Posted in Crochet, Free Patterns, Photography, That's Cool, tagged band, bird, birdfeeder, bruges, feeder, head, headband, humming, hummingbird, lace, lacey, lacy on June 13, 2008|
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The Lacey the not so Lacey Headband turned out to be a much wider headband than I thought. I used Red Heart in Ranch Red and a size H hook and my headband measures about 4″ wide.
I’ve been hiking around Moran State Park a lot lately and this headband with a low ponytail is perfect. I like having my hair out of my face when I’m on a long walk. I haven’t taken my camera with me on the trails yet, but I really need to. Late spring and early summer is so beautiful in the park!
Apart from a hiking headband, the reason I wanted to make the Lacey Headband was to sample the bruges lace technique. From what I understand, you crochet a long strip with chain loops hanging off the side. When you make the second strip the parallel chain loops are slip stitched together. This makes an interlocking, lacy fabric. The center strip looks like the X-stitch to me.
The pattern is a really nice introduction to bruges lace. The written directions are very clear and there’s a chart included. I’m not a full fledged chart reader, but if you’re a visual person, it can really make the process clearer.
I’ll leave you with an evening photograph. The hummingbirds around the house stop by the feeders all day, but at sunset they come out in swarms!
You can see a slide show of the other hummingbird pictures I took on Slide.com.
*That’s cool* a random fact
Hummingbirds have the fastest wing beats and the largest brains proportionate to body weight, of any other bird.
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Posted in General, tagged award, band, blog, blogs, Craft, Crochet, make, meme, my day, you on January 31, 2008|
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Angela, Ashley, Cami, Christina and Lesa were kind enough to give me the ‘you make my day’ award. Thank you for the award and to all my readers everywhere! I’m just excited that a few people find my craft world interesting enough to follow.
The rules of the award read: “Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times.”
I’m passing this award on to the following ten blogs:
Melissa on A Mess Put Together Nicely
Umme on ummeYusuf
Angela on My Tangled Threads
Ashley on Crafty Ashley
Andrea on Knits and Knots
Christina on Crafty Christina
Paula on Hookandyarn
Niki on Knockout Niki Crochets.
Cami on Crochet Cami
Lesa on Lesalicious Style and Life
While we’re on the topic of blog fun, I saw this on Mary’s Little Craft Corner:
Anyone seen the BAND MEME going around? Basically, you go to three sites to randomly select your band name, album title, and cover art.
1. Go here for the band name: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
No matter what the title of the article is, that’s the name of your band.
2. Go here for the album title: http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words from the very last quote on the page makes up the title of your band’s album.
3. Go here for the cover art: http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
Whatever the third picture is, that’s the cover to your band’s album.
~here’s my results~
Name of my Band:
Title of my first Album:
“To Be a Hundred”
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Posted in Crochet, Free Patterns, tagged baby, band, blanket, bobble, christmas, circle, Crochet, easy, family, free, gift, head, headband, pattern, patterns, pink, purple, spring, yarn on December 15, 2007|
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I made a bunch of these headbands for quick Christmas presents. The purple one is the Elizabeth headband from Nadia’s Crochet free elegant crochet headbands web page. I used stash yarn for this but I’m pretty sure it is Red Heart Super Saver. The headband was really quick project with worsted weight yarn. Weaving in the ends probably took as much time as the actual project. Plus, the wrong side has a bobble look to it that I like.
The pink headband was from Family Circle Easy Crochet Spring 2007. I used left over yarn from my Through Any Window Baby Blanket. This one took about three times as much crocheting since it calls for a size F crochet hook and DK weight yarn. However, the shells were a repeating pattern and it was pretty easy to memorize.
Now I’m off to frantically crochet more Christmas gifts. I am seriously behind!
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