Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tunisian - In Rows!

OK I think I have the hang of Tunisian simple stitch in rows. I was going to make this a scarf, but I think I'm going to keep going and make it a blanket.

I started my pattern as shown in this video:

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Shabby Chic Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial

This looks ridiculously easy. All I need to do is get the wreath, newspaper scraps, coffee filters and dye for the papers. I have a hot glue gun, although I am not sure where it is. My craft room isn't organized yet. I suppose in a pinch, some Elmer's glue, on a wet sponge, would suffice. It's just paper, after all. 

This wreath could be done in all kinds of interesting colors for all kinds of different occasions...although I love the colors she used here. Very vintage looking. I can also see black and orange and green and purple for Halloween. I can see red, white, and blue for Independence Day. I can see grey and white and blue for Christmas/winter. I suppose if one wanted to add other decorations, like flowers or ornaments, etc, that would have to go on before fluffing the filters.

I really want to do this...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Update: Entrelac Afghan

All's what this looks like now...

Getting bigger! I'll eventually get this done...

Monday, July 11, 2016


Well, I thought I'd try my hand at an entrelac blanket. I originally was going to do this as a scrapghan with all kinds of mixed colors, but I'm really happy with the royal blue and white so I suppose I'll keep going in those colors for the rest of the blanket. I have plenty of white yarn but I'll have to buy more royal blue yarn.

I'm using a 6.5mm hook for this project, and I find that's helping with my tension. Yes tunisian crochet curls, so I'll have to block this when it's done (hopefully I can find a spot to do it). But I'm really surprised at how well this is going.

I may yet do this in a scrapghan with all kinds of crazy mixed colors. I have to burn up a lot of scrap yarn I have, and I've already done a corner-to-corner scrapghan, as well as a scrappy steps afghan. I'm also working on a single crochet scrapghan in soft, pastel-ish colors. That is going to take FOREVER to get done....

Monday, February 8, 2016

Scrapghan Madness!

This is a crazy scrapghan I'm working on. Just random bits of leftover yarns from other projects. I'm also gutting projects I started but didn't like and using those yarns as well. I'm doing this one in the corner to corner pattern, and I'd like to do one in crossed double crochet. I'll get to it soon enough. 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Chelsea's Scarf

The first item I made in my new apartment! This is a scarf I made for a coworker named Chelsea. She requested a scarf made in the same style as my long pink and black one, but she chose royal blue and white. She also wanted it shorter than mine. So I did this mesh scarf in hdc/ch 1 stitches all the way through the garment. Hat and mittens, in royal blue, to follow. :)

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Granny C2C Afghan

I'm working on this now. This is a good pattern. I got the idea from Zooty Owl's granny c2c cowl pattern; click here for the pattern. I did modify it slightly; Zooty Owl didn't work a ch 1 in between each of the 3 dc clusters, but I did. So far, I like this pattern and it should prove to make a great afghan!

EDIT: I noticed that Clare at Bobwilson123 also has a video on this same pattern! Here's the video: