Monday, December 28, 2009

Hats and Booties

I have been busy crocheting hats and booties off and on for about a month. Here are my latest hats and booties.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

32 More Hats Loom Knitted

Frank has done 32 more hats on his loom. A friend donated some yarn, so we have some new colors.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Blue Sleep Bag

I spent 2 days crocheting this blue sleep bag using the twin stitch. I used the Bernat Baby Bouclé yarn for the first time and found it very hard to crochet. It was hard to find where in the stitches to put my hook. I like the end result though. Soft and fuzzy.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

2 More sleep Sacks with matching hats

I finished up the 2nd sleep sack with matching hat tonight. These are fast and easy to do.

8 Pair of Mittens

I have been busy crocheting these tiny newborn mittens. They are fast and easy to do. The pattern can be found at

Thursday, December 10, 2009

30 baby hats loom knitted

I had Frank loom knit some baby hats to use up some 3 ply yarn. He had to use 3 strands of yarn to wrap his loom for them to come out right. He did 30 hats.

Pink and White Ripple Baby Blanket

I finished up this pink and white ripple baby blanket tonight. Now I get to choose another pattern and another color of yarn for my next baby blanket to crochet.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

2 Sleep Bags with Matching Hats Done

I crocheted 2 more sleep bags with matching hats this week. They are fun to do.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Blue/white Sweater Set

I finished this sweater set tonight. I made the hat and booties first, then the sweater and I realized I didn't have enough blue so I added the white trim and white sleeves to the sweater. I thought it turned out very pretty.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

50 more hats shipped today

Frank and I shipped out another box of 50 hats today. That brings our total for the year to 740! We went way over our goal of 500!

More baby booties finished

I have been crocheting more baby booties off and on this week. Here is my latest.

19 Brick Colored Loomed Hats

Frank was given 6 skeins of a brick colored yarn and he loom knitted 19 hats with it. He added colored strips and tops to make each hat a little different.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Many colored afghan from magic ball

This is an afghan I am working on with scrap yarn that I have tied together to make a "magic ball" of yarn. I was going to donate it but daughter wants it herself. I will start a new one when this one is finished.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Baby Booties

I have been crocheting baby booties this past week. I am hoping to get at least 30 pair done by the 1st of the year. I have also been trying different patterns. Not so boring.

Lavender Baby Blanket

I finished this lavender blanket last night. It looked quite plain until I added the white border.

Monday, November 23, 2009

More hats and 105 items shipped

Here are 26 of Frank's loom knitted hats and we are shipping 105 hats, scarves and neck warmers out today.

Friday, November 20, 2009

2 Sleep Sacks with matching Hats

While sick with a bad cold this week, I managed to crochet 2 more sleep sacks with the matching sacks. I used the shell stitch for each.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas Table Center Piece

I crocheted this table center piece today for our Christmas table. We will put some kind of candle on it.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Neck Warmers and Scarves

I loom knitted 10 neck warmers and crocheted 2 scarves for the Bridge and Beyond Project. I will ship them with a box of Frank's hats next week. Anything to help keep people warm this winter.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Blue Twin Stitch Sleep Bag

This is my latest sleep bag using the twin stitch. I used Lions Brand Pound of Love. I will be sending 3 sleep bags off to Gods Tiny Angels so they can get to he hospitals and hopefully we will get good feedback that they want more. They are fun and easy to make.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

32 Hats by Frank

Here are the latest hats Frank has loom knitted. 32 of them.

Twin Stitch Sleep Bag and Hat

I decided to use my favorite stitch, twin stitch, to make a newborn sleep bag. I used the first 7 rounds from the wavy sleep bag pattern from Suzies Stuff web site, and the twin stitch in rounds for the rest. The hat pattern is found on Gods Tiny Angels web site. I wrote the pattern down as follows:


Made with I Love This Yarn, Agfan Stripe, about 7 oz. with a H hook

Round 1: Ch 3, (do not count as first dc) 12 dc in the 3rd ch from hook. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (12 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2, (do not count as first dc from now on), 2 dc in each st. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (24 sts)

Round 3: Ch 2, *dc in 1 st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (36 sts)

Round 4: Ch 2, *dc in 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (48 sts)

Round 5: Ch 2, *dc in 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (60 sc)

Round 6: Ch 2, *dc in 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (72 dc)

Round 7: Ch 2, *dc in 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (80 dc)

Round 8: Ch 3, dc in same st. 2 dc in next dc. Skip 2 dc. *2 dc in each of the next 2 dc, skip 2 dc,* Repeat from* around, ending by
skipping the last 2 dc. Join with a slip stitch in top of chain 3.

