Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pattern Sources

When I started to crochet, both children were quite small, which meant not much time or opportunity to shop. So, I did a lot of tooling around the internet during their naptime. Here are some of my favorite sites for patterns:

This site requires registration, but it is free. Click on the option to the left on your screen for Patterns.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Child's Cardigan

I found a cute pattern for a child's cardigan while looking around on the Lion Brand website. I bought 4 balls of Lollipop at Fiber Art--2 balls of pink for MM and 2 balls of purple for K. Both girls are smaller than the measurements stated in the pattern, but I thought they would have room to grow. I started and finished K's and she is proudly wearing it now!

I started MM's and I'm planning some modifications to sizing because she is the smaller of the 2. And I'm changing the stitch pattern of the body(it's fun to experiment!).

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Yarn Basket

We all have a stash of yarn . . . which brings about the need to store the stash in a way that is easy to access and somewhat attractive to the eye.

I took 2 balls of cotton from my stash and made a . . . stash basket. I was quite pleased with the outcome!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Digital Copies

There has been quite a bit of excitement about the T-Shirt Rug (which has excited me), with folks hunting for a copy of the April 2009 issue of Crochet World. Did you know that DRG Publishing offers digital copies of all its magazines and some pattern books as leaflets for download?

Here is a link where you can download back issues as well as current issues:


Friday, June 26, 2009

Getting Along

This was too cute to pass up! Bunny initiates the snuggling, but Peeper is beginning to tolerate it more. Peeper will now lick Bunny's forehead, which is a show of affection.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Finished Shrug

I finished the Day to Evening Shrug! I modified the pattern by making the sleeves short and I eliminated the tie in the front and added a button closure. This picture was taken before blocking, so don't be dismayed by the pointy edges. They blocked out nice.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Day to Evening Shrug

I have been working on the Day to Evening Shrug that is in the May issue of Crochet!. I am working on the second sleeve and hope to be finished today.

I chose Linosa by Lang as the yarn and it has worked well. It is a pastel and gives the shrug a casual feel.

Most of the students in the class chose Mica by Berroco and their shrugs are turning out very well. The Mica has a nice sheen to it and gives the shrug a dressy and elegant atmosphere. I can see them wearing it to a party!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

T-Shirt Rug

Annie's Attic has a new leaflet out and my T-Shirt Rug that was in the April 2009 issue is included! The new leaflet is Recycle It!


And speaking of the T-Shirt Rug . . . I am doing a class on the rug @ Fiber Art on Saturday, June 20th. Roz has copies of the issue available for sale. Call (813) 792-5999 to reserve a spot. The cost is $25. Bring old t-shirts, crochet hook (size 9MM), a rotary mat, rotary cutting tool and quilting ruler and join us for some fun!