Sunday, March 20, 2016

Crocheting for Baby!

A coworker is expecting her first baby (a girl) and I've been having fun making a couple of things for her.  I went "neutral" for the 36" square baby blanket because Jessica hadn't found out yet whether or not it was a boy or a girl... but I chose a non-baby green yarn.

The blanket is just one big granny square with a simple border.  I found the free pattern here (link).

Once I found out that Jessica is having a baby girl, I needed to make something girly!

I found another free pattern for the caps (link) but had trouble deciding what size to make since so I made two... one size 0-6 months the other size 6-12 months.  This way, the baby will have a hat that fits all winter long!  It doesn't look like it in the photos but the leaves are the same color as the baby blanket.  (It's overcast today and this was the best photo I could obtain.)

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I wanted to share  a cool blog post from Sew Mama Sew titled 12 Places to Donate Your Unwanted Fabric (link).   

Yes, yes, I know... our fabric stash is precious to us.   But sometimes a fabric or group of fabrics that you LOVED in the shop 10 years ago, just isn't what you're into now.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Finshed Shawl/wrap

Although it feels like Spring here today and the shawl isn't needed, I am glad to finally put in the last stitches and weave in the ends.

I debated on whether or not to add the borders because I truly liked the way it ended up prior to the borders...  but I think the scalloped section and the two rows of double crochet with a plain single-crochet edging added a more finished look to the shawl.

No crochet project in the works but I do have just a year left to start, make, and finish a quilt for my youngest nephew who will graduate from college in the Spring of 2017.   This means I first need to clean up my quilting/sewing room, which has been sadly neglected.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Scrap--bluster Wrap/Scarf/Shawl

I had a lot of small balls of leftover yarns that I wanted use for something because there was too much just to throw it all away.  I found THIS PATTERN on Ravelry (link) and knew it would be perfect.

I've gotten the main body of the wrap completed and it's ready for the borders.

I started by following the written instructions... I was suspicious by Row 3 and sure by Row 6 that they were incorrect so I had to rip out back to Row 2.  I followed the provided chart and, once I got used to the symbols, it was easy to follow.  Actually, much easier than written instructions!

The borders will look similar to this (from the original "blarf"):

Not sure about the fringe yet... but we'll see how it goes.