Monday, August 12, 2013

Dealing with life.

I am behind is sharing my latest crochet projects because life has tossed a monkey wrench so to speak in the works.
On July 29th I was diagnosed with Sarcoma Cancer.
Here is my personal blog with updates as I need to rant while waiting for tests, and surgery and lastly prognoses.
I have been crocheting a couple hats. It seems morbid, but I was planning ahead in case I need chemo. Wow that sounds depressing! Enough hats for now.

Happy Crocheting!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Sun hat for Red Hats Gal

My Mother-In-Law belongs to “Red Hat Society". I wanted to make her a Red Hat that no other hatter would wear. (Her in my creation at the bottom)
The inspiration for this hat came from Clare of “BobWilson123”. In her pattern and YouTube video she shows how to make a basic mesh hat and a brim that can be used on any hat pattern. So I took this pattern and ran with it.
See it here on Ravelry

I used a G-hook for hat and brim. She suggests a smaller hook for brim that resulted in a ruffly looking brim.
I used 2 colors of Carron worsted weight yarn. (acrylic yarn makes it stiffer I feel).
I mostly followed the pattern directions with some minor changes for the look I wanted.
With color “A” I worked rounds 1,2,3 & 4 skipped 5 My head measured approx 22 inches (the cap turned out too big with this round) I worked 6 rows with color “A” of round 6 and 3 rows with color “B”.
Brim: With color “A” worked round 1 skip to round 3 (rnd 2 made it too “ruffly”) Worked 10 rows, finish with a few slip stitches. The second hat, this white and black one only took 3 hours to hook!

I added some Roses
directions HERE
and Wa La!

My Mother-In-Law. She's so "Sassy"!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Friend Family Square

A little 6 incher I whipped up last night to go with my 12 inch "Fountain of Roses".
It's called "Friend Family Square" It's a free pattern on Ravelry.

Isnt she lovely?
Happy Crocheting!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Not just the wind whipping things up!

These last few days has been really windy here in Sacramento, CA. So I don't feel like working out in the yard much. SO I chose to crochet.
This is what I whipped up.
A shower slash kitchen scrubby by Andrea with the fiber forum. Pattern here.

I already tested it out in the shower this morning. (No pics of that) :)
and I made a water bottle sling by Moogley; ,
My project page on Raverly here

Now I am starting Mays squares in the Raverly 2013BAMCAL.
Also the Moogly Mystery Crochet-A-Long for this week.

I love a good mystery!
Hopefully the wind calms down. The weeds can't wait!

Friday, April 26, 2013

My big bag for chub dog food or french bread.

This was a bag I came up with out of need. I buy my dog fresh dog food in a chub like tube. It's 16 inches long and has metal clips closing the ends. SO these chubs wont fit in normal grocery bags or totes and the metal rips the plastic bag. It is also heavy. 6lbs.

So why not crochet a bag for this need?

This bag measures 22 inches long. Plenty big for the dog food chub and also a loaf of french bread!

I also found that yarn fits just fine. :) I made the bag as one panel starting at one side along the top edge using hdcr and finishing the other side top edge then scr the sides to complete. The strap is one big loop made with HDC and stitched on the bag. I finished it just in time. My dog is almost out of food. Time to head to the pet store!
Happy Crocheting!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My name is Becca, and I am a crochet addict!

I have a confession to make.
I am a crochet addict!

Admitting your addiction is the first step to recovery. I am addicted to crochet web sites, I download every free pattern I see, I shop often for yarn and crochet notions, I hoard craft supplies all over my house. I am addicted!

Don't misunderstand me. I am by no means asking for help with this addiction. I just wanted to come clean, and crochet on!

I thought I would try to get organized and make a list of all the yarn I own. I wrote it down, until I got bored and my hand hurt. Then I took photos. These were taken a month ago. By the time I uploaded them I also had a new bag of yarn I just brought home from Michael's not included in these pictures.

I am running out of space to store this yarn, not to mention places to display my completed work!

I was displaying granny square I made in the Ravelry 2013BAMCAL on a cork board, but ran out of board. I told my kids that I am leaving my half done projects and yarn to them in my will to sort out. They don't seem to amused by that. Oh well.

I don't even want to tell you about the crochet hooks I own. I have plastic, aluminum, soft, or cushy, large and small. I have some nifty places to stash those!

I feel much better. Here is a short list of links that I frequent. I feel like a drunk giving you the addresses of bars I frequent.
* Michael's
* Lion Brand Yarn
* Red Heart Yarn Free Patterns
Enjoy the list. If you see my car out front stop in and say hi!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

"Got Plarn"?

This last week I have been working on creating my own pattern for a market bag that I can use to carry home the tubes of fresh dog food for my dog. These chubs have metal clips on the ends that rip plastic bags, and if placed in a regular tote bag they tend to leak blood. Yuck! So I'm creating a tote or bag for this need. I will post pics when I am done.
In the meantime my next project will be a tote bag made from "Plarn". What is Plarn you ask? Its the concept of using or actually REusing plastic bags to make yarn and then crocheting them to create usable items. I want to try to make plarn and crochet a tote bag. Here is the link to a site that explains more on this. How to Make Plarn Yarn
"Plarn is the term used to describe the yarn that can be made from recycling plastic bags. Here is the link to the picture tutorial at this site on how to make plastic bag yarn or plarn from recycled retail plastic bags. Here is my plarn making tutorial if you are recycling plastic newspaper bags or other narrow plastic bags."
This is the tote I may make.

I will keep you updated!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Aprils 6 inch for Ravelry 2013BAMCAL

I found time in between helping to build a fence, gardening and life to hook up three 6 inch squares for the 2013BAMCAL on Ravelry.
They were fun!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Red Heart Gumdrop Yarn Gifted by Red Heart Yarn Reviewed by Kera Mogue, Editor for AllFreeCrochet Red Heart Gumdrop Yarn is a great lightweight yarn for the springtime. Watch the colors change before your very eyes as your crochet hook does its magic. One skein of Grape yarn fades into over 15 different colors that all compliment each other well in a blanket or afghan, and the Juicy skein is just as mulit-colored. With so many different colors in one skein of yarn, it's impossible to be bored.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Free Mesh Market Bag Pattern to crochet

Market bag, free pattern from BobWilson123

My bags measured 12 x 15 inches. Perfect for small trips to the store or for a book bag.