Saturday, November 17, 2012

A new step-by-step, plus a reminder

I've decided on two new crafts for our Christmas decorations this year.  For one, I've started a step-by-step lens over at Squidoo - Christmas Light Luminaries.  Check it out here.

I'm going to be posting more of my step-by-step posts over at Squidoo these days.  The simple reason for it is, Squidoo pays! *L*  I hope you enjoy the different format.

Also, I'd like to send out a reminder to the Edmonton folks that I'll be doing a $5 Yarn Night at the Clareview Michaels, Nov. 17 from 1-3pm.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Blog to check out: MyntKat Creations

I found this blog through Ravelry and just had to share.   Quite the talent!!

MyntKat Creations

PlanetJune by June Gilbank » wet blocking for crochet (& knit)

 A great post from Planet June.

PlanetJune by June Gilbank » wet blocking for crochet (& knit)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Catching up on my crocheted projects, part eighteen

Finally, something different!

phone cozies

Here's a collection of smart phone cozies I made.  They're different sizes to fit different types of phones.  The middle one in the bottom row is Tunisian stockinette stitch.  It was done as a rectangle with the sides sewn together. The one above it is so dark, you can barely see the cables!  That one was done as also done as a rectangle with the sides sewn together.  The others were all done in the round, some beginning from a flat base just two rows wide. 

I'm having a lot of fun making phone cozies.  They're a great way to expriment with stitches, textures and cables, are quick to work up, and leave you with something useful in the end. 

Blankets 4 Canada Promo

It's that time of year again!

Join me this Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Clareview Micheals from 1 - 3 pm.  Bring a long hooks or needles and some yarn, and we'll sit and chat while making 8x8 inch squares for Blankets 4 Canada.

A joining party will be organised for the end of January or beginning of February.

Hope to see you there!

And to the wonderful people who have been donating squares throughout the year, you're awesome!  It's always amazing to go past that donation box as see all those bags of squares.  It's been great to see donations of finished blankets and yarn, too!  Thank you so much for all your time and effort.  It's greatly appreciated!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Catching up on my crocheted projects, part seventeen

Wow - I can't believe I'm going part 17 in this!  I was busier this summer then I thought!

Bottle and Can totes 

Yet another bottle bag!  This time, I used a cotton yarn from my stash that I got from the ReUse Centre, that had no label.  In fact, I'm guessing that it's even cotton.

The pattern is modified from one I saw for a top - far too open for my taste in clothing, but it worked out rather well for a bag.  The handle is a length of foundation single crochet with a row of single crochet worked down the other side of the "foundation" chain.   

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Catching up on my crocheted projects, part sixteen

This pair of bags were done in Craft Smart yarn.

Bottle and Can totes

I made the smaller bag first, modifying a pattern that's usually used to make a flat star shape.  Then I played with the idea, making it zig-zag in the larger bag.  Both bags have handles made using foundation single crochet.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Catching up on my crocheted projects, part fifteen

Another water bottle bag, this time using Handicrafter Cotton.  I really like this yarn for can, bottle or cup cozies.

Bottle and Can totes

I added extended single crochet knubs for texture and grip.  The handle is a bit shorter then I usually make - long enough to wear on the shoulder, but not long enough to wear across the chest.  At least not for an adult.  It's done in foundation single crochet.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Catching up on my crocheted projects, part fourteen

Hats weren't the only place I experimented with granny clusters! 

Bottle and Can totes

Here's a small bag with a strap long enough to wear across the chest.  The size is large enough for an Arizona Tea can or a medium sized water bottle.  The yarn is another hard wearing acrylic.