Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Otay here it is!!.....

My son's graduation afghan! I am soooo glad to be done!! While I think it looks otay. I don't like it being so narrow. I can never seem to make a good square. It comes out narrow. Son wanted it long.

Close up of hat and high school letters...

Close up of the edging...

Close up of the tassel....

Close up of a letter...

There is a couple more close ups in my album here on Multiply if you want to see them.

How do you like it??

Now I can move on. WOOHOO!! LOL

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Practice the Single Crochet Swatch

Single Crochet Swatch

Design by Lavahalo Crochet


Red Heart Super Saver- In color of your choice. Small amount of yarn.

Hook Size- “I” (5.5mm)

Measures- approximately 4¼” wide by just over 5” long

Stitches Used:

Ch= chain

Sc= single crochet

Sl= slip stitch


Ch 14

Row 1- sc in second ch from hook and in each st across, turn (13 sc)

Row 2-20- ch1, sc in first st and in each st across, turn. (13 sc)

Do Not Fasten off


Ch1, 19 sl st evenly down the side, ch1, 13 sl st across the bottom, ch1, 19 sl st evenly up the side, ch1, sl st 13 across the top, sl st in first ch1 st, Fasten Off.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Daddy's Afghan

Well I stayed up Saturday night until 3 am and finished Daddy's afghan for Father's Day.

My camera just fades out the color.....

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Curtains I made...

Finally finished the curtains and uploaded the pictures. I made the curtains because our light bill is crazy high! I am hoping that the curtains will block light and therefore heat. Hopefully helping it to be cooler in there and save a bit of funds on the light bill.

Shoot! I have even been hanging out the heavy clothes(towels and jeans)! This way they get almost all the way dry. Then I put them in the dryer for about 30 mins to finish and make them soft. Thinking I am gonna try less time than 30 mins too!

Dinning room with the lights off. Notice how bright it is in there. Looking at the picture now, I don't think it shows how bright it is in there....

After curtains, and with the lights off. Nor do I think the picture shows how dim it is in there now....

With the lights on....

Standing in my laundry

With tie backs (I made the tie backs as well)...

Side window....

Close up of the top....

Close up of the bottom...

So what do ya'll think? How did I do?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

10 Reasons to Buy Lots of Yarn

10 Reasons to Buy Lots of Yarn

1. It insulates the cupboard where it is kept.

2. It keeps the economy moving. It is my patriotic duty to support wool farmers, textile mills, and yarn shops.

3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.

4. I'm participating in a contest - the one who dies with the most yarn wins!

5. It keeps without refrigeration, you don't have to cook it to enjoy it, you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose or walk it.

6. Because I'm worth it.

7. Like dust, it's good for protecting previously unprotected spaces in the house, like the ironing board, the laundry basket, the dining room table

8. It's not immoral, illegal or fattening. It calms the nerves, ratifies the soul, and makes me
feel good.

9. Because it is on sale. Because that is such a beautiful colour... I've never seen it before... I must have it.

10. Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your shopping expeditions.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Progress on Grad Graph Afghan

No matter what setting's on my camera I play with I can not get it to take a good picture! / Makes me both angry and sad, as we paid a lot for it!

Any who, here is a few of what I thought the best ones I took to show you my progress of the grad graph afgham I am making my oldest son.

This one shows the color the and red....took these inside and yesterday (Thursday) morning...

Here is a close up of the number two...on the back side of the two....trying to show how I am handling the extra rolls of yarn....

Here is where I made it too last night...I am now at the tassel of the does not show the color as well....took these pictures out side this (Friday) am....

Close up of the bottom front of the number two....

Another try of the whole piece....

Close up of the number eight...taken outside.....

Otay I hope you can get an odea of how it looks and what I am doing with the yarn. I added every picture I took to my Flickr account if you want to go look. I tryed to pick the best to share here.

So give me some feed back on what you think.

When done I will have to figure out what type of edging I will be doing. Have an idea about the edging (with link is great!) let me know, maybe I want have to think to hard! LOL

Thanks for dropping by friends!

Hope your day and weekend is blessed!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

XXX (Love) Spring Baby Afghan

Here is the baby afghan I just made up or designed myself. Of course my camera did not do these colrs justice one bit!
I used Caron Simply and Caron Simply Soft Baby. Both are a medium 4 weight yarn.
Hope you like it!

Pratice Garden Party Wrap

Well I finally finished my Garden Party Wrap by Crochet Kim.
This was my practice wrap, as I have never done the pineapple design before. So I made a couple other small patterns first to practice the pineapple design.
Also I will do my true wrap in a hand spun/painted lace weight yarn. I have never had yarn like that before, nor have I used it. So I practiced it first as suggested by Kim.
This pattern was VERY easy! To my surprise and delight! I was scared to try it..heehee
This one was done with Caron Simply Soft using an "H" hook.

Hope you like it!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Seraphina’s Shawl

Well I finally got to make this shawl with JoAnn's Sensation's Rainbow Boucle.
This is the fisrt time I used a boucle yarn. The first few rows was a bit diffcult, using this yarn. Then it was fine. I love the way the yarn shades!
I made this one for my cousin.
Hope ya like it!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Checkered Flag Lapghan

Well FINALLY finished! Here's the lapghan it took me a year to make! hahahaha It is my own design too. I have this one wrote down too!
Sorry if this is a repeat to you.
But it took me a year because when I started I had only been crocheting a year.
While its just a basic square. I had to make myself a square the size I wanted.
So I made WAY more squares than I used in this pattern!! I would try one way and didn't like it....too big, or too small, or just didn't like the square.
I have now learned while I really love some squares. I get soooo BORED with repeating square after square after square!!! UGH! LOL Sometimes I would get the nods! Ya know start falling asleep and looking like a bobble head doll! ROTFLMBO!!!
So what do ya think? Be honest now. I can't do better if I don't know what's wrong.
Happy Hookin'