Posted in Crochet, Free Patterns, tagged baby, back, blog, Blogroll, child, children, Craft, Crochet, crochetville, feed, feeds, free, globe, infant, kid, loop, newborn, only, patterm hat, ravelry, RSS, stripe, world on January 23, 2008 |
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Since I’ve only been working on my boucle knit scarf, and any updates on that would bore you to tears, I thought I’d show you my Baby Hat on a Roll. You can read the original post about it on Crochetville.
I didn’t really bother with the gauge and it turned out too small for a my cousin’s baby so now it’s sitting on my FO pile nearly a year later. I’m not too sad about that, since I got to rephotograph it. Plus it’s one more project I can put in my Ravelry notebook (but who’s counting?)
The hat has the roll or bullion stitch for the border. This stitch is tricky and I was using a Boyle. In hind sight a Bates hook probably would have been a better option.
In other news, I’ve just disovered RSS feeds. I had some trouble in the beginning because the automatic setting scans for updates every 24 hours but, once I located the options menu, everything fell into place. Now I have a pleasantly tidy list that bolds any blog listing with an update in the past thirty minutes. I have even added more blogs to my mental ’read every post’ list since I’m flooded with a few more blog minutes everyday.
Speaking of blogs, I did a sweep of all the blogs on my blogroll today. Some blogs that have not been updated in a long while were deleted. It’s not a matter of like or dislike, so please don’t be upset if your blog suddenly disapeared; I just want to keep the blogroll solely for regularly updated craft reads.
I’m aiming to add some new blogs for the newly pruned list soon. I’d love it if you readers would comment with your own craft/crochet blog or one that you like to read if it’s not listed already. I’m always on the prowl for new and interesting craft reads.
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Posted in Crochet, Free Patterns, Photography, That's Cool, tagged america, chicken, children, Crochet, free pattern, granny, green, hat, iguana, kid, Photography, square, toddler on December 3, 2007 |
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This is the Soley Granny Hat Pattern from Crafy Christina’s blog. I used a size G crochet hook instead of the prescribed I hook. The result is a hat sized for a three to twelve year old. I used Red Heart Super Saver in bright yellow, spring green and royal blue. I wanted to make a boyish hat but the color order bothers me. I wish I had switched the yellow and green so it doesn’t look like yellow flowers with a blue center.
Otherwise this pattern was a fun distraction from projects that are on my Christmas WIP list. Grannys are always satisfying to crochet but I didn’t enjoy the multitude of ends. Oh the ends! – but I did jump right in to make another.
The purple and green version was crocheted with a size F hook which would fit a one to three year old. I used RHSS pale mint, lavender and TLC eden green.
The first two rounds of my upcoming granny blanket pattern was used to make the circular center. The only difference was I used double crochet instead of half double crochet. By replacing the the center like this the squares are more rounded and therefore the border around the hat isn’t as even. I want to try another with the first two rounds in half double and see if that would help the border straighten out.
Here you can see the difference in starting rounds. One with the regular square start and the other with the circular foundation.
*That’s cool* a random fact
Green Iguanas are a tree dwelling farmed food source in Central and South America. Because of this, they are often referred to as ‘chicken of the trees’.
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Posted in General, tagged , brother, cartoons, characters, children, daycare, Donatello, kids, Mega Zord, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, MMPR, Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, television, TMNT, toys, tv, tv shows, VR troopers, Zord on October 7, 2007 |
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My brother got this Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Mega Zord in a trade for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figure when he was ten. His best friend apparently initiated the swap, which I take solace in since it was not a very fair trade. The original Zord is a compilation of five different prehistoric animals which transform into the single sword-wielding robot while the TMNT figure had a couple of plastic accessories. But, if the kid wanted the Donatello TMNT instead of the Zord, so be it.
My brother wasn’t big on TMNT. This probably isn’t a surprise since we weren’t allowed to watch the cartoon. However, we watched plenty of Power Rangers and it’s counterpart, VR Troopers, at our after school daycare. I’m not sure the show was any better in content, but there were about five of us at the daycare, and it kept us in check for a good half hour.
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