Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Plaid Hat and Wreath

I've discovered a great blog called Whistle and Ivy
The owner, Bethany has many beautiful crochet patterns.
During her Plaid Week I fell in love with these 2 and had to make them.
Buffalo Check and Plaid are my new obsession.

I used a white faux fur pompom on the hat,  I love the contrast so much.
I couldn't find a burlap ribbon anywhere for the wreath...hard to believe as
burlap has been so popular, or course until I wanted it and couldn't find it.
I'm very happy with the red ribbon and was thrilled when I found the plaid
ornament I used to hang in it.
Links are above the pictures.

                                                               Plaid slouchy hat



Monday, January 18, 2016


So it's day 18 of my temperature scarf.
The weather has been ranging from 0 to -14C so far. My colors are teal, grey and purple. The color combo looks good so far but with so many ends to weave in I'm not sure if I like how it's coming along. That's why no picture yet.
Fingers crossed I start liking it and I can post a picture.
 Bye for now!

Sunday, January 03, 2016

New Year and it's time for a new project

Happy 2016
I've decided on making a Temperature scarf this year.
These are the colours I've picked and I'll use them as follows.

White for the first and last 6 rows also for 2 rows between each month.
I will knit one row per day according to the high temperature of the day,
since this year has 366 days my scarf will have 400 rows...that sounds really

OK, my temp chart will be as follows
32 C and above ...red
26 to 31 C............pink
20 to 25 C............orange
13 to 19 C............yellow
7 to 12 C..............green
1 to 6 C................blue
-5 to 0 C...............turquoise
-6 to -12 C............purple
-13 to -18 C..........grey
-19 and below......black

So far the first 3 days are all turquoise as the temp here has been
0 and -2.
I want to make a basket weave pattern so not quite sure how
many rows of each k and p I will do...I'll be starting the actual knitting later so
wish me luck it ends up looking good and that I keep at it since it's such a long project.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Yeah! I've added my blog to Bloglovin'...I hope to have followers to my posts as well as creative work to add for you.
Now that I'm back to crocheting, this is my newest project.
I'm trying the virus-shawl ...I'm using Bernat Mosaic in color Spectrum.
I was lucky enough to have bought a mill ends bag with 7 balls in it for very cheap.
I had been hanging on to it for just the right project and this is it.
I love it so far and think it would be fantastic with jeans.

If you want to try this pattern there are 5 youtube tutorials that are wonderful and easy to follow.
The link is for the 1st of 5 and there are also left handed videos.
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

This is the latest CAL from the Crochet Crowd.
I made mine to match the throw from last months CAL.
It's also a free Red Heart pattern 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Hello followers.
It's been soooooo long since I've last posted.
I've not been crocheting or knitting is many months.
I've rediscovered crocheting by doing a CAL (crochet-along) of a pretty octagons-squares-throw
It's a free pattern and there are 3 youtube tutorials to help with the making and putting together the pieces.
This is Rocky modeling for me.
He's chihuahua mix. He came to me as a foster and a year later he's still here with me. That's OK with me, at this point even if someone wanted to adopt him I would say no way! He's mine.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

African Flower pillow

I finished this African Flower pillow.
The tutorial for this hexagon is available HERE