Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rouge Sanibel Cowl

A friend from Ravelry, Amy (a/k/a AmyBamy), invited me to join the East Coast Knitters group.  They are having a knit along for the month of June for this item:

It is called the Sanibel Cowl.  I made this for myself!  It was such a fun and brainless knitting pattern.  I love how it came out!  I bought more yarn from Joann's last week to make it two more colors before winter.

Pattern: Sanibel Cowl by Beth Anne Paustian
Yarn: Loops & Threads Immpeccable #01531 - Rouge
Needles: US 8 on 24" Cables

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Miami Dolphin

Here is a commissioned order from work:

A co-worker asked for a dolphin in Miami dolphin colors for his sister.  He was very happy with and my want one for himself!

Pattern: Dolphin by Jennifer Down Under
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Peace and Love #W260936 - Boogie Blue and #W260961 - Orange Chill
Hook: US G

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Light Blue Owen

Here is another monkey for a commissioned order from work:

I must admit, I am rather tired of making Owen the Monkey since this is the fourth one I have made in two months.  But, on a positive note, I think that assembling him is now easier.  He came out perfect!

I also wanted to add that Stacey from Freshstitches contacted me to ask if I would share my photo of Owen on her pattern page on Ravelry!  Of course I said YES!  I am honored!  Click on the pattern below and see for yourself!!!

Pattern: Amigurumi Owen the Monkey by Stacey Trock
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Light Blue and Buff
Hook: US G

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Howie the Penguin

Here is my first penguin that was a commissioned order from work:

He ended up being bigger that I thought he would be.  He is so cute and cuddly!  Jen was really happy with it!

Pattern: Amigurumi Howie the Holiday Penguin by Stacey Trock
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Black, White, Light Blue and Lemon
Hook: US G

Friday, June 7, 2013

My Easy Peasy Crocheted Bag

I sent my buddy bee, Michaela, a skein of Cascade Soft Spun yarn and she was looking for a pattern to use it that was something just for her.  So we both starting looking and we found the Easy Peasy Crochet Bag.  So we both decided to make one.
I started crocheting the bag on Friday night and I got this much done:

So I finished it and added the trim, handles and fabric lining on Sunday when I had some quiet crafting time alone!  Here is the finished product:

Here are the details behind this bag:
  • I used Cascade Soft Soun Yarn.
  • I used a size I hook.
  • I chained 8 to start.
  • I worked the base for 30 rows.
  • I worked 30 rounds for the body of the bag using up all the yarn.
  • I added the trim and handle made from Knit Picks Telemark Sport weight yarn.
  • I used a size F hook for the edging.
  • I braided the handles using 18 pieces of yarn for each handle.
  • For the liner, I used a fat quarter (18" x 22") of fabric following the pattern instructions.
  • I hand stitched the liner to the bag at each single crochet.
I am very happy with how this came out.  I may make some more of theses soon!  My hubby was impressed and thinks they would sell well at work or on Etsy.

Pattern: Easy Peasy Crochet Bag by Sharon Maher
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Soft Spun #2837 - Pink and Knit Picks Telemark #23937 - Columbine
Hooks: Size I & F

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My Buddy Bee Package

Here is my buddy bee package that I received from Alayna (ATobey on Ravelry):

I loved it!  Here is a close up of Archer the dog:

She made him to match my chocolate labradoodle, Hershey!  I think he is too cute!
She also made me a kindle cover that fits perfectly:

She was afraid that it might not fit but it did.  She also included a soap saver crocheted holder for when I go camping and a thread cutter.
Thanks so much Alayna!!!


Monday, June 3, 2013

Vacation Potholders

Here are some potholders that I also made on vacation and over Memorial Day weekend.
Emerald Isle


Summer Splash



Damask Ombre

This is a great, no-brainer, pattern!  After you make your chain, there is no counting at all!  You just keep single crocheting until the sides meet up in the middle.  It is a super simple and useful pattern!

Pattern: Crochet Folded Potholder by Michelle Gibbs
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton #W260943 - Hippi, #W260865 - Psychedelic, #W260989 - Aquarius, #W272599 - Summer Splash and Lily's Sugar and Cream #19241 - Emerald Isle and #19535 - Damask Ombre
Hook: US G