NatCroMo Lion Brand Stitch a Day: Week Four

Fourth week of Lion Brand stitch-a-day for National Crochet Month.

 
Wednesday, March 25
Petite Popcorns

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This is a nice little stitch that would probably make a nice baby blanket

Thursday, March 26
Poppy Square

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I totally love this one! I must make an Afghan using this pattern!

 
Friday, March 27
Fair Isle

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This took me several hours to make, but it was totally worth if cause I love the look!

Saturday, March 28
Star Mesh

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This one was so easy to make, if only all of them had been!

 
Sunday, March 29
Multi-Colored Quatrefoil

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This one is nice, it was also easy!

 
Monday, March 30
Coral Trellis Square

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I chose this one, I was going to do the one Lion Brand posted, but the more I saw what the end result was going to be, the more I began to loath it. So this was my choice and I like it, so there! Haha!

 
Tuesday, March 31
Thistle

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This one was simple, I think if the pattern were to be made larger, it would make a nice dishcloth.

 
So today was the last day of this stitch-a-day thingy! YAY! I had a lot of fun crocheting all these new stitches, but I’m also glad it’s over!

 
Now I can continue crocheting those blankets for The Worlds Biggest Stocking! I’ve only completed one, and I’m currently working on two. The stocking is still only at 10%, so they still have quite a bit to go, to complete it!

 

So back to crocheting I go!

 
Happy Crocheting!!

 
Peace and Blessings……

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NatCroMo Lion Brand Stitch a Day: Week Three

Third week of Lion Brand’s stitch-a-day for National Crochet Month.

Wednesday, March 18

Reversible Mesh SAD 17 This stitch was like as easy as it gets! I finished crocheting it in 15 minutes, complete with weaving in the ends!! And it’s not a bad-looking stitch either, it would actually make a very nice warm weather scarf!

Thursday, March 19

Twinkle, Twinkle SAD 18 This may be made in double crochet stitches, but the switching back and forth color pattern gives it a fabulous look!

Friday, March 20

Rendez-Vous SAD 19 Although I can’t figure out why it is named ‘Rendez-Vous’ it has a nice look to it, which would probably be quite suitable for a top.

Saturday, March 21

All In A Row SAD 20 This one is made in single and double crochet stitches, just All In A Row…. I can’t think of an actual project I would ever use this on, but it was fun to make.

Sunday, March 22

Shell Stitch SAD 21 Lion Brand posted three variations of the ‘Shell’ stitch on their Facebook page. I had already done one of them, and I was planning on doing the other two, but I ended up doing only one cause I got lazy! It happens…….often. Haha!

Monday, March 23

Two-Tone Double Crochet Star SAD 22 This is a nice looking pattern, which if one would just continue the pattern, it would make a great baby blanket. Alternating colors would probably make it look even better!

Tuesday, March 24

Wildflower SAD 23 I really like this one! An Afghan out of blocks like this one would be perfect!

Well, that’s week three of this stitch-a-day thing, just a few more days to go!! Yay!

Oh, just to let you all know, my back is doing much better! I still can’t move around as much as I’d like, but the pain has decreased immensely! Thank you all very much for your concerns!

Peace and Blessings……

Quick Update

Hi everyone!! Just wanted to let you all know that I won’t be posting this weeks stitch-a-day post today. Yesterday, I injured my back or something, I’m still not sure what happened, anyway, I’m finding typing very difficult. I can still crochet because I can do that with my arms closer to my body, but having my arms even slightly extended is very painful. I don’t know when I will be able to do the post, but hopefully soon, because that would mean that my back is doing better.

See y’all soon!

Peace and Blessings……

NatCroMo Lion Brand Stitch a Day: Week Two

Week two of Lion Brands stitch-a-day for National Crochet Month..

Wednesday, March 11

Petal Mesh Stitch

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This was an interesting stitch to make, and I can’t decide whether I like it or not, sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t……. Very conflicting… Haha!

Thursday, March 12

St George’s Variation

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I really like this one! I wonder if it will look nice as a scarf? Hmmm……

Friday, March 13

Lacy Stripes

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This one! Yes, me like! Me thinks it will makes great everything! haha!

Saturday, March 14

“Love Knot”

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This was not the pattern Lion Brand posted on Saturday, they posted “Little Gemsbut for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out the pattern! I really didn’t make sense to me! Usually if I don’t understand crochet pattern instructions I can figure it out just by looking at the photo (if it has one), but not with this one! I literally spent several hours staring at the pattern photo trying to see how it was done, because I just couldn’t not be able to do it, but to no avail…. I’ve been wanting to learn the “Love Knot” stitch, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity. I’m not at all pleased with the results, but hey, I tried. I don’t Caron Simply Soft yarn is the best yarn for this stitch.

