Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Epiphany

the Feasts of The Three Kings
 
And on the Twelfth Day of Christmas,
the Three Kings, (Wise Men)
had come to the place of the birth of The King of Kings,
Jesus Christ.
 
 
I had always wanted a Nativity Set and love to crochet. I found this set online and was fascinated with it, it has no faces, which to me symbolizes the respect to the 4th Commandment of the 10 Commandments of the Holy Bible.
 
4.) "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth."
 
I know they are dolls, even the Amish do not put faces on their dolls.
 
I worked the 3 wise men from the same free pattern as the Joseph, just used different weights of yarn and kinda winged it. I love the way it all came together.
 
Maybe I will work some sheep, and a stable in the future. I began working a camel but didn't like the way it was working up. Maybe I can find a camel pattern I like in the next year and add it.
 
This is the pattern I used, which is simple and cute. Crocheted Nativity Set
 
Just a little notable about this day.
 
Epiphany, the Feasts of The Three Kings
Epiphany is celebrated 12 days after Christmas on 6th January (or January 19th for some Orthodox Church who have Christmas on 7th January) and is the time when Christians remember the Wise Men (also sometimes called the Three Kings) who visited Jesus.
Epiphany is also when some Churches remember when Jesus was Baptised, when he was about 30, and started to teach people about God. Epiphany means 'revelation' and both the visit of the Wise Men and his Baptism are important times when Jesus was 'revealed' to be very important
Some Churches celebrate use Epiphany to celebrate and remember both the visit of the Wise Men and Jesus's Baptism
Epiphany Eve (also known as Twelfth Night) marks the end of the traditional Christmas celebrations and is the time when you were meant to take Christmas decorations down - although some people leave them up until Candlemas
 
til next time,
connie
 
 
 
 
 
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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Clownfish lapghan

Hello Everyone,
I had a request to give instruction about a baby clownfish I worked a few months ago. I'll do my best but I just kinda "flew by the seat of my pants", which I hardly ever do but here goes:

 
 
 
Someone else's pattern was my inspiration,
you can find it here: SHELL SLEEP SACK AND CAP

The fins, again, inspiration from another pattern.
of coarse I added touches to the ends of the fins.

I used a G  ~ 4.00mm hook, or size that works with the yarn you are using.
Stashed yarn that had been gifted to me.

Working in ROWS, not rounds, well not yet. lol

I worked from the top ~ down, it is worked in a shell stitch,
5 double crochet in the same stitch, make the shell.

I chained as many as I needed to fit around the baby and worked my shell stitches until I was comfy with the number of shells worked in the chain, then took the shells out and began working the rows.

(Then, making sure I had enough chain stitches for the shells.)

          Row 1.) single crochet in the back humps of the chain, to the length needed for baby cocoon.
          Row 2.) chain 2,  Double crochet in the top of last single crochet of previous row, and in each single crochet across. (ch 2 does not count for anything here, other than turning)
          Now begin working in the shell stitch
working about 1 ~ 7 rows in orange.
cut yarn, when you have as many rows as you like for the look you want.
join black yarn and work 3 rows in shell stitch
cut yarn,
join white yarn and work 5 rows in shell stitch
cut yarn when you have as many rows as you like for the look you want.
join black yarn and work 3 rows in shell stitch.
cut yarn
join orange, work 2 rows, in shell stitch, next, join as to begin working in the round.

DISCLAIMER: I must admit, I relied heavily on the pattern 
 Clownfish (nemo) Cocoon style blanket  to work most of my cocoon and the SHELL SLEEP SACK AND CAP  for the hat and shell stitches  link above
 
from this point I just kinda winged it until I got what I wanted.
Checked out shell decreases with youtube videos, like this one.
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About marker 29:49 she shows you how to join the work for rounds, if you continue to watch, she will also show you how to decrease your rounds and how to attach the tails and fins.

Like I said: I do nothing by myself.
I can not take credit for anything other than what my 2 hands are able to create.
And with the blessings of God I am able to do that.

Wishing All of you the VERY BEST in the New Year, wow 2016, can you believe it?

not much else,
like everything
 
most is trial,
and
the rest is error.
 
