Sunday, July 19, 2009

Scallop Edge Dishcoth (My original pattern)

Scallop Edge Dishcloth


1 ball Lily Sugar 'n Cream (100% cotton) -- I used Sugar 'n Cream Stripes in Lime Stripes

Size H hook

Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

Ch 31

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sc in each ch across.* (30 sts.)

Row 2: ch 1, sc in st, sc in each st across.*

Rows 3 - 33: Repeat row 2
Row 34 (shells around): ch 3, 3 dc in first st on left side of dishcloth, sk next st, sc in following st, sk next st, 4 dc in following st, *sk next st, sc in following st, sk next st, 4 dc in following st,* around entire dishcloth. Sl st in ch 1 of beg ch 4.

Fasten off.

Weave in loose ends.

Finished dimensions:

Approx. 9.5" by 9.5"

Crochet Time: 1 to 3 hours (depending on ability)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I'm So Lame

I really, really need to blog more. The only thing I've been doing is updating my reading lists..... The title of this one says it all: I'm so lame!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Goings Ons

I wish I had more time for you 'o blog of mine! When I come home, I don't want to do anything except freshen up, change into something comfy, eat supper, and either read or crochet (and listen to my podcasts). Once and a while I peruse Facebook but it can trap me quickly (and for a long time) so I'm trying not to go there during the workweek.

I WANT to write more. I NEED to write more. My outlet is wrapping myself up into my crocheting or the book I'm reading. I want to go somewhere else, not relive the day I just had. Once summer comes, I'll have more to write about in here (I already do now, un-school-related but it takes energy) and I'll write once again with whatever passion I have for writing.......

Sunday, February 8, 2009

"Harambe" Baby Blanket

As winter is full-force upon us, I have been, of course, thinking of warmer days. This May will be my school's second annual Harambe (coming together). It is a mix of a school concert, showcase of talents, etc. that is held in a local park. 

It was in the spirit of the 2009 Harambe that I designed my own baby blanket pattern (albeit a very simple one) in Paton's Melody. This blanket will be worth about $200 and I hope for it to generate a lot of cash in the Harambe raffle. This money will be put back into the Harambe.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

My Latest Crochet Items

I feel awful about hardly posting at all in the month of January! I have been busy, truly, I have been!

My projects started with the white sweater (third picture down), then the pink variegated sweater (bottom picture); both for myself. I then worked on a "Warm Winter Wrap" for a teacher at school who has cancer and very susceptible to the cold during her chemo treatments. I am quite proud of myself on that one: I finished it in less than a week!

I don't want to rant and rave about how things are going at school, so I won't. All I'll say is this: It's been very stressful and tiring. There, that's it. No more crying on my part!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Update: The Shower Curtain

Waaaayyy back in August, I messed my cotton/linen shower curtain up by washing it (see my blog about it HERE). For Christmas, I asked Momma Claus for a new shower curtain and, here it is! My brother so kindly bought us a new rug to go in the bathroom as well. Much, much better!
P.S. The beautiful washcloth on the counter (which matches perfectly with my new decor) was handmade by my dear friend Roxy. You can see all of her items for sale at her etsy site:

Office Redo

It was time!

One of the things I wanted the most for Christmas was to rip up the carpeting in our office. It was a light color and getting grey and stained in some areas. Since our house is hardwood throughout, I knew that there was a beautiful floor hiding underneath that nasty peach carpet. The fact that my brother was coming out to visit for a few days, clinched the deal; Pete and I decided to take advantage of his strength and willingness to help. The job only took one day!