Aug 23, 2011

Cardigan progress!

I have made lots of progress on my Yellow Cardigan!
I'm working on the bottom ribbing and then I'll work on the sleeves! Then a few finishing touches and it'll be done!!! I'm so excited! Now to get cooler weather so I can ENJOY it!!!

Aug 9, 2011

Yellow Cardigan Progress

I'm making progress!!!!
I got a little impatient and tried to see if I was ready to divide the sleeves off but quickly realized it was too small for me.  It was a little harder to go back a row but I was able to make it work! Thankfully the area where there are a little mess ups is at the underarm, so who is going to see that???

Can't wait to finish!!!

Aug 4, 2011

Cardigan Fail...

So remember my cardigan project I started in June?  Well I'm sad to say I had to scrap it.

Can you see what is wrong with this picture?

If you said 2 different colored yarns you would be correct! For some reason I Love This Yarn makes two shades of this green that have similar names and I somehow got the wrong one! I didn't notice until I had been going for a bit and just got so frustrated.  I could just pull out the old color and start over.  But lets me honest, I wasn't wild about the pattern.  It just wasn't working for me when I was seeing it in person.  I think some patterns are like that.

So I've been looking through some other patterns and found this one that I want to try.

I bought some I Love This Wool in Sungold with my Birthday money and I'm ready to go!
I'll post pictures as I make progress! Crossing my fingers for no more failures on this one!

Aug 3, 2011

African Flowers

My friend AJ starting crocheting African Flowers for a blanket she was making and I had to give them a try!  

Aren't they awesome??!!???!!

I used this pattern for making them.

I decided to make them for a craft swap I'm doing on One Artsy Mama's blog.  I figured they could be used as decoration, coasters ... the ideas are endless!!