There's always a yarn project running through my head. Sometimes I need to let it out!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Happy Monday!  It's a little overcast today, but that's ok.  A little rain won't hurt my garden.  :)

Speaking of garden, I have five little tomatoes growing already!  I'm so excited.  Hopefully they grow well.  I didn't plant my garden last year because the baby was just born, but two years ago, I had a ton of tomatoes grow, but right before they would ripen, almost all of them would get end rot.  It was very sad.

I listed two new blankets this morning!

This first blanket is the super secret project that I had talked about a few weeks ago!  You can find it here.

I love how it came out.  The ripple pattern adds a nice touch and I love the colors together!!  I'll have to make more with this color combination.  Here's another picture.

And there's this blanket.  Months ago, someone had contacted me about making this blanket, but when I let her know that it was finished, I never heard back!  So I've listed it for sale.

You can find this blanket here.  I actually have a cute brown ribbon with pink polka dots that can be woven around the border.  I think I may add it and take more pictures.

Let me know what you think!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Two-Face Triangle Shawl - Free Pattern Friday

It was a short week, but still so busy!  I've been trying to catch up on work and home.  My garden has been planted and everything is growing beautifully!  I've noticed a few leaves are being eaten though.  I was talking to my neighbor who is a wonderful gardener and she has noticed slugs in her garden and thinks it's the same in mine.  EW!!!  That needs to be remedied.

Anyway....I do have time for another free pattern!!!

Today's free pattern for Free Pattern Friday is Two-Face.  I saw this picture and immediately knew I had to share this.  I love this!  It's such a simple idea, but the look is so bold!

I love the small touch of the lacy holes down the center.  I love the colors that they chose, but this would also be cool in a black and white or light gray and dark gray.  They combinations are endless!

Friday, May 25, 2012

O for Organic free dishcloth pattern

Whoa!  It's been a little crazy lately.  I'm glad it's a 3 day weekend.  I could surely use it! 

Today's free pattern is for a round dishcloth.  I love making dishclothes.  They're useful and easy to make.  When testing out new patterns, I find myself making a dishcloth size object to see how the pattern works with the yarn.  They're great for your own kitchen or for hostess gifts.  I love giving them at baby showers.  They are great as baby washclothes.

This is the O for Organic pattern.

Crazy!  I love how it comes out perfectly round.  That's harder to figure out than it looks, so congrats to the author for mastering it!
Here's another one.

I'll have to make one or two or ten of these.  Love them!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

AliquidTextileJewels Tuesday Feature!

So we had Free Pattern Friday on a Monday, so now we have Monday's Feature on a Tuesday.  That's not weird at all! 

Today's featured store is AliquidTextileJewels.  This is a jewelry maker that lives in Italy and the jewelry is crocheted.  I think that this jewelry is so cool!  The jewelry is different than what you see everyday, but it's definitely wearable!  Take this necklace for example...

It's so different, but would be awesome with a plain black tank top or turtleneck.

And this one...

It's simple but so striking!  Everyone would ask where you got it.

And these earrings are great!

I love how they hang and they're the perfect length.  So cool!  I would so wear these.

Go take a look!  The colors of the jewelry are great and the yarn used looks like it's really good quality and this jewelry would hold up thru a lot of wear without looking used.

Let me know what you think!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Felted Block Pillow - Free Pattern Monday

Phew!  Sorry it's been a while.  I've been busy lately!

First of all, this past weekend was beautiful.  The weather was perfect, the sun was out and the baby was playing outside.  For Mother's Day yesterday, my husband and I planted my garden and then he took my car and washed it inside and out.  It's like a brand new car!  Then we had a bar-b-que get together.  It was a great day.

But...I did miss Free Pattern Friday last week.  So I'm making up for it.

Free Pattern...Monday!  Today's free pattern is the Felted Block Pillow from KnitPicks.

This pillow just looks comfy to curl up with.  I like that this one is not stuffed to it's limit and it would be a little squishy to mold how you want it.  If you have never felted anything before, this would probably be a good project to start with since it doesn't have to be an exact size.  That way if you felt it too much or not enough, it's not a ruined project.

Here's another version.  I'm not sure which color combo I like better!

Since I did Free Pattern Friday on Monday, I'll have to do Monday's Feature on...Tuesday!  :)

I also still have to reveal to Super Secret Project.  I love how it came out, and I hope that you do, too!

Happy Monday!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mon Petit Violon Pattern Store Feature

It was another busy weekend!  But it seems that every weekend is busy with a 10 month old.  This Saturday we went down to the Jersey Shore to visit with my parents.  On Sunday I went to Home Depot and picked out the veggies for my garden!  I got a tomato plant, two cucumber plants, a zucchini plant and seeds for sugar snap peas and beans.  I'm going to try to plant them tonight so that they are in before it rains for the next three days.

So, today is Monday and that means that I have another featured store!  Today's featured store is Mon Petit Violon.  This store is all crochet and knit designs that I love!

Take this for example. 

I love these booties!  I love the cable design and how the cables face away from each other and then follow around the ankle of the bootie.

There's also this pattern.  

Is it a poncho?  Is it a cape?  Is it a cowl?  Any way you see it, I love it.  It's a different design that you don't see every day, which is what makes it so unique!

And there's this little cutie.

I love this little sunhat!  It has a great shape and would be perfect for that little head to keep the sun off.  It's also sized up to adult sizes, so anyone can have one!

These patterns are great.  I love the simple look and lines of each design and the wonderful use of yarn!  There is something for everyone there, so go take a look!

Happy Monday!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Free Baby Sweater Pattern for Free Pattern Friday!

Good morning and Happy Friday!  I got a little sidetracked, but the super secret project will be done on time.  :)  The big reveal will be next week!

Meanwhile, it's Free Pattern Friday!  Today's free pattern is another DROPS pattern.  I actually started making this adorable sweater for my little guy and I'll post pictures when it's done.  It's similar to the Elizabeth Zimmerman Suprise Jacket.  I love the fit and it's a lot easier to make than it looks!

It's knit in two pieces, sideways from the cuff of the sleeve in to the center and then seamed down the back and on the sides.  I HATE sewing seams on knitting and crochet and I do everything in my power to avoid it, but this little sweater is just so darn cute that I will sacrifice my sanity for the fininshed product.

I can't wait until it's finished, but it's fun to make because the shape is always changing.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!