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Archive for June, 2008

Cameo is done!

I have had the book “Everyday Crochet” by Doris Chan for quite awhile now, and I have wanted to make the first pattern in it, the Cameo tank. I started it last year and for some reason just couldn’t get the pattern to make sense. Well, when I found the new yarn Naturallycaron.com I just had to try Spa. I got myself 4 skeins of Ocean Spray and this is what it made.

I LOVE this top! The yarn is a Bamboo Acrylic blend with more acrylic then bamboo so it’s still a bit to warm to wear in the Texas heat, but I will suffer through and wear this on July 4 to a cookout that we are going to. I also found some new yarn coming out at Elann that I may try. This only took me a few day to make so I have no problems making it again.

I went back to Jo-Ann’s and got me a few more skeins of Naturallycaron.com in country. This is a acrylic and wool blend, and I’m going to make a cute little cardi that I found on Ravelry. You really should join!

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Shalom Cardi is finished

Really, I finished it about a week ago it’s just taken me this long to get the button on and the pictures taken.  It was a easy pattern to work and I would make one again if I find a nice wool to work with.  I’m not sure I really like the Jiffy, by Lion Brand, but I would buy it again if I found it at $.97!

I added extra stitches under the arms and I might not do that again, the 15 stitches would probable be just fine.

I love the button that I got.  I originally got it for the Cloud Bolero.  OMG!!  I never posted it!!??   I posted about it over at Fresh Off The Hook, but not here.  Well, let me just change that.

I really like the pattern for the Cloud Bolero, (the photo doesn’t show up with the pattern but if you want to see it just have a look around the links on that page.) but I wanted a longer one.  Not a big deal.  The pattern was easy it just took me some time to get the hang of it because it was the first time I really ever made a knitted garment.  I used Lion Brand Homespun and really enjoyed working with it.  It really does make a nice and soft jacket.

Please pardon the pose DD took that picture and made me be a super modal.   The only thing I would change is the picot edging on the sleeves.  I don’t know if it’s this yarn or what but they are really big.  I do plan on making this again, once I figure out how to add sleeves to it. LOL

Happy Hooking!

Green Summer Tank

I have been wanting to make Alesa a tank top for the summer, about as much a I want to make one for myself.  So the other day I let her pick out some yarn for her top and yesterday I went to work looking for the perfect pattern.  I couldn’t find the perfect pattern so I just winged it.

We used Caron Simply Soft in Soft Green.  I wanted something that was open so that the acrylic factor wouldn’t be so hot.

I left it apron style in the back so that, again, we didn’t have the acrylic factor.  She really likes it and I think with a simple white shirt underneath she should be able to wear it to school.

Here is the top just laid out on the table, please excuse the lighting I really have no good places inside to take photo’s.

Now, I didn’t write out the pattern for this, simply because I don’t like writing them and I haven’t head that anyone has ever used the ones that I have written.

Oops, I did it again…

Ugh, I made two really cute baby tops and forgot to take pictures of them! One was called Katja from Knitty.com and the other was Summer Shells by Yummy Yarn. I really liked both of the patterns and they were very easy to follow. They made really cute tops and I would recommend them to anyone. I used Caron Simply Soft and made size 6-9 mos. I think they were too big for the baby now, but should fit in the heat of the Texas summer.

Now, I did manage to take a picture of the Shalom Cardigan that I’m making. (Look on the right side of her blog and you will see the pattern.)

I’m using Lion Brand Jiffy, that I found on sale at Joann’s for $.97! I got the last 8 skeins of it and set of to make this.  So far I have only used 3 skeins and I might have to use one more to make it longer, we’ll see. The pattern is also very easy to follow, although she only has it in one size, M, she does give you tips to make is larger or smaller. I hope to have this done by the weekend and will get pictures then.

I also picked up some of the new Naturally Caron.com yarn called Spa.  It’s a really soft and silky bamboo blend.  It’s made with 75% Microdenier Acrylic and 25% Bamboo.  It’s a size 3 (light) or DK weight yarn and will make the perfect tank top, which is all I’ve been wanting to make this year, I just haven’t been able to find the perfect yarn. =) They also have a wool blend that was really really nice and maybe the next ones I get. Cost $4.99 at Joann’s.

By the way most of these patterns I find on Ravelry. The people on there are so wonderful and you can find a lot of free patterns. If you are on there you can find me by Hazlecreek, if not just sign up! Right now it’s by invitation only, but you should get that in about 2 days now. It’s worth the wait!

Just a few things.

I made some baby clothes for a lady on my son’s T-Ball team. They are a bit big for her now, but babies always grow.

The pattern can be found on Beverly’s Crochet Patterns

Just scroll down a bit and look for the one that says baby dress. It only took about 3 hours to make and it turned out so cute!

I made this using Caron Simply Soft. As I was making another one for her I overheard the mother say that she had so many dresses, so I decided to shorten it and make it a tank top. I found a pattern for some pants and shortened them and made shorts for it. I don’t remember just where I found the pattern for the pants.

I finished the summer scarf swap and mailed it off. Once I hear that she has received it I will post the pictures of the scarfs I made the other thing.