March 29, 2009

The first day at the ocean and it's windy and cold! On the way here I started this nice and warm scarf in anticipation of the cold weather. I had this fun excellent yarn, but not sure what to do with it. So I combined the excellent yarn with a skein of jiffy to make a very warm scarf. I'm really happy with the results!

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March 27, 2009

Big Stash Giveaway at While They Play!

Head on over to While They Play to see what a great giveaway she is doing. Not to mention all the awesome patterns and crochet blog entries she has! While they play is one of my favorite blogs, so please check it out!

We are off to the Oregon Coast tomorrow, so I will be blogging from my phone! I have a TON of crochet projects that I am taking, I plan on making a new hat and scarf set on the way tomorrow! So check back during the week for blog postings from the Ocean!

March 26, 2009

Look at these two treat addicts! You would think I was making treats or something! I went to my new favorite yarn store today and found lots of skeins of seconds yarn really cheap, now to find patterns for it. We are headed to the Oregon Coast for spring break, so I'm going through yarn and patterns to take. I think one of them is going to be the fuzzy boot slippers from Crochet today jan/feb '09. Even though Spring is suppose to be here, it's still really cold!

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March 24, 2009

Merino Fingerless Gloves

I just got done making these very warm merino wool fingerless gloves from my friends 50th birthday! She does a lot of walking in the morning, so it's pretty cold until about June here, and then it gets cold in the morning again in September. She loved these, I was so happy! They are nice and soft and warm, but not itchy, so that's great!

March 21, 2009

The shell is finished!

Not sure how I like it, but am excited to get my first clothing item done! I was hoping that it would look a little better on me, but oh well. This was the speed shell pattern from lion brand, it was very fast and very easy. I used Merino Frappe yarn, and it only took about 1 1/2 balls to make it, so I know have 2 1/2 left. I think this yarn will make awesome fingerless gloves, nice and warm!

March 19, 2009

New crochet project! Speed hook shell

I found the coolest pattern for a shell on lion brand's website.. Here is the pattern link "Speed Hook Shell".
This is the first panel, I'm making it out of Merino Frappe by Crystal Palace Yarns in a very light lavender. Basically you make 2 panels and then sew together at the shoulders and up the sides. I'm hoping to have this done tomorrow so I can start on a shrug made with Homespun. So stay tuned for the finished shell, hopefully tomorrow!

March 18, 2009

Blue and White Stripe Hat Pattern

Here is the website where you can get the Blue & White striped hat pattern!

Enjoy, it is a very easy and awesome pattern!

March 17, 2009

A couple new hats!

I've been busy making hats again! The brown hat is made out of wool ease thick and quick, and the pattern is the family of beanies pattern from lion brand. The blue striped hat is made out of sugar & cream stripes from my Mom's stash! I found the pattern on ravelry when I was looking for ideas to use the sugar and cream. We will be going to the coast in about a week, so I'm all set for warm and cold weather on those bad hair days at the ocean! LOL!

March 15, 2009

Scooter's Dog Cookies

This is an awesome dog cookie recipe that I got out of a back issue of Mary Jane's Farm magazine. It makes a lot of cookies, and they take the dogs a while to eat, so they last a long time.

Scooter's Dog Cookies

3 1/2 c whole wheat flour
3 c Rolled Oats
1/2 c water
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 c broth, any variety

1. Preheat oven to 325.
2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
3. Drop by TBSP onto greased cookie sheet. Flatten cookie with the back of a spoon dipped in water.
4. Bake for 50 minutes.
5. Cool on wire rack. Store in airtight container.

Makes 5 dozen cookies (I was able to get almost 7 dozen out of this recipe!)

March 11, 2009

The Felted bag, completed.

Well, I finished up my bag today. Then I did the felting....

This is how it turned out. My washer is a front loader, so it's really hard to felt in it I guess. I'm thinking this will be my one and only felted project. Here is another picure of the finished product...

So if anyone has any ideas how to get this bag to look more felted please let me know.

March 10, 2009

WIP! My First Felted Bag

I am making my very first bag & felted project!

This pattern came out of the book Chicks with Sticks, guide to crochet, and it's called the laguna felted bag. I am about 75% done with it, hopefully I will have it felted and done by the weekend, or at the latest by the end of the weekend. I used all Lamb's pride worsted weight in Sable, Cranberry Swirl, and the handles are going to be Oatmeal. I can't wait to show all of you when I'm finished!

March 6, 2009

New yarn!!!

I have lived here for over 18 years, and had no idea that we had the most awesome yarn store! Above is one of each of the new skeins that I bought today. The moda dea I can't wait to make socks out of!!!

I also finally made myself a long, skinny scarf! I used Nashua wooly stripes, in rolling thunder. I basically just did a chain of 125, and then single crocheted for, I think it was 6 rows, basically until I ran out of yarn! I had about a skein and a half. I love the way it turned out, and can't wait to wear it!

March 3, 2009

New choker kits in my etsy shop!

I decided to try and sell some choker kits in my etsy shop. I put up 4 different kinds: 1 has enough to make 4 different chokers, the next one is to make one basketball choker, one to make one soccer choker, and one to make a yellow choker. According to all the fashion magazines, and my fashion savvy Mom, Yellow is the BIG color for spring!
So check them out and let me know what you think k? Hopefully this will be something to make some extra money.

March 1, 2009

Crochet Fingerless Gloves

Well, I got my fingerless gloves done from my co-worker! I used the caron simply soft eco for them, and it is really nice. I got the pattern from the book The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Crochet. This book is so cool, I usually sit on the floor at Barnes and Noble and look through books, if I find a book with more than 5 patterns in it that I would make I usually buy it, and this was one of them! See if your local library has it to check out, I guarantee that you will like it.
So, of course all of you that follow my blog know that I have the worst time picking my next project after one is finished, this is still so! I am looking through my crochet today magazines, and interweave crochet, along with all of my books, and oodles of patterns that I have saved on my computer. I have a few things that I want to make for birthday gifts, but that's a while away. I am still waiting for two new books that I just got, one is the new book by the crochet dude, and I want to make a belated b-day gift for my little bro, and some future b-day and father's day gifts. So needless to say, I really need to pick a one night project just in case this new book comes! Any thoughts on what I should make? What are you all making right now? What's up for Easter? Any new cool ideas or crochet websites out there? Let me know!!!!