I really need some new dish cloths. So after some pondering, it took quite some time to convince myself that it would be alright for me to take some time off and make something Just For Me.
You see, I’m not used to doing that. I am usually busy making things for others that it doesn’t even cross my mind to make something for myself. I figured that I make dish cloths so quickly that I really could take some time for me. And you know what? It feels good. Besides that, I’ve been wanting to try this new yarn organizer that my sister got me for Christmas. It keeps the balls from becoming tangled or rolling across the floor. I have to tell you Tracy (sister), I Love It!!! Thank you, Thank you.
I didn’t get into my cotton yarn bin for these colors. These were easy to get to. If you saw my stash, you would understand my dilemma on getting to my cotton bin. Oh dear 😦
That is going to be my project for another day. It gives me a headache just thinking about it! LOL Well friends, it’s time to show you some photos of the dishcloth that I am making and of the colors that I picked for the others. I figured that three cloths would be enough for now.
I’ll show you the end product. It won’t take too long for me to finish these. Then I have to figure out what I’m going to start on next. Everything I make is…
What a great way to start off the new year. I got a pleasant surprise the other day by email.
I made a Christmas afghan a couple of years ago that got auctioned off for charity. Well, the person that won it sent me an email. They said how much they enjoyed the afghan and that they had gotten many compliments on it. They also said that I should make more of them.
Afghan I made for charity.
To say that I was overjoyed is an understatement. I know that my plans for crocheting more for charity this year is a good one and a plan that I will keep. It makes me feel good to know that people really do appreciate good work.
I was thinking about all of the different color combinations that I could choose from and I thought about two or three different blues and white. The possibilities are endless.
The email that I got has made me realize another thing. How very important it is to think of others. That you are keeping someone warm or making a security blanket for a child. Or just the simple fact that you care enough about someone and I have been blessed to see the smile and joy on a child’s face when they get a blanket. That is enough for me to keep on doing this thing that I have been doing for years and years. The smiles of appreciation. Oh yeah, that will do it for me.
Who knows what today will bring. I’ve gotten up a lot earlier than usual, which is odd. I’m drinking my first cup of coffee for the day. It’s delicious by the way. I’ve gotten peppermint mocha coffee creamer. Oh Yummy! I may have more than my usual 2 cups!!
But, I must digress and get on with my post, and please let me know what you think. I have some need of your input.
I started on this project a few days ago. I’m making a scarf and I’m using Debbie Bliss Milano which is just beautiful to work with. I’m even thinking about putting on some beads for a little bit of flash. I just can’t decide which ones yet. Usually when I want to add beads to something I just crochet them into the project, however, I actually didn’t decide on the beads until this morning. I do know that I don’t want them throughout the whole scarf. More around the ends would be to my liking. This isn’t a winter scarf, it’s more of an every day scarf, it’s light weight and would go with just about anything. I’m making it long enough that you could wrap it several different ways.
I’ve taken a few photos of the project.
The flash went off in the first photo. The actual color is in-between the photos. The middle one is one of the different beads I have to choose from. This last photo is a closeup shot of the beads. Hmmm…decisions decisions. The beads on the top are glass beads which are very pretty. The grey beads on the left and then the wooden beads on the right.
Who knows, I may finish this scarf yet. Then I have to choose some colors for my next project. A giant Granny Square! I just love making granny squares. I may even start the giant granny today. It wouldn’t be the first time that I have more than one project on a hook!
Who crochets just because? Sometimes I have nothing planned or no project to work on and I crochet just because. I might end up with a hat, or a scarf, but most of the time I will end up frogging it out because it doesn’t look like anything that is usable. LOL
I do have a bathroom rug that I am working on for my sister. I could work on that and maybe I will. Hmmm. My other rugs have turned out quite well. Would you like to take a look at them?
Here they are. At least some of them. I have done many more that I didn’t take photos of, but you get the idea.
Here are the colors for my sisters new rug.
It’s going to be three big stripes and I will make a border of some kind. Well, I guess I won’t be crocheting at random after all. I want to get this rug finished…so I’ll be working on it today.
Tell me about some of your projects. I’m excited to see what you all are working on. Even if its not crochet.
Hope you all have a wonderfully creative day!
Springcurtains..odt-1 PDF printable
These pretty summer valances are just the thing for you if you don’t want a full curtain. The size is perfect at 10″ x 26″. You could easily make these longer than 10″ by just continuing the pattern to make a full curtain instead of a valance. I think they are perfect when you have a mini blind and just want a little color. The little flowers that I made on the flower loom can either be added or not as you wish and can be made in any color. I wanted lots of color as you can see by the photos. Please respect that this is a pattern that was made by me and do not take it as your own.
I used Lily Sugar N’ Cream yarn in the colors of Cornflower and Yellow for the valance. A variety of different colors were used to make the flowers. You can of course use any colors that you wish. Lily makes so many beautiful colors that it is hard to pick a favorite. They also make beautiful variegated yarn as well. You can look at all the different colors of yarn and get patterns too at their web site :
I used a size K crochet hook to make this pattern.
DC: double crochet
slst: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
The directions are as follows:
Rows 1 – 14: DC in third ch from hook. Ch 1, skip 1 ch, DC in next ch. Repeat across. Ch 3, turn.
Repeat this for the desired length that you want. 14 rows will get you a 10″ length.
Row 15 or the loop row.
At end of row 14, change colors if you wish. This is where I changed my color from yellow to cornflower blue.
Chain 1, sl st in first DC from row below. Chain 15, sc in same st. *SC in ch 1 space, (SC in next DC, Ch 15, SC all in same space) repeat from * across to the end and fasten off. Weave in loose ends.
Now you can add your flowers that you made on the flower loom. You can get one of these flower looms at any craft store such as Michael’s or AC Moore or Amazon. The directions come with the loom and are very easy to follow.
Since this is my pattern, please feel free to use it and even share it with others. I have only one request and that is that you link back to me and give me proper credit.
I was not paid for this article by Lily, Michael’s , AC Moore or Amazon.