Friday, January 18, 2019

Two of the Newest Projects

 This first project is a shawl I did using two different types of Mandala yarn and Temptation yarn in Sea Pink. This is done in a basic double crochet chevron pattern. I started to run out of the pink, so I improvised by doing a the chevron pattern in triple crochet in the Mandala yarn on the ends.

The second project turned out really cute. I made this unicorn for my granddaughter who is about to turn one. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn for this. I found the pattern for this on Pinterest. I attended to possible make this for my aunt, who is into unicorns. I might make this pattern again for her in the future.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Best Birthday Gift

Sometimes the best birthday gift is the one that is handmade. My birthday was this past Sunday. I got this card form my grandkids and their Sunday School classmates.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Loop-It Yarn by Red Heart

I had tried Loop-It yarn for the first time. I got one ball of purple and two balls of blue to do the Easy Peasy Loop-It scarf.

So you don't need any needles at all to do this scarf. So for my first attempt I did do the Easy Peasy scarf pattern, but cut the width in half since I used the one ball of purple. One of the main issues I ran across is I kept skipping loops. Every so often I would have a stray loop. It felt a little awkward to use my hands, but it wasn't too difficult to do. it even boosts that it is simple enough for kids. I might test this theory out. I have grandchildren that come over every week and might have them try making this scarf or a simple garter knit scarf.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


I made this sweet unicorn for my aunt. I wish that I had taken more pictures of the unicorn, but this is a cute shot. When I saw the unicorn pattern on Pinterest. I knew I had to make it. My aunt is into unicorns and I made this for her for Christmas. I had this done before Thanksgiving. I live in Nebraska, but most of my family live in Wisconsin. I was going to visit family in Wisconsin for Thanksgiving so I wanted to have it finished before the trip and just have my mom give her the gift.

I ended mailing more gifts anyway.

I got my sister and my brother a scarf. Pictured is a crochet scarf I made for my brother. It is alternating 2 single and double crochet for a ridged effect. I got my mom a Amazon gift card, because she likes to read books on her Kindle. My grandmother, still living at 98, for a couple skeins of Red Heart Stripes yarn in red, white and blue.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Christmas Afghan from 2007

I was going through my old photo and found a Christmas afghan I did back in late 2007. I still to this day have the afghan and have it out every year.

Christmas Afghan

This year I had it displayed on my bed. It is now pack up with all of my other Christmas decoration. I had all of my Christmas stuff down last weekend.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Hat and Video

So here is the first post of the new year, and hopefully as promised, I will post on a more regular basis. What I have posted is another hat. This is a version of the Red Heart Ridged Crochet Hat. I did have to change it up a little since this is  lighter weight yarn. This hat, along with a few other hats is on a headrest in my car. It looks like of quirky to have a hat on each of the headrests of the car. I will have to take a picture of it at some point..

So here is the link to my video I did doing a row of mock broomstick lace using a crochet hook.
First I have to say that the iPhone does do a good quality video, however I still have a lot to learn on how to keep what I am doing in the shot. I still don't have the right tools, like a camera stand for starters. There is a link in the description of on how to do the mock broomstick lace that is a way better video that mine. I also think I will remove my smart watch in future videos, I found it distracting.

That is all for now, do check out my Facebook and Instagram sites, I usually post projects there first.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

End of Year post

So this is going to be the final post of the year. A goal for the new year is to post more often. Another goal is to one day start making videos. Not sure how I am going to make that happen, I just have any iPhone.

Do what makes this guy unique is that I made it completely following a You Tube video. This is good video to watch if you new to amigurumi, but not new to crochet. The video shows how to assemble all the pieces and other tips like many ways to include the eyes and option to include thumbs and toes.

This is a chevron blanket that I made for my church for Thierry prayer shawl program. Many new projects for the upcoming year are going to be for this ministry. I think I am the only member left in the congregation that can knit and crochet.

I worked on this shawl while the grandkids were in Sunday school. I will likely wear this shawl the next time I am in church. I had a few parishioners comment on the shawl while I wad working on it.

So that is it for now, hope everyone has a happy New Year.