Monday, May 31, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
I've been moving my hook, and have completed the round petal pillow. I believe I will make one more. But first I have a square and rectangle one to finish. All in good time.
The pattern was easy enough, with a repeat so it works up very quickly, and I like the finished product very much with the texture and shell pattern ( which is my favorite) . I found a round pillow form at JoAnn's and picked it up avoiding unnecessary browsing and buying. I do purchase patterns on occasion, I don't do it very often, and if I can find the pattern for free, and sometimes you can.
I didn't have enough yarn to do the entire pillow in the same color, but it works out fine, I think all the colors will work, and I can flip the pillow. I took almost a whole ball of Caron Simply Soft, half of it is Heatherwood Green, which I really like, and the other gray. So I used up some stash too!
This is the Heatherwood Green side
This is the med gray color, trimmed with the Heatherwood Gray
This was a nice easy pattern, and it really makes a nice pillow cover.
Monday, May 24, 2021
The ripple afghan is completed. Off my hook! :)
I'm still working on pillow cushions, I made one up with log cabin variation, but it just didn't work for me in the colors, put it off to the side for now.
I did see a lovely and very simple pillow cover for a round pillow.
A few things to note about patterns. Sometimes when you download patterns, you will never really know what you're going to get as far as the pattern goes. I spent $2.99 for the pattern and worked up 12 round of it last night, it works up fast.A typo which I was able to work through, if you are new to the crochet world this may have tripped you up, I am well seasoned, no big deal. Another thing, patterns not designed in USA, for example UK, have different hook sizes then ours and "usually" the pattern will refer to US vs UK size hooks. And terminology two different animals between US & UK. For example in US DC double crochet, in the UK it is refered to TC treble crochet.
Most patterns will have these differences indicated with the pattern instructions. This one also had a stitch I had not ever heard of. But of course I had, for in the US it is a different name. A stitch which at first I did not like, until I got the hang of it. There is a front version and a back version of the stitch, and what it is designed to do is create a recess or depth, add dimension and definition to the stitches which surround
In the pattern it is referred to as RTRF relief treble front, here is the USA, it is known FPDC. There are many tutorials for this stitch onlin. You are working around the post of previous rows dc, it's how you insert the hook which gives it the textured look. I didn't used to like this stitch, but when I made that feather afghan (above) I got pretty good at it, and can see how the application works and gives texture.
Monday, May 17, 2021
So, I have some of these squares I made up. I think about 10 or so. I had them up for sale in my former Etsy shoppe, didn't sell. So I must make something out of them don't I? Not another afghan, no uh uh!
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
on the old hook. Unusual for me, as I am a one trick pony usually. The afgan I'm working on is almost completed, maybe another 10 rows. I think I am out of the cream color. I have the hair snood to complete, it is done crochet wise, but the elastic part is tripping me up.. I am using elastic thread and see how that goes. I have some elastic head bands, they seem a little tight, it's like the 3 bears trying to find the right chair. And I started a new yarn project for some couch pillows.
I'm not in the designing mode at the moment, usually some things will pop in when I am working on something else. But I need to finish up at least one of the projects.
While I like the colorways used in the above links, I'm using what I have. I'm trying to incorporate some colors I have ( which don't) match, to bring things together. We'll see. 😏 I had bought some yarn for a pillow cover, I was going to make a tapestry gingham pillow cover, and so I bought 3 different yarns in the gray color way, one dark, one medium, and one light. It just didn't seem to work for me, and then I saw this pattern.
Log Cabin Variation Pillow
Pretty isn't it? I like the cream/ivory colors. Not what I had on hand. And I don't buy yarn to just have it, I must be making something with it. I was committed with the grays and I'll use what I have.
What are you working on?
Have a beautiful week.
Monday, May 3, 2021
Thread this time. I'm taking a rest from the ripple, it's almost done for the most part.
This is what I've begun last night, it is going very quickly. I want to design my own, and wanted to see how a completed one should look.
Internet Photo Credit
the pattern can be found
I really like the look of the snoods. They have a long history. It is a flattering and lovely way to keep hair tidy and out of the way. I have fairly long hair now, and it is usually in braids or I have it up in some way. I don't like hair hanging about loosely. Maybe it will catch on again. I've not ever seen anybody around where I live with one...I suppose there are places like Amish for example, they where their hair up and have a covering, not as extreme as this.Usually a cloth.
I'm from a time zone where as young girls we took care of our hair, it was brushed, and pampered, we put it up, or wore it down with some type of a style to it. Long time ago now. So this is right up my alley, it may not be for everybody. They wear these at historical fairs where they re create in period costumes, something which I would have loved to do had I known.
Well, anyway....have a great week!