Friday, December 22, 2006
I've been working on a scarf and poncho this week. Should finish the poncho over the weekend, not sure about the scarf. I was invited to join Carol Venture's new Tapestry Crochet group. I had made two purses using her technique and although I have several project to finish (including sweet potatoe!) I am tempted to start another purse using the Tapestry technique.
Hope to post more pictures this weekend
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Thanks again for the bears! Everyone was looking at them this morning! They loved them! Everyone did a great job! We truly appreciate them and will put them to good use!
Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Counselor
Domestic Violence Unit - Family Services Division
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department
Friday, December 01, 2006
'Twas the night before Christmas and all around me
There was unfinished crocheting not under the tree,
The stockings weren't hung by the chimney with care'
Cause the heels and the toes had not a stitch there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
But I had not finished the caps for their heads.
Dad was asleep---he was no help at all.
And the sweater for him was 6" too small.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I put down my hook to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash.
Tripped over my yarn and fell down in my stash.
The tangle of yarn that lay deep as the snow
Reminded me how far I still had to go.
When out on the lawn I heard such a noise,
I was sure it would wake up both Dad and the boys.
And although I was tired--my brain a bit thick,
I knew in a moment that it must be St Nick.
Yet what I heard left me very perplex-ed
For nothing I heard was what I expect-ed.
"Move Rowan! Move Patons! Move Koigu and Clover!
Move Shelridge! Move Starmore! Move Spinrite! Move over!
Lopi, don't circle around, just stand there in line.
Pay attention you sheep and you'll work out just fine!
I know this is hard as it's just your first year
But I'd hate to go back to 8 tiny reindeer."
I peered over the sill. What I saw was amazing:
Eight wooly sheep on my lawn all a-grazing!
And then in a twinkle, I heard at the door
Santa's big boots stomping on the porch floor.
I rose from my knees and got back on my feet.
As I turned around, St Nick I did meet.
He was dressed all in wool from his head to his toe
And his clothes were hand crochet from above to below.
A bright Fair Isle sweater he wore on his back.
And his toys were all stuffed in an Aran crochet sack.
His hat was a wonder of bobbles and lace
A beautiful frame for his rosy red face.
The scarf on his neck could have stretched for a mile,
And the socks peeking over his boots were Argyle.
On the back of his mitts was an intricate cable.
And suddenly on one I spotted a small label:
"S.C." in duplicate on the cuff. So I asked,
"Hey, Nick, did YOU crochet all this stuff?"
He proudly replied, "Ho, ho, ho, yes I did.
I learned how to crochet when I was just a kid."
He was chubby and plump, a well dressed old man,
And I laughed to myself, for I'd thought up a plan.
I flashed him a grin and jumped up in the air,
And the next thing he knew, he was tied to a chair.
He spoke not a word, but looked down in his lap
Where I had laid my crochet hook and yarn for a cap.
He began then to crochet, first one cap then 2--
For the first time I thought I might really get through.
He put heels in the stockings and toes in some socks,
While I sat back drinking a scotch on the rocks.
Quickly like magic his hooks they flew,
Good Grief! He was finished by two!
He sprang for his sleigh when I let him go free,
And over his shoulder he looked back at me.
I heard him explain as he sailed past the moon,
"Next year, start your crocheting sometime around JUNE!"
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
I was commissioned to crochet a shrug and poncho for a 5 year old. Forgot to take a picture of the shrug but here is the poncho. The bottom was supposed to have two rows of eyelash yarn but the buyer didn't like it so I changed it to a scolloped edge. Took less than one skein of yarn and three hours. Sold it for $15
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
I hope to finish the pink shrug this weekend. Sue, a co-worker, asked if I had any shorter (3') scarves. Her church members want to include them in Christmas boxes. As I only have 6 - 8 foot scarves, I am going to try and crochet some for them.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Saturday, November 04, 2006
A large crocheted felted tote, in Loopi rust, green, gray and black. I put a pocket on the inside
Mystery yarn. The strap was too long after I felted it so I cut it and put belt buckels on it to make it adjustable
This purse was crocheted with black Lopi yarn and Lion Brand Confetti. Unfortuantely when I felted the black yarn dull the bright colors of the confetti (I sold this at the United Methodist Craft fair)
I crocheted a second bag but used RH WW and confetti. I love the colors in this one. I put inside zipper pockets in both
Well I finally took pictures of several of my crocheted felted purses. I found Reynolds Lopi (bulky) when The Sewing Bird closed this year. I love it for my purses. The one to the left was made with red, black and teal. I got ambitious and completly lined it and put in two large zipper compartments.
My camera is responsible fot he two shades of red
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Made some new friends.
I will be at the Pineville Church of the Nazarene Craft show on 4 November and hope to sell the felted purse I made to match a scarf I sold.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
The Charlotte Knitting Guild is making sweaters for teddy bears as part of their service project. So far I have made three sweater (two my own design) and one poncho. I will post a picture once I get a chance.
I have finally started lining the many purses I have crocheted. Finished one and have started on another. Still need to add the inside pocket to a third and the handles to a fourth. I have made a promise to myself that I won't start anything new until I get these finished. Too many WIP and UFO!
I gave a demonstration on hairpin lace and broomstick lace last night to the Charlotte Knitting Guild. It was well received. One disappointment was I did not have a completed project of the hairpin lace. Oh well.
Well hopefully before month's end I will have some new pictures to post
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
As usual my interest in miniature bears didn't last long. I'm back to purses, especially felted patterns. I have found a pattern of a wrap around scarf in hairpin that I like but I had to order a new loom as the ones I have are not wide enough.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Friday, March 03, 2006
Wednesday I started on one of the legs for my new teddy bear only made it as far as the ankel (the feet are also in the olive green, the legs will be orange). Last night I decided I should do the other foot so they would be the same size. I had noted I was using a size 6 crochet hook so thats what I used for the second foot. By the time I got to the ankel I realized I had used a 9 on the other foot!. So I started over. Kept the bigger foot for another day
I hope to finish it over the weekend. I am considering crocheting a vine to wrap around it if I can downsize the pattern I have
I have to do the head for class 4 tonight so I may not get much done on this bear tonight. Once I'm done I will post a picture