Wouldn’t this be a cute, frugal and easy mobile to crochet with leftover yarns?
For the past couple of years I’ve been keeping busy crocheting lapghans as therapy, plus it serves as a ministry. Somehow the process of crocheting seems to keep me from totally focusing on my pain. I have several patterns—some from actual patterns and some I make up as I go along—but they all have one thing in common: they are quick and easy to work up.
So here are my latest projects, displayed in a collage for your viewing enjoyment.
I haven’t been doing as much crocheting lately as I usually do, but on this Mishmash Monday thought I’d share a mishmash of crochet photos with you.
Some of these are PIPs (Projects-in-Planning) and some are finished. Others just show you a jumble of yarns—from a basketful of skeins for a current WIP (Work-in-Progress) to a snowflake pillow to a shopping basket of rainbow color skeins for an afghan I made for Kathy a year or two ago. And let’s not forget my yarn stash closet: I took 5 hanging sweater shelves and filled them with yarn, color coded (in a way).
So there it is. My crochet life in color…
I saw this crocheted bag at the Red Heart site and knew I had to share it with you? Isn’t it sweet? The pattern looks easy to follow and you could easily make this in a variety of colors to match your wardrobe or mood. I have several crochet projects going on right now but if I ever get the chance to make this, I’ll post a photo of the finished product.
I’m composing this ahead of time and scheduling it to post today (which I often do when I know I’m going to be busy or out of town). I’ve been in Phoenix all this week visiting friends and family.
I recently made a special afghan for my daughter, Kathy, and am bringing it with me to give to her. It’s called a Pineapple Squares Afghan and on this Sweet Saturday, I’d like to share how it turned out:
As I’m writing this several days ahead of time, my sweet Kathy hasn’t seen it yet. I can’t wait until she does! This was one of my favorite crochet projects and I definitely want to make it again. I can picture it in all kinds of colors.
This pattern came from the February 2011 issue of Crochet World magazine and is available for download here for a fee of $3.99. A free version (very similar but not exactly like the Crochet World version) is available for download here.
I feel blessed when I’m crocheting because I enjoy it so much and because it is one of the few things I can do even when I’m feeling my worst. And I especially like to crochet for my family and a couple of places which shall remain anonymous.
I’m sorry I’ve been MIA for several days on here but winter storm fronts have initiated a migraine that lasted days and days. When the front finally passed through, I began to feel better but yesterday things kicked up again. I have a really hard time writing when I’m in the middle of a nauseous migraine.
And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise: migraine is not all in your head, it involves the entire body!
Without going into too much detail, my migraines have everything to do with living at a high elevation plus falling barometric pressure. The combination is lethal to my bod or, as my doctor says, “your body has never learned to adjust to living at high altitude.” I’ve tried many Rx meds to try to get a handle on this but am stuck having to rely on OTC meds such as Excedrin and Aleve.
Okay, so much for that.
Today I’d like to share some sites where you can score free crochet patterns. Here are my top 5 sites (in no particular order) where I snag free crochet patterns:
So, there they are! Don’t you just love saving money?
Today I thought I’d share some of the crochet projects I’ve completed over the last few years. I wish I had photographed more of them but I guess that will be a good intention for 2012. You can see them here.
Isn’t this the craziest tree you ever saw? Apparently the trunk and branches are completely covered by different yarns in various crochet stitches. When I think of the amount of time, energy and people who must have been involved in this venture, I guess I have to ask… why?
It is very colorful and whimsical… I guess just a different art form.
You know, the more I look at this photo, the more I appreciate all the work that went into it!