Monday, December 28, 2009

Finished Projects

Originally posted 12/24/09
This was the last of the baby blankets I needed to make. This one is for my sister. I finished it in November but didn't want to post a picture of it until I gave it to her just in case she happened to visit my blog ; ).
Now I am finishing up the last of my dish clothes and then I will start a new venture. More on that later.
Blessings to all this Christmas season. 
Yarn Used: Bernat Baby Coordinates (I used a double strand.)
Colors: White, Lemon Custard, Baby Pink, and Soft Mauve

Finished Projects

Originally posted 10/23/09
This is my second baby blanket. I finished it a couple of weeks ago. I enjoyed this project much better than my first. There are 99 of the squares stitched together in this blanket. I really didn't mind stitching it together and really like how it turned out. I am gifting this one to my cousin who is expecting. I can't wait to give it to her. 
Yarn Used: Caron Simply Soft Eco
Colors: Baby Blush, White, and Lilac Bud

Finished Projects

Originally posted 10/23/09
I finally finished my first crocheted baby blanket. Well, actually I finished it several weeks ago and am just now getting a chance to post about it.
I really did not enjoy this as my first "big" project because it was 146 stitches across and very time I did a white row I had to count the stitches to make sure that I still had 146. Not all that fun.
But I do like the finished product and am excited about gifting it to my sister-in-law. 

Yarn used: Red Heart Soft Baby Steps 
Colors: Binky Print and White

Katie's Craft Corner

Originally posted 9/1/09
Katie has been working on some Perler Bead crafts. We started making these bead designs last year to take to the craft fair. Then we sent the ones we had left to family for Christmas. Katie enjoys working on this craft and we have an order for some snowmen and candy canes so she has been working hard. These are just a few of what she has made over the last few days. Of course, I get to do the ironing and then I will glue magnets on the back.


carylliz0205 said...
I have the magnets the girls made on my fridge :)

Finished Projects

Originally posted 8/28/09
This week I took a break from the baby blanket that I have been working on. I didn't feel like I was accomplishing much since I still don't have a finished project. So on Monday I decided to work on some dish clothes. As I said before, these will be Christmas gifts for family, friends, and the girls teachers. My list keeps growing. I took a very long break from crocheting from April to August, now I have a lot of work to do. I am not unhappy with my progress. I completed 9 dish clothes this week. Gotta go--more work to do!!

Current Project

Originally posted 8/16/09
This is my current project. A baby blanket.
It is quite obvious from my previous post that I usually stick to small projects. I just like the satisfaction of starting a project and in a couple hours having it finished.
While we were in South Dakota recently I was asked if I could make my niece a baby blanket. I was not sure that I could tackle such a "large" project. Thank goodness I wasn't asked to make a full size blanket!! LOL
But I got home from visiting and decided that being asked to do it might just have been the motivation I needed to venture out to bigger projects. I went out and bought a book with many different patterns, decided on a pattern, bought the yarn and got started. I started it just a week ago but I have not devoted much time to it. So this is about as far as I have gotten. I am looking forward to the finished project. I already have the next pattern picked out, which is good since I have two family members who are expecting. I can't wait to give them as gifts!!

Finished Projects

Originally posted 8/16/09 
I have been working on some projects for Christmas gifts for my family in PA, OH, and SD. The past couple of years everyone has received scarves that I knitted. This year I decided to teach myself (with the help of the internet and a friend from church, thanks Jan) how to crochet. My Aunt Kathy is an inspiration to me. She makes beautiful projects.
Anyway, I started out making dish clothes. Then decided to add some pot holders. Then I wanted to do some round projects so decided to do some coasters, doilies, and wash clothes. When I went to visit family in PA in March I took a large plastic container full of finished projects with me for my Aunt to hold until Christmas at which point she can distribute the gifts. She is so sweet to store them for me and then I won't have to worry about the cost of shipping them.
I like crocheting and knitting because I can be creative. I can choose the color of yarn, the project, the stitch, the size project. There are endless possibilities to the things you can create with a little time and effort. I am making a separate post about my current project, but I look forward to sharing future projects.

Fun Craft Day!!

Originally posted 5/30/09
This is what our kitchen window looked like yesterday. We made these in December just before Christmas. They are so faded. But we had so much fun making them that we didn't want to take them down.

But yesterday we decided to do some new things to put up on the window.

So this is what our window looks like now.

Current Project

Originally posted 11/4/08
I absolutely love, love this yarn. The Paton's Carmen is soooooo soft and silky. I just love it. However, I find it just a little bit difficult to knit by itself, so I pair it with the Caron Simply Soft and it is better to handle. The scarves that I make with it turn out just great. I have made a few of these and they usually are a big hit. People are always surprised by the softness.

Getting Ready for the Craft Bazaar

Originally posted 9/28/08 
We have been very busy these last few months making crafts. I have been knitting scarves and making children's beaded bracelets and the children have been helping to make magnets. Here are a few pictures of what we have been spending every spare moment making. Of course the magnets are just a sampling of what we have finished, we have about 300 of them completed.