Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fireworks!

Fireworks!!! I know it's late (but the hype is down from all the other fireworks so maybe that makes it okay?), but these are from the fourth of July! I had a blast taking these photos and shocked at how well they turned out! So enjoy!!











Sola Fide
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Principessa Bunny & Monsieur Stego


Hello my lovelies! Here are two of my (not so recent) creations. These have been completed since Mid June, I know...long time But here they are!!

I present to you Principessa Bunny!
Boxy Bunny Pattern

My messy messy work area!!!
 And here's Monsieur Stego!
Stegosaurus Pattern



Sole Fida
Bliss

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fingerless Gloves

 Yo! How are all you guys and gals (gals and guys?) I'm doing good...trying to dream away this summer heat though.

So I made fingerless gloves! With my double knit Special by Stylecraft.
 I personally hate gloves with fingers. Because the fingers are either too long or too short, never just right. Fun right?  So when I started getting back into crochet one of the first things I made were fingerless gloves. But, last winter, I sort of ruined the only pair I had made for myself by using them to scrap ice off of my car during the Ice storm in Dallas.

Like the sneak peak of my dad's afghan?
So I made another pair! I like this pair better because I like the yarn better. I don't know if they'll be warm enough yet, because it's not cold and I can't test them. But they work great otherwise, they fit and I can still type and crochet with them. Woo!!

Sola Fide
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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Birthday Afghan and My Alien

Guys! You have NO idea how stupidly proud of this afghan I am. It's the first full sized one I've made and oh my goodness was it a PAIN in the hiney to work on. 

As you see I started with blocks and then went in rounds, and then added more blocks. That was NOT the best of ideas...trust me don't do it!! But by the time I realized it wouldn't work I had made all those smaller blocks...I had to frog and add until I could make them work. xD  Then I did more rounds...but it wasn't get long enough!!! So I went from rounds to back and forth rows. I did ten on each end, and then a couple more rounds and by that point it was plenty wide enough and I was running out of yarn. So more back and forth it was! I thought I was never going to finish it in time for my dad's birthday (July 11th). But I did!!! I was a day early in fact..and I breathed the BIGGEST sigh of relief when I finished it I promise you. 

 It took roughly 2 months, with a few other projects between. It's 60in wide and 80in long. I used 2 skeins of red heart I love this yarn in aqua (I think) for the dark blue 3 skeins of red heart supersaver charcoal, 3 skeins red heart supersaver turqua and 2 skeins of crafters secret in splash. So 10 skeins of yarn. I used a 5mm crochet hook and double crochet stitch throughout.
 And of course My dad LOVED IT! :D


And...I just want to share a couple of photos of my sweet Niece and goddaughter. Okay, so she only LOOKS sweet, sometimes she can be a handful. She's almost 4 years old and boy is she a sassy little thing. But we all love her so much and spoil her even though we shouldn't.

I took a bunch of photo's the last time she had a 'sleepover' and I just wanted to share the cuteness!!

And also MANY MANY MANY thanks to my bestest friend in New York who sent a box full of books for Alien to 'read' and play with. :D


Sola Fide
Bliss

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Stitch-cation!

So, I've been doing the Stitch-cation hosted by The Crochet Crowd and this is my progress so far! I'm using "I love this yarn" And a 4.25mm crochet hook. 
Unique Granny Square 1
Back loops square 1


Popcorn stitch 1

Double crochet slip stitch 1

Backloops only 2

Treble front post 1

Unique Granny Square
All 7 together so far!

Botched back loop only block. It was WAY smaller than it needed to be. xD

 Sola Fide
Bliss