Thursday, July 27, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern: Tea Party Cardigan

Thank you to Red Heart yarn for sponsoring the Tea Party Cardigan! It's a free crochet pattern found HERE.

I'm so pleased with how well it fits the model! It's an easy pattern worked from the top down. 

It only needs 1-2 skeins of Red Heart With Love in Wintergreen and an H hook.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Consistent Effort

Not every week can have closure. Not every week brings a check. Not every week has a reveal. Some weeks are just consistent effort toward a bigger goal. So, not much progress to report but progress none-the-less.

Here's a random chicken photo of the four chickens we have left. A baby raccoon and her mother found their way into our coop and ate two chickens a few weeks ago. I walked into the coop to find the baby napping and the mother out. The remaining 4 chickens hanging out with the baby raccoon waiting for their turn for the masked bandits to get hungry again. I was able to get the 4 out of the carnage and into a safe spot until the Captain came home to evict the baby raccoon and reset the coop. :(  Interesting that the three oldest chickens, including the lame black one, survived and the younger ones were lost.

Maybe being an old bird has it's advantages.

Monday, July 17, 2017

My Mountain Man

He did it! The Captain made the summit of Mt. Rainier with his tour group and guides and made it safely down this weekend.

Nothing like summer on a mountain!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sneaky Peek

A crochet pattern sneak peek.
HAHAHA! The back... Forgive me while I have a little fun with you.. I'm a little delirious from working on deadlines this week.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Drawing Crochet Symbol Diagrams

Quick tip: When hand drawing crochet symbol diagrams, do not squish one stitch per square on graph paper. Instead, use the height as your guide. If you were drawing out all single crochet, which are short, you could just make them one block tall. For half double crochet, if you chain two then make your rows two blocks tall.  For double crochet, shown above, allow your stitches to be three blocks tall. It's more proportional to the actual project and it's easier to read. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Winter in July. Crochet Felting

What's your favorite yarn for felting? I'm asking for a friend ;)

There's nothing like crocheting heavy winter projects in the middle of July!

Are you working on warm weather items or cold and what season is it where you live?

Wednesday, July 5, 2017