Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Works In Progress - November Edition

Active Projects (work on one or more of these every day or close to that)
  • Restock Stockings--make a few patchwork
  • Baby boy hats
  • Use up or move yarn in laundry basket
  • Hat for Kami-pale pink with navy blue and hot pink
  • Hat for Jessi-Flap hat. Teal where red, lavender where gold.
  • Slippers for Kendee and Eliza
  • Bearded Hats for Kristi's son, Kaden, and Joanie's boys
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Back Burner, but still on the stove
  • Distribute beanies to Evan, Greenways, and S&L Cantwells
  • Give Chris P hats at work
  • Restock gloves, black, packer (green, gold, white) and any others that are sold out, also restock hair band
  • Make flowers and maroon and hot pink for package decor
  • Make African Flower stockings
  • Make more baby dresses
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  • make more slippers
 photo slippers.jpg
  • try a new pattern of dishcloths


  • Make more scrubbies-restock and also try a new patternPhotobucket
  • Go through old stock, either donate or re-purpose items that are consistent non-sellers
  • Crochet legwarmers
  • Make a scarf/cowl like the one Tonia asked about.
  • Make a hairband something along the lines of this.
  • Go through clear tote and make sure all is dealt with there
  • Finish plarn bag 
Someday, (I hope!)
  • Reclaim yarn from thrift store sweaters
  • Make/Design Beret
  • Design/Make Potholders (for wedding gifts)
  • Make/Design Soap Socks/Savers for family, gifts, possibly etsy shop.(popcorn stitch on one side, plain on the other. (Make a soap saver, perhaps like this one)
  • Re-learn to tat.
Image courtesy of vrangtantebrun

  • Make/Design/Refine Convertible Mittens pattern
  • Go through specialty yarn, imaginate (scarves?)




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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

WIP October Edition

Active Projects (work on one or more of these every day or close to that)
  • Mermaid Lapghan
  • Restock Stockings--make a few patchwork
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Back Burner, but still on the stove
  • make a beard beanie for Nader (Notre Dame colors)
  • Make a few hats for Chris P at work
  • Make infant hats with interchangeable buttons to give as shower and general new baby gifts.  
  • make dress for Heather, as well as gloves
  • Restock gloves, black, packer (green, gold, white) and any others that are sold out, also restock hair band
  • Make flowers and maroon and hot pink for package decor
  • Make African Flower stockings
  • Make more baby dresses
 photo baby dress.jpg

  • make more slippers
 photo slippers.jpg
  • try a new pattern of dishcloths


  • Make more scrubbies-restock and also try a new patternPhotobucket
  • Go through old stock, either donate or re-purpose items that are consistent non-sellers
  • Crochet legwarmers
  • Make a scarf/cowl like the one Tonia asked about.
  • Make a hairband something along the lines of this.
  • Go through clear tote and make sure all is dealt with there
  • Finish plarn bag 
Someday, (I hope!)
  • Reclaim yarn from thrift store sweaters
  • Make/Design Beret
  • Design/Make Potholders (for wedding gifts)
  • Make/Design Soap Socks/Savers for family, gifts, possibly etsy shop.(popcorn stitch on one side, plain on the other. (Make a soap saver, perhaps like this one)
  • Re-learn to tat.
Image courtesy of vrangtantebrun

  • Make/Design/Refine Convertible Mittens pattern
  • Go through specialty yarn, imaginate (scarves?)




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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WIP August Edition

Active Projects (work on one or more of these every day or close to that)
  • Restock Stockings--make a few patchwork
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Back Burner, but still on the stove
  • make a beard beanie for Nader (Notre Dame colors)
  • Make a few hats for Chris P at work
  • Make infant hats with interchangeable buttons to give as shower and general new baby gifts.  
  • New scripture carrier for H
  • make dress for Heather, as well as gloves
  • Restock gloves, black, packer (green, gold, white) and any others that are sold out, also restock hair band
  • Make flowers and maroon and hot pink for package decor
  • Make African Flower stockings
  • Make more baby dresses
 photo baby dress.jpg

  • make more slippers
 photo slippers.jpg
  • try a new pattern of dishcloths


  • Make more scrubbies-restock and also try a new patternPhotobucket
  • Go through old stock, either donate or re-purpose items that are consistent non-sellers
  • Crochet legwarmers
  • Make a scarf/cowl like the one Tonia asked about.
  • Make a hairband something along the lines of this.
  • Go through clear tote and make sure all is dealt with there
  • Finish plarn bag 
Someday, (I hope!)
  • Reclaim yarn from thrift store sweaters
  • Make/Design Beret
  • Design/Make Potholders (for wedding gifts)
  • Make/Design Soap Socks/Savers for family, gifts, possibly etsy shop.(popcorn stitch on one side, plain on the other. (Make a soap saver, perhaps like this one)
  • Re-learn to tat.
Image courtesy of vrangtantebrun

  • Make/Design/Refine Convertible Mittens pattern
  • Go through specialty yarn, imaginate (scarves?)




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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Plarn shopping bag-granny squares

My plastic bag collection was taking over our home recently, so I sat down and spent a few hours turning it into a few large balls of plarn. Then it was time to go "Pinterest Shopping" for inspiration as to what to do with these balls.

I found this picture, and decided to use it as a springboard.


Here's how mine turned out:
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The pattern I used was pretty basic, just a chain 4, then join into a circle. Next sc 12 in the chain 4 circle, then 20sc, (3 in each corner, 2 on each side) then 28sc. Finish off. 

I made a bunch of the squares, then sl stitched them together, and made a border and a handle. 


