Saturday, January 15, 2011

link catchup

It's another catchup day for the links I've been gathering. I'm going to jump around, just going through my links.

First, I ordered some flannel for a baby gift. I have to commend Hemstitcher as after I placed my order my daughter noticed a mistake in the print on the fabric (in the photo online). There was a grammatical error and the blankie was going to a teacher, so that wouldn't work at all - it says God cares me, instead of God cares for me. They very kindly changed my order to a different print. So kudos to them. I was so pleased with the suggestions they made that I even ordered an additional different set.

If you are going to do some edging on flannel, you might like to have a look at Ammee's Patterns for Crochet Edgings - Berry Scallops. That is the one of several patterns at the site.

Over at the Gingerbread Lady I noticed she suggested that one can make a pdf file uses . I tried it and it worked wonderfully. So if you have other sites with patterns you'd like to use in pdf format, there ya go. Thanks again to Gingerbread Lady. She is the designer of the button beret I featured yesterday.

I recently discovered, or possibly rediscovered, Jessica Vance's site. Jessica is a young girl who has taken on charity crocheting and is doing a great job at it. Her site is well done and interesting to look around. Jessica received the Prudential Spirit of Community Award in 2007 for her volunteer work.

The topic of felting came up around my house and when I saw this Bernat felting yarn in a newsletter I thought it would make up a nice pretty. :-) I haven't gotten any yet, but I see it in my future. It says, "Space dyed 100% natural wool". I am not sure what space dyed wool is, but I'll let you know when I get some how it works. 2.60 oz / 75 g, 84 yd / 77 m

Another yarn that caught my eye recently is this Superwash Merino Cashmere yarn from Lion Brand. Merino and cashmere in the same yarn. I can't wait to try it.  1.40 oz./40 g (87 yd/80 m), 72% Superwash Merino, 15% Nylon, 13% Cashmere.

I recently ran across these detailed instructions for making sweaters (for babies or small children) using squares and thought it worth saving off for a future date. Have a look at Cozy's Corner for the hexagon sweater, and Bev's Country Cottage for the hexagon granny square sweater and Risna's adaptation of Bev's has lots of pics. More pics at Risna's here.

I have become interested in scarves, hooded scarves, cowls, hats and such - things to keep one warm - with my husband's recent trips into the cold Wisconsin area, though not necessarily for him! LOL Annie's Attic has featured this hooded cowl a few times in the newsletter and it always catches my eye. It is called Chunky Hooded Neck Wrap.

Then, of course, there was the beret search I did the other day. One site I enjoyed was Crochet and Other Stuff. She has links to other hats as well. Another hat I may try is this one at Patterns by Dot.

Over at SIBOL one of the challenges is the Circle of Friends square. I also saw at Share a Square mention of the square used in Lacy Lapghan. Both designs are by Priscilla Hewitt. I like both squares so I've saved those links off. I've made the Circle of Friends (see previous post) and hope to do the other one soon.

Wheelchair caddies were part of the discussion on one of my lists. Suzie has several variations of her pattern at This is another item I'd like to make for the local nursing home. My question is can the residents who need these actually work buttons? There is a version with velcro. In the past, I have found that velcro and yarn have not played well together. Nonetheless, I do plan to try this one or this other one at Bev's.

So there ya go. I hope you find a few of these interesting.
Happy crocheting!

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