Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Crochet Fashion at CGOA

 This year I attended my first CGOA conference and I had a fantastic time. It was a great experience that I highly recommend to anyone thinking about doing it. You meet so many people, learn a variety of techniques and get inspired to create more. And the best place to show your crochet wear is a CGOA conference.  It's wonderful because you hear people saying is "That's pretty", "I like that", or "Is that your design?" as you're saying the same thing.

 On my first day I wore:
The Wetherell Pullover by Robyn Chachula, Crochet! Autumn 2016.  For this pattern, I used a Linen/Tencel yarn from Newton's Yarn Country.

My second outfit was the Bruges Lace Tunic by Ellen Gormely,
which was made with Tahki Cotton Classic.


was made with Clea Cotton thread. This outfit received the most attention.  
The best part was meeting Myra Wood and sharing it with her.


The last event of the conference was the banquet and 
with a simple black dress I wore my Elvia Shawl.
it's a design of mine and you can find the pattern in the August issue of Crochet World.  

Enjoy!


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Farm Market Totes and Garden

We Our farmers market will start up this weekend. So to prepare I have design a set of market totes.  This new pattern uses four balls of worsted weight cotton yarn.  
The bags are two different size one is 16 inches in diameter and the other is 13 inches in diameter.


 This pattern will use up all four balls so be sure to check your gauge.  It is also a great design for using scrap yarn from leftover projects.  You can find the pattern here.

Also this year we started our first garden...
We are growing zucchini, celery, brussel sprouts, brocoli, strawberries, tomatoes, basil, and peppers

Happy Birthday to our dog Toni (aka Puppyzilla) she is one year old. 

Enjoy!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Two New Patterns

to choose from.  Today I am listing two new patterns on Raverly, the first is ...

Lace Flower Coaster is available for free


The second is a lovely cowl pattern....

introducing, Pearl Cowl available for $3 here


Enjoy!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sorell Cowl - New Pattern

Introducing the Sorell Cowl....
Another pattern using only one skein of yarn 
in the luxuriously bold Freia Handpaints...



This particular colorway is Vamp.  

The Sorell Cowl is available on ravelry and my etsy shop...

Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Petula Cowl - A New Pattern


Introducing this new pattern...


Sometimes it is nice to splurge on a fabulous luxury yarn like Madelinetosh.  And supposing you can only afford to buy one, this is a perfect pattern.  Using one skein of Tosh Dk, you can create this super soft lacy cowl.  Click the link to buy it from my shop.  It is also available on ravelry.

Enjoy!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Field Trip Friday

Today is Orla's first day of spring break, 2017.  We got in the car....
and off we went to the Kintting Room in Fond du Lac.  It is an easy 35 minutes from our house.  It is a wonderful shop.  It is very inviting with tables to sit and try out yarns and browse patterns.  They have a vast variety of yarns from Madelinetosh, Malabrigo, Blue Skies, to Tahki Cotton Classic, Plymouth Encore, Universal Yarns, Berocco and so many more.  

They even have a rainbow selection of Perle #8 cotton of which I bought 3 and some other yarn for a design idea.....

So if you are driving through on HWY 41, you will have to stop for some stitching at the Knitting Room on Main St.  Also,  if you are weaver, spinner or a fan of Brown Sheep yarns, the Woolgathers across the street will be your second stop.  


Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Another Work in Progress

As Winter is technically over and Spring has sprung,  I am working on this 
Houndstooth Cowl, by Moon Eldridge Interweave Crochet Winter 2016  

Our Spring is filled with chilly days making this coat a perfect, stylish must have.

To make this coat I did have to buy new yarn though I would have loved to spend the money on the yarn used in the pattern,  my frugal mind won over choosing a yarn with a biggest bang for buck. I am using LionBrand Pound of Love in grey and navy. Last night I finished the back...
This pattern is made in 8 pieces then stitched together.  One piece done, seven more to go... starting the pocket linings today....
Enjoy!