Sunday, December 31, 2017

MelodyCrochet Podcast Episode 18 - Ready for 2018!



Happy New Years Eve! What better way to end the year then by looking forward to next years dream crochet? Today I am talking about knitting and crochet goals for 2018. I go over the two itty bitty works in progress that I started while I was supposed to be finishing my test knit (I DID end up finishing it that night!)

Cactus Hat
Spring Green Red Heart Super Saver. 41 Stitches tall on a J Hook. More info will be available on sizing when it is complete. :)

Thank you so much to Twinkie Chan for the inspiration. It brought a great smile to my face on Christmas morning.

Fortune's Shawlette by Tamara Kelly of Moogly.com
J sized Bamboo Hook
Dream In Color Smooshy with Cashmere in Carousel
#Oneskeinwonderlandcal with Crochet Circle Podcast
Ravelry Project Page

My Crochet Cozy Memories Blanket is at 91 Squares as of today!
Here is a link to my ravelry project page!


Here is a link to my post on my #makenine2018. I go over all of the patterns that I just HAVE to make. There is a link to my ravelry project page where I am keeping the raverly pattern pages. And if you look below the picture in the blog post I have liked to the designers blog posts on their patterns. Both are so valuable to me when I start a project that I had to share!

Happy New Year, Friend! Enjoy and be safe!!


Yarn Goals for 2018!






My #Makenine2018!!

The Picture is  Link to my Ravelry Project Page for my #MakeNine2018 with links to all of the patterns on it that are available to me. The links below are the ones to their websites if they have any info about the patterns there. Hope the info helps!! 

Granny Shorts 

Lavanya Patricellis "Brioche Topped Thigh High Socks"

Skeinos "Arabella Shawl"

Helen Shrimptons "Mandala Madness" blog post!

Attic24s Cowl-Neck Poncho blog post! The pattern is actually from Simone Francis. 

The Loopy Stitchs "Mexican Inspired Blanket" blog post!

Amy Millers "Betsy" Shawl

West Knits "Dotted Rays Speckle Fade" Shawl

Sosu Knits "Shusui Shrug" blog post!


Honerable Mention: I will need a Piha Shawl by Alia Bland. So gorgeous!!



Friday, December 22, 2017

MelodyCrochet Podcast 17! - The Christmas Episode



Hi guys! Hope you are all doing fine. Happy Holidys to you and yours. (((hugs)))

I posted a video yesterday and wanted to leave some links to what was on there and where you might find it. Just in case!

First off...the tree is real. Every year. My husband cannot fathom a fake tree. I let the family place the ornaments but I do everything else. It is one of my favorite things to do. I get so scratched up so I wouldn't want to make a career out of it. But, one tree a year and I have this permanent grin glued on my face. So, she had to be in the video!


The bear above my head is our "elf on a shelf". I crocheted him from the Amineko pattern in this adorable book. Its made from Gynx Yarns on her glitz sock base in the colorway "Naughty or Nice". Here is the project page! And here is the book:

And now for the things I am making:

Works In Progress!

Garter Squish knitted blanket for Errol!

These are the needles I used:



Holey Smokes crochet shawl

Ho's!

My gloves are my own pattern and I will link when I get the pattern written digitally. For now it is chicken scratch in three places. LOL But I used Encore by Plymouth yarn, Knitters Pro Cubic wooden needles in size 5. The X-Large gloves only take 36 grams of yarn each. I am so thrilled. I really thought I was going to need two balls of yarn for a set of gloves.

Finished Objects!

Cosy Cardi Crazy Christmas crochet sweater

Cozy Thermal Mitts knitted fingerless gloves for the husbeast! Here is the link to my favorite mitten needles!

Oh! The Tea!!! Red Velvet by Stash Tea is probably my favorite tea that I have found this season. I am just in love with it. I have found a few new favorites but this one I just cannot get enough of.


Their words:

Have your cake and drink it too! Rooibos combines with rich chocolate, caramel, and raspberry flavors to create the perfect cup to satisfy a sweet tooth. Pleasingly sweet with a distinctive chocolate taste and a beautiful red brew. Add a splash of milk and sugar for a creamy dessert in a cup.
Ingredients
Cocoa shells, rooibos, hibiscus, natural cream cheese flavor, natural caramel flavor, natural raspberry flavor

My words...its smooth chocolate raspberry but heavy on the raspberry. Like jam. I add a tiny bit of stevia and a little milk. I never bring tea to bed because I have carpet right now and two dogs. Its begging for trouble. But, I have brought this to bed to drink while I crochet TWICE this week.

Thank you for the love and support that you send through the blog and the vlog. If I don't see you until after Christmas I hope yours is merry and bright and full of things that make your heart smile!



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