Tuesday, August 31, 2010

on my hook and patterns to drool over

No more news on the JoAnn store contest. I asked on Facebook but the person who replied said she didn't understand the question. I personally am not entering, but if you choose to, just read the rules carefully and if you have questions, call up and ask them. I could have called them to get an answer, but since I'm not entering, I didn't bother. I'm not much of a phone person.

I finally got around to using this red sport yarn that was in the Carolyn Toups donation. I used two strands and just did straight double crochet with a single crochet edging. That is actually my favorite "quick" scarf pattern. I alter the foundation chain to suit how much yarn I have available.

Right now I'm working on a new pattern which will be unveiled in a week or so.

In other news, I saw this beautiful dragonfly scarf pattern (also available as a square) at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/2010/08/dragonfly-wonder-scarf.html . Note that the Star Trek Enterprise theme song starts playing on every page. When this series began, I ran screaming from the room or turned the sound off every time it came on as I didn't feel the song suited the Star Trek series, but have come to accept it now and even like the song itself. I'd rather it didn't start over every time I changed pages though. Personal preference. Everybody does what they want on their own page and that's as it should be.

If you want the square rather than the scarf, here is the direct link to save you listening to the song over and over again. LOL http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/2010/07/single-dragonfly-6in-square.html  However, I will add that some of her other patterns are well worth having a look.

Another site I revisited recently is http://whatnottocrochet.wordpress.com/ . I tell you the truth, there are some odd things on there. I wonder what places she frequents to find these. I will admit that not ALL of them did I deem unsuitable. There were a few I didn't find bad. Generally speaking, however, she was spot on. :-) Recall the granny square dress worn by a famous actress at an award show...

Here are a few links to books and things I thought you might like. I've seen so many little hats with attached flowers that I immediately was captivated by this book of 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet: A Collection of Beautiful Blooms for Embellishing Garments, Accessories, and More. Beautiful. I don't know how many are knit and how many are crochet though, so you may want to have a look before purchasing it. The library is a great resource to investigate books before purchase.

And look at this one 500 stitch designs! The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs: 500 Classic & Original Patterns. I think that is the most I've seen in one book. I laughed at myself because I put this in my wishlist and Amazon came back and said hey, it's already here so you must REALLY want it. They put it at the top of my list. LOL

Amigurumi is so popular right now, I couldn't resist having a look at Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet. I don't know if I'll ever do any as I'm not really into this type of thing, but I know better than to say never. My interests change with the wind though they are usually crochet oriented. :-)

That's all for now. Hope you all are having a glorious week!

Happy crocheting!