Monday, November 09, 2009

Inca Alpaca Yarn

Bought some yarn for a scarf for my daughter when I dropped her off at work. Can't remember if I mentioned it before but she is working at French Creek Fiber Arts a couple days a week. So that gives me an excuse to go more often. :)

I decided that since she doesn't have any interest in crocheting like I do, and being around ALL THAT YARN that she should have something made from the yarn there. So this will be made into a scarf. She picked out the color.

This will be my first project using alpaca. It is very soft and I hope she likes it.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Octopode Pattern

I forgot the link!! Here is is:


Monday, September 21, 2009

Octopode by Pepperkitty

Even though it took me about a month to complete, it was really easy. I just had so much going on, I had to keep putting it down. I also had to find matching eyes!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

More Yarn

Bought some more Knit One, Crochet Too cotton yarn from French Creek Fiber Arts. The colors are English Heather and Artichoke.Of course for two more dishtowels. Alternating the edge colors.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Dishcloth for August 2009 Exchange

Here is the dishcloth I made for my partner, Jeannie.
I also sent a few patterns, a note about myself and some candies.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sunny Coasters

I forgot that I did take pictures of the coasters I sent to Delece with her dishcloth for July 2009.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Test of Sunny Coasters

I tried this pattern out before I made them for someone else. I like how easy the pattern was and how quick it worked up!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

August 2009 Crochetlist Dishcloth Exchange

My partner for August was Jeannie. She sent me a wonderful packet of goodies:
After I take pictures, mine is going out. Thanks Jeannie

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

July 2009 Crochetlist Dishcloth Exchange

Here is the dishcloth, patterns and other goodies I received from my partner, Delece for the July 2009 exchange:
Matches my kitchen, yay!

And, silly me, I didn't take pictures of what I sent her, but for the August exchange, I will have pictures of what I make and send.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Quickie Summertime Headband

I got the idea for this style of headband from Crochet Monkey's Patterns.

I altered the pattern slightly, but since it wasn't my idea and looks exactly like hers, I cannot take credit for it. But here are my directions:

Ch 80.

Sc into first ch in row. Sc in next 9.

Ch 70. Sc into first ch in row. Sc in next 9.

Ch 70. Sc into first ch in row. Fasten off and weave in ends.

You can choose to add a row or two more if you want.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cardinals #3

Well, the third installment of the cardinal saga is here.

Before the workers began working on the roof, the cardinals were gone. Unfortunately, one didn't get away. I am guessing it fell out of the nest and the dogs just happened to be outside at that time, so Raiden got one. Such is the way it goes.

Since we only saw one baby bird near the bush on the ground, we are assuming that the other two got away and are living happily somewhere else. Even the mom and dad are gone.

Good Luck and glad to have helped you start your cardinal family!

Shortly after that we chopped down that ugly bush. This is all that remains:

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Recycled Bag©

Thank you to everyone who has saved and brought me their plastic bags. I have sooo many, I will be able to make a couple different colored ones.

I have now completed my own pattern for the recycled grocery bag. Or what I should say is that I have completed the bag. The pattern is not written out very well yet. I did my best. I wanted something with a tight weave, that would lay flat in the car when not in use and be continuously crocheted. Here is a diagram of how I made the bag:

My Recycled Bag

I used an M Hook for this project.

I used "plarn". It can be any color (tutorial to make "plarn" is here: Marlo's Crochet Corner).

For my bag, I made 45 sc across. The entire piece was done in single crochet to get a tight weave.

Once the height of the bag is reached, sc 30, ch 1, turn. Repeat until bottom of bag is desired size.

Then ch (I think) 13 st, ch 1 more, turn. Sc rows until this side is the same as the first.

To put the bag together, you will only have two sides (and sides on the bottom) to hook together.

Add your desired handles.

Go shopping and enjoy.

Note: I have only made one bag with this pattern and didn't write it all down like I should have. So, my directions might be a little murky. If you make this and have any problems, please contact me. I plan to make another one to test it out and clarify the directions, but until that time, it is as clear as it is going to get right now!! I guess you could still call it a work in progress.

Copyright Dragonfaeriee Crochets! 2009. All Rights Reserved.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Cardinals #2

Update! The cardinals have stayed:

Here is the dad in the yard with a couple of other birds:

And here is the mom on our ugly bush, checking in on the babies:

And here are the babies:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cardinals #1

I have noticed since the weather is starting to get nice, we have a pair of cardinals hanging around. They are pretty. I just figured they were lost. We have big dogs that bark at everything and scare everything away.

