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Monday, April 24, 2006

It's a scarf!

It's the scarf I made for the summer scarf swap on crochetville which my daughter is graciously modeling. I can finally sharee it because my partner recieved her scarf.

summer scarf

Frog Tree Yarn (85% Cotton and 15% Silk) a dk weight yarn
Used and E or F hook (I forgot!)
I added glass beads to the fringe

These are very basic instructions on how I made this scarf:

Chain any number depending how long you want the scarf
I used an extended sc stitch and I skipped stitches randomly leaving some open work.

See photo below:

summer scarf - close up

I only did 5 rows to make it fairly skinny.

Add fringe in three places across each edge.
Add beads of your choice, as shown our in your own style.

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Friday, April 21, 2006

What Yarn Kind of Yarn are You?

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Tree Sweaters!

These Sweaters are knit but I think I will make crocheted ones this winter for some trees around town.

Check out this knitted tree sculpture.

This poor tree got a sweater, she keep an update on it on her blog. Here's the back story.

Here are some updates about the sweater.

I think this crazy thing rock.
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Friday, April 14, 2006

Lacey the not so Lacey Headband

This pattern has moved! You can find it HERE

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Scarves, scarves everywhere

Scarves seem a bit insane with the heatwave sure to hit Kansas as the summer kicks in. I still like scarves because they are so easy to make. I'm having fun designing my own. It's a fun way to try out new stitch patterns and they work up so quickly.

I'm also making head scarves and head band like things too so I can hold my long hair back away from my face. It's giving me chance to try out some patterns and ideas with Lion Brand Microspun Yarn which I ljust love the feel of.

Here's a headband one I made inspired by Bruges Lace I love the look of this lace. I'm not much of a thread crocheter at least not yet. This style might make me a convert. I think it also translates well to yarn. I have a few ideas swirling around for a fun scarf using this method as a starting point.

Here a scarf I made using microspun yarn from the Interweave Crochet - Spring 2006 it's The Pointer Sisters Scarf scroll to the bottom to find it. While you are at it you will find lots cool crochet projects. I want to make the colorful Babette Blanket, the Sea Side Espadrilles sandals for the summer and I also like the lavender shrug and I'm not a shrug person. I want to make the Sea Foam Skirt too but I have to learn how to do hairpin lace first. So much to learn so little time....

Here's a yellow open net stitch scarf and a granny square like kercheif also made with Microsup Yarn.

Scarf and Kerchief

A close up of the yellow scarf I also made a kercheif with the yellow but couldn't find it to take a picture. I can tie this scarf around my head to keep my hair out of my face too.

Scarf  - close up

A close up of the kerchief - It's a free pattern from the Craft Yarn Council of America

Kerchief - close up

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

Thank you Tracy for making that beautful card for me on your blog!

I posted more about my birthday on my other blog.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Lulu - the spring time bear

Lulu - the spring time bear

Lulu just came out of hibernation to enjoy the lovely spring weather we are having in Kansas.

I used a F hook and brown Red Heart Super Saver yarn. Her flower eyes are made with #10 cotton which I crocheted with a #4 steel hook. She is sporting the freeform thread experiment has a sarong. I used embroidery floss to make the nose.

I may have stuffed her too much because there are larger holes than I'd like on her body. Overall I like her look. I read somewhere that the stuffing does relax and most sites to say to stuff amigurumi fuller than you think so I'm giving that a try although I'm not sure I agree.

I made her following the Amigurumi dude pattern in the Crochet Me spring issue. You can see more photos of Amigurumi inspired dudes here.

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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Freeformin' it

I've been itching to complete a freefrom project so I started this project yesterday and decided to make a hat because I was kind of cold.

I really like how the colors came together but I'm not sure I like the "bumpyness" (like my technical term :) After taking the pictures is does seem that the hat is loosening up a bit and seems to look a little smoother. I used left-over ww Plymouth Encore yarn from my Bohemian Jacket and some Moda Dea Dream(fuzzy purple) and some other Bernat fancy yarns. I started the project using a fairly large hook like a J but them moved down to a H.

Here are a few pictures that give some views of the top of the hat and the sides and back:

Freeform Hat

Freefrom Hat

Freeform Hat - front view

I want to make another one soon when I can build up a good stash. A friend of mine is going to give me some yarn she doesn't want anymore which will be perfect for some freeform work. I mostly played with varying stitch height with this hat in my next project I want to get even more creative with the stitches

I also been messing around with some skinny scarf ideas becasue I 'm participating in the summer scarf swap on crochetville

I free formed this swatch to see how thread might hook up. I used a size 4 steel crochet hook and cotton thread # 10.

Thread Freefrom

Here's a close up of the sample:
Thread freeform

It's big enough to fit around my neck as a choker. I can't decide if I really like it or not.

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