Tag Archives: crochet

Weekend Skies #12

The weekend was not so nice, lots of grey skies so as I was off today (Monday, Mar 31), I am considering it as part of the weekend. It was spectacular out, sunshine, blue skies, and warmth. I took my camera and snapped a few photos of knitted and crocheted items I made. I sat in the sun drinking coffee and eating a muffin, knitting away on my sock. Here are a few photos from my walk

orning Has Broken Shawl

Morning Has Broken Shawl

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Mt Seymour

Rae Shawl

Tims, Socks, Sunshine

New Crochet Hooks

20130522-123001.jpgMother’s Day present from my son, just arrived in the mail. Thanks Angela from Polymer Clay Creations on Etsy.

At My Desk

This makes me happy!


The Beginnings of a Cowl


I got a request from one of my work mates to make a cowl for her. She already has a cowl, the same style in green, she really likes the cowl, so I am making another one for her. The pattern is a free one on the Lion Brand website and can be found here. She wanted a finer yarn so that it can be worn longer in the season, our winter here in Vancouver has been pretty mild.


I haven’t been working on this cowl very much as I have been madly working on my socks. Reds just do not take well and it looks like the photo is blurry.  I have completed 4 of 12 rows and hope to have it finished in the next  couple of days. I want to get it done so I can devote my whole attention to finishing up my socks. New photos will be forthcoming in the next few days.

Of Bowls and Balls……oh and Fruit

I have seen many patterns for crochet bowls, I decided this would be a good project to use as a stash buster. I found a pattern online and set to making the bowls. Here is the first set I made, with a pear and apple. This first set is made from Vanna’ Choice yarns in a cream and purple color. I gifted these to a friend for her birthday.


I made a second set for a young lady whom I was fortunate to meet in Starbucks, she watched me crocheting the first set and I promised to make some bowls for her. She has a little brother so I made a couple of balls so she could share. I heard from her Mom who says that the bowls have been filled with various treasures.

The pattern for the nesting bowls is here, this pattern was also featured in the Issue 10 of Mollie Makes Magazine. I combined a few tutorials for the balls. The pear tutorial is here and the apple is here


A bunting for home and one for work. I love seeing homemade items hanging in my space. It gives me a good feeling.



Crocheted Jar Jacket

On my desk right now…….makes me happy


I just finished this little jar jacket after reading about making them on several blogs I follow. I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn in brillian shades of orange, white, fuschia, yellow and green (on the bottom). I brought it to work to put my pens in and it makes me happy all day. I am going to do a few more, I can see my hooks and needles in a pretty glass jar with a lovely jacket on it. I can also see me using a taller one as a vase….to perhaps display some beautiful flowers like the ones below.

I like working on projects that I can carry along with me, ready to pull out at a moment’s notice.