Thursday, March 15, 2007

more books for the challenge

#6 So cool crochet by Melissa leapman
#7 stitch n bitch - the knitting version

Borrowed these from the library this week.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

knitty spring 07

Looked at the Knitty spring issue. IMHO...Must say some of the patterns I liked so so and some not so much.
Didnt like the bmp since I dont care for the skull/cat? pattern . The Carolyn would add 20 yrs to me.Liked the Tahoe but felt the neck was too deep for a sweater to ski...
The ribena seemed ok to me but would probably fit an ultra thin person( who I am not!)...
The torque would make me look short and fat.

Liked the top part of the isabella and of course the ester.the morestripes seemed to have a deep deep v neck. so wasnt sure if its meant a vest or sweater...
The monica and the vestee... loved it. liked the brair rose,the hey mickey skirt, the palette.
the dashing... so so. The PAPER BAG... Definitely not something I will ever try ... Bauble ... not something i would try out. the queen of cups, quill lace,clessidra not something i would ever try...
Sorry ... this is my opinion and not meant to offend anyone.

crochet me winter issue

I was just looking at the crochet me blog. Wonderful Baby, Its cold outside pattern there...
I've started one too with some modifications. I am thinking of a box neck for the front.

I found that they repeat old patterns from previous issues.

Button for my blog

Soon to be available a button for my site...

Coming SOON!!!!!!!!!

The 50 Book challenge at crochetville

I've joined the 50 book challenge for 2007 on crochetville. Books read so far

1# 12 Easy knitting projects
2# just listen and learn spanish
3#Hip to crochet
4# the fat flush diet
5#the fat flush exercise plan

Thursday, March 08, 2007

How much is too much?

Well, to tell the tale... We signed up for a set of newspapers to be delivered @ home. As a result, we r getting weekly sales flyers from all the craft stores one can think of. And guess what... I have been going to all these stores for their tempting weekly deals for satisfying my YAS, PAS and HAS (Hooks AS). I end up buying something useless just to get the deal.
So now i am officially in the YAA list... So much so am going to join Yarn addicts

Monday, March 05, 2007


Yay! Finally got the crochetville button.
Folks, feel free to take them.

I will start a button collection

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Maintaining my 2007 Resolutions

Yes still trying to follow thru some resolutions.

Spend more time on my crochet meaning doing more to satisfy my yas & my pas.
DEstash for the hubby but restash for myself.
Maintain current bloggin spree.

Things on my Wishlist!

These are some things I have been wanting to get.

Hooks = Steel hooks of smaller sizes and B,D,E, L,M,N,P and S . ( Got the L,M,N,P hooks on at a sale last week)
A yarn winder.
A scarf and hat set made for myself
Yarn Guide
I've been planning to try different yarn ( not baby yarn or RH yarn)
a yarn guide ( swatch shmatch ... what 2 those)
a subscription to crochet today! or annies favorite crochet
a row counter ( liked the clover ones)

Friday, March 02, 2007


A nice scarf as a belated bday present to self in a beautiful Apple Green Glimmer by Caron, 1/3 done, 2/3 to go using 3 to 4 skeins...
A nice baby blue blanket using doublestranded ww yarn on a K hook.
A pink hat in powder pink double stranded.
A pink cloche hat for my DD.
A pink and purple scarf


Ta da...
Finally some FOs!
A nice thick scarf and hat using a Q hook on the LB Jiffy series to be used by me or the DD.
A nice hat on the knifty knitter using a skein of Rainbow boucle.
A nice poncho in RH Mexicana.
A nice baby sweater in a skein RH powder pink for my friend's new born.
A nice baby sweater in a skein RHpowder blue for another of my friend's babies.
Both were made from Beverly A. Qualheim's baby sweater pattern. Very easy to make.
Some crocheted flowers from scrap yarn.

Bad blogger?

A long time since my last post. Havent been able to do much of crocheting for the past few months.
Hope to make this set of blogging consistent. Very difficult what with an idea to job hunt and the DD starting playschool.