Sweetheart Ripple

March 24, 2015

A few years ago I subscribed to Crochet World magazine and one of the February issues had this pretty pattern in it.

Sweetheart Ripple side 1 The original pattern was in pinks because, well, Valentine’s Day. I wanted to do one in purple. I had no plans for this afghan, other than it’s a pretty pattern that I wanted to make. I knew that this one wasn’t for me, even though purple is my favorite color, and this turned out fantastically, this wasn’t for me. It didn’t take long for me to realize who it belonged to, one of my closes friends Jewel.  Her birthday is coming up and what better gift than one of these? She especially loved the other side.

Sweetheart Ripple side 2 Surprise! It has hearts, which is where the name comes from.

This was made using Caron Pounds and an L hook. I made it wider and longer than it called for so Jewel has plenty of afghan to cuddle up under.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

December 23, 2014

This is my first Christmas in Minnesota since 1999 and sadly it doesn’t look like it’s going to be a white Christmas. The only snow I’m going to see for Christmas is probably the flakes I just made.


Sorry about the glare; these are still drying after being “painted” with a glue mixture to stiffen them. All four patterns are from Snowcatcher’s blog. Not only does she create beautiful snowflake patterns, but she also quilts, sews and takes amazing pictures. I think the one in the upper right was my favorite of these four to make; although it wasn’t until I was pinning it that I noticed an oops. And it was too late to fix it. Oh well.

Enjoy the “snow” and have a very Merry Christmas!

Care Bear Stare

December 12, 2014

All parties have received their bears so I can share.


Two Good Luck bears and a Cheer Bear. 

Good Luck Bear was made using Red Heart Classics Spring Green. I used an I hook for this one. 

Cheer Bear was made with Vanna ‘ s Choice in Dusty Rose.  The body was crouched crocheted using a J hook and the white was done with an I hook. 

And because no Care Bear is complete without its heart. ..


Recent Projects

December 7, 2014

Wow it’s almost been a year! These past few months have absolutely flown by and I’ve regained my crocheting desire. So here a couple recent projects that I can share. There are some others, but they are on their way to the lucky recipients so until then, you’ll just have to wait.

IMG_1749 IMG_1751 First is this little guy. This is a Baby Cthulhu, which is some mythic sea God/creature/thing. The pattern is a free one from here and I used Caron Pounds, both shades of green I already had on hand. In an attempt to make it a little bit bigger, I also used a J hook. This little guy went to one of my invisible friends (a friend on Facebook who I haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting in person) for her little one who is due any minute now. Another invisible friend loved it so much that I am currently in the process of making a second one; the only change I’m making to the second one is using a K hook.

2014-12-07 12.59.49 2014-12-07 13.00.37 Another invisible friend is getting these, both are patterns from Snowcatcher who not only designs gorgeous snowflake patterns, but also quilts and takes amazing pictures. Her blog is worth following just to see all the pretty things she does. I’m in a group on FB and we do a gift exchange each year. These are part of the package sent to my invisible friend and sadly the pictures did not turn out that great.

Wedding Gift

September 12, 2013

A friend got married recently and the theme of the wedding was games. She and the groom are also big Dr. Who fans. So I made this for them.

Folta Gift Here’s wishing them many many years of happiness.

It’s been awhile

September 2, 2013

So I have pictures for you!

First off, the baby blanket I made for my manager who delivered her son in May.  Oops, I’m a little behind in posts 🙂

IMG_1504 Stormy Entrelac 2 This one was made using the Entrelac technique and, if I remember right, a J hook. The yarn used was Caron Simply Soft (one of my favorites for baby blankets) in Soft Blue, Sage and Grey.  I was very happy with how this turned out, considering I hadn’t actually tried this method before.


The second one is an item hot off the hook.  I literally just finished and packed it up tonight.  A friend commissioned this as a gift and I sent her to her local Joann’s and told her to pick out the yarns she wanted me to use and I would go pick it up at my local store.  She also choose the pattern and the border, which is a braided crochet edging.

Ocean Mist 2 Ocean Mist 3 This one I used a size I hook and Caron Simply Soft in Passion, Pagoda and Oceania.

Oh Baby!

March 27, 2013

A team member and my team lead at work are both pregnant, both due soon; but this post today is about team member.  This is her first baby and she is having a girl.  But she was very specific about colors; no pink.  Her favorite color is purple so she is going with purple as much as possible.  And of course, being who I am, I made a baby blanket.  I used SmoothFox’s Heart of a Child pattern that I got to test years ago.  The original plan was to do it in dark, light and a variegated yarn that contained a lot of purple.  However the variegated didn’t work out so well and I ended up including pink and green.  The yarn was all Caron Simply Soft, my favorite for baby blankets and I used an I hook.

Heart of a Child purples The final result.

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