Tuesday, February 23, 2010
My mom is visiting and we have been quilting. It has been so much fun. We chose this Tutorial. It was so easy and quick and came out so nice! She is a very talented quilter and look forward to seeing more of what she does! Here is our progress so far.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
I finished up a Tiramisu baby blanket this weekend. The pattern can be found here
I love it so easy and elegant looking. I used cotton yarn this time, I usually use acrylic, due to ease of care and durability. I have seen so much use of this Lion Brand cotton, I love the feel and thought I would give it a whirl.
First of all it is nice to crochet with gives a nice soft but firm fabric, the down side to the yarn is it seems to have a cut off point or knot in the middle of each skein and it takes quite a bit of fancy stitching to hide it!
So I may use again for a baby sweater or somthing smaller, maybe granny squares. But as far as large projects, I dont think so. Its average cost is 5.49 so for a more expensive yarn you would expect a bit higher quailty as compared to Red heart yarn (2.20 per skein) that wears like iron. I have an afghan from my Wedding made by my Nana that still goes on my bed in the winter almost 26 years later, its in perfect condition. This baby afghan will be donated to New borns in need.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I was able to grab an hour this morning for some creating! I made this dish doily from a new pattern from Crochet Today this month. Great issue! Some granny squares, I love making them they are so easy and retro. Kody bear kept me company laying on my lap. Till next time....
Monday, February 1, 2010
Hi ya'll Im still here, so busy these days. I am getting ready for my Mother and Dad to come for a few weeks! So excited. This photo is of my valentines day gift from my mom. The placemats, I adore them. The doily I made fits perfectly in the center! Till next time.....