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Friday, October 22, 2010

Just a peep!!!!

Just tot will hv a peep into my blog ...of course now te baby is fast asleep...
Now slowly getting adjusted to te new schedule...Busy changing diapers and having nightouts...but must say, am enjoin te perks very much :)
but i do miss crochet sooooo much!!!

I can c everyone busy crocheting n m feelin really jealous..... so now waiting for te correct time to restart crochet..
Meanwhile i discovred tat SEPT 12TH was International Crochet Day!!!!
i know it is a late discovery,a new friend KJIRSTEN had it posted in her blog....
well....missed it tis time as 13th was my delivery date...so hoping to celebrate it next year....:)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Birth Announcement.....

Dear friends.....

Happily announcing the birth of my son , born on 13th september 2010.
We named him JOHAAN meaning "God is gracious".

Tat explains y i hv nt been crocheting or blogging for a while...so i guess i will be busy with baby Johaan for a while...Very happy i gt my own crochet baby model now..hee hee...
waiting to dig into crochet ....Till then.. HAPPY CROCHETING everybody.....

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Baby cloth edging #4

This is the final edging that i did.since i hardly hv 5 -6 days left, i tot i wil keep away all crochet for sm time.
Btw, This edging is of my fav pattern, katherine wheel stitch , i used two colours, white and varigated green.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Baby cloth edging #3

This edging is worked by a thicker thread and a bigger hook.
The pattern is actually a picot bt aftr doin the 1st round ,
i felt just that was better and din quite like the luk of picot.
SO stopped with the first round. I saw this pattern while searchin in google.
don remmbr frm wre i gt this exactly.

Neways heres the pattern:

Row 1: In 4th ch from hook make dc, ch 2, dc * skip ch, in next ch make dc, ch 2, dc. Repeat from * to end. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: * 4 sc in ch 2 space, picot. Repeat from * to end. Fasten off

Bt i did just the first rnd.
And added the yellow satin thru the blanket stitches!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Baby cloth edging #2

This is the second cloth edging....worked wit a multicolour

Thread :size 10
Hook :size 4.
Pattern : SC around, Then in 1st SC * {(make 1 TRC,1 Ch )6 times,1 TRC, skip 2 sc make sc in 3rd sc}*. repeat from * to * throughout.slipstich to join.

If u guys remember, the thread is the same as this DOILY which i had been making.
Then i gt bored with the doily, and pulled bak the thread....and used it for this edging...had to buy an extra roll for this tho..
I realize how easy it is to pull the thread and squander all the tedious work done.. guess tat is the difference b/w make and break.....takes a second to let go, while it takes hours or years to make it!..be it crochet or anythin!
hmm...crochet is makin me wiser ..hee hee...and teaching me patience too!!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Baby cloth edging #1

Had kept a couple of baby cloths ready and given it for sewing the sides...now tat i gt them bak , i was thiking of adding crochet edgings to each of them....donno how many i wud be able to complete as the time is less....bt this ones my first edging .Its just double crochet across the cloth , and i just added a satin ribbon in bet the hemstitches for a dressy and a more neat luk.

Have used THIS technique of Teresa to add the edging to the fabric....its a bit of a tedious work i feel.....
am working on the next baby cloth, ..wil post it soon

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Small Sandals for the tiny one!

I did this from the same book of Lesley's. Really luv the luk of these sandals....Vry chic!
This wud fit a baby of 6-9 months i guess...
I used two cotton threads together (green n yellow), and did the edging with the single thread(green).I finally learned te crab stitch online n did it for te edging.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Under Progress!!!!

I am attempting a Baby small sandals...from the same book of Lesley.I hv finished all the parts ...now just hv to do the joining....She has asked to do a crab stitch n i hv no idea what tat is....
so am learnin the same frm u tube..she has explined it in te buk too bti always hv a preference for video tutorials....they r so clear n easy!!!.

I jus hope i can post te finished project pic by 2morrow. :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sea boot bootees all set to wear!

This socks is something which after finishing , gave me a great great sense of achievement...tats becoz i hv tried almost 1 whole week trying to figure out the pattern instructions.....
finally i discovered the secret....the designer kept on writing double crochet but what she meant was attually a single crochet!!!!! phew.....wasnt tat a discovery!
i guess in sm parts of the world, yrh is not done bfor inserting thru the stitch....i hv seen couple of video instructions lik tat for dc bfore too..
anyways in te beginning of the book she had clearly shown what she meant by dc, just tat i missed reading tat.....

