05 January 2016

Found a Freebie for Crocheters

Kindle has the book Easy Hat, Scarf and Neck Warmer Crochet Patterns in 4 sizes: Baby to Teen/Adult FREE! I don't know how long it will be free so if you want it, I'd hurry over there and get your copy.

Your cheapskate friend,

2015--It's a Wrap

Here is a look at what I made out of crochet and with a loom (1 scarf) last year. Seems like an awful lot of hats, slippers and dishcloths. I can't keep slippers in my gift drawer--they get given away almost as quick as I make them. That's fine with me because I can give a little bit of love to everyone who wears a pair of my slippers. I do have many of these items in my stash at the Kentucky home because one of these days I'm going to have enough things made to participate in a craft show. I wonder how many items I would need???

I used the free Picasa software to made this slideshow video. I merged some royalty-free music together at the audio-joiner website. There are many sites to find royalty free music, just do a google search and you'll find quite a lot to use in your video projects and slideshows.

Thursday I'm heading for my old hometown in Illinois. I have an aunt in poor health and I plan to spend some time visiting with her and bringing her a pair of, you guessed it, slippers. :) I'm going to be staying with a friend from back in high school. I will definitely enjoy having a good visit with her too.

Stay warm and safe....


Some Finished Items

Hello everyone! I hope your new year has started out in wonderful ways. I have some finished items to share with you. I didn't want to share things made with the same ol' patterns I usually use so I waited until I made something from a new to me pattern. Here's what I have:

This hat is very similar to the Rubylene hat pattern that I enjoy making. 

This was going to be for a woman but I think the colors are more manly so it's going to my son who works outdoors.

I've made quite a few of these hats and they seem to have gone over very well and I get requests for them from time to time.

The first 2 pairs are made in the woman's size and the 3rd and 4th pairs are made in the man's size. I had given a few pairs to a friend and someone asked if I would make some to sell so my friend sold them and gave me the money and that's definitely a nice way to start out the new year.

This is all I have for now. See you later...