Sunday, December 23, 2007

Caution scarf and Babette style afghan

I loved the way the Babette afghan had a variety of size granny squares all put together. I didn't feel like doing the square pattern that was suggested though. I just did a basic granny square instead. I used black to sc the squares together. I like how it makes it look like the black is a border around the squares. I sent this to my step-son (18) in Connecticut for Christmas. This bad boy took 95% of my guy colored yarn...guess that means I just have to go and buy some more.

When I saw this on Knitty Gritty I knew I would be making one! The pattern calls for it to be knit, but I don't like to weave in color change ends in knitting. I always feel like they will work themselves back out. So, I decided to crochet it instead. I did it in smaller sections and then whip stitched them together. I thought all those bobbins for the color changes would get too tangled if I did it all at once. I can see the joins when I look at it, but hopefully when he wears it it won't be too obvious.

The pattern called for it to be knit from end to end, but I thought the letters would look better if I crocheted it from side to side.

I used this knit pattern for the caution scarf:

Here is a link to the knit pattern for the police line do not cross scarf:

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Star afghans on Etsy

I love the variety of starghans you can find on Etsy.
These are fun to make and just as much fun to look at! Click on the pic to follow through to the Etsy shop where you can buy or admire them.

This one looks so soft and cuddly for a little girl:

My favorite color PURPLE

So bright

Great color combo

My all time favorite...I have had this on my to-do-list for a long time now

Monday, December 10, 2007

Etsy finds

While wandering around Etsy today I found these:

Click the pics to find more beautiful pendants like these! There are so many wonderful pendants in this shop that it was hard to choose a favorite!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

The EYES have it

Ever feel like someone is watching you? is the perfect purse for you! I found this over on Etsy. Click the pic to follow the link to Electricbluebird's Etsy shop. I wonder if this makes lots of noise when you walk?