Thursday, December 30, 2010

Good Bye 2010!

I am so looking forward to a new year and a new start!  My brain is full of new ideas and a want-to-do list a mile long! 
Happy New Year Everyone!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

More Rooster Love!

Hello everyone!  I wanted to squeeze in a little more Rooster Love before Monday morning once again approaches and time becomes scarce!  So many have already been asking for a pattern.  Well, I have one in draft form.  It will probably be a few more days before I get it into final form. 

As you can see I have been busy crocheting roosters!  Everyone who sees them is wanting one, so I am trying to get this brood done for some Christmas presents.

Looks like a LONG Monday ahead for me, Tuesday night knitting group, and before you know it Christmas Eve will be here!  Wow, I'm so unprepared this year and have tons of last minute things to do before Friday, so if I don't get a chance to say so before Friday, I hope you all....

Have a wonderful Christmas, filled with lots of love and family and friends!

God Bless, Dawn

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Rooster Love

The past week I have been itching to crochet up some ornaments.  Rooster ornaments!  This idea has been swishing around in my head for quite some time, and all it took was a night of insomnia to get me to actually get the hook and yarn out and make it happen. 
Are these cute or what!!  I have to admit, working on these and fine tuning my idea has given me some extra hooky giddiness!  It has been so much fun working these up in different color combinations. 
These two have already found a new home on my mom & dad's tree.  I have made more, and hopefully tomorrow we will get some sunshine so I can get some decent pictures of the others to share.  And there will definitely be a pattern coming, but that will probably be after Christmas.

My crochet hook has not cooled down this week.  Scarves were made for my knitting girls this week!  More ruffle scarves!  I was so happy they liked them!  They affectionately call me "the hookah" because I am the only one in the group that crochets.  This year I wanted to crochet something for each of them.

I have also finished another ruffle scarf for a good friend.  I am not sure about it though.  I personally, wouldn't hesitate to wear it...but I am a bit anxious about whether she will like it or not. 
I am calling this a "boa" because it is so full.  I did the alternate on the pattern where you only chained 90 and worked the pattern, then worked the pattern again on the same chain to make it full. 

Me, well I would have no problem wearing it.  But you can see it is very full.  I think it would be very pretty worn over a black turtle neck and some jeans and boots.  I am just worried she won't like it.  I am still thinking about doing another one without the extra ruffle.
I am totally digging this "Gelato" colored variegated yarn (Hobby Lobby, I Love This Yarn).  I think the orange and burgundy with it are the perfect combo.  The pom-poms are just plain fun! 

7 days til Christmas...I better get busy!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ruffles and Puppy Dogs!

Hey everyone, I am back, and yes, with another ruffle scarf...but I just can't help it!!  I am working on Christmas gifts, and I think these will be perfect for a couple gals I have on my list!
Let me start off by showing you more ruffles.  You know me...I had to give it a go in some Hobby Lobby "I Love This Yarn".  And it really works!
I have a special friend in mind for this scarf and think it will look gor-ge-ous on her!  Don't you just love all those colors?
Here is a ruffle close up, giving you a chance to see all the colors.  I have another yarn in mind for another one of these scarves, so I do hope I am not boring everyone.  I hope to be inspiring!
Here is a picture I snapped of Phoebe looking very sweet, and a little blurry!  Everyday this little creature gets more loving...I cannot imagine life without her!

It's been a long day here.  The Christmas Tree is up part way and I am in the mood to finish it up, so I am out of here.  I hope to bring you pictures of a finished tree adorned in some handmade ornaments!


Monday, December 6, 2010


Noro + Ruffles = :-)  This is now my most favorite scarf!  The pattern is from Lion Brand.  I am Jones'n to get my fingers on their new yarn "Wonderful", but haven't seen it in the stores yet.  But the Noro I had in my stash was just begging to be used for something like this!
Is it not gorgeous!!! 

This Scarf Makes Me Happy!
Yes, it makes me happy to wear it!  I have already gotten several compliments on it.  And these days, ANYTHING that makes me smile is a good thing.  I have a serious case of the Christmas Blahs.  Never have I been like this.  Normally the house is all decorated and Christmas projects are done, but not this year.  Here it is the 6th and the tree is still in it's box! 

I have already finished another, that I did in a super duper soft yarn.  Girlie Camos and a soft grey. 
And yes, this one makes me happy, too!  It is highly likely that this one will go under the Christmas tree.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Granny's Back!

I brushed off my crochet hook and finished this up this week.  It has been sitting in a corner taunting me for quite some time now.  So now, I have the crochet bug really bad!  But before I dive into another granny project I have a knit wrap to get done.

Today I managed to get some hours of sunlight during my lunch hour, so I snapped some pictures to share.  I must say, "I love this!"  Yarn and all!
I like the way I can make a little cowl collar when I wrap it this way.  I put a little single crochet edging around the entire granny.  Actually it's a chain 3, single crochet.

And the colors, well...they are my faves!  Warm fall colors!
Here's a little close up.  You can see the edging, and that blue band of color gives me a little skippy heart beat!

And the back!! 

I have had this yarn for quite some time, saving it for a half granny square wrap...and this one is all mine!  I used Pallet Fingering Weight Wool from Knit Picks. The colors it comes in are stunning...I would like a couple balls of each!

I could go on and on with more pictures...but I don't want over do it!  LOL.  I have more on my flickr page if interested.  Click and check them out.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Mine was great!  Lots of food and family.  I couldn't ask for more!