Saturday, August 30, 2014

Through the Woods Hood is Complete!

I finished my hood!!!!  I LERV, LERV, LERV it!!!  It will keep me warm this winter as I am walking into work.  I work downtown, and it is always windier and colder walking in to work in the morn,  it is a little bit of a hike from the parking lot to the building, so this will come in handy!!

And I know everyone at work will be envious of my Hood, too!!!  Bonus!!!!  LOL

I had these pottery buttons I picked up years ago at a farmers market, they were perfect!  For anyone wanting the pattern you can find it here.
I enjoyed working on the cables and love how they came out.  

Here is a close up of the buttons.  

And you can see how pretty it is from the side and the back.  

It is so fun to do a little selfish knitting, especially with fall on the way.  I am eager for it to get here.   It is extremely hot and muggy here.  And the locusts are so loud!  But I can see a little change in some of the trees, some have a tiny hint of color in them.  

I will leave you with a sweet picture of Phoebe.  Yes, she is as sweet as she looks!!

Bye for now!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Crochet Eye Candy

Whispers Shawl is finished!  I must say this has been one of my favorite crochet projects.  I credit it to the yarn and the simple pattern.  The pattern is a $4.50 download on Ravelry.  Quite the bargain if you ask me! 
I used 2 balls Chroma Fingering Weight in the color Roller Skate for the shawl, and crocheted it with a Size E Hook. 
Here is more eye-candy.


Phoebe also gave her stamp of approval! 

I have already started a new knitting project, which is working up very fast, so maybe I will have another post in a few days!!

Bye for now!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hooky Color Goodness

Looky!!  I finally got a start on the Whispers Shawl!!   I am loving it.  It is working up so quick!  If you are wanting to give it a try I do have a couple of suggestions.  (1) use a fingering weight yarn, and a yarn that has the self striping change in colors.  Knitpicks has a line of yarn called Chroma that works perfectly for this.  (2) I am using a size E hook.  It may feel strange if you are a tight crocheter, but you will be happy with the results!  Both the yarn and the hook gives the shawl a gorgeous drape and weight.

I was so excited watching the colors change into each other I snapped a couple more pictures to post.

I have a feeling I will be wearing this quite a bit once the weather cools off!

I have been doing some knitting as well.  I found a fun pattern on Ravelry for this infinity scarf it is called the Honey Cowl and I am loving ir!!

The Yarn I was using is by Knitpicks, It was in my Thriftstore Yarn Score that I had posted a couple of weeks ago,  It is called Peciosa "'Mulled", 100% Merino Worsted Weight.  I don't believe they sell it any longer.  Shame, it knits up so pretty!


How's about a little selfie of me modeling the scarf and my fresh new hair did!!  I have decided to try and grow it out a little for a change.  I am also doing my best to do some low carbing, too!!!  I am at that point where it is still hard, it takes a while and a lot of determination to get my mind and body off the carbs!!!  They are so yummy, and I loves me some pizza and chocolate milk!  Oh the inhumanity of it all!!!

So Sunday is winding down, Monday is closing in...I am trying to get ready for the week.  The weekends go by so fast.  I am crossing my fingers for a good week, and going to do my best to stick with the diet!

Bye for now!!