Friday, June 23, 2017

placemats 3

Three placemats are complete except for bordering. Unfortunately, I don't have enough CotLin to make a fourth one and the linen color is out of stock until August. :-( I ordered skeins of the other three colors but will have to wait to finish the fourth one until the linen is available. I've tried Etsy and Ebay with no luck on the linen.

Here are pictures. I don't know why they are appearing angled differently. I saved them all the same.

Fibonacci #1

Fibonacci #2

Lucas #1

Details...

Yarn used is Knit Picks CotLin Pomegranate, Ivy, Linen and Eggplant.

Size is about 12" x 18". They are meant to be used as in the first and third  pictures (Fibonacci and Lucas #1) with the stripes positioned vertically.

The foundation chain is 60. I used my seed stitch pattern. If you want the stripes to go horizontally for use, you'll have to use a longer chain. I would guess about 100 but you'll have to try it to see.

I used a G hook.

Each row takes about 3 yards of yarn. I estimate that 300 yards of each color is needed. Of this particular yarn, that would be 3 skeins each. I used 2 skeins to make the three placemats but remember that they're not bordered. I do have a little left of each color at this point.

I used the Fibonacci and Lucas  number sequences to determine what color to use when. I worked 93 rows.
Fibonacci sequence is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5. Lucas sequence is 2, 1, 3, 4, 7.
Fibonacci #1 uses the color order red, green, tan, purple.
Fibonacci #2 uses the sequence green, red, purple, tan.
Lucas #1 uses the sequence red, green, tan, purple.

The plan for Lucas #2 is to follow the sequence from Fibonacci #2 - greeen, red, purple, tan.

Happy crocheting!
Sandie

Friday, June 16, 2017

temperature afghans

I have just discovered a way to make your temperature afghans without going through all the steps I took to make mine. Not that I minded taking those steps because, as I've said before, I enjoy the process. But if you do not enjoy the work, here is an extremely easy way to get your temperatures and colors.

Check out http://weatherghansite.azurewebsites.net/ . This is the brain child of Krista Scholdberg. I don't know Krista personally, but way to go! 


I checked the temperatures that came up for one of the afghans I made and they were spot on for high temperatures for that year in that location.

I found this site when perusing Mikey's Crochet Crowd web pages so kudos to Mikey as well!

Happy crocheting!
Sandie

Thursday, June 15, 2017

placemats

Except for sewing in the tails and adding a border, I have finished one of the four placemats I have planned. These are being done in Knit Picks CotLin yarn in colors Eggplant, Pomegranate, Ivy and Linen.


The pattern I used here is the Fibonacci numbers in the order red, green, tan and purple. Well, to be exact it is Pomegranate, Ivy, Linen and Eggplant, but you get what I mean. :-) 

The PLAN is to do a second one in Fibonacci numbers in a different order and two others using the Lucas numbers in different orders.

I bought two skeins of each color. Not sure if that will be enough.

I am using the seed stitch with a chain of 60. If I had it to do over I would use a longer chain and fewer rows. LOL This one is 93 rows.

The current size is 12" x 18" which is what I found to be standard in looking at patterns. I put my dinner plate on it and it fit fine so I think that will work. (It would be turned so the long side is facing the diner.)

Happy crocheting!
Sandie

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

interview

A few years ago I was interviewed by Underground Crafter. I happened across that interview again while going through her web site and thought I'd share it with you.

If you're interested in reading it, you can find the interview at http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2012/02/21/interview-with-sandie-petit-founder-of-crochet-cabana/ .

As I was reading, it actually felt like I was reading the words of someone else. LOL A few of the places I mention no longer accept donations. SIBOL has just recently been discontinued. Scarves for Special Olympics is done as is Crafting for a Cause. Crochet with Dee blog has not been updated in a while though Dee is active on Facebook and has a web site as well.

In other changes, I myself discontinued my Etsy shop. I still don't go to Tumblr or Twitter very often. Twitter is updated from my Facebook posts automatically. I haven't done anything with the Cafe Press account. Crafty Corral has been taken over by coloring sheets when I remember to post them. I haven't done any new videos in a while though I'd really like to. I enjoy teaching by video. My hands are not as pretty as some of the ladies who share their crocheting skills. I guess I'm intimidated by their beautiful nails! :-)

In crochet news, I'm back at work on the placemats and will be doing more cradles with the yarn I got over the weekend.

Happy crocheting!
Sandie

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

squares

More squares! Taking a break from seed stitch and making squares with the yarn I have accumulated making various other projects as well as some yarn I bought over the weekend. Most of the skeins are only one skein. The squares are 6". I used my favorite cross stitch square pattern by Kate Smith.

Yarn used is Red Heart with Love Boysenberry and Pewter and Vanna's Choice Mustard, Peacock, and Sage.


I also made another cradle set for Bridget's cradles but forgot to take a picture of it. It was pink.

I still have placemats to make. I also bought some interesting yarn at Hobby Lobby I want to try. I'm thinking of making a scarf with it. It's a yarn cake called Yarn Bee Sugar Wheel in the colorway GoGo Cocoa.

Here's a review of the yarn. I haven't worked with it yet but I'll dish when I do.

Happy crocheting!
Sandie