Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Harry Potter House Scarf: Ravenclaw


Well, I am using the Tunisian knit stitch to make this Ravenclaw scarf (in the books, the House colors are blue/bronze, not blue/silver; that's movies only) but it seems I should be making MY OWN scarf in green/silver - the colors of Slytherin House. I went to Pottermore and got my butt Sorted into Slytherin! Well, I suppose not everyone in Slytherin is bad.

But the scarf is turning out nice. I love this stitch. I love the clean look of it. Yes, I plan to do a Slytherin House scarf and I'm considering doing that one in Tunisian simple stitch, maybe with a bigger hook. I'm using a 7mm hook for this Ravenclaw scarf, but perhaps a 9mm hook would do well for the next scarf I make. 

The yarn is Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Navy Blue & Light Taupe. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Coasters!



These are some coasters I made, that wound up being Miami Dolphins colors! Well, I was able to sell them to a coworker of mine, and I think he likes them.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spiral Granny Square Video

CLICK HERE to see a different way to make a spiral granny square. I decided to try it with some random yarns I had in front of me and I got this, and I love it:


That's my test piece. I like it, actually, but I don't have enough yarn in those colors to keep going. So now I am using my purple, gold, and white yarn to do a blanket, and this is what I have so far:


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Finished Entrelac Afghan


This is a very simple entrelac afghan, made in the round-the-world pattern. I just recently finished it and I plan to gift it to someone. :)

Washcloth Pattern!

Tunisian Crochet Washcloth & Linen Stitch Border

I am so going to make this.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Jewelry!

I also make jewelry, using either paper beads (some of which were hand-painted by me) or recycled materials like empty 2 liter soda bottles.

This first pair of earrings is made from hand-painted paper; the colors sort of reminded me of some of the images I've seen of the Southwest, so I call them Arizona Heat beads.


This necklace is one I crocheted, using silver beads and glass cross-shaped beads. It is very long and can be wrapped around the neck several times. 


I also crocheted this necklace using random shapes, colors, and textures of beads; like the previous one, it's very long and can be wrapped around the neck several times:


This necklace is an ocean theme, using seafoam green thread and sea themed beads:


This necklace is a Halloween themed necklace:


This is a random paper bead I painted:


This is a bracelet I made using paper beads (the blue striped beads):


Paper bead earrings - hand painted by me:


Crocheted earrings:



Small granny square earrings:


These are paper beads I made from preprinted scrapbook paper:


I then turned them into a bracelet:


The necklace here was not made by me. It belongs to a coworker, and I had to fix the clasp for her. While I was at it, I made her matching earrings and a bracelet.


More jewelry I made using paper beads:




Here is a pair of earrings I made using rounds cut from an empty 2 liter soda bottle, fabric, and beads. I call these my "Baltimore Orioles" earrings because I usually wear them with an Orioles shirt. :)


A bracelet made with paper beads & wooden beads:


Crochet necklace incorporating the colors for diabetes awareness: red, white, silver: