Apr 5, 2009

Crafty Update

Before I start with my crafty update, I will show you our new bedroom:

Pattern: Shell Envelope Clutch by Casey Adamson
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft
Hook: H/5.0mm
Made for: Not sure if I'm going to give it away; I want to make it firmer b/c it's slightly floppy.
Notes: Very simple and easy to make. Great for beginners who are done with making scarves or potholders.

Pattern: Winter Dream by April Moreland
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Pale Green
Hook: I/5.5mm
Made for: 12" Square 2009 CAL on Ravelry; March square
Notes: I liked this pattern, lovely.

Pattern: Esther's Square by Chris Simon
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Pale Green and White/gray mill ends (100% acrylic)
Hook: H/5.0mm
Made for: 12" Square 2009 CAL on Ravelry; January square 2
Notes: I decided to make this square because I want to make the blanket larger. I'm going to make all the other squares of the previous months, BEFORE I make the April squares. It's my own little deadline.

Now that my FOs are shown, I can talk about some of the other stuff that I'm working on.
Right now I'm on the front of the Elegant Shell by Lion Brand. It's made with Bernat Satin Olive Mist Heather. I love this yarn and this pattern is really lovely. I will hopefully finish by the end of this week. We shall see.
I've also started with a bathmat. In mentioning this project I can also talk about the Dizzy Sheep. If you are any kind of yarn fanatic (ahem...like me), they have great yarns on sale...different one for each day.
So, I got this Lana Grossa yarn ($0.99/skein 50gr). It's called Tender and it's bicolored. It's fuzzy and perfect for a bathmat and b/c it's so inexpensive it actually makes it worth it. It wasn't on their website, so I included a link to yarndex. The bathmat is just done in double crochet and with an I Hook it's going really really quickly.

I'm also working on a simple knit shawl, my first shawl, so I'm excited about that. My other shawl is coming along, slowly but surely.....ugh...it's sort of my go to project when I'm done with something else. I'm also thinking of knitting a button curtain (if I decide to do it I will talk more about it).