I have been having a blast making baby booties for the soon to come baby girl! My favorite pattern is the Mary Janes by Whistle and Ivy and I am now able to complete a pair of those in no time. I still have lots of colors of yarn that I haven't used yet, so I am sure I will complete a few more in the next few months. Fun fun fun!
My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was very young and my first project was a small baby blanket that I intended to be for my first child. How was I thinking of my first child at the age of 12???? Anyways, I never actually finished the blanket but I did learn the basics of crochet from my grandma. Since I am actually having my first child, I knew I had to make a baby blanket.
I started working on this crochet baby blanket a few months ago and chose a soft blue-green color. We didn't know if we were having a boy or girl at the time I began and this color reminded us a little of the clear turquoise water of the Caribbean.
The pattern was a little difficult with front and back post stitches, but after a few tries, I figured it out. The original pattern can be found here. Here is a picture of the front side.
And here is the back side.
And this shows the design on both sides.
The blanket turned out really beautiful! It is soft and snuggly. Exactly what a baby blanket is supposed to be :) Now I get to start on another one!
My mother-in-law gave me some Sashay yarn for Christmas this year that was really gorgeous. The yarn itself looks very intimidating since it has a pattern and is not your typical yarn. What do you do with it? Well after a google search, I found that you can knit or crochet along the end to form a twisted scarf. The instructions can be found online and you will probably need to watch a video multiple times before you figure it out.
I chose knitting for the yarn and completed my first scarf while waiting in the airport on the flights home. Because it isn't ever cold here, I don't have much use for scarves… Gifting it was my first thought... My brother-in-law's girlfriend just met the family and I figured she needed to know about my homemaking qualities :) I didn't take a picture of the scarf unfortunately, but I immediately ordered pink and purple yarn to make scarves for a few of my nieces who really enjoyed the last scarves I made for them. Wouldn't it be great for dress up!?
It took a long time for the yarn to come in (Note: Joann's Fabric ships slow to the VI), but I finally finished the scarves. I thought that I would be able to make two scarves with each ball of yarn, but that wasn't true so I couldn't make as many as I hoped. Once I was done, I had four frilly scarves. That should hopefully make four little girls very happy :) Here are some pictures.
Each girl should be receiving a package in the mail by the end of the week. I can't wait to see if they like them :) I might even need to make some more since there are definitely more little girls that would like these!
This morning I woke up to a chill in the air and big gusts of wind. I must have tucked the covers underneath me at night when it became windy because If I hadn't, all of the covers would have been blown off the bed! The sky was cloudy and rain was coming down in spurts so I had to keep closing all the doors to keep the house dry. My plan was to go to the beach since Aaron was working all day, but this weather made me reconsider. So, what could I do that was crafty and allow me to watch a movie at the same time? Hmmm… crochet :)
I had recently bought a few rolls of bulky yarn when I was last in the states, and figured I should make something. I found out the hard way that one roll was not enough to make a scarf (too short), so it had to be something smaller since I didn't buy multiple rolls of each color. I had never made a hat before, so today was the day to try.
I looked up a few patterns and kind of mixed a few together since I was working with bulky yarn. I started with green yarn and had the hat finished in about 30 minutes after placing it on my head a few times to check the fit. After it was done, I thought it looked kind of boring. Why not add a flower?! This was also my first attempt at crocheting a flower and it turned out great. After finishing the green hat, I made a white one with a green flower. I watched Gone With The Wind while working on these. Probably the 20th time I have seen the movie and I still love it :)
I think the green hat will be a Christmas gift… But the white one is for me and my upcoming trip to the states for Christmas.
I am what you would call a homemaker. I love to cook, love to bake, and love crafty hobbies like sewing, quilting, and knitting. This blog is dedicated to these projects. Enjoy!