Last spring I crocheted a crossbody bag for my daughter Molly. I followed the Mooglyblog pattern, The Everyday Crossbody Bag and was pretty happy with how it turned out. All except for the zipper. It wasn’t the pattern’s fault. I just didn’t feel I did a very good job with it, especially since I didn’t use the… Continue reading A Crochet Crossbody Bag
In 2017 I attempted to track my completed projects, something I wish I’d done in previous years. Thanks to my bullet journal I found it to be a fairly smooth process … that is, when I remembered to write down what I’d finished! So, my completed list may not actually be 100% accurate. There may… Continue reading Yarny Accomplishments 2017
A number of years ago I crocheted myself a granny shawl using stash and left-overs. I’m not sure exactly whose pattern I followed but it was found online. It has served me well, in addition to having served as part of a Halloween costume for my granddaughter some years back. My sister’s birthday was coming… Continue reading Granny Shawls
Since surgery in mid July I’ve spent the greater part of each day sitting on the couch. Such mobility restrictions, not being able to do for yourself or go where you want, can be frustrating. But while my feet haven’t been moving much my hands have been going almost nonstop! My crochet output has been… Continue reading Anna’s Blanket
You would think sitting for hours each day with your foot elevated would be BOR-ING, but I’m finding that is just not the case. Yes, I do get restless at times I freely admit, but I’ve been surprised at just how busy I’ve actually been. As I mentioned previously there is a silver lining to… Continue reading Miss Rosie Mae
Life is full of seasons of ups and downs; some ups are incredible mountain top ups while some downs are just the pits. That’s life. Everybody who lives and breathes knows all about it. Well, at the moment I’m in a down season. It’s a very literal down season in that my mobility is severely… Continue reading Ups and Downs
The potholders I’ve been using for years were made for me by my granddaughter on a weaving loom; the same thing I used to make potholders when I was a kid. Remember those? Unfortunately the potholders she gave me were well used, and by that I mean permanently stained. They had reached the end of… Continue reading Potholders – Using up More Leftovers
Like most who crochet I save the leftover yarn from various projects I’ve worked on. I have a two gallon zip lock bag filled with very small “balls” of cotton yarn left over mostly from making dishcloths. These little balls aren’t enough for another dishcloth but I save them rather than toss them. It is difficult… Continue reading Dishcloths Using Leftover Bits of Yarn and the Pattern!
When 2017 began I had two goals in mind regarding crochet and yarn… Finish unfinished projects. Buy no more yarn … or at least as little as possible … and use up what I already have. I am happy to say that I completed another project, a blanket that has been on my “to be… Continue reading Another Blanket Finished!
So far in 2017 I’ve finished two blankets! First it was the hexagon blanket finished in January. And now A Box of Crayons Blanket crocheted using Lucy’s Neat Ripple pattern for Elliot, my youngest grandchild, which I completed in February … on February 28 to be exact. This blanket reminds me of a box of crayons with all… Continue reading A Box of Crayons Blanket