Thursday, July 10, 2014

Crocheting Like a Mad Woman



Well it is officially summer vacation for my son!!!! It's a happy moment and a "oh my what am I going to do with him so I don't hear 'I'm bored' all summer long?"  Well we found this playground program that kids a can attend Monday through Friday and he loves it!!!! We also have day trips planned all summer on the husbands day off which I am really looking forward to. Our plan for this summer is make it eventful so our son has something to talk about when he get back to school. I am really hoping that we make it to Old Sturbridge Village this summer I think it will be a great experience for our son. What do you hope to do with your summer? So far we have spend time with family and friends. We went strawberry picking which was a lot of fun and we are really looking forward to going to the beach tomorrow.


So like that title states I have been crocheting left and right for the past month or so. I have made multiple hats for the newest addition to our family. Our nephew RK has many hats coming his way in the future but right now they are just beanies. I got the pattern for these beanies from Cre8tion Crochet (one of my favorite sites to get patterns from). The pattern is called Infant Boys Beanie it is so easy to work up that once you make a couple you don't really need the pattern to remember how to make them.
This was made with Red Heart yarn called Fall I love how it worked out as stripes.

This was made with Red Heart Soft (brown) and Cotton yarn (orange)..... note to self don't use cotton yarn it can't stretch well lol

This was yarn from my stash...... it is very thin so will make for a great summer hat seeing that RK can't wear sunscreen just yet.
This one was made out of RH Camo yarn.... what little boy doesn't need camo :)
Besides working on hats I also finished another diaper cover for RK. This is the same pattern as the NY Giants on I posted a couple of months ago. The pattern is called Football Inspired Diaper Covers PDF 12-058 by Maria Bittner. You should swing by Pattern Paradise there are some great patterns for sale and some nice one's offered for free.


 I also for the fist time made a towel topper for my harvest towel and crocheted some dish cloths. I don't know why it took me so long to try dishcloths and towel toppers.
My very first towel topper



I was also able to get some cross stitching done. I finished two more squares for a charity group. I also  to start my Mermaid Sal from Love Thy Thread I am really excited to be stitching her.
A butterfly square for a  Pink and Lilac butterfly quilt

Made for a colorful cow quilt

Mermaid SAL

I am really excited that I have finally found a needlepoint store in my area!!!!! I never thought I would have been able to say that. So I got a Mill Hill kit called Autumn Harvest Collections, I hope I will be able to go back soon and get some more :)
Enjoy your summer!!