5.16.2017

Blarf Border

Finishing up my Stashbuster Blarf today. I wanted to find a unique border to use, one that would lengthen the shawl some.

In my "travels" on that Worldwide Web, I found some gorgeous borders on a Russian Internet board, including  the beauty below, which was my ultimate choice.

Just the perfect touch to finish it off!

5.14.2017

Jenny's Faith

I have been obsessed all evening, and into the wee hours of the night, trying to find the fabulous Jenny's Faith Shawl crochet pattern by Anastasia Roberts.

This very talented designer created this lovely shawl, and a few other patterns, and has since seemingly vanished. Dozens of crocheters have sought the pattern on Ravelry, but the source is down. We have begged her to republish, but two years and no reply yet.

I am thrilled that I found the pattern online, after some serious digging, and I share it with you here out of love for the design and respect for the designer.

Until she returns...here it is.

Maybe she will republish it, when she learns how much we love it!

All rights belong to the designer, Anastasia Roberts.

5.12.2017

A Blarf, By Any Other Name...

I have been playing recently with the wonderful Stashbuster "Blarf" pattern I found on Ravelry. I've been having fun, trying different color combinations.

The pattern is fun and so easy, that after a few repetitions of the four stitch patterns, I found it easy to remember.

The pattern is by designer Esther Sandrof. I really enjoy her designs.

Then today I found another project she made, this one a variation on the Stashbuster Blarf, her Replacement Blarf (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/esandrof/stashbuster-blarf-rectangular-shawl). Next project!

5.11.2017

Cinnamon Roll in a Mug

I found this recipe on Pinterest and it seems like a great idea. I'm amazed by some of the recipes for mug cakes!

What do you think of it?

Know any good recipes?

http://pin.it/y8kZp1U

5.04.2017

December 20, 2013: Last Minute Gift

Here I am, just before Christmas, working on one last gift. (I know I'm in good company there!) My niece needed a warm hat.

So where did I go to find a pattern? (You can probably guess...) Ravelry, of course!

I was drawn to this cute slouch hat, the Majestic Tweed Slouch by Kathy North. I found the terrific pattern on the Classic Elite Yarns website. It's easy and quick to make, and the pattern's even free!

This one was made in Red Heart Super Saver worsted in the Grape Fizz colorway. Make one yourself, and enjoy the warmth this winter!

December 5, 2013: Silly Sock Monkey Hats

The boys needed new winter hats, and I wanted to make them something special.

I found the cutest pattern on Ravelry, which led to the wonderful Stitch11 blog and the free pattern.

It's a fun pattern and the boys love them. I hope you'll try your hand at this fun project!

July 15, 2013: Sweet Summer Shrug

Needing something to keep the chill off my shoulders when out in the evening, I went looking on Ravelry for a crochet pattern for a shrug.

My search led me to the wonderful Maui Shrug on the Interweave website at https://www.interweave.com/article/crochet/maui-crochet-shrug.

I made it from charcoal gray acrylic worsted, with the contrasting border in a multicolored yarn. You can use Red Heart Super Saver yarn in charcoal gray and Monet.

 

May 12, 2013: A Little Dog Coat

I made this cute dog coat for my Aunt Sara's chihuahua, Baby. It was a quick project and a fun pattern.

The pattern is the Dog Coat by Bernat Design Studio. I found it on Ravelry, my favorite fibers website, of course. Have you been there yet? It's yarny heaven on the World Wide Web!

Happily, both my aunt and her Baby really liked it. Success!

Back in the Saddle Again!

Since my last post, much has happened! An extended illness kept me from posting. A move across country disrupted but improved things. And now I'm back at last!

Through it all, though, I kept on crocheting, and I kept notes on my projects so I could share them with you.

I crocheted for years, and just came back to it in 2011. My projects describe my journey, in a way, and I can mark my growth through them.

I share the pattern along with my photos. I hope you will find a new project here that you will enjoy making.