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Monday, February 25, 2008

Hooded Jacket

This is the little hooded jacket with a frog closure I made for the
new grandbaby. It is really cute! The pattern came from the book
"Simple Crochet for Cherished Babies" by Jane Davis. I have a problem
with her patterns because it is like she goes along giving
instructions and all of a sudden she no longer says how many stitches
are suppose to be in the row even though you are increasing or
decreasing. And she does those things in each is as if
she thinks you have ESP. However, that being said, her patterns are
gorgeous. Some of the most beautiful and ingenious clothes I have
ever seen for children in crochet. Cute toys, too.

Friday, February 15, 2008

My new winter hat

If this looks a lot like Sissy's hat, you are right! I used the same
yarns...however, made the hat a little more like Bro's with a basket
weave stitch in the stitches. I had to vary it slightly
from the pattern given in the book in that they turned at the end, and
I wanted to go round and round. This relief stitch has turned out to
be a great one for caps as it has the give and take of knitting. Love

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Eileen's new Drops yarn, Garn Studio designed hat

Rolled Brim Casual Hat

Rolls up a lot or Rolls up a little!

Rolls up in back, pulls out in front!

Hat is Garn Studio pattern 103 in Alaska wool by Drops (same people). I buy the yarn from Rams Wool in Canada, although it is from Norway - 50 grams each skein. It took about four skeins, 5 mm hook. Great texture and easy to crochet.

I think that the hat is cute, but not necessarily on me (looked better on the model)! I gave it to my sister-in-law. It's a bit bigger than I would have liked. I suppose that's the way it is suppose to fit. All in all, because it is nearly all single crochet except for the "baubles", it took more time to make that I had expected, but still easy. There is always a bright spot!

I'm starting a sweater for our granddaughter for her birthday in March. A Mauve/Lavender of those dusty kind. Very beautiful.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Old hat

I'm learning to post from thought I'd try posting a photo of
one of the hats I made for the church bazar. It is actually a
baseball cap. I made it from a pattern in a pamphlet called "Crochet Hip
Hats" by Mary Estok Nolfi. I have no clue at this point what yarn I
used...I know it is double strand, two different yarns, and they both
have some wool in them. The brim is crocheted first on top, then the
yarn is hooked again to the underside and another brim is crocheted,
then sewn together. Very sturdy! Well...hope this posting works!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Rose Colored Booties for Baby!

Hi there!
So here are the new booties.  They're from a pattern on the web site for Garn Studio (See link below).  The patterns are free, and awesome.  I changed the flower by adding another smaller flower in the middle giving it more petals, which I believe makes it delicate.  

I added a Beatrice Potter button on the back.  The theme is right, but I'm not so sure the button helps any.  The Alpaca photographs a bit "hairy" so I had a hard time finding a good shot.  These will be for the new baby coming in May, and I'll be making a hat or sweater to match sometime before then.

I'm in the midst of making myself a winter hat (I have a hard time making myself anything) so that may be the next post - or something.  We have had snow on the ground since before Christmas, so I think it is about time that I had something warm for my head. 

Until whenever, happy crocheting!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Dress!

So, here is the matching dress to the pale yellow hat and I think they make a great pair.

I found some toddler's shoes on line that are the same yellow, with a pink flower, some cream accents.  I may change the ribbon on the hat, add a flower or two on the dress...and WOW!  A matching set!

I could buy various ribbons and make matching flowers that can be changed so the dress will change looks for different occasions.   Another idea is to buy tights to match the accessories.