Round 9: Slip stitch in next dc, chain 3, dc in same st. 2 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, * 2 dc in each of the next 2 sts, skip 2 sts,*
Repeat from* around, ending by skipping the last 2 sts. Join with slip stitch in the top of chain 3.

Round 10-32 : Repeat row 9.

Round 33: Ch 1, sc in each dc around. Join with a slipstitch to first sc. End off. Weave in any ends.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pink Shell Sleep Sack and Hat

I finished up this shell sleep sack with matching hat last night. The first time doing this pattern. I will try the wavy sleep sack next. The patterns can be found at

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Angel wearing one of Frank's hats

Frank just finished another hat and put it on Angel. Isn't she cute!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

4 sweater sets completed

I have been crocheting newborn sweater sets for Gods Tiny Angels this past week.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

30 Hat done by Frank

Frank has loomed knitted 30 more hats. He just keeps going and going.

Table Runner with Center Piece

I got another project from Annies Attic Craft Club and it was a table runner. I crochet it using single and triple crochet, then I had to learn a new stitch, reverse single crochet for the edging. Also I had to weave ribbon through the tripple crochet area. I watched a video on UTube to learn how. I think it turned our very nice and looked good with our fall center piece sitting on it.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Green, White and Yellow Ripple Baby Blanket

I finally finished this baby blanket. I had started it some time ago and laid it aside to work on a couple other projects. But it is finished.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

100 Hats Shipped Today

Today we shipped out 100 hats that Frank has loom knitted. 50 went to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and another 50 went to Children and Families of Iowa. This puts our total donations well past the 500 mark! We will have to raise the bar for next year.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Frank's 50 Newborn Size Loom Knitted Hats

Frank loom knitted 50 newborn size hats for Gods Tiny Angels. They are not all pictured. We are shipping a box out tomorrow with the 5 Christmas blankets and stocking stuffers. Also the 3 newborn size blankets I have done.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pink, Blue, & White Baby Blanket

I finished up this pink, blue and white newborn blanket tonight. I am sure it will keep some baby really warm this winter.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Red Hearts Christmas Baby Blanket

I crocheted this preemie Christmas baby blanket using the hearts pattern.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Round Ripple Christmas Baby Blanket

I finished up this baby blanket tonight. It is the first time I made this pattern, a round 12 point ripple blanket.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Blue & Green Felted Purse

I crocheted this blue & green felted purse this week. It was from a kit from Aunties Attic Craft Club. The first time I did something like this and I was very pleased with the results.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

24 Hats from Frank

Frank has really been working away making hats and more hats. In this past week he loom knitted 24 hats! We drove up to West Virginia on Wed. and he made 4 hats in the 9 hour drive. Same on the drive home. He spends every spare minutes making hats. I will have to find new charities to give them all away!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Peach Baby Blanket

I finished up this peach newborn baby blanket tonight.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

20 more hats from Frank

Frank has loom knitted 20 more hats.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

2 Preemie Christmas Blankets Done

I crocheted 2 Christmas blankets for preemie babies this week. Just getting a head start for the Christmas blanket drive for Gods Tiny Angels.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Christmas Blanket Done

I just finished my first Christmas blanket for this year. I used the simple twin stitch.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Blue Ripple Baby Blanket

I finished this ripple blanket up tonight. I think it is time to start my Christmas projects next.

More items donated today

Drum roll please........ I shipped 65 hats to the Bridge and Beyond Project in Ohio and 7 newborn size blankets to Gods Tiny Angels. That brings the total donated for the year to 427. I know we will make our goal of 500!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Loom knitted hats from Frank

Here are 19 more loom knitted hats Frank did this week. Some of the yarn hes used was donated to him from Danette. Thanks again Danette!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Two baby blankets done

I was doing the wave blanket when I ran out of white yarn and had to order some more, so I started the yellow blanket in the meantime. Almost done with it when the white yarn arrived so I finished both blanket this morning.