Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Victor's birthday

I finished this blanket late last night. It is for my nephew's birthday, which is today! Talk about cutting it close. Used 2 yards of Tony Stewart Polar Fleece and RH WW Orange & Black. I think I used a J hook. Fleece is cut into 10" squares.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

2 down......... lots more to go!

I finished this baby blanket for a family friend. They had a baby boy the day before I finished, so it worked out perfectly. This is my first none pattern project. I just started crocheting and this is how it turned out, I must say that I am pretty happy with the results!

This wonderfully colorful blanket is for my "nephew" (my best friends son). He was admiring an afghan I was making one day and asked if he could have it when I finished it. I told him he couldn't have that one, but that I would make him one, and asked him what colors. He said he wanted something colorful............ so that's what I gave him :-)
I watched a freeform crochet class on "Uncommon Threads" yesterday Prudence Mapstone was the guest. I am now inspired to try my first freeform purse, I plan on getting the stuff for it today!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Catching up

I've been busy trying to get gifts completed for Christmas and working on swaps. I wanted to thank my C'ville Secret Pal for the lovely packages that she sent. She really did her research.

The little Webkinz black cat in the front has been adopted by DD.

I absolutely love the Tea Spot cup and loose leaf tea she sent me. I loved EVERYTHING she sent! Thanks Paula/OzRebel!!!!

This is the 12" square I made for my swap partner on Yahoo! Swappin_Squares. It's RHWW shaded purples. I used a Sunburst Square Pattern from Heartmade Blessings.

And this is one of my WIPs. It's for my best friends little boy for Christmas. I am using a pattern from Bella Dia - Vintage Vertical Stripe Crocheted Blanket Pattern. It's turning out great, and it's super easy to work.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

More swappin'

I received my 12" square from Betty (Yahoo! Swappin_Squares)

Thank you Betty! I am hoping to eventually make my daughter an afghan using 12" squares in shades of pink and purple from my swaps. This is the first one I have received, isn't it great? :-)

These are the two scarves I made for my Crochetville Scarf Swap Partner :-)

and these are the scarves I received from my swap partner (thanks again afswife!)

This is the contents from the packages that my Crochetville Secret Pal has sent me so far. Isn't this stuff great! My nephew fell in love with the cat :-)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Candy Apple Shrug Pictures

So I can FINALLY posts pictures :-) Here is the shrug with my daughter modeling. This is a free pattern from the Lion Brand website.

Pink Multi Round Ripple

Well, another christmas present down!! YAY! I used Mainstays worsted weight in Pink Multi and a K hook. It's 66 inches from point to point. A good "drag around" size for a kid :-) I finished this in a couple of nights. I finally used up most of this I had laying around, I have just enough to do a motif or two for my Motif Scrapghan that I have been working on. I bought myself the Stitch n Bitch Crochet Happy Hooker book, so I think I will look through that and see if anything inspires me. I am also going to attempt making a shawl using the Delta Crochet technique. I will let you know how that is going as soon as I find the right yarn.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Crochet Candy Apple Shrug

I finally finished the shrug I have been working on for my daughter. I was actually a very easy pattern, other stuff just kept getting in the way.

There will be a slight delay in posting pictures of this........ I keep getting error messages.

You can also check out the Candy Apple Shrug CAL and the Clothing Show and Tell on Crochetville in the meantime.

Sorry :-(

Saturday, September 29, 2007

WOOT?!?! My Ravely invite!! WOOHOO!!!

I got it! Yeah baby it got! Now I'm off to explore!!!!

Haha! I went to ravelry this morning to check my status, and it said they sent me my invite yesterday! I really should check my e-mail more often. hehe ....oops

My username on ravelry is "candy".

Monday, September 10, 2007

Too many WIPs, not enough time!

I have been crocheting away on dishclothes, here are the completed ones. I also just completed a 12" granny for my September Square Swap.

I am working on a few more things for my Autumn Secret Pal Swap and Winter Scarf Swap, which I intend on completing and sending packages out before I leave for Hawaii in a couple of weeks. I will post pics of that stuff after I come back from vacation :-) don't want to spoil the surprise for my fellow swappers !

I went camping at Rock Hound State Park, near Deming, NM over Labor Day weekend. Did hiking/rockhounding with my parents. It was beautiful and a lot of fun, here are a few pics I took while experimenting with my new camera.

Anywho................better get back to crocheting for my Secret Pals while my 63 squares mock me from the corner of my bedroom, while I ever complete that darn thing? Only time will tell LOL!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

63 stalled again...

Well, I am about a row or two into the last square and stalled again. I thought I would finish it last week, but got "out of the mood" to work on it again. Maybe next month LOL!

In the mean time, I've been working on dishclothes and this cotton tote that my daughter is modeling :-) (as you can see, I haven't figured out how to change the date on my new camera yet)

It's been entirely too HOT here to work on anything larger or heavier. I can't wait for it to cool off a bit.

So bought more polar fleece for my next fleece/yarn 'ghan. It's going to be for my nephew for his birthday, I got Tony Stewart fleece, it's his fav NASCAR driver.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Well.........I finally picked up my 63 square afghan again. Only 5 more square to go, maybe I can finish it up in the next week or so. I've been working on this thing for over 2 years, I lost interest in it so many times I can't count. BUT NOW............there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I went and bought a new camera today, getting ready for my trip to Hawaii in October. I can't wait :-) Just me, my mom, and my daughter (she's 11). Just the girls............a special trip I know my daughter will someday tell her daughter about.

I checked my status today :-(

"You signed up on July 21, 2007
You are #19312 on the list.
10462 people are ahead of you in line.
5789 people are behind you in line.
34% of the list has been invited so far "


Wednesday, August 8, 2007

DD's Shocking Pink Ripple

Well, after several weeks of hounding and pleading, I finally finished DDs ripple afghan last night!
And boy is it a bright one.......she picked these lovely colors out on her own!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Trail of Blossoms Scarf

I just finished this scarf the other night. It's been my "mobile" project for a week or so, as most of my other projects (aghans) have gotten to big to lug around. I used a free pattern from the Lion Brand website called Trail of Blossoms scarf. It was pretty easy, and turned out nicely :-) So that's another Christmas present marked off the list YAY!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

On a roll!

Finished another potholder and the dishliquid dress tonight. I guess I will get to work on the daughter's's gonna be a bright one. I took her to Wal-mart and let her pick out the yarn :-)

Monday, July 23, 2007

What I did this weekend............

After I finished my box stitch afghan and between watching movies and doing laundry, I tried to stash bust a little :-)
I completed 5 potholders (1 of them for a skillet handle). I have one more I didn't complete yet, and a dishsoap liquid bottle cover that looks like a dress that I am still working on. Plus some work on my Scrap Motif Afghan. I really got a lot of hookin' done this weekend.....YAY me!!!!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Sage Box Stitch Afghan

I just finished this afghan and took pictures.

I used the pattern on the link below using a j hook and RH WW yarn

I think I chained 150 to start, the pattern says 100, but I wanted it to cover the top of a queen bed, so I made it a little bigger.

My first post

I am sooooo excited to start my blog! DD is gone for the weekend. So it's a great time for me to get started, as she won't be hovering asking me how long before I am finished with the computer.
Here are a few of the projects I have completed recently.

Baby bibs and bottle cover

A Dale Earnhardt Sr. fleece/crochet afghan for my dad (birthday present).

Queen plus Granny Afghan
The size of this one kind of got out of control one me :-)

Baby cradle purses. I started making these because my grandma made one for me when I was a little girl, and it is one of my fondest memories of her.