Virus Shawl

Not that anyone necessarily needs a sweater or shawl to contend with Texas weather year round, air conditioned offices and homes certainly can demand it. I always seem to be chilled in the mornings.

What a nice project to work up! Just a small bit of adjustment with the yarn as I added a new ball so the colors would blend properly and off again. Very quick to make and I love it.

Side note about the yarn: The Patons Lace in Patina is a bit “sticky” to work with. It doesn’t glide though your fingers well. Better to pre-load on your finger than depend on it to flow well. But very soft and pretty.

Thank you to my beautiful daughter-in-law for modeling it.


Crochet Flower CAL

A new interest I have in crochet is realistic floral arrangements. I’m still learning and practicing. I’ll be taking a class April 22nd at the Yellow Rose Fiber Producers Fiesta in Seguin. I’m very much looking forward to it. I’ve also signed up for this wonderful CAL hosted by Leticia Lebron at Flawless Crochet Flowers. The CAL begins April 1st and with your paid subscription, she’s offering 2 free patterns along with 4 Hawaiian themed flowers. If this is a CAL you’d like to participate in, head over to her page. 2017 Hawaiian Flower CAL.  It should be awesome! 


New Curtain on the hook…

I had this brilliant idea (in my opinion) for a new kitchen curtain. Now….to find a motif I can work with. I came across an awesome hexagon lace motif on Pinterest and off we go! I have two completed and had to block them to see how they are going to look. I think I’m going to love it.


Shadow Baby Hat – 15K Downloads!

This is my first pattern design and I couldn’t be more thrilled that it’s become so popular. Normally, I design more from necessity than from my own creativity. But this little gem was special after I learned the beauty of knitted slipped stitches. It’s quite simple and can be adapted to all sizes. And…..the pattern is FREE! Get the pattern HERE.

Photo on the left are the preemie hats I’ve made. Special thanks to Raveler “grantrm” for the adult version she made pictured on the right.


Tunisian Throw with Company Logo

I finally finished this Tunisian Throw for my boss. This is our company logo. Turned out pretty sweet. I used a program online (Stitch FIddle) to upload a photo of the logo and it charted the pattern for me. What a fabulous program. Started it in December. Slow going, but done! I plan to back it with a royal blue fleece.


C2C Scrappy Lap Blanket

After organizing my stash I found I have a full bin of scraps and partial balls just waiting to be made into something awesome. What a fabulous way to use them! This is the 1st corner to corner blanket I’ve made in crochet. What fun!  Anything machine washable was used. Doubled up the sock and fingering. Used a smaller hook on bulky yarn.
I used the border from the “Baby Diamonds Blanket” for each block, then I used a flat braid join .
Finished with a simple double crochet border.


Yarn Stash Organization

We’ve moved! And now I’ve had to reorganize for the space I have. I entered it all into my stash on Ravelry. What a nice feature of the site. I made notes on each entry as to location (bins, closets, totes, etc.) and got it all put away.

So….please don’t tell my husband I have 41 Miles of yarn!