Out with the Old Onto the New

 As 2016 came to a close, my last big project was making snowflakes to give as gifts to friends, coworker, teachers and family.   This year,  I made about 50 snowflakes, and the pattern is Boreas from 100 Snowflakes to Crochet by Caitlin Sainio.  It is a quick snowflake to make with only two rounds.  Continue reading “Out with the Old Onto the New”

New Hooks and a Camel

For Christmas this year, my mom gave me these hooks (from Stitchdragon) and some money for crochet books…. these are all the latest hooks I have been collecting in Bamboo.  I enjoy the 9″ tunisian hooks for smaller projects such as Tawashis, coasters and spa cloths.  My Brother recently discovered WEBS, buying some needles forContinue reading “New Hooks and a Camel”

Time for Chocolate

Switching gears… time to make some chocolate bark.  As soon as I saw this delightful picture in the Nov./Dec. issue of Midwest Living, I thought how fun to make your own tasty chocolates.   After reading the tips about tempering the chocolate, it seems to be something that needs total concentration.  So I will setContinue reading “Time for Chocolate”

His and Her Cowls

As promised, I wrote up the patterns last night, took pictures this morning and here we are…. Her Cowl is made  with 2 skeins of LionBrand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, Metallic, Constellation, It is a quick and easy Tunisian pattern that works up in a few hours. His Cowl is made with 1 skeinContinue reading “His and Her Cowls”

Gifts Goods from Summer Crochet

Here is the afghan I had been working on this summer, it went to the beach,  and up north to see family, I finally finished it along with this cute little elephant.  Over the holiday weekend, I happily gave my cousin and her baby boy their gifts which they loved.   The elephant is aContinue reading “Gifts Goods from Summer Crochet”