Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fleece Party

Black Friday is a day I don't like going out to the mall or stores.  That is the rule I lived by until Joann Fabric's flyer came in the mail!  Fleece was on sale for $2.99 a yard and then a coupon for 25% off the final total, yes I will be there as early as I can.  I was up and ready to leave by 8:00.  It's going to be great, hardly any traffic.  Don't see many people either.  When the car was parked, I noticed people coming out of the store with carts piled high with fleece.  Good, I want to get some too for the babies.  I waited for a cart and then off I went.  I headed straight for the fleece aisle.  There were some new patterns that I claimed.  A lot were missing.  I strolled up to the cutting counter to pick a number.  Mine was 71 and they were on 44!  I am in for a wait.  I stood still for a few minutes and they weren't moving customers too fast because everyone had lots of fleece to be measured in their carts. 

I went to another section of the store to get yarn for the scarves I am selling then picked a few other things up and returned to the cutting counter.  Every once in a while one of the workers would go by with a cart of fleece to return to the display and I grabbed some new ones.  It took 2 hours before it was my turn, but that was okay.  I got my pretties cut and off to the register I went.  Good thing I don't have to hide this from anyone ~ there are too many bags!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lacey Hat

Lion Brand Jamie Yarn # 3.  Blue Varigated. 
I Love This Yarn, Sport Weight, White and Lipstick for trim.
Size H hook

With main color:
Row 1: Chain 4 and join to form a circle.  Chain 3.  11 dc in circle.  Join to top of ch 3.  Do not turn. 

Row 2:  Ch 3. 1 dc in same space as joining.  2 dc in each of next 11 dc. Join to top of ch 3.  (24 dc.)

Row 3:  Chain 3, 1 fpdc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, * Ch 1, 1 dc in next st, 1 fpdc in next st, 1 dc in next st* around. (8 patterns) Join to top of ch 3.

Row 4:  Ch 3. 2 fpdc in next fpdc, 1 dc in next st.* Ch 1, 1 dc in next st, 2 fpdc in next fpdc, 1 dc in next st.* around.  (32 stitches) Join to top of ch 3.

Row 5: Ch 3, 1 fpdc in next two fpdc, 1 dc in next, *Ch 1, 1 dc in next st, 1 fpdc in next 2 fpdc, 1 dc in next st.*  Join to top of ch 3.

Row 6 to 10: Repeat row 5, then end off.   

Trim:  Attach trim color.  Ch 1, 1 sc in same space as ch 1, 1 sc in each st and ch 1 space around.  Join to first sc and end off.  Hide and cut all ends. 

Trim on white hat:  Attach red yarn.  Ch 1 in same space, skip 1 st, *5 dc in next st, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next, skip next st.  Repeat * to * around.  End off and hide ends and cut ends.

Very easy stitch. 

Have a good one.....Nan..

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Catching Up

It's been really busy here.  I have been filling orders for hats, blankets, cuddle sacs and gowns.  It got to the point I was falling behind on everything.  I had a few hats left and not much else.  Then I hit the craft stores.  One by one I bought all the pretty fleece I could find and also yarn that I didn't have.  Got some really good deals too.  I had quite a few large bags by the time I got home.  Bob just laughed.  It took a few days, but I finally got all the fleece cut and made into pretty little blankets.  Now I can sit and crochet.  I went into automatic mode.  I made quite a few hats, a few cuddle sacs, and let's not forget the gowns.  Some of the things. like the gowns are already ordered.  I have a few boxes ready to be shipped, one is going to England.  Yes, I am still enjoying what I am doing and will keep it up as long as I can.   So please keep the donations coming.  I really appreciate the help.  Tomorrow if my camera will let me, I will post a new hat pattern I just made yesterday.....

Have a good one.....Nan..