Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tote Bag Complete

Yesterday I finished my first tote bag project.  Extremely proud of it.
I improvised a bit from the You Tube tutorials I was following with
added a front pocket and zip top.
Super excited for our men's and women's hockey teams for winning
Olympic Gold.  Way to go team CANADA!!!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Come on Spring

This week I managed to crochet a few squares for my blanket but haven't joined them yet.  I'll photo op that when it looks bigger. LOL
I did however get into some sewing projects. I joined another hexie 
flower set.  I am still undecided what they will become. Blanket, pillow etc.

I popped by Fabricland to see what I could get in trouble with. 
Oh how lovely these fabrics look. I'd buy them all if I were rich. 

But I am not so, I picked out a fat quarter of material to start something with, matching bias and zip.  The shiny thread may just be used on the project
 in mind.  As well as the green ribbon.  
Later in the week after starting the project I went back for another 
fat quarter and a longer zip.

A sneak peak. 

As for my honey and the pain he had that we went to the 
hospital for a few weeks back.  It seems he has
diverticulitus. Something he'll have to control with diet,
increased fiber.  The joys of getting older.

Happy Weekend all!!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Winter Blahs

Slow progress on the mood blanket this week. I have completed a few more
squares than what is shown, but now I'm trying to color co-ordinate the rows
in random fashion and join the rows.

Another commercialized holiday behind us. 
Here are my heart creations for this year. I was 
thinking of turning them into a hang up like the Boho

Another row added to this ripple blanket. 

Has everyone been enjoying the Olympics?
We're hockey fans here and waiting for 
Canada to win the gold. Fingers Crossed.
USA and Russia are currently playing, good match.

Happy Weekend All!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Winter Progress

 This was an interesting and productive week. I started another mood blanket.
Again, in attempt to stash bust.  I wanted to do another ripple and have had these
colours for some time. They do look lovely together.  I have added more squares to my original mood blanket.  I have more done than what is attached here.

And since my yarn arrived this week I completed my minion hat. I used Repeat Crafter Me's Pattern (picture shown top) and my hat bottom, girl version 
that is.  I love it. I may just have to make myself one.

Tis the season for hearts.  Just messing with some patterns out there.

And yes, my yarn arrived.  The black for the hat and light peach. I started 
making some squares for my blanket with the peach.

For the trouble, they even sent me these free pattern books. 
So nice of them. 

I managed to get so much crocheting done as last Sunday I brought
my honey into emergency. He's had a terrible pain in his left side for
some time now and Sunday it was too unbearable.  Dreading the long
hospital wait, I packed up my yarn projects a few snacks and were there
for a good 7-8 hours.  He hat a CT Scan done and was given some
anti-biotics. Yesterday went back for ultra sound. They believe it to be
appendagitis. But who knows. A while back he had walked into a half
wall divider between our living and kitchen area while half asleep
and he may have done something from then. Wait and see what the 
follow up will be with his doctor. 
The joys of getting older. Health issues. 

But sun is shining today and the Olympics have started. It was a wonderful
opening show. Happy weekend all!!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Keep Calm and Keep Warm

The best part of being a crocheter is you'll always be warm.
My mood blanket is coming along keeping me toasty as it 
sits on my lap joining my squares. 

This week I realized I had ordered some yarn from the Yarn Outlet 
here in Canada only to realize it was delivered two weeks ago via 
UPS and I never saw it.  Mind you the weather has been very snowy and
windy so chances are the package blew away or is in a snow bank.
UPS site just said delivered, left a door.  Nice.  Next time I know to 
request a signature. 
So the shipper is re-sending my yarn.  I've only been waiting for
the Caron Simply Soft to finish a minion hat I'm making for someone.
The deal was so good I couldn't pass it up.

I also felt the need to bust into some other stash and start a ripple. 
Beige, light green, dusty pink and I will be adding a white.

Even the cat is keeping warm in my knitting scarf. 

Happy Weekend All!!