Secret Pal at the ‘Ville

June 15, 2006 at 6:04 am (Swaps & RAOK)

A while back I mentioned something about someone sending me something that was very special. I have been very remiss about posting here, not because I am unappreciative, but because I am just plain forgetful!

At Crochetville, there is something called the “Secret Pal” swap. You fill out this application of all your likes about crochet and such and a moderator scrambles them all up and places people together to swap crochet related things. You try not to reveal yourself until the “reveal” package at the end of the swap.

Well, the Secret Pal who was assigned to me (the one sending me things) is extra special. She has sent me two packages already and not to mention sending me numerous ecards to brighten my day. She seems to have a real handle on me because she knows just when I need something in the form of a pick me up!

Here was her May special package she sent me!

Here was her June special package she sent me!

In the first package she sent me all kinds of goodies! There is some hand lotion, some body lotion, yarn, a dishcloth pattern book and a dishcloth!!! Handmade by her! I use this thing every day! I didn’t think I would like crocheted dishcloths to use around the house, but they are so absorbent and really work well.

The second package she sent me, well, it had even MORE goodies. There is a pattern book for children’s wearables, a bar of beautiful butterfly soap, yarn, and a scarf made with that very same yarn, and a journal that I am keeping right next to the place I crochet to write my notes in! All of that is lovely. But what I absolutely went GAGA over is that crochet hook. It’s a hand made Turn of the Century wooden crochet hook. Oh my!!! How special is that???

If your reading this special pal, thank you so much for sending me such nice things!



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Another Finished Item

June 14, 2006 at 4:45 am (Accessories)

Well, here I am, almost 5am, I have been up half the night listening to TS Alberto wail outside. Can’t sleep, can’t believe I have internet connection, much less power! We lost power for about 3 or 4 hours last night. Has anyone ever tried to crochet to a flashlight? How in the world did they do it in the old days???

Anyhoo, here is the perfect opportunity to post another finished item.

I was fooling around with a new yarn I purchased. It’s the first real “quality” yarn I have ever gotten. I got it to make something for my secret pal, but had some leftover and so I was just messing around with it. The kind of yarn is Cotton Classic by Tahki in color #3947. The stitch is from this pattern.

I do believe I started with a chain of 31 – I worked it long ways but folded it over the other way, does that even make sense? I then edged it with a sc all the way around but on one side I added the loop by chaining not on the edge, then went and slipstitched back over it and then sc under it. Wow, it was alot more easier to do then to try to explain. I then just whip stitched the sides and added the button. I toyed with the idea of a handle, but it looks better without one.

Yeah, it’s small. But it’s cute and it will make someone happy! LOL


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Sorry So Late!

June 13, 2006 at 6:37 am (Accessories, Children's Wearables)

WOW! Has it really been this long since I last posted??? I have so many things I have finished since the last post. So without further ado, let me present them here.

I sent a package to my niece for all of her kids, all 6 of them, plus another thing for my other nieces child. I did all of the tops in Red Heart Super Saver in the color Monet. Here they are:

The above is the halter top for the youngest girl. The pattern I got from Luv2Crochet and it’s called Pink Daisy’s Halter Top.

This one I actually designed myself, and this one is for the middle girl. I used this stitch for the bodice and then a stitch that I got from the 63 Easy to Crochet Pattern Stitches leaflet called Fan Trellis which is #42.

Here is another one I designed myself, and this one is for the oldest girl. I used just a basic sc for the bodice area, and then I used that same 63 Easy to Crochet Pattern Stitches leaflet but this time the stitch called the Arch Stitch with is #9.

This is a shrug that I did for the only child of my other niece. She is a teenager. I used this pattern here at Caney Lady Creations – this worked up quite quickly and was really easy directions to follow.


The one niece that has 6 children has 3 girls and 3 boys. Now what in the world do you make for boys??? I did the best I could in coming up with something. I made them pouches! I kind of combined three different patterns I saw and this is what I came up with! One is a CD Player pouch, one is a Game Boy pouch and the other is a pen/pencil pouch. I put little handles on the two pouches so that they could hold them or attach them if they wanted.

I have much more to show you, but alas, I have to get ready for work. I promise to update more this evening when I get in!


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