Sneak Peek

I’ve been kinda bad about posting the projects I’m currently working on, or even the last completed one..lol.  However, I was trying to explain how to block my squares and took the attached picture using squares from another WIP.  I’ll post more (links, etc.) later this weeekend, but in the meantime…here’s a sneak peek:

 

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The Sunshine Owl

I started work on this blanket on October 10, 2016 , four weeks after getting out of the hospital/TCU and three weeks after moving from one apartment to another and in with my daughter.  My family was just wonderful during that time, affording me the time to rest, and crochet, in between unpacking and resting.  This blanket will go to my lovely (and youngest Granddaughter, who is currently 16 months old.  I have another blanket in the works for her older sister, who just turned 3 years old, so I’ll wait to take them over at the same time.  This blanket was such fun to make, but I admit I’m glad to admit it’s finished. 🙂  Click here to see the pattern:

Today:  Ta Da #3

 

Happy New Year’s y’all!!

 

A Christmas Bluebird

When I was a little girl my grandmother, born in 1900 and who was extremely superstitious, had a bird on her Christmas tree that was kind of out of character for the rest of her designer tree.  When I asked why (I always was a curious little thing…lol) she told me it was for good luck for the upcoming year.

Years later, when my mother was putting up the tree she told me the “Legend” was that it was a bluebird that good luck so… she always had a bluebird on her tree.

When I married and we started putting up our own tree for our little ones, I also put a bluebird on my tree.  This year, 2016, for the first time since 2009 (I think) my daughter bought and we actually put up a Christmas tree.  I noticed that my bluebird had flown the coop.  I still can’t imagine where she is, but I had to put a bluebird on the tree since our family can definitely use some good luck in 2017.  Since “the weather outside was frightful” and since we have an apartment full of yarn..lol.. I decided to make one.  I used the pattern at: https://mitzi.blog/2016/12/29/a-christmas-bluebird

I also used a size 3.5 hook and Stylecraft yarn. The pattern is different than ones I’d used before, especially where the head and beak are concerned, so it was a fun project that taught me a new technique.  You can see by the nickle in the picture that the little bird is very small, which is good since our tree is also small…lol.  So..ta da here she is:

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Fabulously Festive Christmas Stockings

This will probably be my last completed project in 2016, although I’m awfully close to ending 2 other projects, so we’ll see…lol.  This stocking was so much fun to make, and to post on Facebook (once I got my iPhone settings correct..oy!)  The link to the free pattern is:  http://www.gleefulthings.com/blog/?p=6578  There are some darling stockings made by others on her Ravelry site, so please be sure to check them out.

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I’m also trying to get the 2017 Calendar I bought organized so that it will actually be a benefit to my work and not a slow down.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and I wish for each of you the Happiest of New Years.

 

 

 

 

Shell Beanie

I made this beanie last month (November 2016), but completely forgot to add this project to my blog.  To be completely honest I can’t always remember how to add an entry to my blog, and then I forget about the project..lol..so it’s doomed!  This was made as a chemo cap for my niece.  It was sent to her over the weekend so I’m hoping she gets it soon.  I used Lion Brand’s Landscape yarn and just loved it.  The yarn is so soft and I loved the happy rainbow colors.  I don’t think it’s warm enough to use up here in Minnesota (Saturday’s temp is forcast as -23 deg F…brrrrrr!!!!), but she lives in Florida so hopefully it’ll be warm enough for Florida and fit (she’s so tiny so it’s a good thing I love her … lol).

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Here’s the link to the pattern:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shell-beanie-5

I really hope she likes it. 🙂

Dec 18, 2017 Update:

My niece reports that she received the hat and loves it.  Whew!! LOL

 

 

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Boot cuffs!!

These pictures aren’t very good ones, but they’re all I have.  I actually started and finished up Santa (inspired) boot cuffs to wear for Christmas — if it warms up in time.  lol   I actually started with a pattern, but because of the boots’ design it wasn’t workable, so I ended up making up my own.  I know I’m absolutely no good at crocheting without a pattern, but I really wanted Santa cuffs this year.

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I guess I’m making up for lost crochet time this summer by going overboard this Christmas. 🙂  Here are a couple of Stockings I made for the Grands.  At 3 years old the oldest was beside herself with the idea that Santa will come to her house to put goodies inside.  lol

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