Finished Object: Daffodil Bag

When I saw this Daffodil Bag on the cover of the Mar/April 2013 issue of Crochet Today, I wanted to make it. I didn’t want to go with the colors that were modeled but, went for a more traditional color combo of navy, red, and ivory. The pattern went along smoothly and I enjoyed it. I wore that bag for about a month after making it but, now it just hangs on the end of my bookshelf. I also made my mother a bag because she liked mine. She wanted a more neutral color palette so she chose buff, brown, and soft white. These bags were made back in March.

Both bags were lined and I added a snap closure to the center.

Details:

Yarn – Red Heart Super Saver

Hook – K (6.5 m)

Level – Easy to Intermediate

The Missionary Department at my church has requested that I make a few of these. so, you will be seeing some more of these bags in the future along with some more simpler bags.

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Finished Object: Elsa Jacket

Please don’t be irked with me for just now getting back to the blog :/ But, please believe I have been casting on and hooking away nonstop. Therefore, since I am back the future posts will definitely be featuring quite a few Finished Objects. If you follow me on Ravelry then, you have probably seen some of the projects I have been working on.

I definitely want to show you the finished results of my Elsa Jacket designed by the wonderfully talented Andi Satterlund. I am a follower and big fan of Andi’s work so, when she put out the call for Crochet Testers I immediately applied. Please check out her blog HERE. I constantly check it out daily and always read the archives. It’s just that good ๐Ÿ™‚

This pattern was great! I love top down construction because it allows for you to try it on as you go. Now, this was my first time using wool yarn and while I liked it, I hated the smell in the house during the blocking. It smelled like wet animal. Ugh. Back to the pattern…This is a nice pattern and very concise. I enjoyed it so much that I plan on making another. (I ordered some blue yarn from KnitPicks but, for some reason I am not to keen on the color. I am thinking of choosing a brilliant green.)

The little details were so fun to me! I adore choosing buttons and I really liked the idea of a zipper. Yes, it took some time to attach the zipper because you have to make sure it is perfectly aligned with the rows on the Left and Right side. But, with a little patience it is definitely possible.

Details:

Hook – 3.25mm (D)…pattern call for G hook but, I got gauge with D

Yarn – KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Sport

Color – Turmeric

Level – Easy to Intermediate

Size – S(33 bust)

 

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Knit (and a little crochet) Style: Beulah Cardigan

Today, marks the second time that I have worn the Beulah Cardigan, which is a pattern from the Knitscene Spring 2012 issue. I absolutely love this cardigan and feel it is just so flattering. But, I think I don’t wear it as much as I can because it’s definitely one of those cardigans that people remember. And I don’t want anyone to be like “She sure wears that all the time”. LOL

I usually like to pair the cardigan with navy blue and a pop of red. However, in the future I will play with different looks with this cardi. Also, I have yet to wear it with some jeans and that may look cute too.

I am also wearing some crochet earrings that I made from the Crochet Today May/June 2012 issue.

Outfit details:

Cardigan – Handmade by me (knit)

Skirt – Banana Republic

Top – Walmart

Shoes – Gianni Bini

Earrings – Handmade by me (crochet)

WIP: Classic Lap Blanket

As I mentioned in a previous post, we are making lap blankets to donate to Nursing Home residents. Last night, I started on my second lap blanket. For this lap throw, I decided to go with a super simple project, that didn’t require much thinking, and could be whipped up in a snap. I found this pattern while on Ravelry of a Classic Baby Blanket. The finished blanket will measure 36 x 36, which is about the same measurements as the other lap blanket so, I thought it would be perfect.

I am about 45% done and I am really enjoying it. Contemplating making one for myself…

This free pattern can be found HERE.

Crochet Style: Wintry Cowl

This outfit is actually from yesterday but, I didn’t get a chance to post it. This wintry cowl is from a pattern in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue of Crochet Today. I made this last winter and it worked up very quickly. It employs the V-Stitch. I used Lion Brand Hometown Solids, which is a Super Bulky yarn.

I like to pair this red cowl whenever I wear neutral outfits that lack color. It is something just so fab about a big chunky cowl in a bold color. Did I mention that this cowl is so snuggly and warm? ย Well, it is ๐Ÿ™‚

Outfit Details:

Dress – Ross Dress for Less

Boots – Plato’s Closet

Cowl – Handmade by Me

Finished Objected: One Skein Lapghan

This past Saturday, I finished the lapghan that I had been working on to donate to the Nursing Home.

They call this pattern the one-skein lapghan because it is only supposed to use 1 jumbo skein of Red Heart Super Saver; however, I had to use another smaller skein because the pattern called for 853 yards and the jumbo skein was only 747 yards.

Moving on, I love how this turned out! The color is perfect. It has a nice drape but, it still has some weight to it for warmth. I also loved the pattern for the most part. The front post double crochets and back post double crochets were fun to work on. I also liked doing the cluster stitch. But, man I hated working the crab stitch/reverse single crochet edging. It just was not fun. But, it all worked out and I am very pleased with the finished result.

Note: My sister, April, made the brown lapghan that you see in the pictures. She used the same pattern.

This free pattern can be found HERE.

Details:

Yarn – Red Heart Super Saver

Weight – Worsted (4)

Color – Paddy Green

Hook – L (8.00 mm)

Level – Easy