Monday, July 27, 2009

I Ought To Know Better

I ought to know better than to try someone's homemade sweater pattern. I followed a certain one exactly and it turned out so small it would fit an 8 year old. Obviously, when this person made it they either adjusted it as they went along or they didn't proof read their pattern. I should stick with proven patterns. I have to frog it all and am going to make a sweater from the Red Heart site. I hope frogging chenille yarn doesn't wreck it.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Me And My Sweetie Pie

This is me and my sweetie pie chihuahua Ginger on our back deck overlooking the lake. Believe it or not I'm only 51 years old. I look 90 in this picture!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tree Froggy

I had to make this little feller for a color challenge with my C4C crochet eBay group. He will be up for sale in my eBay store Tadrick Crafts starting August 11.

Monday, July 20, 2009

I Just Remembered

I was trying to remember if I'd ever designed anything. I have! It was the Boneyard Doily. I just came across it when looking at my old posts on here. Here it is again in case you haven't seen it.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

It's Lovely

My chenille yarn came today from Herrschners! I couldn't resist and did five rows on the sweater I am planning to make with it. It's burgundy and it is so plush. It will be hard to finish the afghans I'm working on because I want to make the sweater NOW! lol

Friday, July 17, 2009

Still No Doilies!

I have kept my word - I haven't crocheted any more doilies! lol I am working on a few afghans and have just finished making a tree frog for my Crazy 4 Crochet group on eBay. I want to make a Halloween doily so I better get cracking on these afghans and get at least one finished. Oh, but wait! I have an order of chenille yarn coming from Herrschners! They are phasing out their worsted weight chenille as Lion Brand did with theirs and the skeins are 99 cents each. I wanted to buy it all up! They still carry the bulky weight chenille. I'll have to make a sweater. Too many projects - not enough me.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Last One For Awhile

DH finally had a free moment and blocked this and took the picture today and it will be up for auction on eBay tonight. Doilies aren't selling well right now so I'll probably wait a month or so before I make any more. Around the last of August/first of September I'll start making Halloween and Thanksgiving and Christmas doilies. Holiday items seem to bring more money.

Anyway, this one is called "Periwinkle Star Pineapple" and is white and periwinkle and is 22 1/2" diameter.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

New Favorite

I have a new favorite yarn: Vanna's Choice knitting worsted. It's so plush and soft and there are some unique shades to choose from. I used to always use Red Heart which I like a lot and will continue to use. For the 12-point round ripple afghan I'm crocheting I needed a silvery blue and happened to spot some at Hobby Lobby. It's wonderful to work with. I don't get to Hobby Lobby often since it's an hour away but I'll be looking at the color choices of Vanna's yarn online so I'll know what I want next time I get to Saginaw. I could order it from Herrshners but there's shipping costs to consider. Plus, what you see in a catalogue isn't exactly what you see in person. I may get too antsy to wait and order some anyway!


Maybe that's what I should light under DH's butt to get him to block the last two doilies I finished over a week ago! ha ha

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Crocheting Chair

I like to crochet in my bedroom while listening and watching TV so DH and I went out and bought a new swivel rocker. It's wonderful! Of course, my little chihuahua Ginger took over it immediately!

I've been working on a round ripple afghan to keep me warm in the coming months while sitting in my crocheting chair.