Friday, May 24, 2013

FO Friday - Lacy Scarf

Hello, It is finally Friday!! This week was a long one. It always is when you are anticipating a three day weekend. I don't have any big plans for Memorial Day. I will probably go on a nice long bike ride and enjoy this nice weather we have been experiencing. Maybe do some single tracks at Round Valley Loop. It is really the only trail area that can handle bikes right now. The trails along Park City's Mid Mountain still have patches of snow and they are way too wet. We try to keep the trails in good condition for hikers and bikers.

Anyways, to my Finished Object for this Friday!! I completed my Lacy Scarf that I began on May 8th. I had completed the crocheting portion by the 10th but had not weaved in all the tails until last night. Yep, it sat on top of my crochet basket for two weeks just sighing at me to complete it. I finally decided I was tired of its poor sighing and weaved in its tails and added some buttons to make it into an infinity scarf.

I decided to make blocks of blue with the brown and blue stripes meeting in the back and front. It could also be worn where the stripes are on the side when you wrap it.

I had to pull out O' Lucy to model the scarf for me. My daughter was in no mood to be my model.
It was my first time using Redheart Soft Yarn. It is a heavier weight and gives the scarf a fuller and softer feel. I will love this scarf this coming winter. That is if I can keep it from my daughter!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Take a moment to check out Tami's Amis blog and the many other creative bloggers with their FOs.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WIP Wednesday - Dancing in Daisies

Spring has finally sprung here in the Wasatch Mountains!! My allergies are really wrecking havoc from all the freshly blooming wildflowers and trees! Had a great walk yesterday and took a few pictures of the blooming wildflowers along my way. Please enjoy some of our beautiful native plants.

It is still early in our Spring, so not as many wildflowers as there will be in a couple more weeks.
I was so inspired from my walk that I had to finally begin on my daisy blanket!! The pattern is so much easier than I thought it would be!

 Thanks for stopping by today!! This blog has helped me really become focused on projects that I have been wanting to do or complete. Knowing that I need to share with you each week keeps my hooks and yarn busy!! Please take a moment and hop over to Tami's Amis and Other Creations: WIPW and check out other creative bloggers and their WIPs!! Have a wonderful week!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Completed Simply Soft DROPS 124-1 Afghan!!!!

Hi everyone. I am so happy to be able to post my completed Simply Soft DROPS 124-1 afghan!! It turned out perfect. Loved this pattern. A few pictures of my steps of completing the afghan for you to enjoy:


 Completed!! It was such an easy pattern and I just love the final look.

Border was a half double crochet stitch all around with the corners two then chain and two.
I am so glad to be completed with this project. Now it is time to jump on my Daisy Blanket!
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

WIP Wednesday - Lacy Scarf

Hello everyone! I cannot believe it is Wednesday already! The weather was just beautiful all week until yesterday. The rain has come in and it is wet and cold. But on the bright side, there are so many pretty daffodils and tulips blooming. It's crazy how one day there is no flowers and then the next so many vibrant colors!

Historic Downtown Park City, Utah....picture courtesy of Historic Park City Utah webpage
I would have taken my own pics but the weather has been so rainy.
You can't help but love the vibrant orange and pinks in those gorgeous tulips!!

This week I have worked on my Simply Soft afghan and now working on the border! Yay!! I cannot wait to share its finish look. Hopefully by Friday it will be complete!

I came across a great sale at Michael's a couple of weeks ago. I picked up a couple skeins of Red Heart Soft yarn. It is a slight bit thicker than my go-to Caron Simply Soft yarn. I of course stuck with my favorite colors, blue and brown.

I have been itching to use it, so I decided to do up my quick go-to scarf pattern. It is a free downloadable pattern on If I use one color scheme, it takes maybe two hours to complete. Mainly because I prefer to make extra long scarves to achieve that double wrap look. It's a fairly simple pattern. This time I decided to try alternating colors, which has become pretty time consuming so far. I might play around with the color pattern and see what works for me. It is the Lion Brand Crochet Lacy Scarf pattern. I have made numerous scarves with this pattern. I sometimes make it into an infinity scarf or add decorative buttons. It is such a lovely look once complete. Here is my progress so far with this one:

Thanks for stopping by!! I am hoping to be able to post a completed Simply Soft Afghan on Friday!! I am crossing all fingers and toes to have it completed this week.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

WIP Wednesday - Simply Soft & African Flower Afghans

I cannot believe it is already Wednesday! April is over and now it's time for May flowers! I had a nice long bike ride this weekend and came across some blooming daffodils! Of course I did not have my camera with me, so no pics of the daffodils today. I will be sure to snap a pic this coming weekend and share next week. Maybe Spring will sprout soon around the Wasatch. The wildflowers here are just gorgeous once they begin to bloom, it just takes awhile because of our crazy cold fronts that want to blast us in April and May. Okay enough about Spring flowers....

I have completed the blocking of my Simply Soft DROPS Design 124-1 afghan blocks.

I laid out my additional blocks around the one I had already joined ...I just do not like the layout and have decided to take them apart and join differently. I really want to complete this project and mark it off my list. I have loved the pattern. I am just ready to work on the border! Plus I plan on giving this one to my sister when she visits in June.

My African Flower Afghan squares are turning out so lovely. This will be a long-term project because I want this to be more of a blanket. So lots of squares to make!!

Along with these WIPs and my quilt WIPs, I have a lot of projects to complete. Which makes a dilemma for me when I want to so badly begin this Daisy Blanket. How many of you find yourselves in the same dilemma? Please share with me how many WIPs you are currently working on. Link your projects if you have a blog so I can share in your creative works.

Take a moment to hop over to Tami's Amis and Other Creations: WIPW and check out all the other creative crocheters and knitters! Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!