Sunday, August 26, 2012

Baby Emma Has Arrived!!

It's official...I am a Grandma and I'm so thrilled with this little cutie pie!

**WARNING** Super cuteness...

Emma Marie with her baby girl had a baby girl...
In all her glory...7 lbs. 7 ozs. 20 1/2 inches long...born on 8/24/2012 at 10:57 pm.

Here she is with her Daddy...Kellen.

Emma's Uncle Adam...she's winking at me!
Isn't this picture priceless?
and here is Emma with me..."Grandma".

Monday, August 20, 2012

Pinterest Crochet Inspiration: Afghans/Blankets

Afghans and blankets are my most favorite things to crochet. Probably because that was how I learned to crochet. My first project was a ripple afghan and I loved every minute of it. That was about 25 years ago and I've been going ever since.

 I hope you are inspired by some of these beauties. I tried to include some new stitches that I've never done before to inspire me to try something new and get out of my comfort zone. Have a great week everyone!

Source: via Eileen on Pinterest

Source: via Eileen on Pinterest

Source: via Eileen on Pinterest

Happy Crocheting!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tuesday's Tallies-Granny Love

Tuesday's Tallies One a Day!

This week I have been working on my Little Giant Granny blanket inspired by Sandra over at Cherry Heart
She made a beautiful Giant Granny Patches blanket that I just love. Only one problem...

Mine doesn't look anything like hers! Yes, I know I have to weave in all those ends and I will before I go on to the next row but...

I am using the join as you go method like Sandra recommended and I think it looks like crap. Her's doesn't look like crap but mine does...For example look at the picture below at the salmon color reddish on the top right hand side...

See how the stitches show up against that pretty aqua color!! Yukky! Maybe I need to use a smaller hook or maybe I am not doing that method correctly but I have to say I'm thinking about Frogging it because it doesn't look like hers. You cannot see the join stitches on Sandra's blanket. So...I'm just going to have to try something different.

I made and joined 30 squares this week, I am putting 15 on each row. I'm not sure if you will see it next week because I just can't bring myself to love it enough to do the work.

Oh well, have a great week everyone!

Happy Crocheting!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Pinterest Inspiration Monday-Crochet for Baby & Kids

I couldn't help myself...there are a lot of pictures on this one.  I am in Baby Mode...Baby Emma will be here any day now! I'm getting so excited...I can't wait to meet her.

I hope you enjoy this weeks Inspiration...
Source: via Eileen on Pinterest

Source: via Eileen on Pinterest
Source: via Eileen on Pinterest
Source: via Eileen on Pinterest
Source: via Eileen on Pinterest

Source: via Eileen on Pinterest

Source: via Eileen on Pinterest

Source: via Eileen on Pinterest

Have a great week everyone.

Happy Crocheting!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sidewalk Shawl-Tah Dah!!

Sidewalk Shawl Tah Dah!

This was an easy project and I love it in the Mercury. The yarn is wonderful to work with. I put the long fringe on and I'm so glad I did. It looks just like I wanted it to. I may block it later, I haven't decided yet. The weight of the fringe weighs it down enough to stretch it out and show the pineapple design. Even with the long fringe I only used 5 skeins so I have one left over...a hat maybe??

Here is the specs:

Pattern: Sidewalk Shawl
Yarn: 5 skeins of  Debbie Stoller Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe in Mercury
 Time: It took about two weeks. It worked up fast and pretty easy to follow and watch TV.

By the back is better after resting last week. I alternated Ice and Heat every other day. It helped somewhat just temporarily. Thank you for all your well wishes! I do appreciate them. Have a great week!


Katie's Nesting Spot

Happy Crocheting!