Sunday, March 16, 2014

Poncho Photos

Here are MUCH better photos of my Lucy ponchos FINALLY! The first one here, the rainbow colors I did in all dc, (American terms) so there were less rows than Lucy's. I realized she seems to like doing hdc on her things, and that would work much better giving the poncho more rows = more room to stretch! So, I did another....

 Only this one has a booboo in it somewhere...and the whole thing got messed up:(
 you see it on straight at the neckline......
 But then the bottom on both front and back twist off to the side! And it IS very noticable! It looks as tho I'd have to rip a good half of it to fix it....but I'm not gonna bother with it.

The colors look much better in person than this photo. There is no tan as it looks like here, it's actually dark gray. The white looking color is light blue.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

My "Lucy Home Poncho"

If you all check Lucy's blog at Attic24, you saw her absolutely gorgeous Home Poncho she made. Well I just HAD to make one! Got a little bored making thread doilies for 6 months and needed a good project to work on and this was it:) Back on yarny stuff for now at least. So this was my practice one, making it just from her gorgeous photos. Thete is no pattern for it as of yet and no promise of one according to her post, so you just have to wing it!!!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

All My Favorite Doilies

Here are some more of my favorite doilies:)
 These little pink and green ones are small at 4-6 inches. Would make cute coasters I'd imagine.

 My Valentine doily below is in a very nice treasury on Etsy called My Funny Valentine if you'd like to see more awesome Valentine things!
 This purple one was one of my favorites:) It already sold and is probably in Hawaii by now...just where I wish I was. these New York temps of Minus 20 are not very fun...unless you crochet:)

 This blue and cream one is my newest, same as the last photo of a white, turquoise and red one. The pattern is in one of the new Crochet magazines out, maybe Crochet World? If anyone wants to know which one just message me and I'll find it! I love this pattern. It uses TRTR, which are fun!

 This one is huge! 24 inches I think..
 The rainbow one below is my own creation. Still working on blocking it, still crooked I see:) It started as a circle granny square, and went into pineapples. I was going to keep going on it, see how big I'd go, but was nearing the end of the thread and realized I didn't have anymore of the color. Wasn't making a trip to Hobby Lobby just for that!
 I love these colors together! Not finished with this yet, still needs blocking.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Happy New Crochet Doilies Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! I've been way behind on showing you all my stuff I've been making. I don't know why I can't just blog every day or so like everyone else does, but....I'm here now! :)
 So here is what I've been doing lately. Doilies, and more doilies! Totally addicted to them:) I actually prefer thread to yarn now! Haha! After 10 or so years of yarny crochet, I just started doing thread work in September. It was hard getting used to the tiny needles and too small thread, but I've gotten over that now! I started with size 5 thread, and now use 10. Have some 20 to try but don't think I'd go smaller than that. I like my Susan Bates hooks in sizes 1.75 and the 1.50 best.

 This pattern above and below is from a Crochet World magazine. Prefect pattern!
 These are just a few, I have plenty more! Blogger won't let me load alot at once:) If you follow me on Instagram you might have already seen them....or will soon!

Monday, September 30, 2013

New Doilies!

I've been working on doilies lately. This blue one is about 2 foot across, and I used size 5 thread, 2.75mm hook.  It's hard getting used to the small thread and smaller hooks coming from 12 years of yarn, lol. But this came out very nice!
Then I tried another pattern, used three colors, same thread and hook size. That pattern was ok, but the last 4 rows, which I didn't do were a pain in the butt! So it ended with the red you see below. That doily is about a foot around. 
This last one is my own creation. Daring huh? LOL I used my own Japanese Flower Pattern, which is down the right side here on my blog if you'd like it. I also used size 10 thread for this doily, and a smaller hook, 1.65mm. Gosh was that frustrating! Too small, and it leaves the stitches too big because I'm not used to it. But this did come out ok. It's about 10 inches. I've started a few other doilies using the smaller hooks but it's just not working out well. I'm doing a turquoise one of the first blue one above now, using size 10 thread, and a 2.75mm hook. That is working out good for me, just leaves bigger spaces between stitches I guess. It's looking good thought! I will put more photos up once it's done. I'll also try to find where I got the pattern for it.

Friday, September 20, 2013

My First Thread Doily

I attempted my very first doily with thread. I could never work with thread before, or a hook that small, wasn't that bad! I used a 2.75mm hook and Bernat size 5 thread. The pattern was messed up though, errors! The last two rows just did not make sense so I had to wing it. Came out ok. You can see in the one photo the  doily picture. I printed that free pattern online. Now I need to find some more!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

First Giant Pineapple Doily

I've been wanting to try making a pineapple doily lately but not thrilled with using thread. It's just so thin! So I decided to use my 4 ply cotton yarn and see how it turns out. So far so good! Will post a finished photo when it's done. Two more's big!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Beaded Plant Hangers

Something new I've been working on lately. An idea my mom did many years ago that got my interest on a recent visit back home.

I have not crocheted much all summer (and that's a first in over ten years!!!) But I have been making ALOT of macrame plant hangers and they are selling like hot cakes :) in my Etsy shop. Just yesterday I added some of the new beaded hangers and one sold right away. I love making these.

New Shawl

A shawl I made recently with Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Yarn!"

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Some New Macrame + Birdies

I've ordered some new macrame cord colors, and made up two long hanging tables. Did a bunch of plant hangers too. I love all the color combos you can do with all the colors! Even did some rainbow hangers. Each hanger has 8 different colors in it. All are currently listed in my Etsy shop if anyone likes them.

 I also finished up my little Lucy birdies. I plan to give away a free crocheted item all summer with each purchase from my shop. Some may get a birdie, or something else:)

 Look at all these colors!

 I have another project I'm finishing up as well, and will post pics soon! Happy Crocheting everyone:)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Birds & Yarn Balls

Here is what i've been working on! A bunch of colorful Lucy birds which I plan on offering one free bird with every purchase from my shop all summer. I have the bodies and wings done. Beaks are next!

If you've been following my blog for awhile now, you know I'm working on a huge yarn ball made from leftover scraps of yarn. It's growing nicely!