I had this *gorgeous* brilliant blue yarn that wasn’t quite enough to do something with but needed to be made into something! So, I cobbled together different patterns for climbing fans to make this scarf. To make a cowl, I either use a fancy pin in the front or a pin in the back.
I also made another for an exchange with a different yarn.
Last November I saw this gorgeous shawlette my dear friend Cindi made. It was amazing… light, lacy, elegant… a perfect accent piece. She shared the pattern with me, and I made one for my friend Elaine for our secret pal swap on CrochetList. The yarn I chose was a heavier weight than the yarn Cindi used, so the shawlette was a bit larger. Nonetheless, I think it is a lovely scarf/cowl/shawl thing.
I am pleased with how it turned out and I plan to make one for me. : )
I made this scarf for Mary Carmen in our Crafty Swap on Friend Feed. I found a super soft baby alpaca fingering weight yarn and used my favorite stitch – the spider stitch. I think it turned out really nice!
I made this hat and scarf set for a dear friend. She said she loved violets, so I made a green hat and scarf and several bright, deep, purple violets I attached to the completed hat and scarf.
I used Caron’s Simply Soft, which is my favorite worsted weight yarn. It is soft and easy to work with, and as long as it’s treated gently in the wash, will stay soft for a long time.
I made each one of the violets with a ring of 5 sc, then the petals 2ch, 2trch, 2ch, and a french knot for the yellow. I used fabric glue to reinforce the french knots on the backs of the flowers and hand sewed them on with dark green thread.
This time of year is always full o sparse postings as I’m busy getting things made for xmas gifts. Luckily, my fam always gets together AFTER xmas, so I get a few days of extra Hooker time, which is nice.
Work’s been crazy busy – I’ve been getting rid of the many flavors of Rats (those pesky buggy things that always pop up and multiply like rabbits that arent super important but must be taken care of nonetheless) this week, as well as catching up and keeping up before my lovely 10 day break from work. Yaay, xmas. : )
Lila is such a good girl. I attended an assembly last week at her school where she received a merit award for reading. What a good girl! I am so proud of her. : )
I got a new phone… an iphone, if you can believe that, which rounded out my istuff quite nicely. It’s a glorious little toy that everyone loves to play with. The best part – work is going to reimburse me for it since I use it for text, IM, and phone contact with my peeps who need library stuff. Even Lila loves the little thing and runs around the house snapping pics like crazy. Here’s some of my Lila iFavs:
And my Favoritest of all…
Oh yea, speaking of iStuff, you *so* have to check out the The 2007 Holiday Guide To iCr@p
Been really busy pumping out hat n scarf sets. Like this one, for my niece. I figure it’s safe to post it here, cuz she is 3 and definitely doesnt read my blog. =P
Made this hat and scarf set for my secret pal this go-around. I kinda made it up as I went along, and I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. It’s super soft n fuzzy and I’ll bet really warm.
I finished my scarf for the Breast Cancer Awareness drive that they’re doing at work. I wanted to do 2, but ended up only doing one. Gramma came to visit, and we had other company, too, so we were pretty stacked up. Plus, I decided that I wanted to make something special for my swap partner I have for this go-around on Happy Hookers. I have Anna again, and she and I are so alike that I am convinced we’d be joined at the hip if we lived closer. So… i’m working on a special goodie for her.
but i digress… here’s my scarf. : ) I did the blue star square pattern from Granny Squares, Nanny Squares, which works up quick and is fun to make. I do modify it by taking a total of 8 stitches out of round one as i find it fits better.