Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Little bitty stuff is all that is going on here. I am on the strawberry tea towel. Since it is just a tea towel I am just going to outline the caps of the strawberries and not satin stitch. I don't think I could stand satin stitching them...its not fun anymore. A year from now when I dry dishes and look at the towel I will say to myself you were a bit lazy ole girl.
I made a simple dishcloth while waiting for Wp. at the barbershop. I lied and told him they didn't skin him. The right sunglasses and he could look like a old Marine or state trooper.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Link to purchase pattern
Come sit next to Mimi and let me give you some advice:
The crocheting of the jacket could not have been easier. The putting it together is another story. Lots of fussy sewing. To match the stripes when you sew it together you really should use the color of yarn that is the color of stripe you are sewing. Yes, even if it is 4 stitches. It will show on the sleeves and sides if you don't. The sleeves when finished look like they will not work. Don't worry they do.
Read the entire pattern first.
What I will do if I ever make another one.
1. Use country green
2. strand my yarn or use sport to sew it together
3. ** use a larger hook to chain for the sleeves
just the beginning chain.
If you are new to this and stumble on my blog. If you need any help leave me a comment and I will do my best. Things a beginner will stumble over is the rev shaping and the sewing it together. Like anything else in life if you want it bad enough you will succeed. If you crochet allot it is a piece of cake unless you really hate the sewing thing then pretty much you will learn to hate it before its over with.
Wp. ran into the living room to see what was wrong when I sprung from my recliner shouting Done at last done at last thank God Almighty I am Done at last. It was the sewing thing. Hugs and sweet wishes!!!!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The Knitting Nonni has this sweater in her Sept26,08 archives. I just love hers. I put this sweater on my list the first time I saw the Halloween sweater she made. Then KnittingII just made one which is in her March 26 archives it is very sweet. Both address are on my blog roll at the bottom of my page. You should check them out anyway not just for the sweaters.
This little sweater should be warm it was very easy to make. For a normal person it will be very fast. Girls I just drug my feet on this. Maybe it was the color I don't know. It was kind of like the BSJ. Someday I will make another one just not real soon.
Look at our curly headed baby in his frog boots going after those eggs. I know every old crow thinks her crows are the blackest. I just have the sweetest grandkids I really do.