Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring is Here

Time flies when you work a lot. Last week I worked 60 hours so there was little time for my crafting. I did however get some done on the weekends.


I made this little mini bag for a co-worker's birthday this week.  
A mini Lucy bag if you will.


I've still been plugging away at this crochet stripey blanket. 
I'm planning on giving to my cousin's little one.


Still knitting away.  I love this self striping yarn. Had I know it was going to knit up like this, I would have not made my caplet with it knitting in the round.


A few weekends ago we went for a walk at a local conservation area and the deer
were out in full force.  They are such beautiful creatures.


Happy weekend all!!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

This and That


Not much in the crafting department this week.  I did a bit of knitting here yesterday.
Work has been busy and is only going to get more busy to come. 

What I have been doing to keep calm and sane is my new addiction.


I'm on Season 4 now.  I even saw a PBS documentary about the Highclere Castle that the show is filmed in, so beautiful.


It's been really cold here in Ontario this month with freezing rain earlier in the week that has left snowy fields iced over.  I had to get some pictures.




And to leave on a note to make you smile.  My cat.


Gotta love the fisheye filter.

Happy weekend all.




Sunday, March 1, 2015

Goodbye February


My collage for February.  It's been a busy month but I still have managed some craft.
I knitted this neck cuff. Just knit 4 purl 4.  It's so very warm.


One month till my vacation week and birthday.  I hope it'll be nice enough weather
to get out my bicycle.  This winter has added some pounds. March 1st and it's snowing.


Just a little collage of my fur babies.  They are waiting for spring as well. 
And yes, my cat loves cantaloupe.  He's weird.

Happy weekend all.




Sunday, February 22, 2015

Keep Calm and Keep Warm


I have WIP ADD.  I admit it.  I know many other crafters have this same disease. 
Is it curable? Doubt it.  It's just how we roll.  
I'm still getting some rows in on the green, blue and white blanket.  I started a scarf in a 
stitch my co-worker recommends.  Just knit 2, purl 2 for two rows and then switch for two 
rows.  It makes a nice textured surface and an angular pattern.
Then I wanted to stash bust with some chunky yarn so I started this red, white and blue
something.  Maybe a cowl or a scarf.  Anything to aid in keeping warm with our record breaking temperatures here these weeks, wind chills ranging from -30 - 40 degrees C.
I know it's Canada but we're the most southern part and usually the warmest.


I had my ears re-pierced again. I had let my main one close up. Ear piercing isn't as cheap as I remember it.  Of course it depends on the earring you choose.  I'm not extremely sensitive so 
I chose this Hello Kitty one.  Yes, I'm a big fan still at my age. 

And for cat lovers out there, I saw this cute story.

Happy weekend all!


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day


It's been a stressful week at work.  I've worked 10 extra hours this week and have had no desire to crochet.  That is bad.  The only good thing is the nights at work flew by.  
Thursday night I came home and honey surprised me with this, having been so stressed all week I just weeped, but it felt good.


This is the only projected I managed a few stitches on.  It shall be a baby blanket.


And another project I pick up here and there.


I still haven't heard from my giveaway winner Jackie who commented.  I'll give it another week.
If I don't hear from her, and want to win please comment again on this post.  


Hope everyone is staying warm.  It's a super cold one here today.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Crochet Cushion


Happy weekend all!! I am late posting as I had to work on Saturday, more money for yarn I guess. I finished my cushion.  I added a flap and heart shaped buttons.  It's so cuddly and happy how it turned out.  


And for my Giveaway for my 1000 Bloglovin followers, I had my honey pull a name and the winner is Jackie who commented on my last post.  So Jackie, please email me your info to laydilyke@yahoo.com
I added some goodies to the scarf.

Well keep warm everyone.  We just got a good dumping of snow overnight.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Thank You Followers


This week I reached a 1000 followers on Bloglovin.  In honour of that I would like to do a giveaway for this scarf above.  I absolutely love these colours together. I will probably add a few crochet surprised with this.   If you would like to win this scarf.  Please leave me a comment below and I will draw a winner next weekend, January 31.
Thank you all again for being interested in my crochet!


