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!

Christmas 2013

December 27, 2013

This was a good year. After relocating to Minnesota two months ago I was able to come back to Florida to spend time with J and our families.  The best part was surprising J and my godmother.  First was J. I told him I was flying in on Sunday but I actually arrived on Saturday.

My godmother and her husband didn’t know I was in town. So when J and I went to my parents for Christmas I called when we arrived. Dad gave the phone to godmother who said they were waiting on some guests. That’s when I walked in and said ” yeah, you’re waiting on me.” Her expression was perfect!

I got a beautiful necklace from J and my parents got us tickets to see Alton Brown. I got warm gloves from both sets of parents and an alpaca scarf from J’s parents. 

I made an afghan for J’s mom.


It’s the Barghello pattern from “Best Loved Afghans” using Caron pounds in black, light pink, rose, light green and sage green and a K hook.

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.

Sock Monkey

May 29, 2012

One of my invisible friends requested the hat be made as a gift. I thought the monkey was so cute that it had to be included. The pattern can be found here; I used the recommended yarns and an H hook.

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