First, I see I did not update everyone on my participation in scrappyblanket.com. I was able to work with the lovely Rachele (BabyLoveBrandKids - Now CypressTextiles) on a site devoted to scrap blankets. Of course... we both got busy and... We're putting it on hold for now. However, we have quite a few things up, and it's still a neat site to see other's work.
Secondly, I was featured on another talented artist's blog: Spincushions. I've been following Shelley on Instagram, and when I saw she was doing a tutorial on joining, I had to let her know about my favorite one! The tight join! You can see that post here. Stop by and say hello to Shelley!
Even though I have been absent from the blog, I have certainly been crocheting away! I would love to show you all a few highlights of what I have been up to...
Let's first start with the Wooden Button hat. I bought all my buttons from Pymatuning Crafts.
Great customer service. I highly recommend them.
|I used to workout with Mary and Jamie.|
Since they (as well as Mary's family) are so beautiful, I asked them to show off their hats!
Of course I worked on many, many cowls. I just have a few pictured here...
I made a cute little hedgehog for my coworker. She is sewing me a bag in exchange!
I can't wait to see it...and hopefully show all of you!
|By the way, I nabbed that pattern from a great etsy seller: oneandtwocompany|
I've also been into tag-making, too. I don't know why... but it's small and fun!
Finally, I made quite a few blankets...
I think there may be some I am missing since it's been so long since I have talked with all of you.. but here are a few:
|This one was made for my friend Jamie.|
You can find the pattern from Nittybits here.
You can learn the continuous join-as-you-go from Rachele here.
|This was just a traditional granny square made of scraps for my friend's mother.|
It was also my first time using the continuous join-as-you-go method.
|Again, Nittybits came up with the pattern of this blanket. You can find it here.|
I learned the pom pom border from Robin at Once Upon a Pink Moon here.
And because I love it so much, this is also the continuous join-as-you-go method.
|This green and blue blanket was purchased by my friend Carrie.|
It's called the Gumball and the pattern can be purchased from BabyLoveBrandKids/CypressTextiles here.
I really enjoyed doing the reverse single crochet on this blanket!
|This little baby blanket was made up of some of my leftover yellows... Doesn't it make you happy?|
If you're interested in the pattern, you can again find it at BabyLoveBrandKids/CypressTextiles here.
The edging was simply a hdc around with a fpdc, bpdc for a few rows.
Well, it's probably up to negative 5 degrees outside now that it's almost 1 PM here... Hello Polar Vortex of 2014. So I should shove off and finish up all my tasks I want to get knocked out on this cold day that I have off from school. I hope that wherever you are that it's much warmer there!
Until next time, enjoy this goofy picture of me. My friend Andrea... her daughter found a way to use my yarn scraps. She's such a clever kid!