, August 06, 2007
***update 08-10-07*** I've completed my edges, turned out pretty good. I think next time I might sew an edge on instead of using the hole punch, I'm anticipating that when I wash them the holes might fray a bit.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Anyhow, now a more respectable way to use my old dog chains and use up some scrap yarn. I'm working on a new bag with black cables and a silver dog chain. The black yarn does not show cables well but I love how it's turning out. Also crocheting one with cream cables but the chain doesn't go so well. My other option is black leather straps with the cream yarn, looks cool so far.
The bags above: the obvious black fun fur bag is cute but outdated, fun fur is so 80's. The 2nd is gray plaid using surface crochet technique, I like but could do better. Both have zippers and are lined.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Atkinson's Country House http://www.sandyatkinson.com/index.html
Fax: 810-621-3058 / To Order: 800-832-3071
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
nx st = next stitch
inc = working 2 sts in same st
Tip: Placing the coil of seagrass fiber in a basket or other container before you begin will help keep the coil contained. Note: The beginning chain is the center top of the hat, and you work around the beginning center chain with increases in each end. The oval created is the top of the hat. The entire hat is worked in back loops only, from top to sides, then brim.
Round 1 – for beginning chain, loosely ch 13, start in 2nd ch from hook, sc each st to end of ch, then sc in back loop only on other side of the beginning chain, to end of row, now inc by adding 2 sc in your 1st st, then sc in back loops only, on the other side of beg ch, at end of this row inc by working 2 sc in last ch, sl st to close round, ch 1 for turning ch.
Round 2 – sc each st, back loops only to end of row, inc with 2 sc at end of row, then sc each st back loops only, and inc with 2 sc at other end of oval, sl st to close round, ch 1. (26 total sts)
Round 3 – repeat Round 2. (28 total sts)
Round 4- repeat Round 2 but now inc 2 times at end of oval. (32 total sts)
(Top of hat measures approx. 7” x 3” inches)
Rounds 5 to 11 – sc each st, remember back loops only, do not inc on sides anymore and omit turning chain, now you are working around and around to end (this makes it hard to count your sts and rows BUT you have no seam (36 total sts) (Sides of hat measures approx. 4” in length)
Round 12 – [1 sc, inc 1] back loops only, repeat to end (54 total sts)
Round 13 – sc each st, no increasing this round, back loops only (54 total sts)
Round 14 – [3 sc, inc 1] back loops only, repeat to end (64 total sts)
Rounds 15 to 17– sc each st, no increasing, back loops only (72 total sts)
(if you want your brim even wider, add another row of sc back loops only here)
Fasten off and weave in end.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Karabella Yarns in 1993. Berta is in New York City with clientele that includes Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui, Banana Republic, and Gap. WOW!
Berta’s book Runway Knits has beautiful designs, several featured in the fashion show today. All stunning, high end fashion designs, I can see why Berta has gained the fantastic reputation she has.
Wearing a adorable top she knit with Karabella yarn!
I made so many new friends!
Sheryl Lange Knitchique.
Me and Steven
Always a treat to run into The Glitter Knitter Steven Berg owner of The Yarn Garage. He always has on the most smashing fashion of his own creation, he truly is the rock star of the yarn world! I'm wearing the latest version of the Wrap Tank Top, my exclusive crochet design for 3 Kittens.
Lets hope she does it again!