Knitted and crocheted - Blankets
Crocheting - Woven Blanket
3D Snowflake - Totally Regal
Sea Breeze Cowl
Warm Winter Feet
Gift Bag For Knitting - Cabled Hat - December 2015
It Must Be Autumn - September 2015
3D Snowflake - Queen Anne - June 2, 2015
3D Snowflake - Prince Charming - May 6, 2015
Another Quilted Lattice Ascot Scarf - April 2015
Crocheted Multiplicity Scarf
All boxed up for giving
Test Mitten #4 - Another Beauty
3D Snowflake - Love Knots - April 4, 2015
Test Mittens #3 - March 27 2015
Test Knitting - Mittens #2 - March 18, 2015
Test Knitting - Mittens - March 5, 2015
February 27, 2015
3D Snowflake White Majesty
February 1st, 2015
Crocheted Snowflakes - New Collection
January 4th, 2015
Year of Projects - Ravelry
Knitted afghan in the making.
December 30, 2014
Flurry of Memories - Discovering a knitted joy from many years ago.
December 5, 2014 ~ Dimensional Snowflakes - This looks like a winner book!
November 20, 2014 ~ Crochet Snowflakes That Last - and the yarn I do not like.
and the 'Re-Run' post after making another flake.
I learnt to knit before I went to school...and crochet when I was in elementary school. I cannot imagine never doing anything as relaxing and refreshing. I simply have to do this on a regular basis or I feel the withdrawals coming on. (usually a restlessness is the first sign).
I do have quite a few patterns and pattern books of my own, but have, in the past, relied pretty heavily on magazines for patterns. Sadly that seems to be a bit of an old fashioned way of getting patterns nowadays. I still run to the library for help. Be it a book or magazine, but like most other people I assume, I have found the internet to be an increasingly bigger source for patterns, help and information. Like when I needed to know what size a US 7 needle would be if I want to use my needles bought decades ago in South Africa and the UK.
I bought a skein of wool(yarn) a couple years ago, with a pattern for the cutest little boots (for baby) on the band. Sadly I found myself unable to crochet these very simple little things from the pattern. It was written in such a way that it made absolutely no sense to me at all and only frustrated me. Not good. I abandoned the bootees - that was a first for me : abandoning a project because I could not master the pattern. (I knitted from french magazines without knowing french - after all you only need to know the key words to know what to do!)
However, the story ends well. I used the skein to crochet a little hat for a new niece. Win-win!
Sadly, I did not take a picture of the completed project.
Can you say DUH?!?
But it turned out great (just like the one on the picture) I found the pattern at Lacy Crochet : Cashmere Crochet Baby Hat
I did take a picture of the little flower though ( I might use that for a different project one day) Mine is a little smaller...I had only just enough thread left to send a little along with the hat. One never knows when a bit may be needed for mending! And it was rather nice that we used the same colour of wool (yarn) too!