What is a UFO?

April 30, 2006 at 8:55 pm (Unfinished Works)

In the crochet world, a UFO is an Unfinished Object. I have a bunch of UFO’s that have been sitting not doing anything for months! I thought I would share them here in my blog just so that there is a sense of accountability.

This particular piece is a Homespun Stole. I started making it for my sister to match her blanket that I made her out of the same yarn. I wanted to do something with the leftover yarn, and what do you know? I had to go out and buy another one anyway just to be able to finish it. This is on my list to finish.

This next one is the exact same pattern as above. Another case of leftover yarn not knowing what do do with it. Same exact thing happened, I ran out, never finished. I do have additional yarn now that I bought to finish it. I actually made this one for myself. I have several black shirts that I wear with skirts that have this color yellow in it and I thought it would be a good combination.

Ah, the sage afghan. I actually started making this for my mother over a year ago. She got here and decided she didn’t want something with holes in it so I stopped and made her something else. I ended up using Chenelle yarn which was the first time I ever used that type of yarn. It was quick, easy, no holes and she loved it! Sorry, don’t have that picture.

  
OK, this is it for now. I have several more things going on, but just too tired to get pictures.TTFN

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A Bit of What I am Working On

April 26, 2006 at 6:25 am (Children's Wearables, Misc)

Here are some pics of things I am working on at the moment. I had mentioned before that I was in the middle of crocheting tops for my GRAND nieces. I have completely finished two – with the exception of the embellishments and here they are (I have a pretty large stuffed pig I am using as a “model”).

This is the one for the 8 year old – I am planning on putting some ribbon and such to make it look a little more “girlie”. I actually designed this pattern myself. I have learned already that there are certain ways to make the bodice and then the bottom part and how to attach the straps – I used a stitch called the “Arch” from a book from Leisure Arts called 63 Easy to Crochet Pattern Stitches to make an Heirloom Afghan:

  

This is the one for the 3 year old. Cute little halter dress – you see the front of it as well as the back. Again, I am planning on putting some ribbon around it! The picture I took looks a little lopsided, but I assure you it is symetrical! This pattern I got from the Luv2Crochet website. It is the Pink Daisies Halter Top Pattern.

  

I am also working on a bolero for the 13 year old. I have a pattern for the 7 year old, just haven’t started it as of yet.

One other thing I am working on (I am addicted I know!) is a baby set for a friend that just had a little boy. I am making a sweater, hat and booties. I am on the sweater. This is the first baby boy thing I have made. I will post pics later.

TTFN

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Got the FEVER

April 22, 2006 at 6:33 am (Misc)

Yes, you heard me right. The fever of crochet is in my blood. I am becoming a stashoholic. You see, I am a merchandiser which enables me to spend a lot of my day in a lot of different stores. Now, I am not a shopper at all, in fact I HATE shopping, but since I am in the store already, and I have found a new passion for crochet, I make it a point to see if this store has any yarn!!!

Now I am buying yarn just for the heck of it! Here is some yarn I purchased at the Dollar Tree in my neighborhood yesterday. I don’t need this yarn, it was just there calling out my name:

And who can resist only a dollar a skein???Ok, that is it for now. I did take some pics of the projects for my grand-nieces, but I will post them later. Gotta go!

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Late, Late, Late

April 21, 2006 at 8:25 am (Children's Wearables, Testing)

Yup, that is the story of my life! I cannot believe that Sunday was the last (only) time I posted! Already getting off to a great start on this blogging thing!

Anyhoo, I wanted to show off what I made for my daughter! This took me a week to make (mostly evenings) and I must say I am quite proud of myself! (I just noticed that I use way too many “!” in my sentences – note to self – do not become a punctuation fanatic)

This dress I tested for a great designer – You can find her work at Crochet Garden – in fact, my daughter is modeling the exact dress here – the dress is called “Little Maiden Sundress” – the pattern is for sale there, and I have to tell you that it was very simple to make.

I am working on 4 other projects at the same time. As I mentioned in my first post, I was in the middle of designing a top for one of my grand nieces. I actually have 4 grand-nieces that I am crocheting something for – tops made out of the same yarn – Red Heart Super Saver in MultiColor Monet – but different patterns. The ages of the girls are 3.5, 7, 8 and 13 – it’s fun doing this. I have finished two of them, the one for the 3.5 year old, and the one for the 8 year old (I posted in the first post that she was 9, she is really only 8 ) I also have 3 grand-nephews that I am still trying to figure out what to make them.

Ok, that is it for now, I will be posting pictures of the tops I am making later on today. I have to head to work now.

TTFN

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My Very First Blog Entry!!!

April 16, 2006 at 5:06 pm (Misc)

Hello! I needed a place to start showing off some of my crochet. Yeah, I think it’s a bit ego-maniacal, but hey, whatever! It’s just going to be my little spot on the web to showcase my new passion for crocheting.

I, probably like a lot of people, started crocheting many, many moons ago – but lost the passion for it until about 1.5 years ago. A girlfriend of mine was busy crocheting a blanket for her niece, and I decided to try my hand at it again and thought making baby blankets for a friend that had just had twins was the answer. I made one, my girlfriend made the other one … oh my, what a difference! My girlfriend had talent, and I had NONE! My blanket was a good 30% bigger than hers! We laughed, and gave the blankets to my friend anyway, with a pair of THREAD booties. Using thread was a total experience. Took me almost 3 booties before I got it right!

Well the rest is history.

At least it’s my history!

It’s sad that I don’t have pictures of those first projects, to see the progress that I have made. I am actually in the middle of designing my own pattern for my 9 year old GRAND niece. I’ve come a long way baby!

Stay tuned!

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