But, this morning, I noticed that the female is making a nest. In the tree right outside our back door of the garage. Right where the dogs go in and out. Right where we go in and out when working on the yard. In our ugly bush:

The female was carrying twigs and paper she found into the bush. Hopefully they will stay.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

New Job

Well, I have been working for a couple of weeks with the recruiter and branch manager of Keybank. I have been waiting for them to get on with the process hoping I would get to the next step and hopefully get a job.

And, a couple of weeks ago, I got an email from Keybank. Next step complete.

A couple days after that, got a call to set up an interview. Next step complete.

Had the interview (I thought I did well) and had to W-A-I-T over the weekend to hear what to do next.

The following week, I spoke to them again. They extended an offer to me! I received a couple emails with information on what to do next (got to give a sample and get fingerprinted) and my start date is at the end of MAY!

I am so happy! I can't wait to start! I finally found a job! YAY!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Dishcloths and Notepad

This is for my April 2009 partner Kim, and now that she let me know she received it, I can post a picture of what I sent!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hi-Five Dishtowel

I like the Knit One Crochet Too Recycled Cotton yarn for this project. It is not too heavy for a "dishtowel".
I also like the summer colors.
This color is Valencia.
The pattern for this dishtowel is here.
I used an F hook.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

April 2009 Crochetlist Dishcloth Exchange

I received a wonderful package from my April partner, Kim:

She also sent a lovely letter about her family, they sound great! I love it all! Thanks!

Friday, April 10, 2009

March 2009 Crochetlist Dishcloth Exchange

Received this from my Partner for March, Robin. She also sent a nice letter telling me about her family. They sound wonderful!

My furbabies sniffed it for quite awhile, but eventually approved.

Even though this is a dishcloth exchange, it matches my bathroom better than my kitchen, which is fine. I can always use a nice facecloth too!!

Thank you so much Robin!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Masa Bag

I saw this pattern and am using Paton's Pebbles in Moonstone and Sandstone and an N hook.

The pattern is here and the instructions for folding the bag is here.

Remember the instant gratification thing? Yeah. It was a quick project. After I figured out the folding part I was excited to put it together.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

New Yarn

I have been checking out French Creek Fiber Arts for some time now. I went online to get the address, phone number and directions. I saw and joined the Ravelry group for the store. But I had yet to GET there.

I decided today with my husbands help: "well you aren't DOING anything during the day, so you should go then".

And I was promising myself all the way there I was just going to LOOK and FEEL things.

Once I got through all the construction, seeing the sign for the store and having to travel down the road and turn around and go through the construction traffic again, I decided that I was probably going to purchase something.

And I did.I got two skeins of 2nd Time Cotton in the colorway Valencia:

The tag says: "2nd Time Cotton is created from new textile waste originating in the apparel and textile industry. Our 8-ply yarn is spun from this recycled cotton contributing to the conservation and global re-utilization of products."

I really like the spring/summer color and that it is recycled from other products and that it is made in the USA.

I met the official greeter: Bordi (sp?) A very friendly black kitty. (I think he was jealous that I was petting the yarns and not him!)

And before I left she also wound both skeins into balls for me. Very Cool! I will definitely be visiting again!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Granny Square Dishcloth and Tea

Sent this to my partner for the March 2009 exchange:

She likes burgandy and I have never seen cotton yarn for dishcloths in burgandy. Since funds are limited due to me not working right now I had to find something to match burgandy.
I also added some tea. I love tea. I wanted to share it with someone!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Crochet Kitty Cozy #2

Here is the finished Kitty Cozy according to the pattern instructions. I am adding a few more rows to the sides (so my fur baby will climb in it).

These are another couple pictures ... she knew this item was for her.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Crochet Kitty Cozy

So, do you remember two posts ago where I said I was starting a recycled bag pattern? It is still on hold.

And do you remember how I said I wanted to finish the Voodoo Rug that is in progress? It is on hold too.

One reason is that I wrote up and posted the Soap Pocket pattern. But that is done. So what is the other excuse?

Well, I like to do small projects. Things that don't take forever to complete. I need instant gratification. And cutting up all those bags and rolling them up just doesn't sound appealing right now.

So, even though this next project is not really "small" ~more like "medium"~ I want to do it.

This is the pattern: Crochet Kitty Cozy.

I have a bed for my kitty now. But she doesn't sleep in it. But she always wants to curl up in my crocheting stuff. So I figured, if I make her something she will probably lay in it. She always likes to climb into EVERYTHING. I will probably make the sides a little higher since she likes that.

Here are a couple of pictures of my pretty prissy princess.