Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Post Christmas Slow Down

Well, finally, I finished up my shawl!!!  Once I got past Christmas, I drug this out and finished it up.

 Isn't it beautiful!!  That Miss Babs yarn is da bomb!!! 
 Here is a littlel closeup.  This pattern is super easy!  I like the texture, and I love the little lace stitch in it!
Check it out wrapped around my neck!!!  Doesn't it bring out my blue eyes!!!  Those wanting the pattern, you can find it here.  It's called La La's Simple Shawl by Laura Linneman.  She has a lot of nice patterns available on Ravelry!  The yarn is from Miss Babs, and is Yowsa What a Skein, in the color of Crimson Fronted Barbet.

 The Last Little Angel of Christmas

Adorable or what???  I wanted a new angel for my Christmas tree this year, and of course, I wanted to crochet her.  After surfing ravelry looking at patterns and projects I decided to do my own thang...and this is what I came up with.  I knew I had to use this silver novelty yarn in her.  It worked perfectly!
 Look at that hair!  I put it in one strand at a time, and didn't stop until I had it nice and thick.  It was pretty simple, just took a little bit of time. 
 Yes, she has a nose and little ears!  Easy to make.  I simply double knotted my white yarn, and then with a needle pulled both ends through her head, the knots made perfectly shaped ears and noses!
 The little gold collar contrasts perfectly with the silver trim. 
 One has little laced ballet slippers.  Due to the lack of time, I didn't get to work on these as much as I would have liked to.  I can see all kinds of variations for her.  She does have wings, but are just hard to see from the front. 
Bye for now!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Decked Halls


 A last minute crocheted ornament I did.  There is another in the making.  I have been wanting to crochet and angel, but just couldn't find a pattern I liked, so I just went with what I had in my head!  Isn't she cute??!!  I promise better pictures to come up.
Here is a cute close up.  I hope to get some better photographs tomorrow. 

For now my eyes are getting very heavy and there is a Christmas movie on.  Tah Tah!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Uh Oh...There's a Mouse in the House!

"There's a Mouse in the house!!"  Isn't he cute though?  I've been wanting to crochet this up for quite some time.  It's fast and fun.  It is a free Lion Brand pattern, you can find it here.
I did add a little snoot for him and some whiskers though.  I want to crochet up another, hopefully, but time is running short!!!

I did make another snowman.  He is just as cute as the pair I did earlier, too.
Boy do I love this pattern!

Look at the adorable ornament one of my knitting girls gave me!!
It's so clever!  She made the knitting needles herself.

A friend and I took the afternoon off yesterday and went to Korner's Folly in Kernersville.  It was all dressed for Christmas.  So pretty!  I just wanted to share a couple of pictures with you.


This was in the pink room.  The tree was upside down.  And there were elves everywhere.


I thought this tree was so pretty.  It just glowed.

So pretty.  It looks ice cold.  This was in the bathroom.

I think this one is my favorite.  The tinsel tree had on red ornaments and it just glowed.  This was in the Grand Ball Room of the house.

The house has fifteen fireplaces in it. 
Here is the large tree in the Ball Room.  I believe this house is one of my favorite places to go at Christmas time. 

I am going to sign off for now and try to get some more things done. I am hoping to have more to post for you tomorrow!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Hooky Fun Stuff!

Now how cute are these!!!  I spent yesterday testing this pattern for my friend Ellen.  They make me positively hooky happy!  So much, that I have a third one started.  You can find the pattern here in Ellen's etsy shop.  Check out their mittens!  I put them on a little string so they won't get lost!

Are you ready for some more Rooster Love??!!
Well, here ya go!  They even say "Love"!  I just about have the pattern the way I like it, so after Christmas I should have it ready.  I like dressing them up in buttons and embroidery. 
I did this one in a sport weight yarn and smaller hook.  He is tiny. 

Speaking of Rooster Love, I finished up this little stocking this week, too.
Oh the whimsy!!!  I am having a little fetish with the black and red right now, LOL.  I actually had to make another trip to Hobby Lobby yesterday for more red and black yarn.
His nose kinda reminds me of Fog Horn Leg Horn.  :-)  I have a few more of these to crank out before Christmas.  Good thing they are fun to work on...or I would be crazy by now.
Check out the little pink one!  The candy cane just makes it.  I found it here on Tangled Happy's Blog.  I just love her blog, always full of good ideas and inspiration.
All you need are some scraps and some pipe cleaners.  They work up in minutes! 

Well, that's about it for me!  It's been a productive week.  I'm hoping for the same next week.  Y'all have a good week!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Time Crochet

It's like a little workshop here...yarn everywhere, buttons, embroidery floss.  And I keep miss placing my scissors!  LOL!!!

More little stockings are in the works.  I love the little snowman!!  Isn't he cute!!  Then I crocheted up the little stripe-ity to go with it.
I like his little face and just flat out makes me smile!

 Here is another color combination I am working on.  This one is destined to have a little snowman on him.

I am calling him "Chicken Love"!  I do think I need to tighten up my stitches and work on the body shape a little, I want him to be a little fatter.  But the wings and head I am completely satisfied with!!!  He is so folk-art-ish I can't stand it!
Check out what one of the girls at Knitting taught me!  Yes, broomstick crochet.  It's so easy and fun I can't stand it.  I made myself this little cuff and can't seem to make myself take it off.  I want to make one that is wider, oh if I only had more time on my hands!
I managed to find some time to make these up for an etsy order.  Note the tail!  I changed it up a bit.  Oh how I like making these.  My favorite is the black one.
Well, goodbye for now.  Tons to do, and time is flying by way too fast.  I'll be back soon!  Everyone have a great week!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

More Mini Stockings

Well here's my idea!  Owl Mini Stockings.  It's so full of whimsy and funkiness.  I think definitely someone on my Christmas list will get one of these this year!

Check it out with pom-poms!
It only takes a couple of hours to make one up. 
Well, gotta go...I'll be back with more!


Aren't they cute? 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Crocheting

It has been a nice Thanksgiving weekend here.  After feasting on turkey and dressing, I spent time crocheting, Christmas crocheting!  I found this pattern on ravelry and immediately grabbed a hook and some yarn and started.  These are so much fun to make!!!  It's a free pattern at Le monde de Sucrette.  I have also become a fan of her blog...her crochet is off the chain! 

Putting together all these bright colors and adding buttons and pom-poms has been a blast.  They work up quickly, too!  I am thinking about doing a little garland with these, if I can get enough done in time.  Seems I can't find enough of it these days to get everything done. 

 Owlies Pattern Ready!!

I am happy to say I have my Owlie pattern done, and listed in my etsy shop!  Thank you to my testers who helped me out with this!! 

OMG...I just had a thought of little mini stockings with owls on them!!  I can see it!  Uh oh...think I have to go work on one! 

I hope everyone has a great week!