Wednesday, November 4, 2015

busy busy...

very busy times.. I know I've said this before but dang we are hitting new levels here lol... we have added a few new members to our family... very active new members ...

This is Xabrina she is so sweet.. about 5 months old.. wise beyond her age..

Yanni is a ball of fluff lol he loves to cuddle .. the photo doesn't show how blue his eyes really are..
 his sister Zahara is the feisty never sit still one.. they are close to 2 months old now.. 
our Posarde is I would say around 7 or 8 months.. as she is still growing at a pretty fast rate I think this is pretty close to right.. she more than doubled her weight in the short time we've had her with us.. just over 50lbs now

We also now have ducks in our flock... talk about fun :D love watching them play in their pool

I have found some time to make a few things...

selling as fast as I can get them off the needles and hooks.. market has been going great :D... all in all very busy happy times... life is good indeed

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

super blood moon photos


First 2 taken from our yard... it was such a pretty night we took the doggies to the park to watch the moon a bit more.. had the place to our selves for the most part..

Monday, September 7, 2015

Football can cozy

Football can cozy
10 US dpns
15 yards brown worsted weight yarn
2 1/2 yards white worsted weight yarn
yarn needle for stitching on "seam"
gauge 7 sts. by 10 rows per 2 inches

cast on 24 join in the round
1-2) knit all stitches using brown
3) knit all stitches using white, cut white yarn
4-16) knit all stitches using brown
17) knit all stitches using white, cut white yarn
18-19) knit all stitches using brown, bind off purl wise, weave in ends.. add stitching for seam using photo as guide.

cat derrière coasters free crochet pattern

A friend shared a photo to me of similar coasters... loved them .. had to give them a go.. this is my take on cat derrière's  lol

I US hook ( 5.50mm)
3/4 yard of pink 100% cotton worsted weight
11 1/2 yard of main color 100% cotton worsted weight
Exact gauge is not essential to this project

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
increase = 2 single crochets in same stitch
sl st = slip stitch

1) sc 6 into magic circle using pink join, cut yarn and fasten off.
2) ch1 in any sc of ring, sc1 in same stitch, sc twice in all stitches using main color, join with first sc
3) ch2, sc in same space as join to top ch of ch2 counting as first increase here and through out pattern, sc1, *increase, sc1* to end of round join
4) *increase, sc2* to end of round join
5) *increase, sc3* to end of round join
6) *increase, sc4* to end of round join
7) ch7, sc in second ch from hook through back bar, sc in same manner to end of chains, slip stich to next sc to fasten back to body, sl st 14,* ch 4, sc3 starting in second ch from hook through back bar, sl st on to body in next sc** ( first leg done ), sl st 4, repeat from* to ** fasten off.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

1 by 1 revisited warmers, adult size

1 by 1 revisited warmers, adult size
Size 9 US dpns
gauge 10 rows by 11 stitches ( including purl stitches relaxed in the back ground ) per 2 inches in 1 by 1 ribbing 
approximately 66 yards of worsted weight yarn
Both warmers made the same
1 by 1  = knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch, repeat. Always purling the purl stitches and knitting the knit stitches. Continue in this manner.
k = knit
kf/b = knit into the front and back of the next stitch
k1tbl = knit one stitch through the back loop
p = purl
yfrn = yarn forward and around needle
( )x = repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated

Cast on 30 sts.
1 - 18 ) 1 by 1 to end
19 ) kf/b x 2, 1 by 1 to end
20 ) 1 by 1 to end
21 - 26 ) repeat 19 and 20 a total of 3 more times
27 ) 1 by 1 to end
28 ) bind off in pattern 10 stitches,  1 by 1 to end
29 ) ( yfrn, p1 )x 2, 1 by 1 to end ( this joins the stitches over the thumb opening )
30 ) ( k1tbl,  p1 )x2, 1 by 1 to end
31 - 34) 1 by 1 to end
Bind off in pattern, weave in ends.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

1 2 3 Ripple Crochet Scarf

1 2 3 Ripple Crochet Scarf
one skein of with love by Red Heart in Water Lilly  ( 180 yds medium worsted weight )
Size J hook ( 6. mm )
gauge not important to this project.. ( I do crochet on the loose side )

sc = single crochet
dc = single crochet
tr = treble crochet

Size can easily be adjusted by making a longer foundation chain ...  you with of course need more yarn than :)

Chain 125

Rounds 1 - 3 are worked through the back loop only
All rounds are worked along both sides of the foundation ch

1) sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc to last ch, in last ch 3sc ( place marker in center stitch ) turn and continue to work along the opposite of beg ch, sc to end of foundation ch, 2sc in last chain

2) Join through back loop, ch3, 2dc in same space as join, dc to marker, 6dc ( place marker in center stitch ), dc to last stitch, 3dc

3) Join through back loop, ch4, 2tr in same space as join, tr to marker, 6tr, tr to last stitch, 3tr

4) join through both loops, 2ch, sc into same space as join, ch,  ( sc, ch, sc, ch ) in each stitch to end fasten off.


Baby socks free pattern online

red heart baby socks

I came across this pattern on Red Heart had to give it a try .. the photo doesn't really match up with the size of the sock given in the pattern.. it is for a 6 to 9 month old comes out better looking than the photo shows in my option...
I did make a couple of changes.. I made the cuff and leg just a bit longer so the could fold over.. I went with 8 rows of each... I also grafted the toes at 12 stitches ( counting both needles ) instead of 8 as called for.. but made as the pattern calls for would give you a nice baby sock :)