Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Thanks for the invite!!

Hi everyone!

Still working onmy CAL, due to an overwhelming amount of wedding showers and baby showers. LOL

I did crochet a beautiful baby blanket in yellow for the new mommy and guess what? I forgot to take pics of it. POOH! Everyone loved it though and I will ask around if anyone has a pic of it.

See ya around!
ps: Bingo starts tomorrow ;-)

Beth's projects. :)

I just finished a pair of longies for my dd out of peace fleece
They are really cute and soft. The peace fleece is a little stiff and scratchy before it is lanolized, but after it is really nice and soft. They work really well as longies. They lasted threw a nap and were hardly wet before I lanolized them.

I am working on putting a ruffle on the top of a pair of store bought socks with crochet thread.

I will put up a picture when I get them done.

Saturday, March 25, 2006


About the most enjoyable things I've crocheted lately are these two doll sweaters, and the doll purse. I collect vintage vinyl dolls like the doll on the left, and the smaller ones are in desperate need of clothes. I don't really enjoy sewing (except for quilt blocks), and don't like crocheting with thread, so when I found this free pattern, I thought I'd give it a try. On the first try - F hook and regular 4 ply worsted, I got the pink sweater that fits an 18" doll. My second try was with a smaller hook and baby yarn. It fit the 14" doll. I guess I'll have to try some other kind of yarn if I still want to try for clothes for my needy 7-10" toddler dolls.
This is the progress of a mystery crochetalong. It's turning out to be a poncho in stitches much more complicated and time consuming than what I normally do. Frankly, I never would have even thought about making this if I would have seen the whole pattern at first. That is one of the best things about crochetalongs - taken in small bites, you can really accomplish more than you think.
These are two projects involving little crocheted yarn hearts. On the left is a set of 4 mug mats or coasters tied together with a bow. On the right is two of the hearts sewn together and made into a small purse.
So what is everyone else working on?

Friday, March 24, 2006

Is spelling important?

LOL I always see these around and it never fails to shock me how easily I can read this. Lets see if you can read it too!

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

How did you do?

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Socks and stuff

Just stopping in to say hello and let you all know what I have been up to. I just purchased a couple new patterns last night and I will be working socks with crocheted ruffles. I purchased the patterns from Crochet Garden called dainty lacy sock trims. This will be my first time working on the trims for socks. I had thought you needed to make holes in order to crochet into socks or any material for that matter but it seems you just crochet straight into the sock, no need to make holes to crochet into. I also went to the local greenware shop with my hubby's grandmother and picked out a mug to paint with a crocheting theme on it to hold my hooks if I want or to just drink out of. Here is a what it looks like:
I crochet mug
You can see the ball of yarn

I crochet mug
You can see the hook

I crochet mug
Fancy schmancy handle lol

I crochet mug
A view of the whole mug.

Once I get some socks done, I'll show those pictures off too. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Cyn's Socks CAL

Let me start with the 1st post regarding our socks CAL....

This is the CAL (crochet-along) going on in our group CrochetSocks at this very moment. It is the "In Your Shoes Ankle Socks"

This is my completed socks. I think it is a bit loose at the cuff. A friend told me to use elastic thread on it . I guess I must try this in my next socks.

If you are interested , I have more photos
here .

Can't wait for the next CAL.....It is FUN!!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Cool - a team blog

Hi folks - just a quick post to say hello and enter myself in (and not my dh) as a contributor to this blog. I blog at least every other day in my own crochet blog so I'll try to post here every few days as well. Crochet wise I'm recovering from a major frogging I had to do last night, but the sweater and I are getting along much better with a larger inline hook (and I'm a Boye girl at heart!). Silly post with pictures is over at my blog. Keep on hookin'!

Waving Hello from The Other Side Of the World!~~~~

Hi! Hi Ya
This is Cyn waving at you in Malaysia!
My time here is 3.49pm on Sunday. I guess ev1 of you must be still zzzzzzzz~~~Dreaming so I am acutally ~~~whispering~~~don't want to wake you up.......

This is for all of you, my friends........ (don't forget to switch on your speaker).......
and click here... Now And Then
Flowers For You

Friday, March 17, 2006

First post of the new blog by Denise

OK, here we go! This is the first posting for the new blog created for the members of the
Crochet Socks Yahoo message group.

Any member of this group is free to use this blog as long as it is not abused. The subject can be about crocheting socks, knitting socks, crochet/knitting sweaters, crochet/knitting bags/purses, I think you get my meaning here.
You can post pictures of your finished creations

your pet dog
. Well mine kind of looks like this! Or you can post links to free patterns available on the net. Or cool websites we should check out.
Since this is a crochet group, let's keep this blog needlecraft related. Other than that, let's have some fun!

As is the norm, no flaiming other members or bloggers. If you have a problem with something that has been blogged, contact me privately.