God Bless & Keep Thee
 
 
 
til next time
connie
 

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Years worth of Handiwork updates

2015 is almost in the books but not without some much accomplished works.

I worked Mermaids and Sharks for grandkids Christmas. That was fun.
Just 3 of 6 that I worked.

 

 
 
 
 
Also made a Flaming skull bag.
 
 
Pattern from Spider Mambo
 
Worked a pair of finger mittens for the Hubby to use while hunting.
 
 
 
Even a Spiderman for the youngest Grandson
 
 
 
 
Many other projects just way to many to post.
 
Seems as though it is time to say Good-bye to another year.
 
Looking forward to visiting with all of you in the New Year.
 
Merry Christmas
God Bless and Keep Thee
 
 
til next time
connie
 
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sophie's Universe

 
 
Post update;
She's finished
 
 
 

I have never worked a Crochet-along before, someone posted this on Facebook and thought I could catch up and I have.
I have so much yarn in storage, older yarn some from the 1970's, only a skein or 2 of colors, enough to at least make a round.
The designer has said this is halfway through the work.
You can find the crochet-along here: sophies-universe-cal-2015
A 20 week adventure. I'll need to yarn shop after this.
Well maybe.
Then again I may need to work another to clear more yarn.

Hope all is well in your Universe.

til next time
 God Bless and Keep Thee
 
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Friday, February 20, 2015

Gingerbread House

This is funny.

     I was so pumped, wanting to make a Gingerbread house for Christmas 2014, okay, I'm blaming life and the things that happen in life keeping me from finishing.

I found a pattern back in October 2014  and worked it to this point by Nov. 6, 2014

 
Still wondering how I would make this work, I decided to work the roof, hoping I could make the "what can I do with this yarn". Nov. 09, 2014.


 

By this time I was trying to figure out how to add the plastic canvas and just where I had stashed the clearance find.
 
 
 
Dec. 5, 2014 Found the plastic canvas and attached it but the house wouldn't stand like it should, found some foam board left from other projects, measure twice, cut once! Safety pins to the rescue. Now to figure how to keep the foam board house from collapsing, duct tape? Maybe.
Worked a roof from foam board, also crocheted a backing for shingles to slip over the roof panels.
 
 
 
We are on the downhill with a few days left to Christmas. Worked the front door, still needs attached.
 
 
Sizing up the roof. Dec. 6, 2014, still time.
 
 
Well this is how far I got still needs finished.
December 16, 2014
 
 
I put it away for now, yep, it's February 2015 but Christmas 2015 is only a few months away.
 
You can find the Gingerbread House at this link, Gingerbread house - free crochet.com
 
Be aware, this project will take some time and patience. The foam board instructions are not included I took it upon myself to cut them to the measurement given.
 
Good Luck, as you can see, I'm still working it.
 
til next time,
 
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Book Pillow

Posting this a couple months late, I worked this Dec. 29 2014-Jan. 2, 2015
 
I couldn't believe I found this.
 
A book pillow
 
 
 
 
Perfect way to keep everything together, charging station, use in bed while resting.
 
I used leftover yarn as you can tell, no need to have more left over yarn.
It works up quick, sewing skills could be helpful, the next one I'll pay more attention and fill all the sides the same.
 

Yes it's in 2 parts, but easier to follow, you won't get lost wondering throught the pattern and become confused.

Only took a couple days to work up.

til next time,

Connie

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Round & Round Pretty Afghans

 
LILLE MATELASSE` CIRCULAR BABY AFGHAN
 
 
Pink
Great~Grand Niece
 
Pink Afghan is worked in Kmart Color Match
 Crochet hook: No name, made in U.S.A. ~ I
(hook has tapered neck, I supect a Boye,
I'm not a fan of Susan Bates hooks).
 
 
Multi-color
Practice
 
 Red Heart Super Saver ~ Multi-color ~ Artist Print
Crochet hook: Hero ~ G
 
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Pattern can be purchased by clicking link above.


Found this pattern around Christmas 2014, looks so pretty just had to try and work it. The pattern works quickly and pretty easy to follow.

I'm working one in Red Heart Super Saver, in Rouge, I love the color of this yarn. Hoping to have a fair entry. Also, trying to make it a little larger than the suggested 35 inches.

Will update soon.

til next time,


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