I love to crochet and have been sadly missing my crochet time. I have been so busy with quilting and life that I have not picked up a crochet hook in months. Well, I am happy to report that I am stitching again. Yea!!
When I saw this beautiful Grinda MAL shawl designed by Tatsiana @Lila Bjorn Crochet, I knew I had to make one, or two.
I have not crocheted anything for my mother in a very long time. I thought I would make a Shawl for her for Christmas. I ordered my Scheepjes Whirl and Whirlette yarn on Etsy. It is just the perfect color for her. I know she will love it:)
The pattern is free and is written in 5 parts. It did not take me too long to stitch up part # 1. I always find the first few inches of any crochet project to be the trickiest.
I like the lacey stitch and softness of the cotton blend yarn. I am getting used to using such thin yarn. It has been a while since I have had to manage a string yarn.
I’m excited to watch as the color blends to pink on part 2:)
I think each part will be divided by this raised ridge stitch. Isn’t it pretty?:)
Here is my completed part 1 of the Grinda MAL Shawl. I am going to absolutely love this!
I hope you are having a wonderful day filled with a creative project or two. Life is so so SWEET!
Until next time,
Yea! My yarn from over seas came in yesterday, and I can resume stitching on my granny square skirt.i feel quite lucky that I was able to find this yarn at all since I bought it from a Bernina shop in Jerusalem. Have you ever seen a shopping bag from Jerusalem? Here it is.That alphabet really looks unreadable to me. Somehow we share the joy of a common love, sewing and crochet. It’s such a small world!
I am on the road , AGAIN! My parents both turned 80 this past year, all of my brothers and sisters bought them a trip and are joining them on a vacation. We haven’t all been on a trip together in over 15 years! We are all so excited:)
So… I am glad this yarn came in. Now I can hopefully finish this skirt on the drive. I think I can, I think I can!I am stitching in the back loops of the stitches to give this great striped look.This skirt is going to be based on this free pattern:I am going to make it in a round and add a few inches. I think it is going to fantastic!
Thank you for dropping by my blog. I hope you have a SWEET weekend:)
The day has finally come! We leave tonight to start our 30th anniversary cruise:). Yea! Yea! We will be traveling to the Jewels of the Aegean on the Oceania Riviera. Well, that really means we’re going to Greece and Israel!! Can you tell that I am excited?
Oceania has been so nice to work with so far. They sent us a very nice itinerary booklet with our names printed on it. It is very customized to us. We feel pampered already!
This is a 5 1/2 star ship that is geared to food lovers like myself. I really am a foodie so I am excited to see what makes this ship known for its dining.
I of course am gathering my travel projects. I would never let 19 hours on a plane go without some handwork. You get me, right? We crocheter/quilters are a keep your hands busy breed!
I figure that now is the time to start (and hopefully catch up) on my peacock bag. Aren’t the colors pretty? They are the originals from the CAL. I love my little starfish stitch markers. They match so well!
I ordered this beautiful yarn cutter to wear as a necklace in the plane. I didn’t even know they made these until one of you fantastic bloggers blogged about it. I wish I could remember who, but I can’t so to all of you, Thx!
I also ordered this fantastic camel hair yarn with thoughts of the Middle East.
It is really soft and pretty, but still kind of smells like a camel, lol:)! I wound these hanks up into two lovely cakes of yarn that I am also going to bring just in case I finish the peacock bag. It doesn’t look that hard…..
I plan on buying Israeli and Greek yarn and fabric to bring home as my souvenirs. Won’t that be fun?
Soooo… I am off to start packing!
I can’t decide if I am thoughtfully kind or just morbid, but I make funeral blankets. I have done this for years. I make them and put them in my closet. Then when someone close to me passes away, I am ready with a gift of love and comfort. I wish I could say that I have a closet full of blankets, but I have said good bye to my grandmas, a few dear older Sisters in my church ward, and even some tragic goodbyes of younger friends. I am always grateful that I took the time before these sad events to make a gift for the grieving family that always brings them and myself such comfort.
With that said, I started this beautiful daisies blanket on my trip to Wisconsin. I found the pattern on Pinterest from the website Tejiendo Peru. It is called Flower Garden Stitch. It is a very lacey design that is perfect for a loving farewell. The pattern is fairly easy with the exception of leaving so many loops on the hook in order to make the petals all connect. There is a video here that shows how to make the flower. The pattern is also easy as it is in English and is a map pattern. One small picture is the whole pattern. Yea!! I put it on my phone pictures and was able to crochet on the plane and in the car. Portable projects are a must!
It didn’t take long to make this cover. Funeral blankets do not need to wrap all around. They just need to cover or lay on top. This is about 3’x 4.5′ Just a guesstimate. I used my favorite Caron Simply Soft yarn. This white had little sparkles in it.
After blocking, which always makes the afghan calm down and be so pretty, I added the pearls . I used pearls from an old bracelet that I had. They really finish this blanket so well. It is beautiful!
Saying goodbye to a loved one is never a good thing. But having a SWEET gift to give in times of sorrow is.