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Friday, October 29, 2010

Little Crochet Organizer Pouch

Here is my latest little project.  I started out with the outside of the "hook roll-up", as I dubbed it, but knew it was missing something...............but what????  So I posed a question to the yahoo groups I belong to and asked them what they used to organized their hooks, needles and stuff they use for crocheting.  I got a ton of answers :-),  from pretty 5" vases to hold hooks, to organized 'scatter' all over a computer desk, to plastic M&M containers.  I myself like organized little spaces, something I can grab and go at a moments notice (though I don't leave the house but 3-4 times a month - lol).  Sew (there I go again playing with words - lol) I read, I researched, I gazed at pretty things I could buy, and at 2:00am CT, I finished it!!!!  So, (I mean sewwwwwwwwwww), whatdoya think???  Daughter and I even threw it like a football to make sure NOTHING fell out - success & TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!!!  6 points for the Poohster!!

Have a great and beautiful day my friends, I think I just might be ready for a mid-morning nap (don't tell anyone, I've been up about 31 hours)
Hugs and Hooks ~ Pooh
Footnote-Nov 13, 2010 - This pattern is being tested now and should be up as a free pattern here soon.  Have patience :-)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Starflake Christmas Coaster

A pattern I'm working up, my own design.  Have to write up the pattern now. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Another night of crochet playing

Played around with a pattern for a Face Scrubbie #2

And this is the beginning of  Rose Ripple Potholder by Delight Gems .     I ran out of green so 2yr old granddaughter is now walking around with it on her head.  Think tomorrow I'll attach it to a large hair comb for her to wear.  They're so sweet at that age  :-)

Thanks for looking, guess I'm off to continue working on my Granny Cardigan.  Hugs and Sweet Dreams!!!  :-)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Still Learning...

Today I decided to try and make a flower using my stash of DMC floss and a 2.00 steel crochet hook.  I used to cross stitch ALOT (putting that mildly) but my hands will not allow me to hold a little sewing needle anymore, so crochet hooks have all been getting a workout as I refresh my memory and try new things.  Had to make a thick handle to put that little hook in in order for me to hold it without my hands going numb up to my shoulders (18 thousand feet of bandaide tape works wonders - lol)
My first try at a flower was helped along by Lee Ann Hamm over at   who did a wonderful job writing directions this little ol' lady could follow (though I did have to use the WWW to find out how to do a d tr stitch (never heard of it before now).

After using two different blues for the pansy I trimmed it in silver fillament.  It really does look better than this picture I took, my camera was worse at taking the pic than the camera on my old cell phone took.  

So see?  Even this 53 yr old Nana can still learn something new :-)

Have a great day and thanks for looking !!!!!