Sunday, February 26, 2012

Crazy Insane Granny Square Madness

Well, I started something new.  Needing to get a fix on my granny square addiction I picked up my basket full of embroidery floss and started the insanity.  I think I am going to make a large mat for my dining table. 
And check out the back side!  It's reversible.  Each square is actually two squares sandwiched together by a row of single crochet.  It almost gives it a quilted look.

I love this pattern.  I am doing the circles in reds and building out in rows of different color backgrounds. 
This is my thread stash I am working from.  It looks like a complete mess! 
I also made a cuff for moi!  With beads, too! 
This is the underside of it.  It's just something I was toying with.  It has a groovy lacy look.  I've been wearing the mud out of it ever since I finished it.  LOL!

It's been a week, and seems like the weekend has flown by.  I'm off to crochet some more insanity!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

We have a winner!

Congrats Ahlana!  You won some rooster love!  For those who haven't seen Ahlana's blog, I suggest you check her out.  Her knitting is beautiful.  Thank you everyone for your comments, it was fun reading them all!!!

Now, how about a little bit of crochet embroidery thread insanity??? 
I am calling these Owl Key Chimes.  Aren't they a hoot!  I have a stock pile of old keys I have collected thinking one day I could use them for something.  My brain kicked in to that obsessive creative mode it gets into, and the rest is history.  These actually have a  great sound when you have a couple of these keys clanking against each other!
The hooties do take a little more work when worked in embroidery floss but the colors are so worth it.  Of course, now my brain is busy with all kinds of ideas for these.  I think I am going to have to make a trip to the antique mall and hit some yard sales looking for little trinkets to use.
I have also been trying my hand at some crochet jewelry.  I've always wanted to try this, and let me tell you it is great instant crochet gratification.  It literally takes minutes to crochet up the little hearts and the necklace.  I spent more time going through the button box for the perfect button clasp.

I love this one and will most defintely be wearing it! 
This is actually more of a choker.  I was playing with some stitches and thought this was pretty. 

It's Saturday evening, I have a pot of homemade soup going, and the weather is supposed to get nasty tonight...but I'm happy as a lark, because I plan on spending the evening crocheting more of these! 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Time for a Give Away!

I see my followers count has surpassed 500!  I can't believe it.  When I started my blog I was hoping to get to know others who loved crocheting and knitting as much as I do.  There is so much talent out there, and I love the blogs that I follow and all the inspiration they give me.  With that being said, I do believe it is time for my first give away!  You want to get your name in the bucket, simply comment.  I will draw a winner next Saturday and post it Sunday.  The give away will be something very roostery...that's all I say! 

Now for this weeks crochet insanity...tiny hooties crocheted from embroidery floss.

Yes, I've been experimenting again!   I can't decide exactly what to do with them.  They are the perfect size and weight for little pins, but I can also see them with dangling hearts.
Isn't he cute??!! 
This guy is tiny!  But extremely cute!

Have y'all seen the Luna Scarf??  I found it on ravelry and knew I had to try it.  I love it, it is instant scarfy gratification.
The pattern uses a very fine yarn, which I am sure to try, but I just grabbed from my stash.  I started one in a variegated yarn, but didn't like it.  Yes, I know it's hard to believe, but I think these are so much prettier done in a solid color.  You can find the pattern here

Now....check it out in red!

I am off to do that Sunday afternoon thing!  Y'all have a good week!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Found my crochet mojo!

I think my creative crochet mojo has cranked up to full gear.  I have been happily crocheting roosters this week!  And check out the peace sign!  Found a little pattern for it on ravelry.  When I saw it I knew I had to use it! 
This was some leftover yarn I had from a pair of fingerless mitts.  It made a great little rooster. 
This little peace sign takes all of ten minutes to crochet up.  You can find the pattern here

Oh, but there is more!

Whatcha think?  The flowers are so fun to crochet up.  I placed one on the top rooster for his was so freakin groovy I couldn't stand it!
Fancy Rooster!  LOL....I made his legs black and tied bows on them. 
It's so "folk artish"!  I've grown attached to these.  I did gift one of them last week.  It wasn't easy!  I was thinking about putting them in my etsy shop but that is as far as it has gotten.  I will make them up on request. 

Yesterday I grabbed two balls of the Lion Brand Amazing and crocheted up a Queen Anne's Lace scarf.  I think this is one of my favorite scarf patterns. 
Doesn't it work up pretty in this yarn!!  I have one I made last year out of Noro that I wear all the time.  If you haven't tried crocheting one up, I recommend it!  I made this one up in an evening.  You can find the pattern here.

I am now crocheting up the Luna Scarf and am enjoying it.  I'll be back next week with pictures of it.