Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Three Things. Well Four.

Hello There ! 
It's been a while and almost impossible to take out the time and post to my beloved blog but here I am !  I'm doing it. 
I won't fib and say that I haven't been online because I am online everyday in some form of fashion.  Whether it's via cellphone or PC.  The truth is I have been allowing the other media's to hog my time.  You know them as Facebook (the worse), Twitter, Ravelry and I'm sure there is another or two.  In any case, my poor little knitting blog has had to suffer.  You understand I'm sure.  I have wondered with the popularity of Facebook and Twitter just how many of our knitting blogs have had to go without postings for month after month. 
Next year.  2015 is going to be different.  There will be more posting and knitting (I hope).
Okay.  That was Thing #1
A Glorious Gift ~ Thing #2
A couple of months ago just out of the blue I received a package in the mail.  When I squeezed it I knew right away it was yarn but how ?  I hadn't bought anything from any fellow Raveler.  What ?  Well, Ellen from the Ellen Report for no reason except that she is a sweetie sent this skein of Madelintosh Lace in the colorway Forestry !  Yea.  I said the same thing.  Wow !  Again I Thank You Ellen.  How sweet and she has a very fun blog. 

Another Glorious Gift ~ Thing 3

Another great Gift from this time from Tien of Autumn Geisha who by the way has a lovely blog.  She gifted me the  Diagonapples Scarf / Shawl and isn't it amazing.  I'm absolutely in love and immediately put it in my queue now.  What fun deciding which color scheme to go with.  Any ideas ?

Lastly we have Thing #4
I don't know whether I've mentioned this before but I do a lot of resale shopping.  When I say a lot I mean a lot of lot.  Anyway a couple of weeks ago I stopped by one of my favorite places and picked up all these magazines and the pricing was ridiculous.  It was something like 20 cents for the first magazine then 5 cents for each one after that.  Yes.  Basically free.  Only a few of them I already had and I have cut back on my hardcopies a great deal because they take up so much room but honestly there is nothing like cracking open a book or magazine.  Nothing at all.

Well that's it for now.  I hope to post some projects in a few days.  I've been knitting and knitting and only need to block a few or assemble another few before I post them.
Enjoy Your Week All !

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I've been under the Work rock again...

All I can say is that my work schedule has kept me away from almost all things I love.  Things are settling down now and I have a few items to share with you.  Mainly gifts I've received from some very sweet crafters.

Stay tuned and enjoy Your Week !

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WIP Wednesday ~ A Baby Cardigan

These days I’ve been working on the Hatchling Cardigan and I’m having a ball.  The pattern is as clear as a bell and easy-peasy.  I started on this just a couple of days ago and will be finished soon.
I haven't made a baby item in a while.  My first Cousin and his Wife just had a beautiful baby girl and that got me going.  I'm not sure whether I will be giving this particular cardi to her but I have a few patterns printed for baby girls and I've purchased yarn also.  Fun !

Have a Great Day All !

Friday, July 11, 2014

FO Friday ~ Luv & More Luv

Oh my goodness what can I say.  I absolutely love how this shawl turned out.  When I posted this as an FO last week I was at odds about the trimming.  I looked at motifs and lace edgings but I really wanted something simple so I went for a small ruffle edging.

After the shawl part was done I simply double crocheted around the entire edging of the shawl then I started another double crochet row but every three stitches I did two dc's in one stitch and this created my ruffle.  After that row I simply did another double crochet row and there you have it.  It's the perfect size for me.  Not too big and not small at all.  Like I said...  LUV !

The pattern is The Original Half Granny Shawl by
Ambar Enid Alcalá which is free by the way.

The yarn is Malabrigo Lace in the colorway Shocking Pink.

I used crochet hook size G.

I would love to make another one of these with an even thinner lace and a smaller needle.  I think crochet stitches done on small hooks is just so pretty. 

I'll be pulling out more of my Malabrigo lace also.  I really enjoyed working with it.  Oh yes.  I have plans.

Enjoy Your Day !

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WIP ~ My Knitpic Lace Scarf

I started on the Knitpic Lace Scarf which is a free pattern on Ravelry.  Even though the YOs are worked on both sides and even though the pattern repeat is 18 rows this is an easy-pattern.  Honestly it is.  This scarf is moving along quickly and I love how it's turning out. 

The yarn is South West Trading Bamboo. 

The bottom color is closest to the true color of the yarn.
Happy WIP Day and Enjoy the rest of your week !

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Free Patterns

I don't have a lot of time these days to make the afghan I'm desiring to make so I'll just pass along a few patterns to You.  Hopefully some of these are new to you.

Here's the LINK.

Enjoy the rest of your day !

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

WIP Wednesday ~ She's Almost Done !

Slowly but surely I have turned my Malabrigo into a shawl.  I am patting myself on the back because at this point of the shawl I can crochet with a bit of speed.  Not much but some.  This is about as much as I'm going to in terms of the double crochets.  I'm satisfied with the size and now I must choose a border.  I may do one row around of single then either a scallop edging or picot.  We'll see. 

The Malabrigo lace has been a dream to work with and I love the feel.  I have another skein in blues and I may work a scarf out of that after this project. 

I like this piece so much as it is that I don't want to block it.  Although I should.

Hopefully the next time you see my pretty she will be completed.

Enjoy Your Day !