Friday, December 16, 2005

A few things

Oh life has been busy. Since the 1st of this month I've been on a family reunion cruise from Miami to Key West FL and Calica, Mexico, then straight to a conference for work in Newport, RI, home for 3 days, then to NY for work for a few days. So I only managed to complete a few small projects: dog mat, a few small scarves, another cable purse and in between working on a blanket for my grandson. Today I'm trying to finish some online courses that need to be done by Dec 31 but had to take a break to do some blogging and get some Xmas orders off for the Crochetville Wish List Exchange. Due to time restraints all exchanges I did were completed online.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Crocheted Hand Bag

I got the idea from Donna over at Crochetville. I pulled out my crochet encyclopedia and stitch bible to find a quick ribbed type stitch. I decided on the parallel post which is made up of hdc's and fphdc's. So I grabbed a worsted weight yarn and began. The bag took around 2 hours to make. I crocheted a rectangle, attached the handles, turned the bag inside out and sc'd up the sides. Another Xmas gift done.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Evening Shawl

Another shawl completed, another Xmas gift finished. This shawl (pattern) was done with a sport weight acrylic yarn and trimmed with fun fur print.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Another Seraphina Completed

It's turkey day!! Between the cooking I managed to finish another Seraphina Shawl done with a different color of the Joann Rainbow Boucle. One more Christmas gift finished.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Toddler Poncho & Hat

This poncho and hat was made with RH SS yarn for a friend's granddaughter.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Triangle Shawl

Triangle shawl pattern from the Bernat website.
Shawl crocheted with Bernat Harmony yarn.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Suede Sweater

I made this sweater with Lion Brand suede and fun fur yarns. I wore it to my niece's baby shower this past weekend and received a lot of compliments.

Mrs. Who Shrug

This shrug was based on the Mrs. Who schematics posted on the Crochetville Forum. Shrug was made with Lion Brand Homespun. It will be a Xmas gift for a 10 year old.

My Niece's Baby Shower

My niece is having a baby soon. Her shower was Saturday. These were part of my gifts to her:

Blanket set made with Bernat Baby Coordinates.

Baby Bunting with Hat made with RH SS.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Seraphina Shawls

Two seraphina shawls that I had done awhile ago. I gave the black one to my mom for her birthday. She really liked it.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Quick Scarf

Another small scarf done with the leftover yarn from the shrug.

Saturday, October 29, 2005


This shrug was done with a mohair, silk & wool blend that I picked up from a marvelous yarn store that I discovered not far from where I live - Woolbearers. They carry some lovely yarns and I know that I'll be a frequent visitor there.

I crocheted this without a pattern. Shrug was simply done using double crochet throughout.


Ruffle Scarf from Interweave Crochet done with Central Park yarn from the Lily Chin Signature Collection.

Skinny Scarf done with Plymouth Baby Alpaca. No pattern used, just winged it.

Donna's "Julia" Jacket

Another great pattern from Donna Rutledge. Jacket was done with Lionbrand Imagine and
Patons Mosaic was used for the trim.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Autumn Jacket

Jacket was done with Lion Brand Suede. Pattern by Donna Rutledge.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Another Claudia

Another Claudia Bolero
pattern by
type of yarn is a sport weight acrylic mill end

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Matching Skirt

Matching skirt for the bolero, done in the round with a V stitch.

Monday, September 19, 2005

More Boleros

A few more boleros. Both are based on patterns by Donna Rutledge aka Nina-Kate - Both boleros were done with Jo~Ann Sensation Gemstone, a yarn that is discontinued. I found the yarn from the clearance bin at my local Jo~Ann store.

Claudia bolero:

Adina bolero:

Friday, September 16, 2005

Martha Poncho Day

Today my cousin Rhonda and I attended Martha’s Poncho Day show in New York City.

Everyone in the audience had a poncho on, even her dogs. The show was very interesting.

Guests were Lily Chin, a very fast crocheter, comedian David Spade who was a hoot and Sesame Street’s Elmo who also wore a poncho. Everyone in attendance received a poncho, a cookie of Martha wearing a poncho and an Elmo DVD.

After the show Rhonda and I headed down to the Village for lunch at BBQ. After lunch we made a visit to Smiley's Yarn store in Woodhaven where we both added to our stash. We ended the day watching the show when it was retelevised later that evening.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Poncho for Martha Day

I made this poncho this weekend to wear to Martha Stewart Poncho Day tomorrow in NYC. The instructions say to wear something colorful. Well the only other Martha type ponchos that I have and didn't give away are a solid black one and a cream colored one. Since I had a few skeins of Lion Brand Homespun in the stash I did another one up just for the show.

Adina Bolero

This bolero was crocheted with a sport weight mill end yarn. The pattern belongs to Donna aka Nina Kate who sells this pattern on Ebay -

Boleros and Shrugs

I finally got the boleros and shrugs up. These were done on my own without a pattern:

This shrug one was done with Lionbrand chenille mill ends:

This was made with Red Heart Light and Lofty:

This one was done in thread:

Friday, September 02, 2005


A small portion of my good old stash:

First Day, First Post

Okay I finally started this blog. Let's see how I keep up with it.

Today is Friday and my day off from work. I got the nails and other errands done first off.

Then I played good samaritan by taking my friend Joanne grocery shopping. I hate grocery shopping with a passion. I especially hate hauling the stuff in and putting it away. Hell I don't do it at home as my kids have to earn their keep somehow, sigh! But Jo can't do it and she only has Gail and I. At least I got a good workout in, LOL!!

Anyway once I got home I cooked myself a nice steak dinner. I hate cooking too and don't do it much anymore.

Then I got on the computer for a bit. Now my puters I love. I finally created this blog. I've been wanting to but figured I'd spend too much time messing with it instead of crocheting - another thing I love to do ;-)

I'm going to try and finish the shrug I started this morning. BTW I picked up some yarn today. Like I really needed anymore in the stash. But The Rag Shop got a new batch of mill ends. And I had a coupon. So I got a pound bag of a nice blue acrylic for only $1.97. I also picked up a skein of Sensation Rainbow Boucle at Jo~Ann's using another coupon, yes!! Go coupons, they are a hooker's best friend :-)