Saturday, November 21, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
For a few months I was on a real filet kick and particularly admire those designers. The first one I completed was "I Love You" Lace by Nancy Hearne.
Donna Lee-Piglowski's "Wild Rose Filet" is the largest piece of the three and in my home will go nicely in many rooms.
After the stretch of filet, I needed a break from all the concentration required and went on to impromptu hats. The problem with my hats is that I do not guage the sizes well, at least according to the standard head sizes. In order to make make a hat that will fit a newborn I need to think "Preemie" to make it small enough. The reason behind this is my own newborns evidently had 6-9 month sized heads!
This "Ladybug Hat" is made with sport yarn. The spots
and trim are done with black eyelash. The brim is floppy and can easily have ties added if needed or preferred.
The pink and brown "Flapper" is worked in worsted weight, two strands held together. The trim reaches just over the tops of the ears and is done with reverse single crochet.
My granddaughter Hannah became quite attached to a poncho a few years ago and it appeared that she felt as though she were wearing a blanket. She enjoyed the benefit of being warm and having her hands free to play instead of having to grip a blanket. One of my favorite things about ponchos is that the size range is quite broad and one can be worn for a few years before being outgrown.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Raising four children, finishing school, and finding my place in the business world has taken up most of the last 15 years with the occasional afghan or other project finding a place among text books, Upward basketball games, or Girl Scout meetings.
My dear friend of 24 years, Jocelyn Sass is the most diligent and hard-working mother, designer, editor and writer I know. She is a wonderful encourager and I look forward to attending the Knit & Crochet Show next month in Buffalo, NY and spending time with her and so many other talented individuals!
While off work for six months in 2008 I settled in at home and did some serious crocheting--the fact that I was a relatively new grandmother and was expecting two more grand babies later in the year was a HUGE motivator and made it all the more fun.
Big Pig was so much fun to make. He worked up very quickly and delights my sweet Emma.
Little Leo was made for Hannah who loves all wild and farm animals. Even though he is made with size 3 cotton and a B hook, he also worked up in no time.