Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dishcloths and Potholders!

Holy Cow!  What a week!  Work has been crazy.  By the time I get home in the evening I'm not worth a flip.  I did manage to get in some knitting time this weekend.  I whipped up some dishcloths and pot holders for a couple of birthday gifts.

Check out this new pattern I found on Ravelry!!  Very easy and quick to do.  It's called Wheatfields.  Check it out and give it a try!

This basket weave pattern is also really pretty.  I am hoping to make up a few more of these to go in my kitchen and some also for my moms. 

Of course, no set of dishcloths is complete with out some crocheted granny square pot holders! 

I really enjoy making these, two solid grannies sandwiched together and then connected with a row of single crochet.  I really wanted to get more of these done, but time just wouldn't allow it.

Here it is Sunday evening already.  I could seriously use another day before Monday gets here, but that's out of the question.  I think the rest of the evening I'll kick back and do some more knitting then hit the hay at a decent hour. 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bhuja Wrap

In yoga "Bhuja" means "arm" or "shoulder.  I actually knit this wrap up for a friend who is very much into yoga.  She explained to me that after doing the yoga they go into the meditation positions, and the body actually gets cold.  This meditation wrap is used to wrap around the arms and shoulders to keep warm.

I feel like I have been working on this forever.  Needless to say I was really thrilled to get it finished and see it on a real live person!

I do like this stitch. It looks so much like a woven piece of fabric.  As you can see I used all variegated yarns and randomly changed them out.

Check it out wrapped around the shoulders with a shawl pin.  Oh my goodness!

 So...I am glad to have this done because I find myself looking at a pile of yarn in these gorgeous Autumn colors and have begun some more granny square action!  I also need to whip out some dishcloths and pot holders for a birthday gift.  

The weekend is coming to an end too fast for me.  I hope to spend the rest of it up kicked back with a crochet hook and maybe a good movie!  

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Variegated Yarn Rules!

Despite all my stress, I have been knitting.  Here's a little sneak peek!  I get lost in the stitches and the colors.
That's all I have to share for's close to being done!  Back to work!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Crazy Insane Granny Square Madness!

I have been chomping at the bit to get pictures of this taken and up on the blog!  This my friends is the reason I so love to make grannies!  Every last stitch of it.  I call it a "Halfgan" because it is simply half of a granny...but oh, the yarn has absolutely rocked this!

I crocheted it all in variegated yarns...mostly those from Hobby Lobby in "I Love This Yarn".  I also have a couple of variegated yarns from TLC.  I could tell before I got to my fifth round that I was going to be obsessed with this.

Mostly in this post I want to post pictures, so you can take in as much of this eye candy as possible! 

Here's the back view.  I put tassels at the two ends to give it a little weight, this way it stays "wrapped" around the shoulders easier. 

Here's a closeup of all that it not yummy!

I think it is truly insanely beautiful.  I would encourage anyone to just go wild with this, go pick out some variegated yarn and go to town.  I believe I used about nine colors...but I think two or three colors would be just as pretty.

So...the insanity doesn't stop here I'm afraid.  You see, I have a basket full of leftovers and a pair of idle hands.  So, what better way to use them up than in a granny scarf.

Oh shut your mouth!  LOL...I totally dig this too!  I'm already determined to make more of these.  They are quick instant gratification. 

Yup, this is the reason I love to crochet!!!