Saturday, January 7, 2012

Doing the Dishes....

I hate doing dishes! Point, blank, and simple. I have a dishwasher that is starting to loose its cleaning power, its probably about 12 years old. So anyone want to guess what I have been doing? Yeah, that's right, the *$#& dishes! I figured that if I had to stand and scrub that I could at least do it with a nice new dishcloth or two, or enough to fill my dishcloth drawer. These quick little projects pack some awesome scrubbing power.

This is a quick design I came up with to crochet these dishcloths and here is how I did it. They took me less than a hour to make.
Peaches & Cream
size G hook
needle to sew in ends.

chain desired width-on the red I started with a chain of 31, the multi colored I chained 26

1. sc in the second chain from the hook and each ch across

2. ch 1 and turn. Extended single crochet in each sc across

3. ch 2 and turn. HDC in stitch across.

4. ch 3 and turn. Backpost DC in the first stitch, Frontpost DC in the next. Repeat BPDC and FPDC across
    to the end.

Repeat rows 1-4 until the desired length of your dishcloth then repeat rows 1-3 for the end rows. Or if you want both ends to have a SC row repeat rows 3-1. I finished the edge with a round of reverse single crochet. Sew in ends and scrub a dub.

Hope you enjoy. Now I have to go start dinner which means more @*$& dishes to wash. Maybe tonight would be a good night for take out!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hex a Day in 2012

 I had this bright idea on New Years Day to do a Hexagon a Day through the year. It will be a way to hook a little everyday without being pushy on those days I don't really want to or don't have enough time to work on anything bigger. And if I miss a day or two its no big deal, these hexagons take just a few minutes to work up, so it will be easy to play catch up.

January the 3rd, and three completed hexagons. I have lasted three days so far, which is longer than some other bright ideas I have had. I am using Lucy from Attic 24's pattern and am doing the join as you go method.

Ok, I am about to show you something completely ridiculous and embarrassing. Don't judge me, please!

This is my yarn bin. Ugh! My face is red! I am hoping this project of mine will clear out allot of this. This bin is thigh high, as long as my couch, and at the point of overflowing. I tried organizing this complete mess this past Saturday and got aggravated and just threw it all back in.

On to a different subject, Pammy Sue is starting up a Crochet Along on a round ripple afghan. Go drop in on her blog and check out all the details. She has also started up a Flickr group so check it out also.

Well looks like I am starting out this year as a chatty Cathy. Three posts in as many days, maybe I will be so much better at this blogging thing this year.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Allow me to introduce you...

to my our new little girl Stella. She is a  6 weeks and 1 day old little freckled face darling! We got her today from my Seester, you might remember this post where I introduced her Mother. Stella looks just like her mom and has the same sweet laid back temperament. I know she is going to be the perfect addition to our family.

Such a sweet face! She had her first Vet visit today for shots and weighed in at a whopping 2lbs 4 oz. She was the pick of the litter. I picked her out the day she was born, and just knew she had to come live with us.

Stella is the second Boston Terrier I have had. She is laying in my lap right now, wrapped up in a blanket, and snoring like a grown man! Off to look up sweater patterns, she shivers like crazy!

I will post later to tell you about a new year long project I started yesterday.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Been puttering around...

No big projects being worked on around here. Just a few little "instant gratification" ones to get me by. I did this Queen Anne's Lace scarf in Vanna's Choice color Ducky. I love the color yellow but it washes me out, so I thought a scarf would add just a little color without making me look like a corpse.

A cute little flower that took less than a hour to hook. The pattern is the Slinky Crochet Flower by Teresa Richardson. She also has a youtube video for directions. I made this one with I Love this Yarn! Sparkle and also one with a cotton yarn. I like the look of the cotton one better.

I made my daughter this Rosie Rabbit from Michelle at the Royal Sisters. She has the pattern for sale in her Etsy shop. This was made with  I Love This Yarn! Sparkle, and is my 6 year olds favorite color. I am starting one in Pink Sparkle today for my 4 year old.

Another flower quickly made. The pattern is Flower Pin by Dot Matthews.

Same pattern. I added beads with rhinestones to the center of each. I found these beads in a dollar bin at Dollar General.
I am working on a black Queen Anne's Lace and a red one for a co-worker. She is gonna model them for me around her college campus and hopefully get me some orders.

I hope this new year is a great one for you. May you be blessed with health, wealth, happiness, and lots of hooking time!