Friday, July 12, 2013

FO Friday, 7.12.13

So for a while now I have been posting that I have been working on a few super secret projects. Well the time has come to reveal one of them! My aunt had asked me to fix a granny square afghan for my cousin. What I didn't realize until after getting it and talking with my aunt more was that this afghan was made for my aunt when she was a teenager and it was made by her grandmother -- my great grandmother. Finding this out made it that much more special for me to work on!
Here are the before images of the squares that needed to be fixed:

In all there were 9 squares to be fixed. I undid the seams between squares and re-crocheted new squares to put in their places. Here are some photos of it finished.

I don't know if the original main color was off-white to begin with or got that way with age, but trying to match it was near impossible, so instead I used straight white for the main color on my squares. This way you can see the old ones vs. the new ones. I like it this way, then my cousin can know which ones I did and the ones our great-grandmother did.

This week I also started & finished a little dog as an order for my friend Sarah. Here is that little guy, I think I will name him Hudson. He is a Fresh Stitches pattern and oh so cute. Done in Bernat Super Value in Walnut and a mystery Marden's dark chocolate brown.

Checking in with Tami's Amis.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WIP 7.10.13

Would have had two items to share today had I not started and finished it between last Wednesday and this Wednesday. So for today I have a stuffie I am making for my nephew Charlie. Any guesses as to what it will be?

Checking in with Tami's Amis.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WIP Wednesday, 6.26.13

At first this morning I didn't think I had anything (asside from those super secret projects that I am STILL working on) but then I remembered I had worked on Liam's blanket this week. Still not finished but so close! I finished all the squares and have the first three rows connected in one direction. This is my first pieced blanket so I am learning as I go :-)

Here are some photos:

Checking in with Tami's Amis.

Friday, June 21, 2013

FO Friday, 6.21.13

Happy First Day of Summer!! I have one finished project to show you today, and it will be a quick one as I am going to try to get an hour of crochet in before I need to go to work (was supposed to be my day off, but what can you do?)

A very pink owl for my college roommate Hilary. She has one of the tiny owl's from Fresh Stitches as well and with a new baby on the way will have a second tiny one and a daddy owl coming her way. :-)

Yarn: Lots of Pink Acrylic! One Pound in Soft Pink, Red Heart Super Saver in Shocking Pink, Light Raspberry & White

Checking in with Tami's Amis.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WIP Wednesday, 6.12.13

Day one of my 29th year!
Still working on a few super secret projects. Seriously thought I would be done with them by now but life happens, and seems to happen more in the summer time. Have also had a few shoots that I have been working on, I will share some from a shoot I just completed editing on Friday. Also thinking of doing a photo project this year.

Time to put the phone down and work on a super secret project so I can cross something off my list and get it to its recipient so I can then show you the pictures and spill the beans!

Checking in with Tami's Amis.

Friday, May 31, 2013

FO Friday, 5.31.13

Only one item to share with you today. Its the Cheese stuffie I was working on.

Pattern: my own
Yarn: Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted in Baby Yellow

Checking in with Tami's Amis.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

To-Do Tuesday, 5.28.13

An Update from last week:

• Super Secret Project #1 (70% Complete) -- same as last week -- plan to work on it if not finish it tomorrow on my day off
• Super Secret Project #2 (60% Complete) -- same as last week
• Monkey (60% Complete) -- Yarn needed to complete it is discontinued :-(
• Cheese (100% Complete) -- was at 0% last week -- shipping it out today
• Butterfly (0% Complete)

• Order more Business Cards
• New Flash or New Camera?

• Laundry
• Dishes

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WIP Wednesday, 5.22.13

Haven't worked much on either of my super secret projects this week, however I did get my yarn in for the order of Cheese from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. Started him yesterday just minutes after the postlady dropped off the yarn :-)

Going to finish this post and get back to working on it :-)

Checking in with Tami's Amis to see what everyone else is working on.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

To-Do Tuesday, 5.21.13

An Update from last week:

• Super Secret Project #1 (70% Complete) -- was at 33% last week
• Super Secret Project #2 (60% Complete) -- was at 54% last week
• Monkey (60% Complete) -- Yarn needed to complete it is discontinued :-(
• Pick up Yarn
• Cheese (0% Complete) -- starting it after this post is published :-)
• Order Yarn for Cheese

• Deposit Check
• Cards for Lee Auto
• Order more Business Cards

• Laundry
• Dishes
• Bathtub
• Trash

Friday, May 17, 2013

FO Friday, 5.17.13

No FOs to share today. Didn't get as much crochet time in since Wednesday as I thought I would. But its ok, we got a lot of stuff done on the house and got to spend quality time with my DH. He and his dad are currently working on the finishing touches on the kitchen flooring/trim. Next on the list is the counter tops, window trim & paint! Then with a little reorganizing it will be complete!

Okay enough blogging, time to use my fingers for some crochet.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WIP Wednesday, 5.15.13

So it isn't going to be a very fun WIP post for you readers as what I have been working on are the super secret projects that I have going on. Worked on both of them this week and should have at least one finished by FO Friday, however I won't be able to show it until AFTER the recipient receives it, surprise remember...

In other news I got an order for one of my Cheese stuffies so once my yarn gets in I will be working on that.

I also have had something happen that hasn't happened before to me since I've been crocheting. Remember the little monkey I have been working on but ran out of yarn?

Well I went to get more yarn and my LYS didn't have that color way, so I went online. Couldn't find it there either because it is DISCONTINUED!!! So now I have a monkey missing two and a half arms and tail!

So what do I do in this case? Frog him and start over with another color? Do the legs & tail in a different color? Try to track down some of the yarn?

