Thursday, October 25, 2007

Baby Bunting

Here is the finished Bunting for Baby A.
Made with TLC Baby Sport yarn.
It made up very quickly.

Borrowed Hook

The same friend who borrowed my iron also borrowed one of my crochet hooks. She needed it to finish the edging on an outfit she was making for Baby A.

She brought over the outfit to show me (at the same time she returned my iron, see the post below titled "Don't Loan Your Iron to Anybody"), so I know she is done using it.

So I emailed her and asked her about my hook and she said she had left it in the cup holder in her car and to come by and pick it up next time I was out.

I had to go out to the P.O. the next day, and I stopped by to pick up my crochet hook. She said it was still in her car and to go out and get it. I told her that her car wasn't outside. Oh, she said, my husband must've taken it somewhere. No idea when he'd be back and I didn't want to sit and wait for his return, so I went home.

Yesterday my hubby had to go out and I asked him if he would go over and get my hook out of the cupholder of her car. He was apprehensive about doing it, but I assured him that it was perfectly okay. When he came home, he said there was no crochet hook in the cupholder. *sigh*

So I sent her an email to please let me know when she finds it.

Sure, it would be easier to just go buy another hook, but I live in a small town and there is no store where I could purchase one. Which is why she borrowed mine.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Crochetville Secret Pal Reveal

My Secret Pal for the Fall 2007 swap was Texasredhead! She has been absolutely amazing and an absolute gem of a SP. Here you see stitch markers, patterns, knitting needles, crochet hooks, a combination knitting needle/crochet hook holder, crochet thread, lots of yarns, sticky notes, herbal tea, a Chibi needle set, a hand-made ruffled hot pad, and a beautiful hand-made scarf. Oh, and don't forget the chocolate truffle!
Thank you so much Texasredhead!

Don't Loan Your Iron to Anybody

My good friend "D" asked if she could borrow my iron. Normally, I hate to loan anything to anyone. I take very good care of my things. And, after all (I reasoned), she is making something for my future grand-daughter A. So I figured, why not?

She said she would return it the next day; she just needed to iron a yard of fabric. So she said. That was Thursday.

On Sunday night, I sent her an email to ask if she would please return my iron because I would need it on Monday.

She brought it back Monday. It looked like this when she brought it back. Even the handle was dirty. Yuck!

She didn't say anything, like "I'm sorry to bring it back this way." Nothing. Believe me, when I loaned it to her, it was pristine.

And no, I didn't say anything about it either. We're friends. And she made something for my future grand-daughter A. But I will tell you I was shocked she brought it back looking like that.

Here's what it looks like now, after I cleaned it up. It took me a good half-hour to clean it up, including the holes (with Q-Tips) with a good iron cleaner.

Nobody will borrow anything from me ever again. Don't even ask. And no, "D" doesn't know I have a blog.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Baby Bunting

My current project is a baby bunting. It's going fast. Done in Red Heart sport yarn.

Here is a picture of the pattern.

Christmas Dress Details

This is the skirt detail. The berries are French knots. Notice how they are placed in the same locations on all the holly motifs.

The next photo is the back detail with pearl buttons.

Finished Red Afghan

Here is the finished Red Afghan.

Below are 2 pictures of the edging detail.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Red Afghan

I finished the afghan today. Horray!

Unfortunately, my camera isn't working for some reason. Will have hubby check it. So frustrating when things that are supposed to work, don't. *sigh*

I'll get a picture posted soon.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Finished Christmas Dress

Here is the photo of Baby A's Christmas dress. I'm so glad I finished it in time for the Baby Shower. It was the only handmade gift she received!

I was hoping to finish the matching afghan before they left, but that didn't happen. I finished the flower border, and am still working on the edging. I will post a picture when it's finished and I've blocked it.