Sunday, November 28, 2010

An attempt at speedy crochet...

I have until Saturday to get a few quick gifts made. Looking through this great book, I spotted a holly leaf with berries that looked nice. Only problem, it's crochet. Why is this a problem? I am still a remedial crocheter. So I am going to try and learn this cute little pattern tonight after I finish putting up my new prelit Christmas tree. Wish me luck!
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

The flower scarf is finished!

This scarf has a history. It was originally a commission piece for a young man at work. I was learning my purls, so it took me awhile to get it right. A few stops, many new starts that resulted from ripping it out at least twice, I finally got it. Or so I thought.

I ran out of yarn. The horror of it all. I searched for a match, but this color was not am easy match. By this time, the young man in question had bought a scarf at the mall, so I was on my own with this scarf from what I thought at the time was Hell.

What do I do with this thing that has taken over my life and tested my sanity for weeks. Improvise!

I found a beautiful multi toned color that a friend gave to me, and it worked out great!

Then the flowers. The first one was easy. The second, third and fourth were back in that southerly region we were discussing previously. The easiest pattern in the whole book and guess who gets a mental block. Jeez.

Well, today all the pieces finally got put together, stitched, beaded and with a great big Woo Hoo, I did the dance. You know the one I mean. I was done. Yes!!! Arm pump!

Now I have a week to knit for Christmas. Pray for me.
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Welcome to the Hop!

http://www.crazy-for-books.com/

Good morning fellow knitters and friends. It is time for our first Blog Hop. Just click on the link and add your blog to the linky if you have one. If not, I would love more followers and fun comments. Please join me.

My question of the week:

Did you cook for Thanksgiving and what was your kitchen mishap?
Check out my sister blog for deets on my own kitchen horror. (http://bookgirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com/)

A great book for quick projects!

This is the book I am using for my newest scarf project. It is a great source for quick gift ideas, whether you are using luxury yarn or $3.69 at Hobby Lobby (yes, me). I am a budget girl most of the time, but pinching my pennies to get this book was worth it. Some really amazing things, especially for this time of year when we are all trying to get those last minute holiday gifts done. 5 out 5 ladies. It is a keeper.

New project...


Hello fellow knitters. Today the temperature dropped like a rock. It started last night, but today it is cold and rainy. Perfect weather to stay in bed and knit something warm and wonderful.

I am starting a new scarf pattern from Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders. It is the pattern called Boise Cashmere Scarf. I am using I Love This Yarn #98 Dark Denim.

So far the lace look is starting to come through. Will keep you updated with progress.

Hope you all had a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

A book for the artful crocheter...

Crochet So Fine was sent to me by the publisher for a fair and honest review. It was gorgeous. The designs in this book made me drool and want to get better at crochet so I could tackle one now. Lacy patterns have always caught my eye, and this one is one of the loveliest I have seen. I highly recommend it.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Book Eternity: Oogie a dog only a family could love Review and Gi...

Book Eternity: Oogie a dog only a family could love Review and Gi...: "If you are an animal lover you'll simply adore this book,I own 4 dogs and just couldn't put this book down, but since I have other occupati..."

Friday, November 5, 2010

http://www.parajunkee.com/

Good  morning and happy Friday everyone. We are introducing a new blog following program started by Parajunkee.com. Follow Friday is a great way to find new blogs to visit. It helps to support fellow bloggers. So, leave me a comment about who you are following, click the link above and maybe leave your blog so you will be featured one of these Fridays.

This week's pic is:

http://www.bibliophilicbookblog.com/