Sunday, September 19, 2010

Project Linus and the V Stitch

Couple thoughts that have been floating through my mind off and on
for many years, so I thought I'd share...

I've always wanted to do some kind of volunteer work but since I was
busy raising my own kids, I was selfish with my time.  Not a bad thing
just the truth!  Now that the kids are grown, the itch is still there and 
you know what that means....

I've incorporated my latest hobby into something that gives back to 
the community.  Yep, I crochet blankets/afghans for Project Linus.
This is a great way for me to volunteer anytime because I can crochet
anywhere; at home mostly but you can take it to the park, on the bus,
waiting for an appt. where ever, when ever!  Plus I can control my
volunteer time and donation.  To me this is a perfect fit!

So who gets these blankets/afghans???  Children!  From premie
newborns up to teenagers!  So for now, and maybe forever, I've found
my place to volunteer that fits my lifestyle and their needs.

Happy Hooking!  

Monday, September 6, 2010

Crochet Scarf with V Stitch

The two scarves I finished over Labor Day Weekend for 
my daughter.  Working on a third one for ME!

This is a fantastic quick & easy pattern that makes
a great accessory for many outfits.

You can find the pattern at:

I used Caron Simply Soft with an H hook.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

On My Hook...

On my hook right now is a Soft Navy/White Flannelghan.  This is made
using two strands of yarn so it's extra thick!  I'm using Caron One 
Pounders with a N hook & dc stitch.

It's not quite finished as I have to sew the panels 
together and finish the border.  This was originally
going to my son but now is staying here with hubby.

This pattern is by RoseRed and you can find her blog at....

Thanks RoseRed...much appreciated!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Steve's Afghan is Finished!

Well it's officially 


YEAH! I'm excited to finally put this one down or 
should I say on the bed.  Hope you enjoy it Steve!

Pattern found at:

Attic24 ~ Lucy

Monday, May 10, 2010

Project Linus & Raffle

Well I turned in the last blanket to 
Project Linus and got in the raffle for more yarn.  
Was lucky to get 6 skeins of light sage so 
I'm splitting it up and using 2 skeins 
in 3 separate blankets.  The first will have 
buff and burgundy with it, the second will have 
carrot and variegated aspen print and the 
3rd will have cream.  How exciting!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Yellow & Orange Baby Blanket

Neat Ripple by Attic24

YA!  I finished the baby blanket that I'm donating to
Project Linus.  Love the yellow & orange colors that
remind me of summer!  Just in time too!  Excited to 
start my next afghan...oh what will I do???

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Emily's Afghan & Earthquake

Large Solid Granny Square
Left over yarn for another project 
Wow! Finally done!  I think it turned out real nice
and Emily's happy.  It measures right about 60"
square.  I used about 7 skeins of red heart and yes I 
over bought.  A lot!  I'm still learning how to gauge
how much to buy.  I started with 13 skeins making
sure my dye lots matched knowing this is important
for the project to look good.  I'll post a pic to show 
how much is left over.  I'm very surprised.

Here's what I started with:  2 skeins 16 oz. each 
& 9 skeins of 7 oz. each.

Looks like I'll be starting my first Project Linus 
blanket.  I'm thinking of a ripple...yes?

Also on another note...Yes we felt the


Holy Smokes what a feeling!  I'm sitting in my 
big comfy chair crocheting and then everything
starts moving.  It was the most bizarre feeling.
Almost made me feel motion sickness.  So 
where and what???   It was 20 miles south of the 
U.S. border in Baja Mexico and originally called a
6.9 on the richter scale but upgraded to a 7.2 ~ dang!