Thursday, October 26, 2006

Toddler Scarf

I made this scarf for my friend's 20 month old daughter. It's simply 18 dc wide, and each stripe is 6 rows thick. I made it with Bernat Soft Boucle, which is my favourite yarn for fabrics that will be against the wearer's skin. It's sooo soft.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Blanket for Sprout

Now that the blanket has finally arrived, I can post it! It was a surprise for my friend Deb who is expecting her second baby late December/early January. I started working on it in June and finished it on October 15 (I was working on multiple projects at the same time, see the bookmark and toy balls I made also.)

It is approximately 33" x 37" so it will hopefully last him/her through the toddler years as well.

You can view Deb's post about it here:

Monday, October 09, 2006


Here are the 3 balls that I croceted for my nephew, Seth's, 1st birthday. Here's another picture:

Sunday, October 01, 2006


I made this for my friend Emma's 21st birthday. It took me about 8-10 hours to complete. I haven't worked with thread since I was pregnant with Aaron, so I'd forgotten how much longer it takes! This is what it is supposed to look like:
The design in the heart-shaped part of it isn't quite as crisp as in the original. Not bad for a first try though, I think.

You can find the free pattern here:

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Aaron's pants

I am sewing Aaron 2 pairs of pants out of the above materials. One will be camouflage with blue cuffs, and the other will be blue with camouflage cuffs. I will post pictures as it comes together.

I finished the first pair of pants last night, with the exception of the waistband elastic which I have to go buy today. I also cut out the second pair of pants.

Silly me, I cut out the second pair of pants before comparing the first to one of Aaron's other pair of pants to see how it would fit. They are about 1/2" shorter but I usually have to roll up Aaron's pants anyway. If they end up being too short (or as he grows taller), I'll remove the cuffs, sew on 1" more material (since the cuffs are about 1 1/4" wide), and put the cuffs back on. The cuffs will cover where I've sewn on the additional material.

July 14:
I pinned the elastic in last night and tried them on Aaron this morning. They fit perfectly, so I will be sewing the elastic in today, then they will be done! lol you can see the extra length of elastic hanging behind him in the close up picture. Don't tell dh that he was playing with his cell phone! ;)

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Green Booties

I have completed one bootie and am halfway through the second one. I will update the pictures when they are both finished. They are size 12 months. Might not fit Aaron, but it's the largest size the pattern gave. I will give them to my nephew, Seth, if they don't fit.

Update: July 12 - I finished both booties. They are too small for Aaron, so I gave them to Seth and they fit him perfectly. I forgot to take a picture of both of them finished, but the 2nd was identical to the first, so you can imagine the pair :)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Teddy Bear

This is probably the most adventurous I've been with my crocheting. I made this teddy bear for Aaron. It took me about 3 weeks of working a few hours most nights. I finished it while he was napping, and took it into his room with me when he woke up. I handed it out to him and he got a huge smile on his face, then took it from me and hugged it. Yay!

I've lost all of my favourites links when our old computer died. When I find the source that I got the pattern from, I'll link to it.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Eye Pillows

These are the eye pillows I sewed for my mom. I made her three, and each one has two slip covers on it, one of each that you see above. That way if one gets dirty, she can throw it in the wash and put the other on.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Purple & yellow blanket

This is the purple and yellow one so far.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Blue and Yellow blanket

I just finished this blanket today. I used a technique which I had not tried before, which is crocheting with two threads at once. I am very pleased with the end result and am currently working on a purple and yellow blanket with the same technique.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Baby blanket with hearts

This is a blue and white blanket done in granny square with scalloped edging. The hearts are crocheted seperately and then hand sewn onto the blanket.

This was my first attempt at a granny square blanket, and it turned out a little uneven. I mostly use it for a stroller blanket now that my son is a toddler.

Hooded baby blanket

This is a blue and yellow baby blanket with a hood. I was crocheting it for Aaron when I went into preterm labour at 28 weeks. I asked my mom to bring it when she returned to the hospital. I crocheted like mad, hoping to finish it before he was born. Even if they wouldn't let me wrap him in it I planned to drape it over his incubator. I finished it and fortunately was able to wrap him in it when he was finally born, at 10 days past his duedate.

When my son was a newborn, the hood provided a thick padding behind his head when he was swaddled. A few weeks later, he was big enough to wear the blanket with the hood over the top of his head.

Here is a picture of an identical blanket I made for my nephew. His is green and yellow. Pictured here with my brother and his newborn son.