Monday, July 27, 2015

Latest Crochet Projects!

I have taken a long time to post again partly because I have had a rough go physically and partly because I wanted to determine what this blog is to be about.  It originally started as a scrapbooking blog, and eventually turned into crochet.  I crochet much more than I scrap.  So, I will stick to crochet.

My latest project is a scarf made with Bernat's Zoey yarn pictured below.

This yarn is very soft and bulky weight.  It is made with 3 skeins of yarn.  I did 6 sc across, and continued to sc to the end. This is my own pattern, and it's very simple!  I love how warm and soft this scarf is.  It goes down almost to my waist.  It's a long scarf.  If you want one made for you, contact me.  I will be selling them for $18.

The next project is fingerless mitts made with an acrylic yarn.  This is my own pattern, and it's a waffle pattern.  They are metallic and very pretty.  I added a feminine detail with the lace, and I am thinking of adding a flower embellishment on the top of the mitts.  Perhaps a black or white rose.  Tell me what you think!

I am currently working on several projects.  I am crocheting a cotton valance for my dining room windows.  I am also working on a pattern for a top.  I have a cotton tank top halfway done, but I need more yarn.  Unfortunately, I bought mill ends for the cotton tank as it's a project for myself to save money, however, I can't find it anywhere!  I will probably frog it, and make something smaller.

I recently joined a facebook group called Yarn Lotto!  I love it!  You send a skein of yarn in once a month, and they randomly draw a winner to receive all of the yarn that everyone sent in!  If you don't participate, you don't win.  I think this is an awesome way to try to win free yarn. 

Happy Hookin,


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Me and My BFF!

I've known my BFF all my life, because she's my mother.  We weren't always BFF's, but after adventures together, chronic illnesses, etc we have become each other's BFF.  My mother and I would always get into trouble together from when I was a teen on.  We would decide to go somewhere, and we would get so lost that we had no idea where we were hours later on back roads in the country in the dark.  We laughed for weeks if not months later, and it is our private joke that we never know where we will end up when we decide to go somewhere.  If I tell my dh that I'm going to mom's, he knows not to expect me anytime soon or on a deadline.  My mother and I will never end up doing what we said we are going to do.  We always find something to get into, and we have a ball doing it.  

We found that when we both had illnesses that our friends sort of dropped off, but we still had each other. We found hobbys that we had in common, and this has brought us closer together too.  I'm glad that my mother is my BFF, because I have come to know her better than most daughters and mothers get to know each other.