Monday, July 28, 2014

52 Week Crochet Challenge – Week 20 7/16/2014

It's Christmas in July! Start by planning and beginning your Christmas and/or Holiday projects.
What a hectic few weeks it has been. I have looked and drooled over lovely Christmas crochet beadwork, crochet Christmas decorations, and even crochet Christmas wearables. So far I have made three pair of slipper socks but the daughters all wanted theirs now, not in their Christmas stockings. So my progress for this Challenge was negated with the gifting of them. HA HA!

One of my coworkers said these are Dr. Seuss colors and that made this daughter especially happy.
I made a few more dishcloths this week.  Also took some old neckties and made a quirky wreath for the front door. 

The #2 son also had a birthday this week and is now old enough to have a super exciting present from Grandpa.
The banner was made from a paperback Harry Potter book I cut apart and painted.  We have used it for 5 birthdays so far!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

52 Week Crochet Challenge – Week 19 7/9/2014

Have you ever made a crochet item that you have seen on TV or in a Movie? If yes, show us a picture. If no find a pattern you'd like to make and link to it. Hint: Raverly forums are a great place to find topics like this!
My ooh's and aahhh's tend to always come during any Jane Austin movie. I have not made anything as of yet but here are some links to some things I will be trying this next year. : )

Here is a pattern from Raverly that came up in a Jane Austin Search.

52 Week Crochet Challenge - Week 18 7/2/2014 Name a movie or TV show where someone is crocheting or that has a crocheted item in it

Some images of crochet from notable programs.
Betty Rubble Knitting, the namesake of our sweet puppy Betty!

Cate Blanchett

Hawkeye Pierce on Mash

Lucy and Ethel

Best one of all Jayne's Hat!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

More 'Wrap Up' Projects completed this week

An African flower pincushion

A purse and few accessories to go in it for daughter #3.

A bunch of tee-shirts cut into strip and then woven on this loom made from a piece of foam core board into a small bathroom rug.

Finished Birthday Afghan for the 16 year old teenage driver!!

Daughter #3 had a birthday 6 weeks ago.  This was the other part of her homemade gift from mom.  My husband bought her a very nice Michael Kors purse and informed me after he had ordered it that I would have to do something just as nice to match him.  I made the back back on the back of the motorcycle which I blogged about before but did not finish the blanket in time.  I have worked on it off and on since with many other projects sneaking in.  I have a few days off work this week so this is one of many that I am 'wrapping up.'  

 She loves it of course and now the #2 son says he wants one because hers is 'so soft and snuggly.'

It's obvious Betty loves it too!