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 room..lol...

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.