Sunday, November 30, 2008

Recycle Yarn & Make a Centre-pull ball of Yarn

Okay so here it goes,
I thought I would try this Recycling Yarn project. Check out she has all the information on how to do it. I think it took me 3 hours to do the whole project.I really love how the yarn is. I was very surprised that it came out in 5 different threads together. The yarn is acrylic.

This was my practice run.How cool is this??
I think it was very easy to do. So give it a try. Save the earth and reuse the old sweater that you have in the back of your drawers or closet.
Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Easy-going potholders

I found these potholders a year ago I thought I would give it a try. I don't sew very much. I took 1 year of home ec. in high school. Plus my mom helped me with a apron when i was 9. I know the basic but that is all. The pattern is at

These are soo cute. I am giving them as gifts.I used very thin backing for quilting and cotton material.

This wonderfully bright green is Peaches and Cream 100% Cotton. I really like the color right now.

Sometimes when I find a new pattern and I really like it. Well it's like I fall in love with it. I can't wait to finish it and see what it looks like. BUT then it is finished. SOOO what I do is start another one.
This pattern is SOOO COOL.
Check it out
Oh it is knitted
1 side of cloth

2nd side of cloth

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bath Puff

I love anything with cotton yarn. The feel of cotton is comfy to me. That sounds really strange. I only had 1 skein of this color pattern so here is 1 skein worth. I think it turned out nice. A little lopped sided but it works for me. I will try and make more. Pretty fun to make.

The pattern link is

Is everyone getting ready for Thanksgiving??? My mother-in-law is cooking. YUM-O. She makes THE Best stuffing.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Slouchy Hat

Check out my Slouchy Hat Check under free patterns.
I thought this pattern was SUPER easy. For some reason some hat patterns are hard for me to grasp. But this one flew.I used Vanna's Choice Yarn 1 skein of 110gms. was plenty.

One of these days I will use my head to model. I am camera shy. HAHA. Plus I have a big head so sometimes the hats don't fit me. I tryed a hat from Lion Brand's website (Last Week) and it was way to small.
I really like to make hats they are 1 skein projects and cute gifts for people.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Blue Stitch Markers

Stitch Markers
This was my first attempt at stitch markers. I used drop earring loops that I got from the craft store. I know they were diffierent lengths, but I like them this way for crochet projects. Hopefully I will get better with my camera.

Here is my little girl Jewel Dog. She is a Bichon Frise.We were waiting for grandma to come for a visit. Jewel likes to wait on the couch.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Loopy Scarf

Loopy Scarf Tool
I bought this little kit from my local yarn store awhile back.
I thought it was a hard to do at first but after wrapping the yarn around the plastic piece a few hundred times I got the hang of it. I love the yarn it is a Boucle type(very soft). I should have bought 2 skeins of the yarn to make it longer. I like my scarfs long.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Just a little personal note I am feeling a little better. I went to my doctor and he changed 3 medicines. We will see how that goes.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

1 st. Snow this season

Do you see the turkey???? over on the left in the back of the picture is a flock of turkeys. and in the middle of the picture is one.
Love Snow. Peaceful and quite
I woke up to snow everywhere this morning. I had to go to my mother-in-law's house this morning and this is what her backyard looked like.

This is the front of her house. She lives near a animal reserve of land and we see all sorts of wild life.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Trying to breathe

PERSONAL NOTE TODAY ( I was feeling sad and having a hard time breathing) I normaly don't rant and moan except to my loving and wonderful husband.


What is it?????

Constriction of the air ways due to pollutants which causes swelling of the air ways and creates mucus overload.

That's my take on Asthma

I have had it all of my life. Yeah Lucky me. Lately I have had a very hard time of it. I have been a Medical Assistant since 1989. Now I can't go to work. I can't breathe long enough to last 4 hours at a job. So now we don't have health insurance. I am trying sooooo HARD not to go in the hospital.

My asthma was under control for 18 years now I feel like I am going to die. Just black out and never wake up.

I know there are worse things to have in life. BUT

It is sooo hard to breathe sometimes. Go figure. Most people take it for granted. But I don't.

Just to take a deep breath.

Thats all I want to do.

one skein scarf

Scarfs You can't have to many of them.
My newish book is Stitch'n bitch crochet The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller

I used red hart super saver yarn. Very easy pattern to do. To me this is mindless crochet. You can be ingrossed in watching tv and finish this in about 2 or 3 hours.
There are a few cool patterns in this book. My local yarn shop did not have the book so I had to order it online. For some reason my LYS does not carry ANYTHING about crochet. What's up with that??? She told me she would try to order a few books on crochet.