27 July 2014

Inside the box...

With out further ado...
Some of the vintag-y goodness from  the box!
Some of the scarves were from newer yarns I think just because of the colors.
 
 


These were made on a loom then sewn together, I remember when I was a child helping my mom and aunt loom and tie them. Nifty little things. :)

Have a great start to your week!

God Bless!

23 July 2014

Current works and rambling...

 What are you currently working on?
I've been making pumpkins in an effort to get ready for the fall. Yes, I know its still summer, but a girl can dream right? Jane from WildAboutColor has long been an inspiration, her creativity is just fantastic. I made some pumpkins for this years teacher gifts and decorating (I am always last minute and this year I thought I'd try to be a step ahead) similar to hers from a year or so ago. I've actually been in awe of the Patchwork Square she designed. See the Jade square peaking out?
 Here's a closeup, isn't it nifty? The color is Red Heart Super in Jade, I picked it up the other day just browsing the yarn isle at my local W-mart. I don't know what I'm going to make with them, but I just can't stop making them, its a fast and fun design.

  This doily pumpkin has been in my que for awhile now too, so I may work it next. Anywho...
Have you too been having trouble with blogger?
I can't leave comments on some blogs with Google+. I don't know why unless its because I do not have Google+. Any ideas? I like the blogspot setup and don't want to switch. Anyway...

I have been reading the Crochet and Questions Quiz answers, and if I haven't commented yet, its because some blogs I can't comment on without a Google+ profile. I may switch, but idk. Loving all your answers though! :)

We finally got rain! Yay! 4 straight days of it, but rain none the less. It makes for really good crafting time. 
I've long had a love of Falltime and pumpkins. :) see here and here for some Fall Fun if you want Fall to come quickly too! :)
Thought I had more to ramble about, but the coffee is calling me and I simply must appease that need. :)

Happy yarn crafting!
God Bless!

Ohh, P.s.
The Orange yarn is vintage! :) 
See the price tag?!? $1.49! Could you imagine that today??? Its a Wintuk. (I actively search this stuff out, LOVE wintuk)
I have a huge box of it a lady from church gave me, I'll try and go through the items and do a post on them. There are some started projects with colors of the time....lime, dayglo orange, yellow...very nifty stuff.

20 July 2014

Crochet & Questions Quiz

Here are my Crochet & Questions Quiz answers, I'm loving reading yours across blogland too! :)

This is probably the most favorite thing I've crocheted, its the Paradise Skirt by Robin Dykema. It was first listed on Crochetville then published on Peaches and Cream website. 
It has since been made available again by Robin on Ravelry. Her original version is long and gorgeous, I think I ran out of thread, so that's why mine was shorter than original, but I just love this pattern!
 

Are you a multi crafter? Absolutely! Crochet, Knit, paint/muralist, clay, all sorts of fun crafty things.


Do you like to knit or crochet more? Crochet, but knitting is very relaxing
What is your favorite brand of yarn? Lion Brand Hometown USA in the colorway Honolulu Pink!

Striped, variegated or solid? Love them all, but currently my go to is Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in the colorway Sherbet.


How long have you been crocheting/knitting? 15 Years crocheting and I tried knitting about 10 or so years ago but really started knitting a lot about 4 or 5 years ago.

Your preferred hook size? G 4.25mm Boye

Acrylic, wool, cotton or blends? Acrylic and Wool.

Do you like a regular handle or a thicker handle...such as a wood covered, clay covered, etc. I like a regular aluminum hook to work with for ease and speed, but I collect wooden hooks and clay handled hooks.

Do you donate or gift most of your items? Both! :) If I kept everything I make, I'd live in a yarn house!

What sort of charities do you donate to? Baby charities mostly, but lately I've been working on winter items for the Homeless in our area.

What is your main reason for being a yarn/textile enthusiast? I love to use the creative talent God gave me to help others, to put a smile on peoples face just makes  my day, whether its by receiving a gift or helping someone to learn how to crochet or knit. Its a fun outlet for creativeness that pleases the senses, helps people, calms my nerves...its a blessing all the way around. :)
 
How did you learn? From the my mom. :) The first thing I learned to crochet was the Granny square, my first real project was a Monster of  Granny Blanket. Just 1 large granny square, it measured about 7 feet by 7 feet. I repeat...it was huge. Lol! I learned how to work a Granny Square before I learned how to make a sc stitch.

What hook size do you not have in your collection? Believe it or not a size J! I have tiny little steel hooks you'd use with size 80 thread that a friend gave me years ago all the way up to a P, but no size J hook. I used to have one, but I gave it to an elderly lady who needed to smile. She used to crochet when she was younger, in fact she taught my mom to crochet, who then taught me to crochet and over the years had forgotten how to crochet. So I gave her a hook, a Ball of Snowflake wool from Hobby Lobby and a size J hook with a started granny square....and I then got to see her smile. Crochet or yarn work is a gift that is handed down through the generations, from person to person. Its like a favored quilt, it warms the heart, helps people in need and just makes you smile.
Happy Crocheting and God Bless!

16 July 2014

Crochet & Quetions...


Want to participate?
Ok, just copy the questions and paste them to your blog and answer. :)
I will make a separate post in a day or so with my answers.

Are you a multi crafter?

Do you like to knit or crochet more?

What is your favorite brand of yarn?

Striped, variegated or solid?

How long have you been crocheting/knitting?

Your preferred hook size?

Acrylic, wool, cotton or blends?

Do you like a regular handle or a thicker handle...such as a wood covered, clay covered, etc.

Do you donate or gift most of your items?

What sort of charities do you donate to?

What is your main reason for being a yarn/textile enthusiast?

 What hook size do you not have in your collection?

How did you learn?

Any other questions/answers you'd like to ask or share?

Hope you have a ton of fun blog hopping and finding out some fun crochet info! :)
Please link back to this post so everyone can copy and paste and share their answers too. :)
 Use a picture of something special you have crocheted in your questions post.
Join the Crochet & Questions Link up!



Happy crafting, answering & God Bless!


Ps.
The 2 cute little hat patterns came from Linda's Crafty Corner. I did change them a bit but they are mostly the same. :)


11 July 2014

Off the blocking board!

 Ta~da!
 Don't you just love it? :)

I can't wait to gift this!

Happy Friday everybody!
God Bless!

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