Wednesday, June 22, 2011

If I Am Not Crocheting......

.....I am putting together Dowdle puzzles! This one is called "Amish Quilts."

This is something to do when your brain is in overload and you can't concentrate on life. Great way to clear the cobwebs.  I finished the "Seattle" puzzle prior to this, and now have opened the "Santa Barbara" puzzle.

I have been collecting the puzzles from the cities where I have a loved one, or where I lived, or there was a significant event.  Also, I have some of his puzzles, like the one above, that are just fun puzzles.  I finished a "Hot Air Balloon" earlier this year.

This is taking my mind off my vest pattern by Doris Chan in the Crochet! magazine.  I'd load a photo of it here, except the photo loader is not working. I have tried it every which way I can...sorry. It is on the other blog, if you are interested and haven't seen it.

Turns out the pattern is way off, AND the errata provided by Doris was also not right. She told me in a link, "Please just put the project aside for now, if you can, and check back here for a link to the corrections.  There's no way I can hold your hand through it."

Guess that says it all! ;o(

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I found this in one of those linen booklet advertisements....I think it would be a perfect afghan crocheted in Vanna's Choice.  You could even find patterns to replicate almost 100% of the patterns.  This could be a feminine afghan in rosey colors, or purples, or you could man it up a tad more with darker colors!

This is going on my list of "to do's"!


I forgot to take a photo first to show Liz I whipped up the Devil's Food Cake mix she sent to me! It was quite pretty and tastes great! No frosting needed.....

I see that I have posted several blog items, but they were saved as I'll just get them posted and then change my settings.  Here I thought I was ahead, not behind, the game plan!

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Pattern's for Crocheted Squares

I am sure that most of you have already heard about the booklet quite a few designer's put together for the benefit of Pam Gillette,  of Knotty Generation - who is also a designer.  All, as in 100%, of the proceeds go to benefit Pam as she is struggling with cancer treatment.  I believe that she is finished with the chemo treatment now.  Check out the photo, in the link above, of this luscious afghan.

Follow this link to purchase Pam's Comfort Cables Crochet Afghan patterns.  There is an errata for those who might have purchased the booklet before 5/23/11, but if you get it now, the correction is already made.

As the site says:   

"Including patterns from crochet designers such as Drew Emborsky, Diane Moyer, Karen Ratto-Whooley, Gwen Blakley Kinsler, Tracie Barrett, Dee Stanziano, Lisa Gentry, Margaret Hubert, Tammy Hildebrand, Angela Best, Kim Kotary, Mary Beth Temple, Jill Hanratty, Kristin Omdahl, Vashti Braha, Ellen Gormley, Marty Miller, Robyn Chachula, Amy O’Neill Houck, Annie Modesitt, Bendy Carter, Doris Chan, and Mary Jane Hall."