Sunday, March 15

Granny Style Quad Rosette Motif

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Once again this is not the pattern Lion Brand posted on Sunday, but it is a Lion Brand pattern, so points to me!! Haha! But seriously though, I just didn’t like the look of the pattern they posted! Since I’d never ever use it I decide on the “Rosette Motif” – which I totally love, and some day I must make a blanket using that pattern! Here is the pattern that Lion Brand posted on Sunday, just incase anyone was interested in knowing. Circles and Bobbles

 

Monday, March 16

Primrose Square

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This one was slightly difficult, but not much…… or was it difficult because my brain often fails to work properly? I just don’t know…. Well, anyway, it was fun, and I like it!!

Tuesday, March 17

Scales

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Now this is a very different looking piece! And once again I’m conflicted about whether or not I like it….. But, it was fun to make, once I realized that part of the instructions were incorrect. On Row 3 it said “*1sc into each of the next 2 sts, 1sc round the 3ch of the scale, rep from * 5 more times” and what it should have said was “1sc into each of the next 2 sts, 1sc round the 3ch of the scale, *1sc into each of the next 3 sts, 1sc round the 3ch of the scale, rep from * 4 more times.” I seriously made Row 4 about 3 times before I learned how to properly do it. Don’t you just hate in when patterns don’t make any sense?

That sums up Week two of this stitch-a-day thing, and I can honestly say I can’t wait for it to be over! Not that I’m not enjoying learning the stitches, because I am, but it just taking up to much of my crochet time. I’d much rather be working on actually projects…

If you to would like to use up part of your day, you can find Lion Brand on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Happy Crocheting!!

Peace and Blessings……

NatCroMo Lion Brand Stitch a Day: Week One

As promised here are the crochet stitches I learned this past week, for Lion Brand’s stitch-a-day for National Crochet Month!

Monday, March 2

The “Chevron” Stitch SAD 1

I don’t much like this one, but that could be because I spend so much time on it, I just couldn’t wrap my head around the pattern instructions. But, it would be a great pattern for a scarf, which I may try……once I stop loathing it!

Tuesday, March 3

The “Scallop” Stitch SAD 2

I love this pattern! I’ve used it before, for a scarf for my mum.

Wednesday, March 4

The “Playblocks” Stitch SAD 3

This one was supposed to be in multiple colors, but I was just plain lazy and didn’t feel like switching! But, I do like this stitch!

Thursday, March 5

The “Diagonal Stripes” Stitch SAD 4

This is a nice stitch, I think I may use it for a scarf……..one day.

Friday, March 6

The “Gilded Fans” Stitch SAD 5

I love the lacy look of this one, and it was fairly easy to make.

Saturday, March 7

The “Crochet Cable” Stitch SAD 6

This one was a fun and easy stitch…….well, easy once I figured out everything I was doing wrong with the pattern.

Sunday, March 8

The “Lace Ripple” Stitch SAD 7 This is a nice looking stitch, totally not me, but it’s nice.

Monday, March 9

The “Checkerboard” Stitch SAD 8

Now this was an easy stitch to make! I may use it in the future, I don’t know for what, but yeah……

Tuesday, March 10

The “Scallop Stripes” Stitch SAD 9

This is a very pretty stitch, I think it would make a nice edging for a blanket.

Even if I never use these stitches for anything, I’m learning how to follow pattern instructions without my mind wandering off, I’m very good at that ya know! haha

It’s a bit late, but if you’d like to join me in doing the stitch-a-day, you can find Lion Brand on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. They are posting the daily stitch on all of those.

I may post something later this week, and if not, I’ll see y’all next week.

Peace and Blessings……

Happy Purim!!

Happy Purim, to all who celebrate!!

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Here are the delicious things I made for this most wonderful and festive occasion!

First Hamantaschen!

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I used the Eastern European Cookie Dough recipe for these.

For the fillings I used date, fig, strawberry jam, blueberry jam, canned lemon curd and cream cheese. I got the cream cheese idea from this Funfetti Cheesecake Hamantaschen. For the cream cheese ones I just divide some of the dough from Eastern European Cookie Dough recipe, and added sprinkles to that. For the glaze I used the leftover cream cheese as suggesting in the Funfetti Cheesecake Hamantaschen recipe, and added some blue food coloring to half, to give it that Israeli flag color.

I also made some Chocolate Truffles and some Chocolate-Almond Phyllo Hamantaschen.

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Everything was very good! And I had lots of fun making all of it!!

I hope everyone has had a lovely day!

Peace and Blessings……

 

 

Happy Texas Independence Day!

179 years ago Texas declared its Independence! So……….Happy Independence Day to my fellow Texans!! Here is my annual Texas Independence Day Cake! DSCN4775 It’s just a plain white cake, with a cream cheese, whipped topping and sugar frosting, topped with canned blueberry pie filling and homemade strawberry glaze. It is really delicious! And for dinner: the Texas theme continued….. DSCN4781 This was my first time eating an egg like this, it was simple yet really tasty! I think it will become one of my regular meals.. I hope everyone had a lovely day! Peace and Blessings……