Entries in crochet (127)

Friday
Sep242010

new crochet hooks

When we travel, I have a tendency to check out new yarn shops because I do not particularly care for the ones I have found close to home.

And I usually have Russell with me so he can pick out yarns.  And this time I have two new crochet hooks.

This is the yarn that Russell picked out for socks.  It is Cascade Yarn's wool sock yarn.  I definitely needed a new hook!  Here it is.  This does not show how tiny it truly it is.

I picked up some magnum yarn by Cascade yarns and need an N hook.  I am making a sweater with this.

Here is is without sleeves.  I started from the top and worked my way down.  There are no sleeves on it here.  I added an extra stitch every other row on the front two panels to create some interest.  I also added a mandarin collar.  I also finished the front edge with a single stitch.

I finished the sleeves.  It just needs a zipper or buckles down the front.  I have to decide.

Tuesday
Sep212010

autumn

Today is the first day of autumn.

And this is what is outside my "door."  I am feeling extremely spoiled.

This is Panamint Cafe Mobil Unit Two or in another words, our travel trailer where I create yummy goodness for our tummies.  Russell would not know what to do if we had to go out to eat all the time.  We are seeing a lot of his brother and we are having to eat out.  How odd!  It means he will probably not get the choice to eat out again for months!

I finished the afghan I was working on the drive here.  For finishing it, it was advantageous that we had a tire disintegrate but that was not helpful for nerves.  You cannot see the damage to Aria (Panamint Cafe Mobil Unit 2) because I was very careful with picture.  That gave me the time to finish the last few rows but we were very ready to get to our "home."

Monday
Sep132010

mellow afghan

Today was a cruddy Monday.  I will never understand people and I am at the point I do not wish to.  I have been finding a lot of comfort working with these:

They are Fisherman Wool yarn from Lion's Brand.  I have been working on this afghan:

with them.  It is turning out surprisingly soft.  And I find, just like nine squares or spinning, it brings me a lot of peace to work on them.  Peace is a good thing.

Wednesday
Aug252010

beautiful warmth

Russell and I did a mad dash to Austin last weekend.  While we were there, I was able to stop at a yarn store that was supposed to have spinning rovings.  They did but what caught my fancy was yarn.

It is an olive solid and then a mulit color that has the same lama in it.  The yarn store had the Collonade pattern from Fall 2009 knitty.com.  Yes, this is a knit pattern but I changed it to crochet.  I doubled the yarn so it is a bit larger then the original.

Russell made me a button!  It is desert walnut that he milled himself.

I see this shawl keeping me warm while we sit together in winter and I am doing hand work.  Or wearing under my apron while I am busy in the kitchen.  It is heavy and it will keep between my shoulder blades warm which is where I seem to get cold.

I am so excited!  Twelve inches of snow tomorrow and I get to stay home please! (But it is supposed to be 96) 

Thursday
Aug192010

a new addiction

I was bored at work last Friday and reading blogs.  Mostly craft blogs that day and I came across Min Inspiration.  She was doing african flower granny squares and making them into bags.  I have to admit that I really liked the "square."

So it is a hexagon.  And at a closer look, I am not really doing the exact pattern and I changed how many colors are in it.  It is a fabulous way to use up little ends of yarn.  It does make me realize that the preferred color for many people in my life is purple.  So not a surprise.  I do think I will make these into a bag.  I was thinking about lining it with muslin so nothing could fall out as well as putting another motif on the inside as a pocket.  I am going to put two together and make myself a clutch.  The forever shawl may never finish at this rate.