Thursday, January 26, 2012

I'm baaaaccckkkkk...

Yes, one of my New Year's resolutions was to blog more frequently. Well, I've been busy working over the holidays and stitching away. Crocheting dishcloths, doilies, hats and afghans. I have also been knitting....a hat and a dragonfly dishcloth!!! For Christmas, I made my SIL, Kim, a sweater: This is Annie's Attic's Offset Shell cardigan. Love the color and the drape....the yarn was tough to work with using an H hook. I want one, but will use a bigger hook, next time!
Kim loved it!!
Here's a ruffle scarf I made for a Christmas exchange, for someone who lives in Colorado:
The pattern is from the Red Heart site.
Here's the dragonfly dishcloth:
It's kind of hard to see the dragonfly because of the varigated thread, but it's my new washcloth in my shower!!! And yes!!! It's knitted!!!
Nest up, a few crocheted things: a hat for a friend of the boys, a dishcloth for an exchange, and a doily for me!!!
pattern for Brent's beanie is here:
this dishcloth is Mina's delight and can be found here:
Love this doily. Found it in a Magic Crochet. It's called Rustic table center.

These are just a few of the things I've been doing. I also spent the holidays reading Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy, watching the Swedish (subtitled) versions of the books, and seeing the newly released American version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." I absolutely LOVED the stories and read all three books within a month. I think I have my reading mojo back!!
and with close to 200 (free) books downloaded on my kindle, I guess I'd better get reading!!
This coming weekend, we are headed to Daytona for the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24....we are finally taking the plunge and camping there. Nathan, for whom I made the gray hat, his brothers and my friend Lori (who lives in Daytona) are all going, too. Son Tim and his friend Rich are coming out Saturday. Bob and I are going to do the Fun Walk at 7am Saturday. At least we will be there and not have to leave Ocala at 3am in order to start walking at 7am. SO EXCITED!!! I am supposed to be getting things ready, but am waiting to see Patrick Dempsey interviewed about his participation in the event. Will I wait in line to see him again this year.....HELL YEAH!!!!!
Ok, I really do have to run and get things crackin' around here. Until we meet again, have a crafty day!!!


Linda said...

Geez, you are such a fun, creative and interesting person. I think you must attract young people to you all the time because you seem so spunky at heart.
I wish my gran could croche me some of those beautiful hats you make as they are soo in fashion, even the young bohemian men are wearing them. You could even make some of those loong croche hats in red, yellow and green for rastafarians to put their masses of dreadlocks in, ha ha.
seriously that scarf would look gorgeous in a soft pink or even with little roses on them. I saw some in french flea market similar to that scarf of yours.
My gran is battling to pay her bills but if she could crochet like you do, she could sell her hats and at least pay for her Tracfone SVC phone card ($7/month for service).
I actually want to start crocheting myself, as acroche'd jacket look beautiful over a sundress.
I look forward to reading more of your posts, you are such a cool lady.

ponykeg said...

Thank you, Linda! I really appreciate your comments....maybe we can work something out and I can make you a hat, too!