Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I wish...I wish...

I had the patience and attention span to do a 365-project...
I was looking around Ravelry at the squares, and came upon a blog of a lady who did a Square-A-Day 365 Project, and that made me think that I should do one too. I can manage a square a day...I believe...I'd hope so at least. So I'm going to start this soon, after I find the squares I want to do. I have a ton to choose from!

Monday, April 4, 2011


A runner for the bar in the kitchen.

From the book, "Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs" by Edie Eckman.
Super simple and easily memorized. Joining as I go, three rows wide.

They call him...Noah Dipey Pants!

So I finally made something I meant to make way before this little dude came along.
No, I don't use cloth, I wish I could, but I don't have access to a washer and dry 24/7.

Pattern Here.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Pattern for Pill Buddy!

As promised, but a little late, here's the pattern for Pill Buddy.

Any weight yarn and appropriate hook. I used Caron Simply Soft and an F hook.
Yarn needle
Scrap yarn to embroider face

Note: Worked in continuous rounds.

Top Half:
Rnd 1) 4 sc in Magic Ring
Rnds 2-3) 2 sc
Rnd 4) 2 sc, 1 sc
Rnds 5-11) 1 sc
Embroider face
Rnds 12-14) 1 sc
At this point either finish off and attach new color or continue for a solid colored pill.

Bottom Half:
Rnds 15-24) 1 sc
Rnd 25) sc-dec, 1 sc, begin to stuff firmly
Rnds 26-27) sc-dec
Rnd 28) sc-dec, stuff firmly
BO, sew holes closed, weave in ends.


For the Panda:

Ears (make 2):
Rnd 1) 4 sc in Magic Ring
Rnd 2) 2 sc
Rnd 3) 1 sc
Rnd 4) sc-dec, BO leave a long tail

Eye Spots (make 2):
Rnd 1) 5 sc in Magic Ring
Rnd 2) 2 sc, BO leave a long tail

Top Half in white, sew eye spots and ears to top half, embroider nose in pink
Bottom Half in black, sew tail in white

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pill Buddy!

So I came up with this last night, as my hubby was trying his best to calm down our poor teething 3 month old son. I kept saying "Take a chill pill kid" and DING! The idea to make a chill pill! It's super simple and quick. Then I started having all these ideas for different types of pills. The pattern will be up as soon as I get it perfected. There will be different sizes and types, there's sure to be one for everyone!

This one is just the first of many pill buddies! Not sure what I'm going to call this one.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Baby Clams

I'm in the (very slow coming) process of making some baby items for a friend's new grandson. Right now I'm making a blanket.

Here's what it looks like so far:

Stitch Pattern is from "50 Stitches for Afghans" by Darla Sims, block #25
I'm using some leftover baby yarn from one of Noah's blankets, there's almost a full ball of each color...
Bernat Baby Sport in Tangerine and Baby Yellow.
OH and Ravelry hates me...I can't access my profile... *sad sad face*

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Layout for the Peacock

I made 6 peacock squares, then realized I had no clue how many I need...so I made a layout!


Blue: 57
Grey: 56
Purple: 56

Each square is approx 5"  so I should end up with a 5' x 5.5' afghan/throw...hopefully.