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Now I have a nice bag for my farmer's marketing, general shopping, or just taking things around here and there. What's not to like about that?

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

WIP July Edition

Active Projects (work on one or more of these every day or close to that)
  • Restock Stockings--make a few patchwork
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Back Burner, but still on the stove
  • Make stuffed animal cocoon for Heather
  • make a beard beanie for Nader (Notre Dame colors)
  • Make a few hats for Chris P at work
  • Make infant hats with interchangeable buttons to give as shower and general new baby gifts.  
  • make dress for Heather, as well as gloves
  • get pics taken of flower ear warmers, list in shop
  • Restock gloves, black, packer (green, gold, white) and any others that are sold out
  • Do iPad covers (mini and regular)
  • Make flowers and maroon and hot pink for package decor
  • Make African Flower stockings
  • Make more baby dresses
 photo baby dress.jpg

  • make more slippers
 photo slippers.jpg
  • try a new pattern of dishcloths


  • Make more scrubbies-restock and also try a new patternPhotobucket
  • Go through old stock, either donate or re-purpose items that are consistent non-sellers
  • Crochet legwarmers
  • Make a scarf/cowl like the one Tonia asked about.
  • Make a hairband something along the lines of this.
  • Go through clear tote and make sure all is dealt with there
  • Finish plarn bag 
Someday, (I hope!)
  • Reclaim yarn from thrift store sweaters
  • Make/Design Beret
  • Design/Make Potholders (for wedding gifts)
  • Make/Design Soap Socks/Savers for family, gifts, possibly etsy shop.(popcorn stitch on one side, plain on the other. (Make a soap saver, perhaps like this one)
  • Re-learn to tat.
Image courtesy of vrangtantebrun

  • Make/Design/Refine Convertible Mittens pattern
  • Go through specialty yarn, imaginate (scarves?)






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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

WIP May edition

Active Projects (work on one or more of these every day or close to that)
  • Restock Stockings--make a few patchwork
salu stocking photo IMG_4131.jpg

 photo stockings.jpg

Back Burner, but still on the stove
  • Make stuffed animal cocoon for Heather
  • make a beard beanie for Nader (Notre Dame colors)
  • Make a few hats for Chris P at work
  • Make infant hats with interchangeable buttons to give as shower and general new baby gifts.  
  • make dress for Heather, as well as gloves
  • get pics taken of flower ear warmers, list in shop
  • Restock gloves, black, packer (green, gold, white) and any others that are sold out
  • Do iPad covers (mini and regular)
  • Make flowers and maroon and hot pink for package decor
  • Make African Flower stockings
  • Make more baby dresses
 photo baby dress.jpg

  • make more slippers
 photo slippers.jpg
  • try a new pattern of dishcloths


  • Make more scrubbies-restock and also try a new patternPhotobucket
  • Go through old stock, either donate or re-purpose items that are consistent non-sellers
  • Crochet legwarmers
  • Make a scarf/cowl like the one Tonia asked about.
  • Make a hairband something along the lines of this.
  • Go through clear tote and make sure all is dealt with there
  • Finish plarn bag 
Someday, (I hope!)
  • Reclaim yarn from thrift store sweaters
  • Make/Design Beret
  • Design/Make Potholders (for wedding gifts)
  • Make/Design Soap Socks/Savers for family, gifts, possibly etsy shop.(popcorn stitch on one side, plain on the other. (Make a soap saver, perhaps like this one)
  • Re-learn to tat.
Image courtesy of vrangtantebrun

  • Make/Design/Refine Convertible Mittens pattern
  • Go through specialty yarn, imaginate (scarves?)






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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Cable Crochet Ear Warmers Pattern

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Since I was in ear warmer mode, I went ahead an made up another one--this one to coordinate with my signature fingerless glove pattern.

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Cable Crochet Ear Warmers

Size G crochet hook

Ch 34

Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, *sc in end of row, ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, sc in same st as * hdc in next free loops of ch, hdc in last free loop. *Sc in end of row, ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, sc in same st as here*, sl st in first sc. Finish off.

Rnd 2: hdc in next sc, dc in next sc, *fptrc in next 2 dc on other side of foundation ch, sk 2 sc behind, dc in next 3 sc, rep from *4 times, fptrc in next 2 dc on other side of foundation ch, sk 2 sc behind, dc, hdc, and sc in next 3 sc, sc in the next 10 free loops of the ch 11 you made in Rnd 1. Sc in end of row, sc in next 10 sc, sc, hdc, dc, in next 3 st. *Fptrc in each of next 2 fptrc, sk 2 st behind, dc in next 3 st, rep from * 4 times, fptrc in next 2 fptrc, sk 2 sc behind, dc, hdc, sc in next 3 st, sc in next 2 sc and the next 11 free loops of the ch 11 you made in rnd 1, sc in end of row, sc in next 10 st, sl st to beg ch 2.

Rnd 3: ch 2, hdc in next st, dc in next st (*), sk next st, fptrc in next st, then fptrc in skipped st, "X" made. Sk 2 st in back of "X" just made, dc in next 3 dc, rep from * 4 times, sk next st, fptrc in next st, then make "X" in last fptrc group, dc, hdc, sc in next 3 st (*) sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, hdc in next st, dc in next st, rep from (*) to (*) 1 time, sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sl, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc, sl st to ch 2.

Rnd 4: Ch 2 hdc in next 31 st, sc in next 10 sc 2 sc in next sc sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, hdc in next 31 st, sc in next 13 2 sc  in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc, sl st to ch 2.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, sc in the next 106 st ch 4 sc in next st 2 sc, 4 sc in loop just made, sc in next 11 sc, sl st to ch 2, finish off.

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