Saturday, September 20, 2008

Lots and Lots of Shells

One of my favorite pattern stitches are

shells and v-stitches.They are easy to do while watching tv.That's when I do the most of my crocheting or kntting. This is a old pattern from the 80's. This patterns called for 2 yarns held together and changing color every row. It took me about 3months to do this one. I think it was worth it.

Working with yarn is so relaxing to me. When I serf the net or blogs its amazing that i am not the only one with 3 or 4 or more projects yet to be finished. Why is that??? We get so excited over starting them and then we finish most of it . we then will wait to do the lining or embelish it. It's so funny to me. I have at least 6 projects waiting for this or that. But I HAVE to start that new bag pattern(HAHA).

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Purple Passion Purse

Purple Passion Purse
This is the purse I have been talking about. I fell in love with it. I was going to give it to my mother-in-law. But Maybe not. Who knows.
Laughingpurplegoldfish taught me how to take some yarn cut it and add another kind of yarn. then you keep doing this for 4 or 5 balls. then you crochet the bag . I still have to do the lining and ad some cute jewerly like pieces but I love it already. Thanks Laughing Purple.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I love Tomato's!!
I started to can peppers and tomato's.
They are so pretty just in a bowl. YUM So far I have canned 31 jars. Thats not to bad.
My mother -in-law has a really nice garden, so we try to can every few years.
My friends in lower Texas are all okay. Thank God. I stayed up all night worrying over that hurricane. I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Well I have been pretty busy with this canning. Hopefully I can get back to crocheting.. I started a bag that is made from different types of yarn and you put them together randomly. Laughing Purples site has the instructions. It was so fun to crochet. I'll show pictures soon.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Personal Note

Please Pray for those people in Hurricane Ike's Path. I grew up in south texas. This monument is from the 1900 hurricane that killed thousands. I will pray for my friends and all the people in the deep south. I loved to go to beach every chance I could when I was young. Take Care people and God Bless.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remember ????

Remember the pattern from yarniverse????? Well I became creative and changed it to fit my style for the moment.

This is after 1 panel was made.Just like pattern.
#2Then I just whipped stitch them together and I think I might use this fabric for the lining. Plus I still need to put in the clasp. Check out the date on my camera? I think I need new battery's.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Fuscia Shawl

Who does not need a shawl???? This one was knit on size 7's circular. I think they call this a prayer type shawl. Very basic knit stitch. I think I cast on 3. knit 1 row than on row 2 knit 2 , yarn over, knit to end. repeating row 2. Until I was happy. I make alot of dishcloths and I made this shawl after a dishcloth.

I'm not much on fringe. But for a shawl it looks nice. When your a plus size girl fringe helps.
This is one of my favorite colors. I have had a cold lately so I have been crocheting to keep my fingers busy. I bought the book Stitch and Bitch The Happy Hooker and I have been making a flat bottom bag. It's cute . I'll show pictures later.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

my needles are flying!!! Twin Cable Purse ( scroll down for the pattern)

Maybe you don't know this but I am a left handed knitter. Pretty hard at first to learn how to knit. But I think I've got it. There is only two common stitches-knit and purl . At least that is what I'm told. I keep inventing stitches as I go( HA HA). I have been crocheting since I was 6 or 7. My grandmother taught me then.

I thought I would start a new pattern for a 2 cable purse. So far it is very easy. I'm very new to cables so I hope this goes well. The owner at my local yarn shop said she would help if needed. Hopefully I will be okay.

The pattern only calls for 1 skein (100grms) for both sides, but I am going to use 2 skeins to make it bigger. I'll put pictures in later. Hopefully I get better with pictures.

First Day To Ever Blog WOW

This is soo cool.

This is my baby Ozzy. What a ham!!
Ozzy is a Rose Breasted Cockatoo.

I love anything to do with yarn- knit or crochet, My latest project was a knitted ribbed scarf from using choice of yarns. The pattern calls for 3 yarns held together. Easy pattern cast on so many stitches than knit 2 purl 2 or knit 1 purl 1 whatever your fancy. These make wonderful gifts. People go crazy for anything homemade like this.
Well this very new to me so I'm trying to figure out a few things as I go. Plus I want to knit this cool looking purse pattern I found. I also just joined raverly my name is hotneedlex2.