Friday, January 15, 2016

Chart for Granny Sweet Hearts

I've been super excited because Mikey of Crochet Crowd fame has been posting about my 2014 free pattern Granny Sweet Hearts.  Since this is one of my very first patterns, I thought it could use a little update.

In my update, I'm adding a chart.  I'm also going to make the pattern available as a pdf on Ravelry.  I hope to have that done soon.  I'll post a link when I have it completed.  Until then, I decided to post a copy of the chart for those of you that prefer working with a chart.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Signs of Spring

 I'm doing a happy dance, because the grass is turning green and there are blooms in my yard.   The hubby has just finished running the lawn tractor.  Don't you love the smell of freshly cut grass?  I think Spring is my favorite season of the year.

The warmer weather and color of nature has me thinking Summer accessories.  I've been browsing for cotton, linen, and bamboo yarns.  And lots and lots of color.  

These just arrived today and I can't wait to begin playing with some ideas that have been buzzing around in my head.  

The above cones are some lovely 5/2 mercerized Perle cotton by Valley Fibers that I ordered from Webs during their anniversary sale this month.  You can find it here.  Hmmmmm.  I really think I need to order a bit least a yellow, a darker green, and maybe some........I must resist.....I must resist.


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Super quick and easy shawl pattern

Lucy in the Sky on Ravelry
Lucy in the Sky on Etsy

This easy pattern works up quickly, and uses only one skein of fingering weight yarn to make an airy little shawl with loads of drape and a modern geometric diamond design.  Because of the open mesh fabric, it makes a perfect accessory for any season.  It can be worn over the shoulders like a shawl, around the hips for a swimsuit cover-up, or my favorite, tied like a bandanna with the point in the front.  Instructions are provided for increasing the shawl’s size.

I’ve used Shalimar Paulie, but any of Shalimar’s beautiful fingering weight yarn are perfect. 

There are charted and written instructions.  Beading on the last row is optional. 
The pattern is appropriate for Experienced Beginners and above. 
US terminology is used.