Monday, September 20, 2010

Cardi Party

I was thinking I didn't have anything to post today, and then my dad sent me this snapshot of my sis in the 'Burgh rocking the sweater I made her! I know I post pics of it a lot, but it is pretty cool, and I couldn't ask for a hotter model!

Also, I got some yarn in the mail today to maybe start on a dress or a sweater!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Starfish & Swirls Crocheted Necklace

Yay! I finally made something new! I finally made good on all those necklace "inspiration" posts. Check it out.
I initially had meant for this to look like flowers, but the five prongs on the flowers make me think of starfish and seashells, which I also love! Here are a couple close ups:
I used size G6/4.00 MM hook, and the same shiny yarn that I use for other accessories here, here, and here. The circles are row 1 - 12 dc, row 2 - 24 dc, row 3 - 36 dc, with a row of slst along the outside. The starfish flowers are 5 picots. The chain is 50 ch, turn, slst back. Pretty simple, but I do always drive myself nuts weaving in the ends.
I feel so beachy! Too bad summer is over! I really need to go to Michael's craft store to get some clasps for the end of the necklace... but we all know where Michael's is...
I hope you like it! If anyone wants to buy, let me know, and I can put it up on my Etsy shop!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Today is Lose-a-Palooza, a one-day social media extravaganza where for every *accepted* social mention of Weight Watchers Lose for Good campaign, Weight Watchers will donate $1 to a hunger charity!

So I am doing my part to help fight hunger by encouraging my few-but-amazing readers to get involved. Visit!

Full disclosure: I am a employee and my blog represents my opinion only and not the opinion of Weight Watchers!

Crochet is Fashionable?

Browsing Free People's site today, and they have a whole section called "Shop Lace & Crochet."

I need to step up my game and capitalize on this trend!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Little Flower

Hi! Sadly for me, Sheetal is leaving work soon, and soon after that, leaving for India. So, as promised to her (and to my blog readers), I have finally crocheted her a flower, should she want to pin it to the hat I made her.Here is a pic to demonstrate the size of the flower. My first try was waaay too big, but I think this could be cute?
Side note: it's finally feeling like fall, for real this time. I busted out the leaf candle and the mini punkins, plus some other assorted Halloween decorations (yes yes I know it is not even October). Time of punkin spice lattes, football, and CROCHET!!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Should I?

It's still 86 degrees out so I am not really busting out the hooks too much, but I am definitely getting some fun ideas for fall! Apparently crocheted clothes are really "in" now (??). I saw a whole spread on it in the latest dELiA's catalog?

Anyways...although they take forever and I never end up wearing them (see my first two here and here), I am thinking I may need to try to make a new dress? Check out this cute one from Anthro.

I know all my "inspiration" posts are totally boring. I will have something up soon, even if it is another bloring flower!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Rose Knows

So I finally mustered (/mustard) up the energy to get out some yarns and needles to start on a mustard-colored rose necklace. Well first try is a little bit too big for me, even for a "statement necklace," if you will (oh, and I will).
So yeah, but it was a step in the right direction for getting some new stuff on here!