If anyone has any in their stash and would be willing to share, the yarn is Bernat Super Value in Rustic Heather. All I need about a half skein if that.

In other non-crochet WIP news I came home from work to a WIP.

My husband is on vacation this week and has been keeping busy!

Checking in with Tami's Amis.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

To-Do Tuesday, 5.14.13

• Super Secret Project #1 (33% Complete)
• Super Secret Project #2 (54% Complete)
• Monkey (60% Complete)
• Pick up Yarn
• Order Yarn for Monkey
• Cheese (0% Complete)
• Order Yarn for Cheese

• Deposit Check
• Cards for Lee Auto
• Order more Business Cards

• Laundry (In Progress)
• Dishes
• Bathtub
• Trash

Friday, May 10, 2013

FO Friday, 5.10.13

So as promised here is a roundup of what has been finished since my last FO post (March 15th).

Probably was my two least productive crochet months since I learned how to crochet in January, 2012.

First we had a butterfly:
This was made for the daughter of a woman we bowl with. She wanted a butterfly and when I asked her what color she said Rainbow! I wanted a snuggly butterfly so I came up with my own pattern, if there is interested I would be willing to share it :-) Shayna (the little girl) apparently sleeps with it every night.

Next we have a bunny:

This little guy was made from a Fiberdoodles by K4TT pattern. I had planned to get better photos of him and post him to Etsy just in time for Easter, however that is when my grandfathers health issues started up.

I also made a Turtle & Skunk (modified Bunny) from Fiberdoodles patterns and didn't even take a photo of them... I was not on the ball.

I also made two shawls from this pattern. One was made in Bernat Satin for my grandmother as a prayer shawl and I made myself one from ArtYarns Cotton Spring in Color 1006 which I got as my "tourist" yarn from my trip to Florida in February. I have not photographed my shawl yet, but here are some photos of my grandmothers.

She really does love it. She called two nights in a row telling me about all the compliments she gets on it. I have to say, I like the one that I made her better than the one I made myself as the variegated yarn didn't lend itself too well to the pattern. I was however impressed with my ability to follow and finish this intermediate pattern easily, I guess my skills are improving :-)

Checking in with Tami's Amis for FO Friday!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

WIP Wednesday 5.8.13

As promised... I'm back!

Working mostly on my super secret project and about to embark (aka go buy yarn) for a second super secret projet. Sorry -- no pictures...yet.

Also have a monkey in the works but need more yarn for that guy too.
A bowl of Monkey parts

Boring post, I know, but I've got to start somewhere right?

Checking in with Tami's Amis.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Where the hell have you been????

Good Question.....

My grandfather was really ill and ended up passing away and since then I have just not been on the ball with the blog and have been a little slow on the crochet front as well. I hope to turn that around! Have some finished pieces to show you. Finished some others that I didn't take photos of (doh) and have been working on a secret project that I will be able to reveal once it is finished and the recipient receives it.

Look out for more posts soon.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

WIP Wednesday, 3.20.13

Yes it's Thursday and I'm a day late. Was out of the house all day and away from my Crochet.

Working on a sea turtle, I hope to have him complete for Friday but I don't know if that will happen. Fingers crossed!

Checking in with Tami's Amis.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

To-Do Tuesday, 3.19.13

It's a snowy March day here. Probably the last storm of the season (maybe one more Ski day...) I have chicken stew in the crockpot, beer in the fridge and the day and night off. Thinking some TV & yarn crafts are in my future, that is until Kevin gets home, then it's time for a super yummy (hopefully) dinner and some quality time. I kind of improvised this recipe so I hope it's good! More like I hope Kevin likes it... he's quite the picky eater!

Katesie's Chicken Stew
5 Medium red potatoes, quartered
8 oz baby carrots
1 cup chopped celery
4 boneless chicken breasts, cut in 1" cubes
Pinch of Pepper*
Dash of Garlic Salt*
Sprinkle of Onion Powder*
Smidge of Savory Herbs*
(*Sorry I didn't measure these... use your best judgement...)
32oz Chicken Stock
16oz Bag of Frozen Mixed Veggies
4 Oz. Onion & Chive Cream Cheese (at room temp)

Combine potatoes, carrots, celery, Chicken & spices in crock pot. Cover with broth. Cook on high for 5 hours. At 5 hour mark add frozen veggies, cook for 50 mins, at this point stir in cream cheese and cook for 10 more minutes.

To-Do Today
• Photograph Bunny
• Start Turtle

To-Do This Week
• Finish Bunny & Send out
• Finish Turtle
• Start Skunk

To-Do This Month
• Finish Liam's Blanket

Project To-Do's
• Bluebirds in Nest
• Monkey
• Monkey w/ Diaper & Banana
• Pink Sock Monkey
• Daddy & Mommy Owl

Friday, March 15, 2013

FO Friday, 3.15.13

It's still Friday for a few more hours so here is my FO for this week. Details and more photos to come.

Friday, March 8, 2013

FO Friday, 3.8.13

Just finished this little guy and did a photo shoot for him. Anyone guess what he was? Well, his name is Rascal, and he is a frog.

Pattern: Flip the Frog, Fiberdoodles by K4TT
Yarn: Bernat Super Value in Kelly & Red Heart Super Saver in White

Also finished off two mosquitos earlier this week. One will be going to Australia as it was an Etsy order. And one is headed to Tennessee via one of our bowling buddies.

Pattern: Mosquito by Fresh Stitches
Yarn: Bernat Super Value in True Grey & Red Heart Super Saver in White

You can see more of Rascal's Photo Shoot on my Facebook Page.

Hooking up with Tami's Ami's to see all the other Finished Projects from this week!

Up to 18 Finished Projects this Year!