31 October 2014

It's Slipper Time Again

It's that time of the year when I get into making slippers for the family to receive at Christmas. I have recently finished 5 pairs and have a 6th pair on the hook. Gosh I love theses slippers to wear to bed to keep the ol' tootsies warm. Here are the finished pairs.

For men:

For ladies:

I know these are the same slippers I always make and share. The colors are different so that should count right? Here's the pattern if you haven't grabbed it before.

27 October 2014

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (27 October 2014)

I'm trying to find patterns that are a bit off the beaten track so to speak. Lately I've been visiting new-to-me blogs and sites to see what's available to share with you on Mondays. I saw a pretty, maybe not too difficult to make doily in a blog called Crochet in Pasternoster and it directed me to this pattern in another blog.

I don't have anything else so that's it for now; take care of yourselves.


Doily pattern books.

25 October 2014

I love the old Dark Shadows soap opera. I remember running home from school to watch it. I've been watching the old episodes online and I'm getting hooked again. I'm on episode 136; each episode is about 22 minutes long. Barnabas Collins, the vampire in the family, has yet to make an appearance. I've been watching the episodes on here or here. I need to find some links for the later episodes when Barnabas makes an appearance.

Hope y'all are having a great weekend.


Dark Shadows Videos on Amazon.

20 October 2014

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (20 October 2014)

Almost forgot to post a pattern for today. As I was perusing a gazillion sites for a hat pattern, I found this one. To me, it's a hybrid of a cloche and a floppy brimmed hat. The pattern calls for a bulky weight yarn. I was wondering if I could use 2 strands of worsted weight yarn or maybe 2 strands of sports weight or some other combination of yarns. Has anyone done this? Anyway, here's the pattern.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy week.


14 October 2014

Out of the Black Hole...

I was all excited to finish this scarf a few many years ago., but I ran out of yarn, bought some more and by then, the partially completed scarf ended up in a black hole. Recently I found the scarf and the yarn and today I finished it. I used Lion Moon Mohair to make this. Here's the pictures--

The pattern I used is Cascade Scarf. Now that I have this done, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. Originally it was going to be mine but now that we'll be in warmer weather for the winter, I might put this in the gift drawer.  

Hope y'all are having a great week.


13 October 2014

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (13 October 2014)

I love round(ish) afghans. I fell in love with this baby-sized one. For the past few years, I noticed owls have really become a "thing" and this trend kind of sneaked up on me. I wonder did it come from a movie or something? Awww, who cares; they're cute.

Happy Crocheting!

12 October 2014

Hat and Scarf Set

Just finished a hat and scarf set for a Christmas present. Here it is:

I've used both of these patterns many times before. I know I tend to get "hooked" on certain patterns and make them over and over. This time, instead of the bow the pattern calls for or the flower I usually put on the hat, I used a different flower and you can find the pattern here. I put a button in the middle of this flower to dress it up a bit.

11 October 2014

New Yarn Closet

We have this bedroom in our house that didn't have a closet. We did away with the closet to put a doorway to our garage from the house. Previously, we had to go outside and walk around the house to enter the attached garage. Then we ended up with a bedroom without a closet. Well, hubster built me a closet and I'm working at storing my yarn in it.

My previous yarn storage setup just wasn't working. I had yarn popping out everywhere. The organization is coming along verrrry slooowly mainly because I have a touch of ADD and get distracted very easily by things such as the box of granny squares I found and I've "taken breaks" to make more.

Just wanted to show you the closet and publicly say "Thank you" to my husband Ray for all his hard work.

In the above picture, you can see that the door needs it's knobs and a bit of paint. Don't know if you can notice the paint color of the room but it is a very soft, crisp green called Mischievous that I got at Home Depot.

Two sets of shelves are in the closet and they're filling up fast.

Going through my yarn is a bit like Christmas. I actually found a few small skeins of glow in the dark yarn--YAY! There are a few other skeins that I forgot all about but the glow in the dark is my favorite find so far.

Y'all enjoy your weekend and I'll be seeing you soon in blogland. Take care my friends.

06 October 2014

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (06 October 2014)

Lately, evenings have a chill in the air. There is still time to crochet a Christmas afghan. Here is a nice looking one, called Christmas Granny Afghan that would be great to curl up on the couch with to watch television, read a good book or surprise, surprise--crochet.