Looking for a last minute gift to make for a special little girl? Check out my latest free pattern for these darling little flower hair clips!
They're made with cotton crochet thread and a 1.65mm crochet hook, but you can use any size thread or yarn - you can make some really fun flowers with art yarn! I'd recommend using a hook that's slightly smaller than whatever yarn you choose suggests; it helps you make tighter stitches.
I used 32mm clips with three holes in them so that I could sew the flower to the clip and not just glue it on, but if you don't have a craft store handy, you could use plain clips from the hair accessories section of you... » Read More
January already finds me with a list of new projects! A skein and a half into this lovely little lacy blue baby blanket, I've just started a blue striped baby cardigan - both of which are for a new baby coming along in April.
Here's a closeup of the stitch in the baby blanket - it's surprisingly delicate for crochet and makes a wonderfully light blanket for those Spring and Summer babies. :)
Well, I finally decided on how much longer to make this one - and how to do the border, which possibly took even longer! Picots are not my favorite. :- /
And a final pic, gift card included. After I reconstructed the chair that my gran... » Read More
My mother used to make almost all of the ornaments for our Christmas tree. I remember spray painted sweet gum balls and stringing popcorn for a garland in particular. But some of my favorite ornaments were the thread crochet snowflakes she made. Some of them were small, some of them were glittery, and of course there was a tree topper, too.
A few years ago, I decided that I was gonna try to make some myself. Ha! I could no more figure out how to use that tiny crochet thread with that nearly microscopic steel hook than I could fly. It was a disappointing disaster.
But then in October of 2008, Patrick proposed and suddenly I had rea... » Read More
So we're finally getting our first "measurable" snow in Colorado (where we live) and although our first measurment at dawn yesterday was a little disappointing, it hasn't stopped snowing yet. I shoveled snow for the very first time yesterday and I can't say I'm looking forward to doing again. But I AM looking forward to seeing how the icicle ornaments turn out that I was finally inspired to sit down and make.
12/08/2009 08:39 Well, I've got a handful of squiggly little icicles! Here they are soaking up the stiffener: And my high-tech blocking "board" taped to the kitchen window. :) And here they are! Just need to get hanging... » Read More
Today I retaught myself how to knit. My mother would be proud - I didn't call her demanding an explanation of anything over the phone. *smile* Yet.
This is for a special request, a Christmas stocking, if all goes well...
Two hours in and I think I understand the difference between a knit and a purl again. Although I'm truly dreading the part where I have to start shaping... Maybe I should've started with a scarf! Well that's not so bad! I've got the decreasing down, I think - but next comes the color change. Oh and knits? Also not so bad. But the purls? Ugh! Color change number one down (thanks, Mom, for the knot... » Read More