Monday, December 31, 2012

Hexagon Scarf

I tried piecing together a cowl with my hexagons but couldn't get it to look right. 
Apparently they wanted to be a scarf. 
It felt so good to get back to my crochet. 
 Noelle snapped it up as soon as she saw the camera in my hand and started posing. 
She is so used to wrapping up in woolens and getting her picture taken since birth! heehee
I edged the whole thing in Cascade 220 Fingering...leftover from Rae.
Love all the colors...
"so warm and soft!"
apparently no complaints about the pure wool. I love this kid.
so does Ellie. 
peace, blessings and Happy New Year to all my lovelies!

Friday, December 28, 2012


Hope everyone had a Happy Christmas. Ours had just enough excitement for our little family, and I am feeling more blessed than ever.

I have been feeling quite unmotivated on the knitting front, mainly because I was walloped with major finish-itis on my main project, Aidez. But after gritting my teeth I now only have to do the raglan decreases on the body, block and seam.

With the light somewhat visible at the end of the tunnel, I allowed myself to indulge in a new project. 
Hexagons: I love em. Don't have patience for this now ubiquitous lovely...I will just live vicariously through others.

These are my hexagons. Crochet ones, in Noro. I'm fashioning a cowl, kind of making it up as I go. Nice way to reunite with my hook.
aren't they pretty? I'm kind of obsessed. Just. one. more. and the like.
I had no patience to make this:

I'm doing them up in Noro yarn, which is woolly and textural and the colors can't be beat.
I used the full tutorial for hexagons and connecting them together
by Lucy of Attic 24. I love her chatty style and of course gorgeous photos as usual.
gorgeous hexagons scarf utilizing the hexagon tutorial, by fanalaine, mentioned in a Ravelry thread. Her (prolific) projects are all so colorful and inspirational. Love. Them. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Crafts - Poinsettia Wreath

And so it begins...
How a dollar store adventure turned into our Christmas wreath.
Tacky green glitter wreath:
Two bunches of  artificial poinsettias.
one fah-bulous (if I do say so myself) Christmas wreath.
Four dollars total!
It's so simple to do. Just cut the flowers about two inches below the bloom and wrap them into the wreath. I have pretty tough fingers but pliers would work too. 
I had big ambitions for a crafty Christmas but I realized simple is best. Can't wait to set up our tree!