Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lately, I've been feeling like I don't have anything new or interesting to share. I've been so busy with life stuff that I haven't picked up my needles or hook nearly often enough. I did promise that I would share what I was doing down at my mom's house so, as promised, here we go.

Last year at the after Thanksgiving sale, JoAnn fabrics had flannel on sale for ridiculously cheap. I had a pattern for Pajamas. I had made the pants before and liked them but mom and I got to talking about how you never seem to have enough warm pajamas in the Long Minnesota Winter. We each bought enough flannel for 2 pairs of pajamas and we finally got around to working on them. Here they are:

4 pairs of pajamas, no waiting. They have a sort of scrubs-type top, with a v-neck and long sleeves. The pants have an elastic waist and pockets. They are so nice and comfortable it's unbelievable. Plus, it was cold enough while I was there that I did wear them to bed one night.

For those not interested in sewing projects I present them with my current sock-in-progress.
And also Smokey the cat for those who are also not interested in knitting, although if you aren't interested in yarn, why are you here?

More about the sock when the pair is done. Meanwhile, I'll be waiting for the weather to get chilly again so I can use these bad boys!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Lucky Day

I seem to be getting worse and worse at this blogging thing. Life just keeps getting in the way, I guess. I have a finished object that I've been wanting to share though so I've got to get a move on! Here we go.

Presenting the Shamrock Doily.

The specs:
The Pattern: Shamrock Doilies from Crochet World Magazine, February 2009
The Yarn: Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton (Size 10) in Frosty Green, 1 ball.
The Hook: Size 7 Steel Crochet Hook (1.65mm)
The Recipient: I was curious about the way this pattern worked so I wanted to make it, unsure of what I would do with the finished object. Now a friend has purchased a new table and is looking for something to decorate it. Guess where this is going?
Notes: This doily is crocheted very interestingly. Each individual outside doily is made separately and they are connected on the last round of each. I found this technique very interesting and sturdier than I thought it would end up being. I loved this pattern and would probably crochet it again but not right away, as I am sick of sagey green yarn.
The pattern also called for 2 balls of cotton and I did not even use up the first, I still have a good amount left so I'm not sure why it called for so much.
To add a personal touch to it, I made one shamrock a four-leaf shamrock and just like a real one, you have to look for it.
This picture turned out horrible but I had to find some way to show it off, so here you go:

The one four-leaf shamrock.

Next time, I'll share what I was doing down at my parent's house for over a week.