Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Crochet scarf

I may have mentioned on here, but I belong to Swap-bot.com (we swap all kinds of stuff with each other).  Anyhow one of the most recent swaps i was part of was a scarf swap.  I made a lovely red & blue scarf for my partner and the lady who had me, made me a scarf using this pattern here
 crochet ruffle-scarf

She made the body of the scarf in a soft bright yellow yarn and the edging color in black. [At least I assume that she used this pattern, as my scarf looks just like the one in the pattern except for the colors.]   Anyhow,  I've decided to make a couple of these in different colors to match some of my favorite shirts.  They're beautiful and keep my neck warm at the same time, and since I'm cold so much of the time, I like anything that keep me warm.  I'll post a picture when I either get one made or remember to take off this yellow and black scarf to take a pic of it.  :)

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day!

Button Flower Pin crochet pattern

I repeatedly find then lose this pattern, so have hunted around & found it yet again, now I have decided that I need to post it so that the next time I lose it again I can just come here to look at it to refresh my memory on how to make them.

Okay so I originally got this pattern from www.yarncat.com/ButtonFlowerPin.html, however it appears that this website is no more.  I believe that this is the owner of the pattern here, but she doesn't display any patterns on her blog.

These are flowers that I have made using this pattern, though her pattern only shows two rows & I've added a third row of flower petals.  And yeah, the date thingy is off on my camera, all is accurate except the year, these were taken in 2011.

Anyhow, in it's entireity (word for word), here is the Button Flower Pin crochet pattern, Design2004 by Catherine Lindsey.

This big flower pin works up so fast, you'll want to make on to match every outfit in your closet!  Search through GRanny's button box for interesting vintage buttons.  [Her example was made in vintage Red Heart Classic Brushed yarn in Ebony Sparkle.]

You'll need:
small amount of yarn/thread,
hook to match, shank button, safety pin.

The example uses worsted weight yarn, a G hook, 1/2" shank button, 1" safety pin, and is 3-1/2 inches across.  (I also tend to use a G hook.)

To make:
Leaving a long tail for sewing, ch 4, sl st to form ring.
Round 1:
Ch 1, (sc in loop, ch 3) 6 times.  Join with sl st to first sc (6 loops).
Round 2: 
Ch 1, in each loop work (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch1 , sc).  Do not join. (6 petals)
Round 3:
Ch 2, sl st in back stitches of second dc on first petal of Rnd 1.  Ch 5 (sl st in back stitches of second dc of next petal, ch 5) 5 times.  Do not join. (6 ch-5 loops)
Round 4:
In each ch-5 loop work (sl st, ch 2, 6 dc, ch 2, sl st). Fasten off, weave in end.

Using long beginning tail, sew shank button and safety pin on back of flower.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Walking and walking and..... stuff

Well I wasn't wrong in my last post.  Baby K was determined to keep trying until she got the walking thing down (silly me for hoping she'd fall down enough that she'd give up the walking idea for awhile, NOPE!).  She now walks all over the house, though I still keep her contained out of the kitchen most of the time.  She is so cute & fun to watch as she takes her little almost dancing steps down the hallway, tiny fists clenched and raised chest-high for balance.  She stumbles and gets right back up, or crawls away...  giggles and all.

Poor little thing though, she has caught her Daddy's cold, and while not deeply congested yet, it is still disrupting her sleep enough that she won't [fall to] sleep unless on Mama.

Other news on the home-front, I am now thoroughly sick of canning though I have promised hubby to juice out the last of the apples to make "cider."  I am thinking today would be a perfect day for this, maybe I will sauce out the leftover apple pulp a bit too (if it's not raining on us).  I think a bit of sugar and some spices would that apple juice a delightful fall drink too, especially if i mixed in some of the last of the pear juice too.  Then to scrub out my water bath canner (used for cooking beets in) and preserve all this delicious juice in quart bottles.