Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Crocheting right along!

Hello to all! It's almost the end of the first month and I've been quite busy! I have indeed been crocheting right along, finishing a couple of projects and starting a few more!

My nephew's blanket is finally finished, I finished that in the middle of this month. Doesn't it just look adorable? If you can't tell the colors, it's Mint and Lemon with a Pale Blue edging, the yarn is Bernant Baby Softee. It's so soft, even held double, like this is. It's a bit heavier than I thought it would be, but it is warm and so pretty!
Finally finished!
Besides this blanket, I have started another one, though this one is even cooler than Micheal's. Red Heart came out with a new yarn recently called "Black Light" and it actually glows under the black light! I can't wait until this one is finished.
Isn't this yarn just awesome!
The blanket that I'm going to making with this yarn is going to be at least a King. That means I'm going to use about 15 skeins of this fun yarn. It'll glow under the black light that my husband has hung above our bed, and he can't wait for this to be finished. 
The start of something awesome.
Besides all those blankets, I'm also working on a handful of boot cuffs. The ones below are my first pair, and they are just lovely. I'm working on a belt of my own "design". I say design in quotes mainly because it's nothing more than a simple belt buckle with Red Heart's Crochet Nylon Thread. I'll eventually post photos of them later, probably when it's finished.

You can find these lovely cuffs here at the Crochet Lounge by E. In fact, there is a whole line of Mariposas items that she's working on to match. Right now all E has up are these marvelous boot cuffs, a matching beanie, and a matching pair of wrist cuffs.  You should totally check them out and look at the rest of the awesome free patterns the Crochet Lounge has to offer. They also have various Crochet-A-Longs that you should also check out. They're amazing!

The end of the month is near and February is almost upon us! I'm off to work on a cute pair of boot cuffs that are perfect for Valentine's Day! I'll try and get a handful of things done for the month, tons of cute little heart-inspired crochet projects. Of course I'll post the pattern for them all. I can't wait to start on all the fun stuff for next month! Stay tuned, dear readers, and I'll keep posting! :D

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year, New Projects

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to y'all! I hope your holiday was a marvelous as mine was. I loved the time I got to spend with my family and friends. I ate my obligatory black-eyed peas and had a midnight kiss on New Year's Eve. Lady loved her collar and her stocking, and my family loved their gifts, so it was good all around. How 'bout you? Was your holidays just as wonderful?

I do have a list of gifts that I plan to make for Christmas gifts next year, which will also be perfect for my Advent Calendar of 2014! Yes indeed, I do plan on trying my hand at another calendar. I really enjoyed it and plan to make more gifts this time around. I'd even like to feature more people, because this is a good way to get your name out there.

I am still crocheting, of course. Below is the baby blanket I am currently working on. I know the coloring is a bit hard to see, but it's a mint green and lemon yellow by "Bernat: Baby Softee". It's really soft and sort of heavier than I thought it would be, but it is still lovely! It'll have a soft blue trim in the same brand, perfect for my little nephew who is only a year old.
It's mint green and lemon yellow
Until next time, my dear readers! Hope you have a marvelous day! :D