29 August 2015

Shades of Blue Hat from Leftovers

Here is a hat made from one of my favorite patterns--Rubylene. I had quite a bit of yarn left over from other projects so I decided to make this. It is a cinch to adapt this to a slouch hat by adding additional shell rows. No problem to work one of these up in an evening either.

One of these days I'm going to learn some photography tricks. Seems like when I was taking these pictures yesterday morning, I was either getting shadows as is seen in these pics or shadows of ME. I promise to keep practicing. :)

Take care everyone.

28 August 2015

Shades of Blue Chevron Scarf

Here's a scarf to go with the hat that I made for a Christmas gift. I used worsted weight yarn but  I've made this scarf before in homespun and it is a wide scarf that is nice to wear in the house to ward off the chill and not have to turn the heat up. The pattern is here.

Signs of fall are in the air. A few leaves have fallen from the tree. It is getting dark much earlier too. Soon, winter coats will be coming out and snowbirds will be migrating south. I made a sweater for my son's furbaby and I hope to see him soon to try the sweater on the little one. I still need to sew a few buttons on it. I would like to get a picture of the little guy wearing the sweater to post for you.  I used leftover yarn from this scarf to make it. I need to make an effort to go visit him soon. He's such a busy man, not only is he busy because of work and family but he is always doing missions around town with his church.

I can see my tendency to ramble on is starting to kick in so I'll bid you adieu for now.


Crochet Chevron and Ripple Afghans

24 August 2015

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (24 August 2015)

Today's pattern is from Annie's Craft Store. You must be a member to download their free patterns. This is a cute dog sweater that will look great on your furry child this winter. It has sizes xs to xl so should work for most of our furry friends. I had never seen this pattern before so I put a link to it on the page of doggy patterns I have. My Nellie doesn't need any sweaters because we winter in a warmer climate in our shabby chic winter mobile abode.

Enjoy this pattern and have a wonderful week.


20 August 2015

Hat Has Been Frogged and Recrocheted

If you look at the post I made before this one, you will see the problem I had when I made a hat without checking my gauge. It was huge! I down-sized my hook by one size and the gauge worked out fine. Here is the new, and improved version.

Unfortunately, this is not a free pattern. It came out of a Crochet! Magazine.

Citation: Mann, Sharon. "Double Your Pleasure Hat." Crochet! Magazine Presents: Crochet For a Quiet Evening, October 1, 2013, 54-55 and 132-133.

This is all I have for now so see you later gator.


19 August 2015

Should Have Checked My Gauge

An example of why checking gauge is important. This is a ladies size medium. The project after this is call frogging....

Enough said.