Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Mama Aloe

Originally uploaded by mlochk22@
I just really wanted to share what we've been up to the last little bit and here's a picture of what we've been doing!

Repotting the big ol mama aloe plant and doing other various such repottings of our other plants.

And no, you can't have this for burns...we have some babys for that purpose!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

A Newb bearing gifts...

I joined this group not too long ago (like a week or so, really...) and really like the idea of how this works! Plus, it gives me extra motivation! I love working on small things, mainly for the "instant gratification" that goes along with them! So, here is one of my small projects for sharing! And don't worry, I have more to share as later!


This rabbit I made for my son, Alex, for Easter. I used the "Best Bunny" pattern from Lion Brand Yarn. I just think it's sooo cute. I also made another one for a coworker and her daughter but didn't have time to get a picture of it before I had to give it to her.

This was also my first attempt at amigurumi and I think I really like it! In fact, I have a monkey to make for my little one now and will gladly share that too whenever I get done with it!

*cross posted on: http://crochetalong.wordpress.com/

Thursday, April 10, 2008

rainbow brite

rainbow brite
Originally uploaded by mlochk22@
From my ravelry page:

Pattern from http://www.rheatheylia.com/index.php?page=patterns&id=0

I must have pulled this thing apart 5 or 6 times before getting it right. I wasn’t that it was difficult, but that I was sidetracked during the making of the hat, while at MOGA.

I had to frog it because I realized that I had done fpdc on dc that didn’t need them, then I realized I hadn’t been doing the join right, then I somehow or another got an extra five stitches on the hat once I got to the 75 stitches…yeah right, try eighty!! GRRRRR!!

Ah, well, once I got home it went really quickly and I was able to finish it two days after getting home and having to frog it once again…lesson for the weekend was: don’t try to do crochet while at a function with lots of other people who want your undivided attention.

There are a couple of things I will change when or if I use this pattern for myself:

1: I’d change the hook size to an I or max a J, not the K hook that is on the pattern. It turned out way too big using that, so large, in fact, that I couldn’t even put all of the brim round on there…i only put 2 of the four fpdc/bpdc rounds.

2: I will pay attention to my pattern. Repeat after me: I will pay attention to my pattern!

3: I will pay attention to my tension…really! While you can’t tell when wearing it, you can tell when it’s sitting. I’ll do much better next time.

Overall, I love the pattern, and got good feedback on it from the person that I made it for…sortof. I was asked by someone else to make it for nursegirl and he was THRILLED! Which, in turn, makes me happy!

lace cap

lace cap
Originally uploaded by mlochk22@
Another pic of this hat...don't I look serious? LOL!!

I just so love this cap...I think I'm going to have to make me one!

lace cap

lace cap
Originally uploaded by mlochk22@
I just absolutely love this patter! it's from interweave knits and is a crochet cap. I just think it's soooo pretty!

I just hope that the person I made it for likes it as well!

Monday, April 07, 2008

wow have i been busy...

we had a great time at MOGA this weekend...lots of beautiful sunshine (much needed!!), good friends (old and new) and lots of FUN!!

I'll just tell ya to go to flickr and put in MOGA 2008 to find my personal pics of the event!

I've been busy working on thishat for a frined of a friend who has cancer. It's being made in these colors in limelight, lemonaide, blue mint, and watermelon. It is bright and cheerful!

Unfortunately, I screwed up the crocheting on it, so I've frogged it about 5 times and am now almost done with it! YEAH!! I need to have it out by Wednesday if possible.

Anyway, must get back to work and will post a pic of it when done!

And I need to post other pics too...or try to find it on flickr under crochet...LOL!