A few months before coming to Alberta I read somewhere people saying about the heat in Edmonton during the Summer, can’t deny my own thought:
“They do not know what a hot summer is like!”
I must take it back! So they were right! It is hot up here! The fan is on all day long.The only difference is that at night the temperature falls down a bit, and we get to sleep.
At times I do not feel like crocheting, I end up spending the days cooking, doing housework, or even some light reading, as I watch my daughter up and down playing with her friends, sometimes inside the house, or in her small poll in the yard.
There are some wild birds merrily chirping as they come by to gladly find their preferred food my husband daily feeds them, I already counted 17 little ones at once the other day. It is quiet, up here. Opposed to my life August last year in São Paulo. Of course it won’ be like this for long, as soon as her vacation is over I have some projects in mind. Should be fun, to say the least.
So as I said little projects like this is what I have been doing, the very same rose I posted here, and the very same leaf I once gave you the pattern, I sewn them in a hair band and my daughter wears it a lot! Hope you like it and do the same for your little ones too! I used handicraft and hook 5,00 m.
I do hope you are doing fine, as I am, today was my day off and I took it to organize a few things I have here, some of them are a few crochet projects that haven’t been finished yet.
I also took some time to read my posts backwards, I found a request of a reader, I hope she can see it as now I found the time to answer to it properly. she liked the crochet Rose pattern and asked me how to make a leaf and the spiral too.
I decided just for the matter of filing later, to split the instructions in 2, being the first the instructions on how I make the leaves.
I must let you know hat in case you are just a beginner you might find Annie’s Attic instructions really handy
any kind of yarn
a crochet hook compatible to the yarn you are using
chain stitch= ch
slip stitch= sl
half double crochet= hdc
treble or triple crochet=tc
Start with 13 chains. Row 1 – turn your work, make 1 more chain an in the second ch from hook make a sc,*1 hdc in each of the next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 2 chains, 1 tc in the next ch -which will be your 7th chain- 1dc in each of the next 2 chs, 1 hdc in each of your 2 next chains, 1 sc 1ch *and turn your work, do the same stitches you did in the previous row. Row 2– 1sc in each of the next 2 ch and repeat from *to* . In case you want a “firmer” leaf, do one sl in each chain at the back of the initial chain, in its center, it will make the leaf looks even more realistic. I particularly like it.
Fasten off. Make a few and sew the cork/spiral adornment. This pattern is coming soon.
As you all know we have to set goals, priorities and so on in life.
Here I am again-as once promised– showing you another of my doll blankets, it still needs some ribbon work to it but the crochet work is done!
Hope you like it.
Meanwhile I keep working on another crochet cap for my beloved one. Hope to finish tomorrow and be able to show you all.
I am so very glad I can finally enjoy 2 Valentine days this year, for in Brazil it is in June, and up here in Canada actually -mostly anywhere else it is in February! I feel so happy that I will take it as a Valentine Week for me!
You know what is nice about it? That you are able to express your feelings towards everyone you care about, not only your partner as it is in back home!
This is genius! You do not need to be dating someone in order to be able to be able to celebrate it. So there is a bunch of people I want to send my “love” to:
I wish you Happy Valentine’s day!
My husband, my lovely and charming little daughter, my Mom, brothers and sister, all my dear in-laws (yes, they are dear to me) and my friends from all over the world!- and you know who you are.
Happy Valentine’s everyone! Enjoy it!
I have this heart in crochet I meant to mend my little daughter’s knee and kind of recycle her jeans it in a funny way.
This is what I like to do, intriguing crafts, please do not take e for an extra talented knitter I just like it and I like it to be interesting, I do look up at people who can knit fast and flawlessly which is not my case…
Still learning… maybe it is the fun part of it, for when something is thoroughly mastered we tend to lose our interest in it.
So all this “poncho” or loose cowl as I consider is done in mainly simple garter stitches with a combination of yarns I had back in July 2011. I am producing one in bright shocking open RED right this moment.
Which I hope to finish together with a kind of a sweet heart scarf. Coming back to my Unique poncho please take a look
and in case you feel like check it out at my Flickr too!