Friday, April 28, 2006

Bullion stitch

It has to be one of those stitches that you need to practice a thousand times to get one right. I love the look of them and so far, mine have turned out horrible...More practice I guess. I was wondering if there were any socks out there that used the bullion stitch? I think it would look really good as a bed sock or for socks to wear around the house...or it could be that i am such a homebody that anything is good to wear at home...Well I must go and try and concentrate (got a cold) and see if I can finish the pattern that I am working on. Only the sleeves, collar, and trim to go on my Elegance sweater!!!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

I made it, I made it in, finally!

Talk to everyone later.

Joyce

My Blog: Whizbang Crochet

Bullion Stitch / Crochet on a Roll

Today De asked about the Bullion stitch in the group.
I did tried it last month, just to see how it goes.
It is not as difficult as I expected.

These are the tutorial links I found:
Roll or Bullion Stitch
Bullion Stitch Tutorial aka Crochet on a Roll


My first try......






Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Hey there, its Julie

This is my family, my son is now 15 months old and a real bundle of energy...if only i knew how to harvest it.
Well this is me in my wedding kimono, with my husband and son, on our last trip to japan.
I have been crocheting for a long time now, since i was about 12. I really enjoy it, and am just learning to read patterns...i can crochet from a diagram with ease but from a written pattern, i need a bit of help...so I take things a little slowly.
I havent started a sock yet, but hope to do one soon, they look like a lot of fun and I would love to give it a go, but at the moment i am working a sweater.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

RECYCLING PLASTIC BAGS INTO CROCHET MEDIUM

Jane West is showing you my current project-in-progress. It's going to be a purse or tote bag. Can you recognize what it is made from?
It's made from plastic bags from Walmart, H.E.B. and other places. The bags are smoothed out, and cut across into loops, which are then looped together into a long rope and rolled into a ball.I really like how this is turning out.
But now I need to cut some more plastic bags. This is a photo I took when I was cutting the first batch of bags. I really, REALLY like this project, not only because it is recycling, but because I like the look of crocheting with this free material. Besides bags, you can make useful floor mats from plastic as well.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Hi. Thank You All For the Invitation.

Hello, all. Thanks for inviting me to blog with you all. I'm crocheting my second pair of socks - this time for my son. They are in "Wood" Woolspun from Lionbrand. I'm liking them but I don't think I really made them big enough for Son Joel. He says the first one is ok but if the second one fits him better, I might rip the first one back and do it over from the heel gusset. You can see pics (oops, not yet, maybe tomorrow) and stuff on my blog:
jeannieshandsatwork.blogspot.com
I've been crocheting for about 25 years. I taught myself to crochet one Christmas season with a "Make in an Evening" -Woman's Day promised me- bath mat. It was an Aunt Lydia's Rug Yarn pattern, and I was going to do bath mats for all the In-Laws, Parents, and Siblings. The starting chain was fine, I got that from the little how-to book. The double crochet was fine on the next row; got that. Third row: Dc in first 2 dc. Post dc in next dc. What?! My how-to book didn't have it. My knitting books -what few I had then- didn't say anything either. I ended up driving into town from the mountains - 50 miles round trip- to go to a yarn store where a woman helped me and was amazed that I had gotten that far on my own. Bless her, I don't remember her name, but I'll never forget her as she is responsible for me not giving up on crochet. Here I am 25 or so years later, and I teach and custom make things and Love crochet as much as knitting. :)
Happy Easter to all.
Jeannie

Saturday, April 08, 2006

It worked

Yhanks Ginny. It worrked so here I am. LOL
Some of my yarn stash.


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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Lacy Petals Potholder

Does it look familiar?
Yes, this is the free pattern from Annie's Attic on 5th of April . You can still get this pattern before 12AM in your area.




I love my choice of colour! Don't you think it is sweet?? LOL! (self-praising!~~Hysterical)





If anyone is interested, I have more progress photos in.... Cyn's Corner

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Ginny's finished socks

I tend to suffer from 2nd sock syndrome... not always... but definitely lately. It's all the wonderful crochet-a-longs I've been doing lately. I feel compelled to start the new projects with my friends so the 1st sock gets done, but then it sits lonely....
In any case I am happy to report that the 2nd sock for our sock-along is completed. Ta Daa! Here is my PAIR of "In your shoes ankle socks" using Patons Kroy Socks 'Vista Sea'. I also crocheted a "Classic Ribbed Cable" sock mate (pattern in Crocheted Socks by Janet Rehfeldt and Mary Jane Wood) using Swizzle sock yarn. This particular 2nd sock was put on hold so I could do the crochet-along socks with Yahoo CAL group, the sock-along with this group & my Crochet Olympics sweater. I also completed the well traveled bag & a cable purse and started another sweater and a Seraphina shawl before returning to finish this sock... Bad me! I was finally compelled to finish these socks because they were part of my March challenge at my Yahoo crochet challenge group. Now I have to figure out my April challenge!