Monday, February 28, 2011

Divine Hat Part 2 & 3

Well since I needed to tweak the pattern 
more to fit my small head (21 inches) I
frogged my burgundy hat I made a few
weeks back and tried the Divine again.

Starting with the magic circle this time, 
I only did 3dc's shells thru row 10 
then added the ribbing based on the pattern.
Following the pattern with 4dc' made the hat
way too big and I had to cut off 6 rows not
to mention go down a hook size to I & G.

I love this hat!!!

Red hat 11 rows, Burgundy hat 10 rows of 3dc's

Just finished the blue one also...I'm on a roll!!
The blue hat was done through row 9 but I 
think it is just a skosh small like the red 
is a skosh big.  Both are wearable but the 
burgundy fits the best!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Divine Hat by Sarah Arnold

After seeing a couple pics posted on Crochetville
by Alaina about the Divine Hat I decided to check it out on

This is an easy & fun pattern with such great results!
Definitely a go to hat.

I made mine in Red Heart Super Saver (an old 8 oz skein)
of 0390 Red Hot!  I used an I & G hook which is a 
size smaller than the pattern calls for.
I crocheted through row 13 then added all but the last
row of ribbing listed and my hat was too big!
I plan to frog it back two rows and try the ribbing again.
I'll post pics anyway because it turned out so 
beautiful that it's surely worth taking a peek at.
By the way, my head measures barely 21" (small).

Divine Hat by Sarah Arnold

Red Heart Super Saver Red Hot 0390 (I & G hook)

And gosh how could I forget....
Today is my 24th anniversary!!!
Yay! What a great feeling!
(I seriously hope to make 75)
:)  :)  :)  :) :)  :)  :)  :) 

I frogged my hat back to row 9
and continued on with fpdc and 3dc's
through row 11.  Then added the ribbing
following the pattern instructions.
Here's how it turned out!

I ended up with an 8" tall hat 
which would be the longest I'd
want it without folding the brim.
It's a little snug, again ok but I may 
do the last row of clusters with a
fpdc & 4dc's so the ribbing 
isn't quite as tight.  Just a little 
more tweaking and it should be 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sticky Notes!

Bare with me...
I'm updating my pics.

Oh and if you need to make 
your own sticky for friendly 
reminders you can do that here:

Super Stickies

Thanks for the helpful tip...
Debi :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Daisy Flower Charity Square

I absolutely LOVE this flower!

Although I'm struggling to get this
one completed, it's still one of my
favorite looking flowers.

Row 3A
Row 3B
Row 4A
Row 4B
Row 5A

This is where I'm stuck!
If anyone can help me move on 
from here I'd really appreciate it!


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Something Sunday & Crochet

Crochet Bag

 My 3 favorite things!
My Apple!
My Yarn!
My Frap!
yes it would be in that order

Neat Ripple on my Hook

Since I haven't crocheted a bag for myself, 
I've had to use what's on hand instead.
This bag was a door gift from a convention
I attended 9 yrs ago for CTMH.
(Close To My Heart ~ Stamping) 
I've since changed hobbies!!!  :)
My stamps sat for about 8 yrs and 
I never really used them.  I guess my 
heart wasn't really into it!

I also wanted to show how simple
I am at the moment.  I carry my yarn
in plastic grocery bags to keep it clean.

5 (1.9mm) Boye Steel Hook

As for the "NEW" hook....
I had to move up a few sizes from a 7 to a 5
in order to get the hang of it better.
Thread crocheting is tough for this beginner
and since I joined the Snowflake CAL
I needed to get this butt in gear and 
quit anguishing over the size 7 hook.

Happy Sunday, Happy Hooking!

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Little Red Hat

Or should I say "Burgundy" hat...LOL!
Another small project in between afghans.
This is the same pattern as the Grey Heather
hat by Teresa on youtube!

Have a great hooking day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TWC & Spokane!

Spokane made it on The Weather Channel

Spokane Washington

Yay!   For the Pacific Northwest!

February 14th 2011 into the evening hours...

I was sitting here surfing my blog buddies when
I heard the Weather Channel mention my 
home town.  I flew off my chair to grab the camera
and catch it in action.  It's not very often we're 
mentioned so it was quite a treat!  Or so I think, LOL!

This cartoon is from a fellow friend blogger.
Check her out here....

Have a great day everyone!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Enter to Win!!!

You heard right...

Red Heart Drawing (click me)

Yep! Check it out....
Red Heart is having a drawing
and you need to enter asap!

Good Luck!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Snowflake Monday (3rd)

YA!  I got another one done!

However I will be doing this one again since
my very beginning branch cluster was 
off center.  Also I'm trying really hard to 
loosen my stitches which is coming along slowly!

You can find the pattern here...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Something Sunday!!!

I've been thinking a lot over the last year about my 
"old" blog & "new" blog.
How can I incorporate them, make them fun, 
and share parts about me!

If I kept my new blog only crochet 
(which I originally was going to do) 
how boring that would be, 
yet if I talked about others things
 I may loose some of you.

So I've decided to have specific days.  
Starting with.... Something Sunday!
This will showcase something different, 
fun, or picture perfect but 
doesn't have to be crochet specific!

Smile! You've found your Cache

Gosh and to think I missed this one first time around

Small Cache but not a Micro!

Pretty Clever Spot

Proof that I was here....

I haven't invested in a GPS system yet
but maybe sometime in the future 
if I stick with it.  We'll see.......

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Special Olympics Scarves

Arizona and Washington
are officially done!!!
And I mean tails and all
DONE! :)

This makes me want to just jump on in...
can you believe that pile is only 4 scarves?

The middle scarf turned out real cute!
It's a seed stitch going long ways
with tassels on the end!

I really had fun making these and feel 
blessed to be able to donate to such
an Awesome Project!  :) :) :)

Thanks for letting me help!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Part 2 ~ New Rice Cooker

Part 1 ~ The Rice Cooker

Green Sauce & Red Sauce

The base is refried beans & cheese!

Steamed rice from the new toy!

Layer with green sauce!

Wrap it good!

Top with red sauce!

And for the final taste test...
Firstly, I'm not a big 
mexican food gal but I got to say.....


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Toy ~ The Rice Cooker

Zojirushi Rice Cooker

Micom NS-VGC05 (3 cups)

So what does Micom mean?

It has its own brain!  So how cool is that?

Who would have thought there's so much to learn about Rice!
Rice in the husk, bran layer, chaff, albumen, germ...
brown rice, semi-brown rice, white rice, rinse-free rice.

Three Ladies Jasmine Rice

We stopped at Lee Lee's Asian Grocery Store
to pick up our #25 lbs bag of rice and I must
say, when we walked in the front door
I about died!  The smell of 


about knocked me out!
Steve and Emily said my lips turned white
and they were worried about me!

But the trooper I am roughed it out
and purchased my rice for $20 then
high tailed it outathere!

Measuring Cup & Paddle
Which by the way is not a "true" cup
it's actually 5.8 oz. (green) and 6.1 oz. (clear)

After you rinse the rice (in the same bowl) then
fill water to the appropriate water line.
Select the correct setting and 
push the cook button.

Then it's music to my ears!

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You have YUMMY Rice!

Wanted to show size compared to other
appliances to give you a feel of how
little counter space it takes.

If you remember the previous post
I talked about the ice crusher, magic bullet and

I make for my treat!

So if you're wondering about purchasing a rice cooker....


I highly recommend it to everyone!!!

Part 2 ~ The Burrito....

Coming soon!!!