Saturday, February 18, 2012

Crochet musings...

This year's Summer Reading theme at our library is "Reading is SO delicious!"

Makes me want to make an amigurumi display.

And I started a list at home...with check boxes ...

Harry help me, I'm a fool for this craft.

I think what I have in patterns alone right now, I have enough for a rather full fruit basket, a veggie basket, and several "dishes" of foods....but I've been thinking, maybe I need to find more...

Oh, dear...I've given myself a new project...

Friday, February 17, 2012

Also? Why can't I....

reply to comments? Do I need to change a setting?

Busting stash...

I like the idea...but sometimes, it really goes against everything I am and do to stash bust. You see, I am the type that plans out my pieces, picks the yarn and knows at the end of the project I will have a bunch of little balls of yarn that I won't know what to do with until another project comes along.

Or maybe I break out the amigurumi books....

That said, I've been doing some stash busting with the Project Linus's Sideways Shell pattern. It's a fun and easy (and if you know what you are doing, a QUICK) project.

I think on Sunday, after I get the first floor cleaned up a bit that I will consider going through my stash and planning out how to finish the patchwork piece I'm doing....

Then maybe I can get around on Monday to working out a piece that's kinda in my head, kinda on paper...

Then I need to pull up the other patterns I drew up for Linus Connection...and pull the yarn for those.

Man, I wish I liked putting granny squares together....but I just DON'T....

What do you think of granny squares?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Log Cabin...ish -- A pattern!!!



I've always liked the idea of a log cabin pattern, but I hate trying to decide how big is big enough before I get bored...so I've solved that for me....and maybe for you too!!! I'd love to see pics if you try this! :D
  •      Pattern is designed for 9 diff colors. Color 1 uses just over one full 7oz skein of Red Heart

 

Directions

Chain 136.

Row 1-15: Starting with 2nd chain from hook, EXSC 135 with Color 1 (c1). Ch1, turn.

Row 16: EXSC 15 with c1. Add Color 2 (c2), EXSC 105. Add Color 3 (c3), EXSC 15. Ch1, turn.
Row 17: EXSC 15 with c3, 105 with c2, 15 with c1. Ch1, turn.
Rows 18-30: Rep Row 16 for even rows. Rep Row 17 for odd rows.

Row 31: EXSC 15 with c3. Add Color 4 (c4), EXSC 15. Add Color 5 (c5), EXSC 75. EXSC 15 c2, EXSC 15 c1. Ch1, turn.
Row 32: EXSC 15 with c1, 15 with c2, 75 with c5, 15 with c4, 15 with c3. Ch1, turn.
Row 33-45: Rep Row 31 for odd rows. Rep Row 32 for even rows.

Row 46: EXSC 15 with c1, 15 with c2, 15 with c5. Add Color 6 (c6), EXSC 45. Add Color 7 (c7), EXSC 15. EXSC 15 with c4, 15 with c3. Ch1, turn.
Row 47: EXSC 15 with c3, 15 with c4, 15 with c7, 45 with c6, 15 with c5, 15 with c2, 15 with c1. Ch1, turn.
Row 48-60: Rep Row 46 for even rows. Rep Row 47 for odd rows.

Row 61: EXSC 15 with c3, 15 with c4, 15 with c7. Add Color 8 (c8), EXSC 15. Add Color 9 (c9), EXSC 15. EXSC 15 with c6, 15 with c5, 15 with c2, 15 with c1. Ch1, turn.
Row 62: EXSC 15 with c1, 15 with c2, 15 with c5, 15 with c6, 15 with c9, 15 with c8, 15 with c7, 15 with c4, 15 with c3. Ch1, turn.
Row 63-75: Rep Row 61 for odd rows. Rep Row 62 for even rows.

Row 76: EXSC 15 with c1, 15 with c2, 15 with c5, 15 with c6, 30 with c8, 15 with c7, 15 with c4, 15 with c3. Ch1, turn.
Row 77: EXSC 15 with c3, 15 with c4, 15 with c7, 30 with c8, 15 with c6, 15 with c5, 15 with c2, 15 with c1. Ch1, turn.
Row 78-90: Rep Row 76 for even rows. Rep Row 77 for odd rows.

Row 91: EXSC 15 with c3, 15 with c4, 60 with c7, 15 with c5, 15 with c2, 15 with c1. Ch1, turn.
Row 92: EXSC 15 with c1, 15 with c2, 15 with c5, 60 with c7, 15 with c4, 15 with c3. Ch1, turn.
Row 93-105: Rep Row 91 for odd rows. Rep Row 92 for even rows.

Row 106: EXSC 15 with c1, 15 with c2, 90 with c4, 15 with c3. Ch 1, turn.
Row 107: EXSC 15 with c3, 90 with c4, 15 with c2, 15 with c1. Ch1, turn.
Row 108-120: Rep Row 106 for even rows, Rep Row 107 for odd rows.

Row 121: EXSC 120 with c3, 15 with c1. Ch1, turn.
Row 122: EXSC 15 with c1, 120 with c3. Ch1, turn.
Row 123-135: Rep Row 121 for odd rows. Rep Row 122 for even rows.

Weave in ends.

For the piece pictured above, I added one row of single crochet border to the edges, putting 3 in the corners.

Let's hear it for fandom

I love fandom. I love knowing there are people just as crazy (and in some cases, crazier, but not often) for the same things I love. And it's SO much better as an adult than when I was a teen before the internet was popular...and I thought I was the ONLY person in the world who collected Cabbage Patch Kids (which I still do...)

Anyway, one of the best things I love about Fandom, is getting to know people I may never have without it. A good example is the fact that most of the best friends I have are people who live pretty far from me....like states and countries away...

And getting to know them means getting to know their hearts! I mean, I know lots of good people locally, but watching my friends band together to fight for a cause? POWERFUL.

Take, for example, the recent Love for Lily fundraiser I took part in. People from EVERYWHERE getting involved to save the life of a stray kitten who worked her way into all of our hearts....and the spearhead behind the cause? Jen O....one of the sweetest, kindest, MOST GENEROUS people I know in this world.

That said, lemme share with you what I offered up and sent off to some good homes....




Now, aren't those FUN?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Update time...

Have you missed me?

I know I promised a pattern last time I updated like nearly a year ago...but in true tradtion I forgot.

Given a chance, I'm going to try to do some updating this week, okay?

Much love to you!