Tuesday, March 27, 2012

One A Day - Tuesday's Tallies

One A Day is hosted by Carole atGingerbread Girl and on Ravelry.

It's been a while since I've done a One A Day post.  In part that is because I believe I have crochet ADD.  I have been flitting from one project to another.  I keep getting ideas for new things and I just have to start them immediately.  While I love having the ideas and seeing all the colorful items - I haven't been completing anything.  This bums me out and I decided last night that I can't keep doing this so I pulled out the giant Granny square afghan I had started for mu husband and I.  This morning I took a couple of photos of it and I do quite like it.

These are the nine colors I'm using for the afghan and I'm about one third done with it.  I had wanted to have it done by the end of March but obviously that isn't going to happen now.  Hopefully, by doing one color per day, I'll have it done by mid April.  That would be fine with me.  It's fairly light weight so we could still use it for a while before it gets too hot.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Happy Loopy St. Patrick's Day

I hope everyone is having a wonderful St. Patrick's Day.  It is rainy and appropriately green and beautiful here today.  In February, I made my husband a Rasta scarf for his birthday.  I had plenty of the awesome green yarn left and decided to make a swirly scarf for myself for today.  The color is more vivid than it is showing here and really, really pretty.

I had some of the yarn left over and saved it until I decided what could be made with it.  Well, yesterday I discovered the Loop stitch and tried it out last night after my girls went to bed.  This morning they had new green jewelry for celebrating our Irish heritage.

Miss O with her Loopy green necklace.

Miss B with her Loopy green bracelet.

I quite adore this stitch.  It's not for everything, of course; but is rather perfect when you want to add an element of fun.  Fortunately, my girls love their new jewelry.  It could have easily gone either way with my little fashionistas.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Easter Crafting

I love Easter and Spring and every thing about this time of year! For some reason though, I feel like Easter has crept up on me this year.  I can't believe it's only twenty-five days away.  I decided I wanted to create some Spring/Easter items for my daughters and our home.  Quite conveniently, I then discovered that there is to be a Crafty Easter Linky Party at Crea in the City.  Naturally, I want to take part.  Feel free to visit her blog and sign up if this appeals to you, as well.

And now, here is my first attempt at a crocheted Easter egg.  Which, by the way, I found at Julie-k.

I have to say that I wasn't sure about the way this pretty blue egg looked.  Then, Miss O, my beautiful firstborn, asked, "Mommy, why are you making an Easter egg?"

I literally squealed at her question and she looked at me like I'd lost my mind just a bit.  When I explained that I was pleased she could tell it was actually an Easter egg she shrugged and just said, "Okay."

I will definitely be making more of these cute eggs.  I think what they need is more polyfill in order to appear more like an egg to my eyes.  In addition to the eggs, I am going to make Easter baskets for my girls and some pretty Spring time place mats for our kitchen table.  I really dislike our table so I'm hoping the vibrant mats will pretty the table up dramatically.  They will be something to include with the Pretty Crafty Home project, too.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Rasta Scarf

One of the first things I made when I learned to crochet was a hat for my husband.  He was so nice and gracious about it but it looked like an exploding mushroom.  It really did not look right on him.  Around Christmas time - we were shopping (what a surprise, right?) and we found a Jamaican shop in the outdoor mall close to us.  Well, my husband loves Reggae music and all things Jamaican or Rasta.  There was a cool red, yellow and green Rasta-style scarf in the shop.  He said he'd love something like that and would actually wear it.  Well -- I immediately decided to make one for him for his birthday.

Here it is:

He loves it! And naturally, I love that he loves it! And even more so - I love him!