Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A change will do you good.

The year 2011 has been a year of Change for me.

Lots of old energy cleared out and great new things have come to fill the voids.

Amen!

I think it's time for a new name and a new design for this blog.  :)

Stay tuned...



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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Craft Hope's Friendship Bracelet Project : days 22-27

I now have a total of 328 friendship bracelets and there are seven more crochet days on my calendar.

Here are the most recently completed bracelets.

 

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Craft Hope's Friendship Bracelet Project : days 15-21

I crocheted 48 bracelets in a 7-day period. Not my minimum hoped-for output but I'm getting it done. Part of the problem is feeling like I want them all to look different.

Wellllllllllllllll, I do realize that's not gonna happen but it's still flitting around in the shadows of my mind.

Any whoooo, the latest bracelets bring my total to 236.

Approximately.

And here they are:

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hyperbolic Bliss

I took a break from crocheting the Friendship Bracelets for a few days.

During the break, I organized the bracelets. It took a few hours to measure, sort according to length, then bag according to length. I hope that helps make the distribution process easier for those who give them to the children in Russia.

While I was sorting, I decided to crochet my second hyperbolic ball of bliss.

Here it is:



The pattern can be found here: The Rambling Rose. Thank you Julee!

I love this pattern so much that I might be crocheting hyperbolic balls of bliss all summer.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Craft Hope's Friendship Bracelet Project : days 7-10

The project has become an obsession of sorts. I've tossed my 10-a-day quota out the window. Instead I just crochet until I get tired.

The decision was a good one as it has resulted in a burst of productivity. However, I know there will be days I don't overachieve as much *chuckle* so I guess I'm getting a head start on myself.  lol

Without further ado, the bracelets.



Total bracelets to date: 153.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Craft Hope's Friendship Bracelet Project: day six

More bracelets crocheted in the wee hours:




Total: 80


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Monday, May 9, 2011

Craft Hope's Friendship Bracelet Project:: day five

Yesterday I was so busy celebrating Mother's Day that I didn't make any bracelets. I made up for it after midnight, when I started crocheting with a gusto.

I meant to do 20 bracelets but ended up with 21.  *chuckle*

Which is okay. I just need to keep a running tally.

It's possible that I'll make an additional 10 tonight. I'll make more if possible.

Today's haul:


Current total: 69 friendship bracelets.

Gotta add these to the bag with the others.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Craft Hope

Are you interested in crafting for a good cause?

Are you looking for a(nother) good cause to craft for?

Have you heard about Craft Hope?

Craft Hope "is a love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those less fortunate. It is our hope to combine our love for crafting and desire to help others into a project to make a difference around the world."

Their projects are awesome and their dedication to helping and sharing is awe-inspiring.

I'm crocheting friendship bracelets for their Project #12, to benefit children living in orphanages in Russia.

If you're interested in this project or you just want to see the other cool projects Craft Hope facilitates, check out their blog here: Craft Hope. And their Facebook page here: Craft Hope on Facebook.

Here are pictures of the bracelets I've crocheted so far, 48 and counting.


Darius's Royal Flush Scarf.

In late October 2009, our family went to lunch at Showmar's. It's one of our favorite places to eat, though it's been several months since we've eaten there.

On one occasion neither my husband nor I had any cash to tip our waiter, Darius. So I offered to crochet a warm scarf for him. He said yes.

I put the photo and pattern on Ravelry soon after. And just now, I remembered that we aren't supposed to include patterns in our Ravelry notes. We're supposed to have a link to the pattern, for either a page or a PDF file.

So I'm gonna put the pattern here so I can make this post the link "page".

All terms used are American English terms.

Darius's Royal Flush Scarf

















Materials Needed:
  • yarn of your choice (I used Red Heart Grande Craft Yarn)
  • hook to match choice of yarn (I used a 9 mm -- aka M/N hook)
  • tapestry needle to weave in ends (optional)

Finished size will depend on the dimensions you want.

Gauge is not important for this project.

Skill Level: Beginner

sc = single crochet
sk = skip


Pattern:

1. In multiples of 2 + 1, chain desired number of stitches.

2. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Continue sc to end of row. Ch 1, turn.

3. Row 2: Sc in 2nd sc. *Ch 1. Sk next sc. Sc in next ch. Repeat from * to end of row. Ch 1, turn.

5. Row 3: In this row, *sc in ch 1 sp(ace), ch 1, sk next sc. Repeat from * to end.

6. Rows 4-end: Repeat Row 3 to desired length of scarf. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

I've only made this scarf once so if there are any errors, please let me know so I can make corrections.

Thanks and enjoy!

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