Monday, February 16, 2009

Pink Cotton Washcloth & Soap Saver

These are some of favorite projects. You can't have enough of dish clothes or face clothes. Plus I love to crochet the soap savers. I found the pattern for the soap saver on Crochet Pattern Central. I have used that pattern for years.My dad had heart surgery last week for his defibrillator. He had a bad infection. The surgeon had to go in and clean and scrape the area where the defibrillator is. I have been soo busy with him and my mom. She has M.S. We are hoping he comes home today. This is a cute OLD picture of him . This was one of my favorite pictures of him.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Very Simple One Skein Scarf

I saw this yarn at Kay's yarn shop. Royal Bamboo made in Italy from Plymouth Yarns. Soooo Soft. I fell in love with it. I only had enough money for one skein. What do ya do with one skein???? Make a scarf??? I checked Ravelry( of course) and a women had written a simple pattern. I of Course made a few changes. I think it took me 2 hours give or take.1 skein very soft yarn 50 g= 93 yards ( what I used)
size 10 needles

Co 18
knit 1 row,
knit 1, yarn over, knit 2 together, keep doing this until end than
knit 1 row,
Bind off.

Very simple and lovely. That's what I think. I wish I had $200. so I could go into Kay's yarn shop and just buy everything in there that I want. Gorgeous stuff. I walk around and around just feeling her yarns. Sick Right??? I love wool yarn but I have to be carefull cause I allergic to it. But the colors that people come up with. Wow they POP. Kay has taught me sooo much about knitting. I am so grateful to her.

I have started alot of projects lately . I can't wait to show them.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The big crocheted cowl

If you can tell, I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn. Colorwaves yarn
Very Simple pattern
Crochet Hook I or J
Chain 90
Single crochet in* 2nd chain, then chain 1 * Do this to the end.
Join be careful not to twist.
Then turn and single crochet in the same stitch and chain 1. * single crochet and chain 1* until end.
Keep doing this until it is as long as you want.
My Mom made the best Chilli. I grew up in south Texas and one of the rodeo foods was frito's Chilli. Yum . I changed it up over the years. Now I add 2 or 3 types of Beans( Love Beans). Plus I try to can tomatos every year. When I can them, I put Zuccini and sometimes garlic and pepper. It really makes the canned tomatos good.
I have a crock pot so it makes cooking soups so easy. I don't know what I would do without my crock pot.

Almost finished. Just a few more rows. I did not know what I was going to do with this yarn. I tryed crocheting a very pretty shawl. But it totally messed up. So. This is what I thought of.