Tag Archives: crochet

Episode # 47 (DFW Here We Come!)

20 Mar

Welcome new members to the group!
riverbreeze

MommaGem

LaurieDoesCrafts

mrsneelyjohns

JKnits51

Shout Outs to:

DragOnm0m – Daubie  Thank you for your donation!
Please check out Daubie’s store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Daubie

MeliHermit – Thanks again for the lovely swap package!

WIPS:
*  Easy Pattern For Self Striping Socks by Frida Åberg – Knit in Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Solid Chocolate Zombunny colorway
* Breaking Hearts Socks by Cristi H. Payne  – knit in Must Stash Yarn in the Elsa & Anna colorway

Finished Objects:
*  Love Heart Blanket
*  San Mateo

Episode #45 (Sorry for the Freezing)

13 Feb

There is a little bit of freezing and I don’t know why, but it’s not bad.

Welcome new members to the Ravelry Group!
Chatzy
bryonybear
lynette0514
shaunalyn82
from-indy
yesthatshelby
ladyintn48
Theresa2121
RisingPhoenix23
ClementineO

Don’t forget about the **WIP Bustin KAL** – deadline to enter your WIPs is March 31st!

Shout Outs:
bryonybear, who is Kay and ObiwanKnitter, who is Dan of the Bakery Bear Podcast
Sillyfru, who is Wendy of the Sassy Pants Knitter Podcast
Disascraftwork, who is Disa of the Disas Craftworks Podcast
Freeflower, who is Stacie from the Must Stash Podcast and talented dyer of Must Stash Yarn & Fiber
theyarngoeson, who is Lisa-Marie

No finished objects! 😦

WIPs:
1.)  Stars at Night Socks by Kimberly Dominic – in Paton Kroy FX
2.)  Easy Pattern For Self Striping Socks
3.)  Love Heat Blanket for the Girl by Jane Ellison
4.)  Granny square blanket made from scraps of sock yarn

Episode # 41 (A Late Merry Christmas!)

27 Dec
Video

Episode #16 (Day in the Garden)

22 Feb

Yes! Spring is here and I plan to work in the garden today… but before I do, here is my latest episode!

WIP – Quite Continental by Boo Knits – knit with Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in black with clear size 6/0 beads with silver centers. It will be done tonight, in time to qualify for the Ravellenics!
No finished objects of stash enhancements this week.

If you’ve enjoyed watching the podcast and would love to meet some fellow knitters, please join our group on Ravelry! We’d love to meet you.
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/me-and-my-dog-and-some-yarn-video-podcast

Holy Yarn Bomb!

29 Apr

011To my surprise, there has been a yarn bombing not far from where I work! Last Friday, I cut down LaMonte on my lunch break to check out an estate sale, and I as I passed Stevens Elementary School, I noticed the yarn bombing. I screamed out loud as I drove past, “Oh wow! A yarn bombing!!!”. Of course, I had to pull over and take a few pictures! Several trees were wrapped in colorful knitted pieces and bright red, yarn apples were hung from the trees. Knitted and crocheted flowers and leaves adorned the chain link fence. It was so beautiful and it really gave some color and pizzaz to the school.

Upon telling my mother what I had seen, she told me she saw a news clip about this on one of the local tv channels. I did a search for the video and found out that the members of the Oak Forest Yarn Club did all the knitting and crocheting. They had the school all decorated for the kids when they returned from Spring Break a few weeks ago. What a wonderful surprise for those children! The yarn bombing is supposed to be kept up all spring, so if you live in Houston, you might want to go check it out. If you don’t then you can enjoy the knitted art below via the pictures. Enjoy!

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Knitting & Crocheting with Grandma

10 Aug

Yesterday was so much fun!  My grandma is staying over at my mom and dad’s house this weekend, because my aunt and her husband are out-of-town.  Since my grandmother is 92 years old and can’t walk very well, my parents asked if I would come sit with her while they were at work.  Since I was off work, and since I don’t get to see my grandma very often, I quickly agreed.  My grandmother turned 92 years old in April of this year.  She is in great health for her age, but has a hard time getting around and walks with a walker.  She has crocheted ever since I can remember.  Unfortunately, I’ve never learned to crochet, but I’m hoping to have my grandma teach me this weekend.  I do know how to make a chain, but that’s as far as I go.  So, I arrived at my mom’s house around 8:15 AM.  I had stopped at Duncan Donuts and picked us up a donut and coffee.  After breakfast we went straight to our crafting.  I knitted on a shawl, while grandma crocheted on a baby blanket.  My grandma crochet’s baby blankets and donates them to a hospital in Austin, TX, where my cousin’s mother-in-law volunteers.  My grandma loves crocheting the blankets and has been making then for a little over a year.  She told me that this was the first pink baby blanket she has made and that she loves the color pink, but she was having a hard time finishing the blanket because she gets tired of looking at the color.  She told me she was determined to finish it this weekend while at my mom’s house.  We spent the whole day knitting and crocheting, talking, watching TV and I even took her for a short walk around the block.  What an awesome day!  I feel very blessed to have spent the day with my grandma.