Saturday, November 21, 2009

Baby Boy Stars

When did all the stores in Clarksville quit selling the dark blue Boucle? When I didn't buy enough and was in the middle of a blanket that my sister ordered for a coworker! I am happy with the finished product even though it was nothing like I pictured.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Filet and Stuff

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.

Why is it that nobody EVER wants to ask you anything until you need to concentrate on a piece? I could sit in my living room for hours and not be asked a single thing, but let me pick up a hook and thread. . . . .

"The Seashell Filet" by Donna Libhart was fun to make and originally was going to hang in my bathroom. However, I changed the theme since then so there are no plans for it at present.

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.

These baby boy bibs were fun, quick and easy to work up. You just never know when your infant or toddler son will need business, business-casual or formal attire.

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.