Thursday, August 30, 2007

Baby Dress for Christmas

This lovely little dress doesn't look like much right now, but I'm almost finished with the skirt portion and this is the picture of what I've done so far.

This is a Christmas dress for my soon-to-be-born Granddaughter A. She is my first granddaughter and is expected to arrive in December. I have a Grandson D who is almost 13 years old, so it's been a while!

The Christmas dress is made with crochet thread, and may take a long time to complete, which is why I started it now. I'll be posting progress pictures every week.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Prairie Star Afghan

Good Morning!

I've been working on this Prairie Star Afghan and it is almost completed. I just have to finish the edging.

This has been in the works for a long time, and it is to be a wedding gift for Josh & Tabitha, who are going to be married in early October.

I used yarn from my stash, so it can officially be called a "stash buster" afghan.
The pattern is free here:

The diamonds were easy to make. I had no problem with diamond placement at the beginning of the pattern, since all the diamonds were placed in the same direction. I had trouble with placement when some of the diamonds had to be placed sideways and joined to the diamonds placed up & down.

Yes, there was some ripping, and even some *gasp* cutting, as I got carried away and placed too many around when I should have not placed so many on the sides. Those I had to cut off. *gasp* But since this afghan is a join-as-you-go (no sewing!), cutting off the extra diamonds was easier than ripping them out. Why you ask? Because I wove in the ends after completing each diamond. Sometimes I cannot find my own ends!

In retrospect, I should have paid closer attention to the diagram. But in my own defense, I'll say it was easy to get confused.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Birthday Socks

I am going to try to post at least once a week. Though I'd rather be knitting or crocheting! Just so you know.

Here are the socks that I made for my daughter for her birthday:

She said right now it's too hot to wear socks, but for sure will start wearing them when the weather gets cooler.

I'm sorry the detail doesn't show up well, or at all, but believe me, they are beautiful! I found the pattern on the yarn site. The socks were made with Tofutsies yarn by SWTC or South West Trading Company, color number 731 (I think).

Thursday, August 9, 2007


Welcome to my very first Blog! This is all new to me, and very exciting! I figured if my friends and family can do it, so can I.

I'd much rather be crocheting or knitting though.

This Blog will be a way that I can share what I am working on with friends & family. Everybody is always asking what I am working on...

I will share a few of my most recent projects with you.

The first was inspired by my daughter, who graciously gave me some Tofutsies sock yarn for my birthday. She said it was to knit HER a pair of socks. How sneaky is that? I told her I had never made socks before.

So, rather than practice with the lovely (and expensive) Tofutsies yarn, I bought some worsted weight yarn at the Dollar Store to make a pair of socks for ME.

Here is the result:

Since they turned out so well, I made an identical pair of socks for her, which she said would be perfect for *gasp* bed socks!

The pattern was a free pattern called Horcrux socks and can be found here:

I chose the pattern because it could be made with worsted weight yarn, and it had a simple design. I was totally amazed at how easy (but time-consuming) they were to make.

I think I am hooked on making socks now.