Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lily Sugar and Spice Pot Holders

I know this isn't my hat nor a floppy hat at all but I decided to switch to pot holders. They're kind of cute.

Here's my first ones. I really need to get to the store for more yarn. I don't have a stash like a lot of people and am getting dangerously low on yarn.

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Red Heart Yarn Project ~ Floppy Hat ~ Crochet

In Progress........

Check it out!

Have you ever taken a picture of yourself wearing a hat and not wanting to get your face in the photo? Not an easy task but I think you get the idea of what the hat looks like so far.

Tonight I could get it finished. I need to use a little bit larger hook, I think, it's more of a child size hat.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I got lots of the strap done last night but got called away today to help at the foodbank so I didn't get the strap done. Have aways to go but could get it done tonight.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

And the Bag Goes ON.........

Ok, I thought I'd be done tonight but it didn't happen.......yet. I had to take time to play a game of horseshoes with my son. I even won!!

You can see the handle stitches going up the side of the bag.

I'm pretty sure it'll be done tomorrow but I do have a full day at the foodbank so we'll see. I'm trying......


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mesh Market Bag Cotton Thread Knitted

Here's my next project. Remember that blue mesh market bag? This is the same pattern only I'm using varigated cotton. What you see is the bottom of the bag and I've begun working up the sides. This is being knit on size 13 circular needle.

The yarn is on a cone but I think it's like Sugar and Cream or something like that. Whatever you can get at WalMart.

I'll post another photo later so you can see my progress. This bag is similar but not the same pattern. Click here

Red Afghan Homespun Acrylic Yarn

This is the yarn I exchanged for the concrete leaf. I'm really into bright colors these days it looks like. It's quite a tight knit so next time I use Homespun, I will try knitting on EON, every other needle. The yarn was Lion Bran Yarns Homespun in Candy Apple. It's just a bit thicker than regular worsted weight 4 ply yarn.

I have more of this color so have another afghan on my machine that will be a thread lace pattern.

The yarn doesn't make good tassels so I crocheted around two rows in SC. I prefer the tassels as they seem more finished to me but this yarn tens to separate and falls apart as soon as that little thread making the bumps is cut. I don't think the tassels would wash up very good.

The yarn is completely machine washable and dryable.


Monday, June 15, 2009

AFGHAN Blue Bernat Soft Boucle Knit Afghan

Here's an afghan I knitted on my machine for a friend. She gave me so much yarn in exchange for two concrete leaves I made awhile ago for my garden. Anyway, as a thank you, I made her one.

I used Bernat Soft Boucle in Blue Shades. Really pretty but the yarn wouldn't make very good tassels so I just crocheted a couple rows around the whole thing. Below is one of my concrete leaves. I used a rhubarb leaf as my mold.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rainbow Mesh Market Bag Red Heart Yarn

I love the way this market bag turned out. I ran out of the yellow so just finished off with the orange again. This was Red Heart worsted weight 4 ply yarn. They say to use cotton for these bags but I love the color choices in the Red Heart yarns. I just compensated for the extra stretch by not doing all the rows. Think I stopped about two short of what the pattern said.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Red Heart Kids Acrylic Yarn Mosaic Stitch Shoulder Bag

Look at what multi colored Red Heard Kids Yarn can make! I love how it turned out! Snappy little thing, don't you think? I made it quite awhile ago and just finally finished it. I believe you use two strands of yarn so one must have been multi colored and the other the solid dark teal green color.

The stitch is called mosaic knit. I had some great deep colored fabric to line it with. I always line my bags and purses.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Mesh Market Bag

I got tired of making slipper/socks so knitted a market bag. I loved the handle! I used Sugar and Cream, I think. The label was gone but it's definitely a cotton yarn.