Thursday, January 6, 2011

My First Big Doily

I have done a small doily before. I am so proud that I was able to do this big one that I had in my Ravelry queue forever. I made this for my parents in law. Before, I starched the doily it was a lavender color and after I used sta flo to starch it the lavender color turned into a light blue.

This doily about killed my hands, wrist and shoulders. I hate working with thread for that reason but the results are very beautiful. I also can't go as fast with thread and steel crochet hook as I can with yarn and regular sized crochet hooks.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My First Knitting Pattern

Last night I wrote my first ever knitting pattern. Here is my free soap sack pattern.

30 Minute Soap Sack

Materials: US 8 Needle 32” Circular Needle for Magic Loop
Small Amount Of Worsted Weight Cotton
Bar Of Soap
Tapestry Needle
Crochet Hook Size H (Optional)

CO=Cast On
BO=Bind Off
TBL=Through Back Loop

Using Judy’s Magic Cast On
CO 16 sts (8 sts per needle)

Rnd 1: Knit all stitches remember to knit the stitches on the back needle tbl to untwist the stitches.

Rnd 2: K1, M1, K to last st, M1, K1 do the same thing on the other needle. You now have 20 sts (10 sts per needle)

Rnd 3: Knit all sts

Rep Rnd. 3 until soap sack reaches the top of the soap. You will need to put the soap in the sack for an accurate fit. Once the soap sack reaches the top of the soap continue on to the next Rnd. which is Rnd. 4 of the pattern.

Rnd 4: K1, K2tog, K to last 3 sts, ssk, k1, now on the second needle k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.

Rnd 5: K all sts.

BO using the kitchener st for an invisible BO seam.

Optional: You can use the tail to crochet a loop. Then weave in your ends.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. My email address is You may sell items made from my pattern but do not sell the actual pattern.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Great Use For Your Knitted or Crocheted Scarves

Yesterday I was having a cardiac catheterization test and was told to leave my arm at heart level for 24 hrs. A pillow just got in the way. So I thought about the slings people with broken arms use I didn’t have a sling so I told my husband to use my crocheted scarf.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Current Prjoects

I am working on several projects right now. I am working on a Soft Waves Ripple afghan for my parents. I am doing the afghan in Caron One Pound the color is Midnight Blue.

I am working on a Simpsons Afghan for my brother in Tunisian Crochet.

I am also working on a Market Bag.

Monday, January 4, 2010

My Final Projects From 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sand & Sea Purse

I got to test the Sand & Sea Purse for Turtlelvr.

Turtle Drawstring Bag I Tested

I was lucky to get to test this bag for Turtlelvr. I am one of her 'automatic' testers. I used Red Heart Super Saver (RHSS) yarn. The solid color is Light Periwinkle and the multi color is Ocean.