Another Triangle Shawl

Posted: April 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

I couldn’t help myself! I had a cake of Lion Brand Mandala yarn and I just had to make a shawl with it. Haha! It took a day to make crocheting it between other tasks. Just put the last few stitches on it a few minutes ago. I’d wear these colors myself. 🙂

Ok…maybe I’ll give my hands a rest for a few hours. These paws have been getting quite the workout!

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Finished Objects

Posted: April 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

I’ve been crocheting up a storm! I’ve been swatching and experimenting and…yes, working on actual items. Here are my FO’s.

First comes the beanies! I’m making a bunch for display and sale at future sales events. And, of course, I have to have a few for myself.

This scarf turned out a little longer and skinnier than I had planned. It’s actually the perfect length for my 6’3″ self. It’s maybe an inch skinnier than I prefer. But it works! It’s a scrap buster. I just took yarn leftovers and single crocheted away. I found the color pooling in the varigated yarn cool. Didn’t plan it. It just happened.

This oversized triangle shawl is so big I couldn’t get it all in the pic. But you get the idea. It’s not blocked yet.

Here’s more of a closeup.This is just a quick post so you can see what I’ve been  up to. I’ve got stuff to say about what I discovered while crocheting the scarf. And I want to tell you about a yarn related package that got delivered to me last Friday. I’m so excited!

Yarn Power!

Posted: April 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

“Wanna be a baller, shot caller!”

~ Lil’ Troy

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I so need a yarn baller. I loaned mine to someone a few years ago and never got it back. Never again!

It seems like my crojo is back, baby! The power of yarn is coursing through me BIG TIME. After a year  of “I-don’t-wanna-crochet-a-damn-thing”, I pulled out my yarn and hooks a week ago and haven’t put them down since. So far, I have one finished project  – a scarf. (No surprises there. Scarves have been a favorite for a long time.) I do have some ends to weave in, so it’s not quite finished, but almost. Once the weaving is done I’ll post a pic and tell you what I discovered while working on it.

Also, I have three…yes, THREE works in progress:

  • A color changing scrapghan,
  • A triangle shawl in a yummy yarn, and…
  • The first piece of a crochet art installation I’m putting together.

Phew! My hands have been stitching away literally day and night!

I may give this site an overhaul. We’ll see. For now…time to do some more crochet.

Get Yarny!

Gift Blanket

Posted: December 30, 2016 in Blanket

Season’s Greetings!

Life has been busy, so  haven’t posted in a while. I have done plenty of crochet in the meanwhile and I still have WIP (work in progress) going.

This is a lapghan I made for my Momma. Her legs get cold a lot. This will help keep her warm. I could hear the smile on her face over the phone when she received it. She told her husband, “My son made this!” She was so happy. And that just what I was going for. 🙂

The colors didn’t come true in the photos. The blanket is maroon and ecru made in Tunisian Crochet simple stitch.

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It’s A Project

Posted: October 31, 2016 in Chatter

As you can see I’ve been on a scarf kick. No, I’m not just passing the time. This is a project to be announced. I’m keeping the project to myself and having fun with it. It’s like having a juicy secret! 🙂

The Grays

Posted: October 31, 2016 in Accessories, Scarf

Here are my two latest scarves – simple, attractive and great for a guy with “traditional” tastes. The one on the left is worked from side to side in back loop only half-double crochets throughout. The one on the right is crocheted from end to end in front loop half double crochets. Both are warm without being stiff and overly bulky.

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Basketweave Scarf

Posted: October 25, 2016 in Accessories, Scarf, Uncategorized

This one is done in Tunisian crochet with a regular Tunisian crochet hook (not a double-ended hook). It is the same on both sides. Most who do Tunisian crochet don’t know it can be reversible like this.

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