Saturday, January 14, 2012

Crochet Projects Produced in 2011


The blizzard in February had me stymied. As you can see from the pics, to uncover my car would take herculean strength and effort. Both of which I am amiss. Thank God an angel of mercy was provided in the nature of my upstairs neighbor, Tony. With a smile on his face and snowbrush and shovel in hand, my car was cleared. To show my appreciation, I crocheted this scarf. A million thanks Tony!

Various Items of Clothing

A bathrobe made for my great-nephew. I'd made robes for all of the grandnieces so naturally I couldn't ignore my precious wee boy. Given with much love sweetheart.

This my first attempt at designing and creating a sweater jacket for myself. It has a one-button closure at the top.

I was dying to find a project for my hot pink and sexy yarn. I found this pattern for a v-neck tank top for me. Fitting the skirt to the bodice was a challenge. Consequently, the pattern was altered slightly. I am extremely happy with the comfort of wear.

A skirt made for my nephew's love. Her daughters were made skirts last year. This was mom's turn this year. I hope she enjoys the wear.

I was really happy with the out turn of this vest made for my eldest grandniece. I had to improvise the closure for the pattern was not clear at the end. I think I will try to adjust the pattern to fit plus sizes so that I can have one too.

Babies, Babies, Babies!!!!

Did it seem like their was an explosion of births last year? My family, friends and neighbors were blessed with the sweet additions to their families. This gave me the opportunity to practice making baby items. Below you see the results of my effortsl I really enjoyed the tiny footwear. Aren't the little sandals adorable?

For the bedroom

The majority of this year was the design and creation of this king-sized blanket for a relative. It was a real challenge for I was totally unfamiliar with crocheting letters. Finding the right letters template and calculating the size, spacing, etc. was a fun experience. I was quite satisfied with the end result. Now, if only I'd learn to take better pictures, lol. Though not clearly evident, the entire project is bordered in white.

Happy New Year!

2011 was quite an interesting year. I read about 300 books! I had a wonderful time reliving some books previously read via audiobooks. Some narrators truly enhanced the experience. I've been enjoying J.D. Robb's "in Death" series as well as the the "Merry Gentry" & "Anita Blake" series written by Laurell K. Hamilton. There were new paranormal experiences via the following authors: Lara Adrian, Ellen Schreiber, Ilona Andrews, Katie MacAlister and others. In the romance genre Debbie Macomber, Lynsay Sands, Nora Roberts and Susan Mallery to name a few kept me quite entertained. As for authors that made me laugh aloud a few times, I can recommend the following: Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series; Victoria Dahl's Tumble Creek series; the Accidental series by Dakota Cassidy and a few books written by Carl Hiassen, particularly, "Double Whammy." Though I enjoyed meeting via their works, many new authors in 2011, my top three were: Stieg Larrson, George Pelecanos and Victoria Dahl. If you love to read, I hope you'll give some of these author's a whirl. In this new year, I will make a better effort to keep you apprised of my reading enjoyments and/or discoveries monthly. Until next month...happy reading!