Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

warm hands

I made these for me and my youngest daughter.

Every time I look at her mittens I think of Fruit Loops, I'm not really sure why.
I've used the same technique to make custom fit mittens for my littlest kids. Now that I'm happy with how it works, I just need to put it down on paper in a way that makes sense to other people and then I'll sell the pattern on my shop site.

My fingerless gloves are wonderful. I made them just for fun and got started making mittens for my youngest two. I haven't ever gotten back around to making mittens for myself. I think that I will probably make some flip top mittens for me.

they stand up pretty well to cold. we had a terrible cold snap about a month ago and we were stuck outside in -30 and these were the only hand coverings that I had with me. my thumbs and fingers were really suffering but the rest of my hands were in pretty good shape. now with Summer coming up I guess that would be a good time to make some mittens for myself :)

rock-a-bye baby

awww... these are so nice and cozy. a perfect soft little cocoon with a matching hat for perfect soft little babies to snuggle in. I wish I had a tiny person to put in them...

or I wish I had a grown up size just for me. nice.

but that would just kill my hands trying to do a tunisian stitch for something that big! so I guess I'll just make them for beautiful babies.

boop boop diddum daddum waddum chew

down in the meadow in an itty bitty pool
swam three little fishies and a momma fishy too
swim said the momma fishy, swim if you can
and they swam and they swam all over the dam

once upon a time

the sun was in the sky
and it began to rain

and it made food grow

and trees grew

The End


my son really likes this hat. I'm hanging on to it for a bit to see if it will sell, but if it doesn't I'm going to give in and let him have it next year.

It may be a Kindergarten present

Strong Bad

back in 2002 I found this goofy web cartoon called Strong Bad emails. it has slowed down over the last couple of years, but they are generally family safe. it's a great way to kill some time and have a chuckle at that same time.

Next fan toy is Trogdor ... if I can ever figure him out

little girls need to feel fancy too

this hat was made for a little girl who loves to wear hats. She would wear just anything on her head and say it was a hat so Grandma asked for a hat to give to her hat loving granddaughter.
Style and whimsy... perfect for any young lady

if you can't tell, I make a lot of hats

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I like Spring because Winter freezing is over but Spring is sloppy. Summer is nice because it's green and flowers are colorful and that cheers me, but it's so hot and sticky... ick.
Autumn... what can I say? it's the best time of year and sadly the shortest. You get nice cool, dry air and beautiful autumn colors. I get to wear my sweaters again, it's just the best :)

So you need a hat to support you favorite season... kind of like people who wear jerseys to support their favorite teams.

hats and fingerless gloves

I should make some more.

Monday, February 15, 2010

acorn hat

classy baby

poison frog

Roman Sock is the cutest crochet blog I have ever seen. She got me started on crocheting toys. she has some free patterns that are just to die for and today she announced that she has a book coming out. eeeeeeeee! my delight is hard to contain.

she has a free pattern on her site for a tropical frog and it is just sweet. I made it and then I made another version of it.

if anyone knows me or my family...

you'd know that we are the most ridiculous Doctor Who fans. We love David Tennant and think of him as the best Doctor Who since Tom Baker... hands down
early on in my crochet learning I found a pattern for this Doctor Who doll. Awesome!

this old thing

I made a tortoise. I admit that the legs are all wrong. I should take them off and fix them, but I've been lazy or busy or something like that...
this is the first thing that I dared modify. I had made a couple things that I strictly followed the pattern and by the time I found this idea I had the courage to make a few changes and see what happened.

mostly he turned out great. He gets used as a pillow from time to time

what got me started

I don't know that I ever took pictures of the completed project...

For years and years I saw my grandmother make granny squares and I foolishly never asked her to show me how to make them. she passed away and I missed my chance - a regret I will have for a very long time. then I got to thinking that Youtube is a wonderful resource.

If you are just learing crochet, start there (but I highly recommend the woman I linked to... she also teaches left hand)

this ended up being a blanket for my husband. He loves it.
doesn't it always seem like the most unattractive crocheted blankets are always the favorites....

my little intro

I decided to start this blog as a kind of yarn portfolio. I've been adding so much of this stuff on my regular blog that I kind of feel like my friends and family are getting bored of hearing all about yarn instead of hearing about my family's going's on.

I also thought it might be useful to have a single place that has all the things I've made with yarn for the benefit of my little store Crochet Every Day over on the etsy site. It is a great place to find handmade items in all variety of media (is that right?)

so here it is... my collection of crocheted works. I hope you like them
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