A day of easy crochet

Made five more ruffle scarves today.  My kids school is collecting donations for a Christmas “store” for kids in another school. The kids get to pick a few items for free for family members.I am going to donate these along with a few other things.




Ruffle scarves

Crocheted these over the weekend, was super easy to do once I got the hang of it. Knitting them is still a huge challenge with the sashay yarn.


This one is crazy long, it reminds of a boa but love how it looks.


Made this pretty purple one it is about half the size of the red one. It will be nice to not have to wrap it around a million times lol.

I also got some new wool, I love the color of it. Now the challenge of where to stash it and until I find something to make with it.


It is soo pretty. I love retail therapy and I did it just in time as this morning it has stared snowing, looks like it is not going to stop anytime soon. A perfect day to hide indoors and crochet up a storm, maybe I will get that first sock done……

Weekend fun!!

We had a fun weekend of shopping and more shopping. It started off with bookshelf hunting and ended with yarn, not a bad way to end the day. Michaels had Caron simply soft of for 3 bucks a ball so of course I had to grab some even though it was not the yarn I was going in there to buy. I grabbed three balls of Red Heart Boutique Midnight yarn in the colour Moonlight, love the yarn but not the price (ouch!!!). The way more then I would normally pay for yarn was used for a scarf called Shades of Grey. http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/shades-grey-scarf I also fancied up a couple of my hair elastics with the bit I had left over, I was struggling with using it in the scrap Corner to Corner afghan although a tiny bit did make it in. 1185362_10151585191100800_1138483655_n

I have fingerless gloves in the works in blue and sparkly black to kind of go with the scarf. I’m not to sure how they will work together but it is work a shot anyways. http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/give-%E2%80%98em-spirit-crochet-wristers


The Caron simply soft for now has been put away in one of many totes to await use, I got it in two shades of pink which look really pretty together. Once I get one of the other afghans done ( yeah right lol) I will have to find the right pattern to use it with.

oh boy. .

haha wow I suck and need to practice some more with the knitting.. my scarf started out good and has found a diet as I continue it lol. I am making my stitches tighter as I go.. maybe I should have started back with normal yarn instead of going head first with the hard stuff lol I never learn lol. 😉


So it’s back to the beginning again lol I will get it yet and if I kill the yarn in the process I won’t be too upset as it was a dollar. .

On another note found this kick ass yarn!! I love it and wish there was more then this one ball..


It is called backlight and is a red heart yarn.  I am going to have to keep an eye out at the different Wal-Mart’s in town so I can get more.. It is going to fit right in with a blanket I have planned… 🙂

Attempting to knit.

I didn’t feel like crocheting today, so I dug out my needles and a ball of truffles yarn. This stuff is crazy to work with but now that I have been at it awhile it has gotten easier. This scarf is going to take days as I am so very far out of my comfort zone. I am enjoying the challenge and hopefully my “skill” will improve..


Here we are so far, only took  45 min lol. I will keep plugging away and not give up on it.