Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Rhombi Scarf and Mini Granny Squares

I just realized that I haven't posted for more than a month.  Nothing's new except it's always busy.  And though I haven't been here, my needles and hooks never go empty.

I have finished this Rhombi scarf maybe two or three weeks ago, but this photo was taken earlier.  I did this for my brother-in-law.  He lost one of his scarves in his trip to Europe so I thought why not make him a replacement.  The pattern is courtesy of Ravelry.  When I have more time, I will link the page here.

This measures, I think, 35 inches. 
I will post a photo of the finished piece soon.

And these are my mini granny squares.  At first sight, they look like regular grannies, but scroll down and you will see how small they are.  The pattern called Daisy Square is courtesy of Annette of My Rose Valley.  Thanks Annette!

These are the threads I used, Canon (made by Coats Manila Bay) size 8

Thank you for dropping by and take care everyone :-)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Coasters Anyone?

When I started learning crochet, the first project that I did was a coaster, that is a free pattern from Anchor.  These are the first three that I made:

But since it's so fast to make a coaster (instant gratification, isn't it?), I did another in the same color as the one in the middle above.

Then two or three weeks I ago, I did this for my boss because whenever he has his coffee, he made use of table napkins as coaster.  This is bigger than the previous three because I did not finish all the rows (9 rows total) back then, just up to row 6, but with this one, I extended up to row 8:
Then after finishing this doily,
 there are still some thread left so I decided to make another coaster:
Here are the coasters together:
And when piled, they looked like pancakes.  See how uneven my tension is?

This is all for now my friends.  Have a nice week ahead and take care everyone :-D

Monday, August 6, 2012

Little Doily No. 89 - Finished!

Remember this little doily that I started more than a month ago?

From the book 99 Little Doilies:

Finally, I was able to finish it two weeks ago but due to being busy, it was only now that I can post a picture of it:
It is not blocked yet, so will just post a photo again, hopefully soon.  I used Anchor thread no. 10 with 1.65mm crochet hook.  It's indicated in the book that the finished sized will be 8.5 inches.  Mine is only 6 inches so I guess I crocheted it too tightly.    One thing I like about Patricia Kristoffersen's patterns is that, although they are hard to do, it is so easy to block them.  Maybe it is because of the texture and details which I like so much.

Right now, although I cannot post regularly, my hook never goes empty.  I'm doing some coasters that as soon as I finish them, will also post photos here.

Am really sorry for being always absent here...

Have a nice week ahead and take care everyone :-)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Thread Organizer

First of all, thank you for always dropping by and reading my blog as well as leaving your comments, despite the irregular postings.  And I'm very sorry if I cannot frequently leave comments on your blogs.  Life is always busy.  Wish it is simpler . . .

I noticed my old thread organizer/box is already dirty and the color is not white anymore, instead, it's dirty white.  So I decided to buy a new one from Heavenly Stitchin' Moment.  Talk about justification, LOL!

So, here are the photos of the new organizer:

The Label

Close-up of the photo of the organizer in the label
The inside is adjustable:

with these separators:
And here's how it looks with separators:

Now, filled with some threads,  needles, etc.  Sooner I know it will be filled to the brim.
The friendly and kind sales people in Heavenly Stitchin' Moment gave me these free DMC patterns when I bought the organizer:

This is all for now friends.  Thank you once again and take care everyone.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Doilies Unblocked

In my last post, I confessed that I finally gave in to starting something after being good for one month.  Actually, honestly, I started not only one but two doilies.  It is a repeat of this design that I did early last year which is so easy to do and have shown in this post:

These are the photos of the new one when I started it.  Sorry for the heavy photos, as usual, my son was playing with his camera:

And here it is together with my start of Little Doily No. 89:
I brought it once in the office so that I can do it during lunch break and here's how my desk looked like:

The design is from this Japanese crochet book:

Finished but unblocked.  Looks like a big potato chip:
By the way, anybody of you remember this WIP from a previous post?:
It's now finished but also unblocked:
Now you've seen two ugly ducklings and we'll see in the future how they will look like after blocking.

This is all for now my friends.  Thanks for dropping by and have a nice week ahead.

Hugs :-)