Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Vintage 1960's Brach's candy ad.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Want to knit?

I wish I could knit...I have done a little years ago and have been trying some practice stitches lately. But not sure I can do it. My hands can't do what they used too! But I did run across a website you might like to see...has free knitting patterns and info. This link is to a pattern from 2005 but there is a current newsletter for 2009 at they post a newsletter 3 or 4 times a year I think.

Also, a question about the crochet bag in my last post....I'm using Bernat Satin Solids in color Denim Mist Heather. It is a soft yarn so I hope it can hold up to weight of bag. But I am going to line it so that will give it support.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Year old blog!

I am starting another crochet bag..this bag is very popular on ravelry. The pattern is Japanese, from magazine Keito Dama No. 137, Spring 2008. I have a blurred copy of the charted pattern but the instructions are Japanese, so all I can use is the chart. I really love the Japanese patterns in this magazine. I wish there was an English version sold in the USA. By the way, I have been blogging for a Year! Hard to believe, but it certainly is enjoyable and I really love sharing patterns and ideas and seeing such lovely blogs. Lots of talented people out there!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Potholder pattern

I found this fun potholder pattern on ravelry. It is just one piece, the way it is crocheted makes it curl in and then you just whip the last seam together to make the double thickness. Several people have the pattern on ravelry for free, but I used this one.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


I found this potholder pattern online...had to use internet archives wayback machine since the original site it was on is no longer available. I hope this link works , the picture of the potholder no longer shows. (This is the pattern for the potholder I showed in my previous post and the same one I put in the frame)

I made a couple of changes since some of the pattern didn't make sense to me..LOL. on Round 9 I ended up just evenly spacing the 13 shells around. I think Round 11 and round 16 are not clear or have mis prints also so I just adapted.

The fair is here

We had fun looking at exhibits at the fair...giant winning pumpkins.......
Beautiful quilts.....................

Judges choice afghan winner.............

Rows of knitted and crocheted afghans.........

See the pink and white potholder on middle row? That's one of my entries. It didn't win.
This was the Senior small crochet item category(yes, I'm old enough to enter the senior

But my second entry in non senior small crochet item category won a
Blue Ribbon! I have never ever entered anything in the fair before so
I was happily surprised! I had crocheted this potholder once and really
liked it so I made another especially for the fair entry. I still think when
I go to pick it up, they will tell me there was a mistake and I didn't win!