Saturday, July 30, 2005

Ruffled Scarf Frog-a-thon

Well, I am busy trying to make a few things to enter into the Cabarrus County Fair in September. One thing was a ruffled scarf. The pattern was on the label of some lovely Caron Bliss yarn I had. So, I started working on it - but it kept getting longer and longer. It was only supposed to take 3 skeins, but it took all 8 that I had! It was long enough for Shaq to wear!

So, I frogged the darn thing which was a major pain in the backside. Then today, I went to the Caron site and found the free pattern there. The label directions said to chain 200, but the pattern on the website said chain 100. Gee, think that could have been the problem?

So, I am almost done with it now - starting with 100 chains not 200!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Working towards the fair

I have printed off the information to enter some of my crocheted items in the Cabarrus County Fair. I am excited and a little apprehensive. I am used to the Kentucky State Fair which has tons and tons of entrants. I don't remember there being a lot of entries at the CCF. I am going to try and finish my Draped Bed Jacket, make a lettuce scarf and see if DH's afghan is in good enough shape to enter. I might try to enter one of the dressed I made for the girls in the sewing category as well.

Crochetville Random Square Swap

Well, I joined another swap. We are making random 6" squares. We have to make 35 squares and send them in. We will get 34 in return. I can't wait to see what everyone makes. I hope mines aren't too boring.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Back from Church Camp

Well, I attended Mother Daughter camp with Katie. It was certainly easier to go to camp when I was 12 than now that I am 47! It was HOT and our cabin was the furthest away from everything. But, I survived and we had a good time together as Mother and Daughter.

I signed up for a random square swap at Crochetville. It is not due until October, so it should be time enough to get them done and use up some stash too!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Ack! Too Many Irons in the Fire!

I have too many things I want to make! I am working on another prayer shawl. I want to make some turbans and caps for my Chemoangel recipient. I am starting on Christmas presents - cute little fat babies in crocheted outfits for my girls, and ones dressed like angels for my Mom and Sister. I have this awesome rainbow silk yarn I want to make an airy shrug out of but can't find a pattern I like. And there are so many more.....

Monday, July 04, 2005

Nursing Shawl

Another gift for the baby shower. It is made with baby yarn and a Q size hook. I simply did SCs at each end and DCs in the middle. I wanted it to provide coverage but be cool and airy too.

Frou Frou Baby Set

I made this set for a friend's baby shower next weekend. I originally got a knitting pattern for a little sundress that was similiar, but I didn't want to make the onesie crotch, so I winged it and made this up. I am not really crazy about the mary jane booties, but maybe they'll do for a photo.