I'm almost done the back of my cushion cover. I can't wait to put it together.



This week I managed to whip up this crochet headband.  I used Cre8tion Crochet's pattern, Sleek and Skinny Ear Warmer/Headband.  The only problem is after done, it doesn't quite fit my head.  LOL
I measured the starting chain to my head but the finished product, not so much.  But, I did see a tutorial to crochet around an elastic. So I may try that to add to the back. 

I added the elastic. Much better fit. 



Well I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Don't forget to leave a comment if you wish to enter winning my crocheted scarf!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Cushion Cover


The only thing I've been working on this week is this cushion cover.  Front is done and I started the back doing the Cozy Stripe from Attic24.


I'm hoping to have more time soon to work on other projects on the go.  But we always say that and then life happens.  

Happy weekend all!!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Progress Made



Happy weekend all!!  I haven't posted in a bit.  Have a bit of a cold at the moment.
I guess that's the joys of winter.  But I have made some progress on various projects.  I always wanted to make some of these starburst granny squares and with some recently acquired pastel colours I thought I'd try it out.  This is now blocking to lay flat.  I think I will add more to the border. Then I will start the backing of this cushion cover with a striped crochet in these colours.


I finished knitting this cowl scarf. It covers the shoulders nicely to keep warm. Through the holidays I had picked up this fuzzy type yarn. I thought it would be perfect to finish off the top and bottom of this. I may have to block the bottom of this however as it's tending to curl up.



And for my chunky cable scarf, it is finished.  Super warm.  I used up the whole ball of yarn I got. The only thing I'm not keen on it that the mixed colouring doesn't show the cable design. 
Chalk that up to lesson learned. So I took a picture a bit closer up to show the cable.


I finally got the first book in this series as I had the second one.  Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs.  My aunt has started reading it and tells me it is very good. There's something cozy about reading novels that include the hobby you love. 


Well have a lovely weekend all. Keep warm.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy Crafty New Year


This new year has snuck up so quick I haven't given it much thought for reflection or resolutions.
Is it just me or does time seem to fly by more quickly the older we get?


video

I made a little video of my 2014 crafting.


Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas!



Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your families.  I'm sure most are glad it's over. 
However, for us crafters we're planning on what projects to carry over for next year.  I had a
nice quiet day with my honey.  Slept in late, relaxed, made dinner, ate, drank and watched movies. No gifts were exchanges as we had gotten the two main things a month ago, new TV and my new phone.  I am happy with that.  We have jobs, good health and had a great meal. What more can you ask for?  What did you do?


I sported my holiday nails I got from So Gloss Etsy store a bit ago.
They are easy to put on using your hair dryer to heat up, trim and press. They last a week or more depending on how hard you work your hands ;)


I finished my honey's knitted cap tonight.  It's tight fitting but he has a shaved head
so it's fine.  Next time I'll make one bigger. 


I've always loved the Starburst Granny Squares and with some new yarn colours I started making a few this week and joining them as I go.  What it will turn into shall yet be determined.  

Enjoy the rest of your holidays!!!



Sunday, December 21, 2014

Winter Solstice


Happy first day of winter.  
I got my end table all ready for the holiday.  My light snowman in the glass block I got at a craft fair a few years ago, snowman candy dish received at this years work secret santa, my snowman bobble-head I painted.  My mini ceramic tree and front left a lovely decor item made by my supervisor at work with potpourri and flowers with the lights.


Working on finishing a table runner.  Trying to finish the quilting then bind the edges.
Made a few small decor items and working on some pastel circles for granny squares.


Desk at work.
And, the floral arrangement won for second place in our
desk decorating contest. 


Some more home decor.


These are the items I received from my swap partner in the Handmade gift exchange this year. All the way from Germany.  The chocolate was delicious. 


Yesterday I got to celebrate my cousin's 30th birthday, on the right, 10 years plus i'm in the middle and 10 years plus is my aunt.  Love family get togethers.