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!

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!

 Don't you just love it? :)

I can't wait to gift this!

Happy Friday everybody!
God Bless!

10 July 2014

Foxtrot off the hook...

This bit of loveliness came off the hook this week.
The yarn is from Knit Picks, its a heather lace weight, colorway is Foxtrot that I bought several years ago and decided to use for this shawl. A friend is going through a difficult time right now, so we are making her a Sunshine Basket. Basically a bunch of people come together and all add in something to bring her some sunshine. Its blocking now and I can not wait to see it off and floating in the air. She loves floaty things and I thought this shawl would be beautiful. Another lady from church is giving a brooch made from sea shells in the shape of a butterfly, which will be beautiful pinned on the shoulder of this shawl.
This pattern is easily recognizable to some of you I'm sure as the South Bay Shawlette, but its also the same Mother of the Bride shawl too. Just different weights of yarn and hook size and the Mother of the Bride pattern appears to have trim. I used a size f hook and the lace weight. :) The blocking provides the magic!
Here it is before blocking. I am on pins and needles, literally.
Can't wait to see this off the blocking board!
Hope you are having a fantastic week!

Happy Crocheting!

03 July 2014

Paper fun...

Don't you just love the colors here?
I need a yarn with these colors all in 1 skein!
AAAh! Really!
These are giant tissue paper flowers. They are about 3 feet wide by 1.5 feet tall and I've been making them for a youth ministry event at church. I bought rainbow tissue paper, it came in stacks of about 20, with various colors, so I just layered up similar colors and I like the effect. Maybe I should design yarn colorways. Playing with color is fun!

 Tissue paper flowers are easy to make and I found a video on youtube showing Giant flowers.
They make a great visual statement.

Hope you have a fantastic Independence Day!
God Bless!


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