Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Free starfish coaster crochet pattern at Joann's

 
 
I was at Joann's craft store the other when one of their free patterns caught my eye.. a quick easy crochet coaster .. I had to give it a go :D
it was fun to work up.. I will be doing more..
 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Summer roses




Summer is in full swing ... gardens are looking good.. roses in full bloom.. I love this bush.. it has so many colors in each rose.. pink, orange, red and yellow :D

 
 
Jorden put together some for me..
 
 Loved them
 
 
 

 
 
He did more so we could add them to our tables at the market.. :D
 
  
We been getting a lot of rain this year.. rainbows every few days
 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

to reflect

I got some reflective yarn by Red Heart thinking I would make a few simple items to make it easier to be seen while walking the dogs at night... in the colder months I take them during the day, but as things heat up it gets too hot for that... so with this in mind I wanted light weight items that didn't add warmth..
I went with a long very skinny scarf that could be worn as a belt or tied on to whatever lol


Using size 15 US cables I cast on 175 stitches long tail.. in pink, cut the yarn.. knit a row in black again cutting the yarn... bound off in pink.. I just tied the ends together adding one strand of fringe to the end with less tail ends then tied them together....
Very easy takes only a few minutes,  but could make the difference of being seen or not 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

chickens... lots of chickens

Nostradamus loves watching the babies..

These are the little ones he is watching.. Cornish rocks, Leghorns, Cochins and two we are not sure about yet...


 
These little ones are bantam Cochins and Ameraucanas... and a few we are not sure of yet lol  ..

in this group we have Reds, Leghorns and buff Orpingtons

Theses are full sized Ameraucanas the only pullets we got other than in the first group.. they didn't have straight run.. we do try and stick with straight run as much as we can.. the roos will have a much longer happy life..
this is our new frizzle... so soft
 


this girl turned into quite a beauty.. in spite of the look she's giving my phone lol


a few of the hens we were gifted last fall.. they don't normally stick this close together glad I had my phone ready to snap a shot

 
this hen is one of the babies we hatched out last year.. she is a total sweetie...
 
just a few our new and not so new chickens..
 
Happy Easter




Sunday, March 15, 2015

At the Market

It was a beautiful day for the Sunday Farmers Market at Tractor Supply
 
 

 We took eggs for the first time, sells were good... thanks to the other vendors pointing the customers to us :D
 
 
 
 I had just enough quiet time to put the finishing touches on a knit healing shawl to go with the crochet ones  



Monday, February 9, 2015

Classic fingerless gloves

 


Classic fingerless gloves
Size 9 US dpns or circular needles
gauge 7 sts. by 11 rows per 2 inches
75 yards of worsted weight yarn

Both gloves made the same

k = knit
knit = knit all stitches of that round
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
kf/b = knit the front loop like normal, then knit the back loop of the same stitch making a one stitch increase
p = purl
psso = pass slid stitch over stitch just worked
sl st = slide stitch purl wise
( )x = repeat instructions inside of brackets as many times as the number after the x indicates
cast on 30 stitches
1) k1, p1
2) p1, k1
3) k1, p1
4) p1, k1
5) k1, p1
6) p1, k1
7) sl st, p1, psso, ( k1, p1 )x6, k1, sl st, k1, psso, ( p1, k1 )x6, p1
8) sl st, p1, psso, ( k1, p1 )x6, sl st, k1, psso, ( p1, k1 )x6
9) k1, p1
10 - 13) knit
14) ( k2tog, k11 )x 2
15 - 24) knit
25) kf/b stitch marker, k22, stitch marker, kf/b
26) knit
27) k1, kf/b, k22, kf/b, k1
28) knit
29) k2, kf/b, k22, kf/b, k2
30) knit
31) k3, kf/b, k22, kf/b, k3
32 - 34) knit
35) k27, * k2tog, slip the stitch back onto the left needle purl wise * repeat until all of the thumb gussets stitches are worked ( all stitches between stitch markers )
36) k20, kf/b
37) kf/b into the next stitch joining in the round again, knit the rest of the round
38 - 44) knit
bind off as * k2tog, slip the stitch back onto the left needle purl wise * repeat to end, fasten down, weave in ends