Monday, February 4, 2013

Stashbuster #2

I'm still going to do Mini Monday projects, but as often as I can they'll be my Stashbuster projects. I'm still having trouble comprehending patterns; I can do them, but I make a lot of mistakes and have to frog a lot. And there are more and more patterns I just can't understand. This sounds crazy, but I'm wondering if the sinus infection messed up something in my brain. How would I explain that to a doctor? For now, I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that this problem goes away soon.

This is Stashbuster #2: The Sunset Slouchy Hat
I shouldn't take pictures of myself; I look cross-eyed!

It was a quick, fun project :-) I think I'll give it to Hope's horseback riding instructor; she was asking about one recently.

I made another 2 Ruffled Scarves.

These are shorter than the other ones I made-about 3 feet versus 5 feet. Better for us vertically challenged people :-)

I have my yarn and pattern picked for my Stashbuster #3. I'll be making the Granny Heart Bunting.
That's all on the crochet front. We've been up to our eyeballs in county fair preparation.
Securing the wiring on her gameboard
Making a tri-fold board on Healthy Eating

 Hope finished and turned in 13 projects for 4-H this weekend; they'll all be judged and displayed at the fair starting Friday. She still has 2 baked goods to make this week and turn in on Thursday.
Today is Tim's birthday so I'm off to take him to lunch and then make him a pumpkin pie, his favorite sweet treat.
Have a Marvelous Monday!
Thanks for reading.
Blessings :-)

Dishcloth a Day #23

I'm quite a bit behind on my Dishcloth a Day Challenge, but I'll catch up.This is the dishcloth pattern that Astri over at Apple Blossom Dreams came up with. It was super quick and easy to make. I didn't like my picot stitch border (hers looked great, though), so I took it off. I'd like to make another one with the stitches in the back loop to give it the ridged look like hers; I didn't read the pattern before I started it or I would have known to do that :-)

Dishcloth a Day #24

This is the Ball Stitch Dishcloth from Kristine over at Ambassador Crochet. It's nice and big with a great texture - perfect for washing dishes. I messed this one up, too, or I think I did; my stitch count didn't come out right and I had to improvise at the ends of the rows. I also ran out of cotton three rows short so I had to finish it a little smaller than the pattern calls for. I still like it :-)

Photo a Day Challenge February 1, 2013

Friday's prompt was Fork. I couldn't think of a way to take an interesting picture of an eating fork, so I took a picture of the Fork in the driveway leading to Hope's horseback riding lessons.

Photo a Day Challenge February 2, 2013

Saturday's prompt was Pattern. We had to go to Home Depot to buy wood to make a birdhouse. I really liked the pattern on this crown molding.

Photo a Day Challenge February 3, 2013

Yesterday's prompt was Something Beginning With "E". These are Hope's favorite Earrings; she's a big fan of animal print and peace signs. Typical pre-teen :-)

Photo a Day Challenge February 4, 2013

Today's prompt is Hope. How funny is that? So, of course, I had no choice but to take a picture of Hope. Doesn't she look thrilled?

Daily Inspiration


  1. Very nice projects! You have been busy. The heart bunting is a great idea for stash-busting...

  2. Awesome! Thanks for the link up on the dishcloth. I like it without working in the back loop too. It's looks good. I have also started a couple of slouchy hats with m stash. They are fun, huh?

    1. You're very welcome; thanks for the pattern :-)
      I really like making the slouchy hats; can't wait to see yours. I'm amazed at all the work you've done so far in the Stashbuster Challenge!

  3. Your dishclothes, scarf and the slouchy hat are all wonderful.