Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ann's Crocheted Shrug


Hello everyone! It's been a while since I posted any needlework or crafts or food for that matter, on my blog. It's not because I'm not doing anything. Okay, so, mostly that would be the reason. But also because I forget to take pictures of what I make. Most of the time I'm so excited to have actually finished something that I forget the picture taking process and give the item away. But, this time, I was able to get a picture taken of an item I made and had already given away.


This is Ann's Shrug. I crocheted it and it turned out not so bad. Good enough that I was able to give it to the intended person, which was Ann. So first it's a shawl...

Then it's a shrug.



It turned out pretty good. I liked the fact that you can still have the use of your hands while you wear this shawl. AND, I liked the fact that it was a crochet pattern (I am better at the crochet than I am with the knitting!)

Now, I have other projects in the works. This is one of them.


I know it looks like a terrible mess, but it will be something quite cool! It will be a pair of felted slippers. It's Melynda Bernardi's pattern for French Press Felted Slippers which can be found on her Etsy shop.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchPressKnits

Sorry, I can't for the life of me figure out (right now) how to make that link up to the site. My brain is absolute mush right now.

So anyhow, I'm knitting this and I have one more flap to make and then I'll be putting it together. Hopefully I'll have it all completed by the end of the week. (We will be going to KS. for a couple of days this week and I won't have time to work on it until we get back.)

Then, I also have a little boys hat that I need to get started on. As well as a little girls cowl. I was searching high and low for a cute and fun crocheted hat for a little boy. Something I could put little jingle bells on. But I haven't found anything yet. Anyhow suggestions or help from any of ya'll would be greatly appreciated! (hint-hint) ;-)

So, that's it from me for today. Oh, by they way, we got an additional three inches of snow this morning! Woo-hoo, I say! Boo, my honey says.


What do ya'll say?

6 comments:

insanely crafty said...

LOVE the snow! You need to take us on a tour of your neighborhood! And a better tour of your house. Because I am nosey! Love the projects. I am no help on patterns though.

chellebelle said...

Wonderful shrug! I love the shell stitch, it is one of my favorites.. I've made a lot of baby blankets with it, it is so soft! I cannot wait to see your felted slippers! love the yarn, remember to post the finished project I was looking at the pattern and am really considering it! Happy New Year!

corinnea said...

Can't wait to see your slippers! I started some and ran out of yarn halfway through the second....Wonder where those are...

The shawl for Anne is very pretty. Great idea to make it shrugable!

If I can remember I'll send you a hat pattern that might work. You may have to email me and remind me though.... just sayin, I'm spread thin.

UrsulaJStancil said...

Hello~happy new year............................................................

Norma's Nonsense said...

I'm enjoying your pictures of the snow. I too would love a tour of your neighborhood. Your home looks beautiful!

corinnea said...

Joan, I have nominated you for the Lemonade Stand award. Please do not feel obligated to participate.....