Neways, i now have a matching bootees for my sweater!!

this pattern is from the book i got--"Adorable crochet for babies and toddlers" by Lesley Stanfield
The paaterns in this range from simple to the more ambitious

Sunday, August 15, 2010

works under progress

these are two of my projects under progress.....

Doily pattern:

Yarn: Crochet cotton thread
Hook size: 1.75
Pattern:Ruby's pineapple medley

i wanted to make some burp towel edgings n so i went yarn shopping to get some multicoloured cotton yarns.....then i saw a doiy pattern , n started workin on te doily with the yarn....halfway thru i lost intrest in te doily n started those socks....tats coming out well!!! :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My Baby Afghan Ready!!!

After almost 2 long weeks i finally finished my Baby Afghan. Since i hv jus one more month left , i feel as if i don hv much time left n tat i hv lots n lots of baby clothes to make....
I wanted to make a diff kind of baby afghan n finally used the jumbo catherine wheel pattern.

Baby Afghan

Size: 37''x 21''
Yarn: Lion Brand Baby Soft
Hook: Size J & E
Pattern: Jumbo Catherine wheel (Teresa)

heres a bigger view...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Searching far n wide for a romber pattern!

I searched everywhere.....on ravelry....on crochet blogs...on google ...cudn find wat i wanted...
i needed a romber paatern...with a crisscross at the back and a trouser like look...
how much ever i search i end up with an onsie or a full length pants!!!!

finally i tot i wil make a Baby afghan with the yarns i have ....so i am working on the afghan with Teresa's pattern..."the jumbo catherine wheel"

its turning out nice but i feel the width is not enuf...soo i am thinkin of adding a huge border which will make it luk bigger....
even tho te baby afghan is keepin me busy.....my mind is still lukin for the romber...

i hope somebody has tat pattern which i hv in my mind....

so friends....pls lemme kno if anyone finds it!!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy to get featured!!

Soo happy to c my project displayed in Crochet Projects-Summer 2010 in Teresa's blog...
I had sent her Jovia's dress and dint actually think she wud put it in te slideshow as tre were soooo many entries...Ten in PArt Summer Projects slideshow..tre it is....te 5th project!!!
I seriously feel tat aftr this..my blog hits hv gone up!!!

Tis is wre to luk for it..


Sunday, August 1, 2010

More projects pics!

these r what i made for my SIL n kid.The shawl is completely made of eyelash yarn...i like pista green yarn te best among te colours.
n so i made te cream n pista cap .I liked te combination so much tat i made one more wit te same colours n gav it to my sis. The pattern of her cap is tat of te red n black cap in te pic .I hv put te pic in te older posts ..oly thing is tat it has a pom pom extra.

Neways these shawl n caps are made of saimple double crochet n so nt very complicated...at te same time luks attractive..the key is te colour combi!!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Matching Booties too...

I had decided on making a matching baby booties for jovia which will go with her dress....finally i happened to find the correct pattern and gave it a try. I am not really impressed with how it turned out bt it goes perfectly well with the dress.
The pattern is Pink & White from Ravelry.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cheerful Crochet Flower

These are the flowers which i made from leftover yarns yest.

I gifted 'em to my mom so that she can pin it on her memory board in the kitchen. They do luk really cute on the board :)

I did it from Teresa's u-tube tutorial.The link is given below....

Hey ... these flowers remind me of my blog background flowers....:)


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Baby sweater!!

Here is the pic of the Baby sweater I completed yest.
Its cald "Ombre waves" . U can find the pattern in Crochet Magazine , Oct 2005,Vol 23.
The texture of the sweatr luks really beautiful , mayb coz of the wavy pattern. Its worked simply on alternating sc and dc.

It wud fit a baby of 9-12 months..... i used a G hook and Lion Brand Baby soft yarn.
I am really happy with the ribbing at the edges coz it tuk me sm time to grasp it bt then it came out quite well...n now since i hv mastered it ...i can use it for any garment.

It wudnt take two whole weeks to complete the sweater i am sure...Its just tat I gt occupied wit Jovia's dress for sm time, tat i lost a bit of my intreat in tis one :)

One shud complete this in not more than 1 week i guess...provided u don't cook, watch television or go out , AND waste time oly for eating and sleeping ..

dedicating the rest of the time to finishing off Ombre waves...hee hee!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Baby Sweater approaching finishline!

As I mentioned, I gt so excited abt Jovia's dress that i kept the baby sweater away for a while to finish the dress. But now I am back on it and I can again feel that same excitement when u are abt to finish a project. I completed one sleeve but then i found out that for sewing the seams i din hv any thread left as i had used up everythin for Jovia's dress. So now i hv to wait till i get the thread first and then do the ribbing at the edges.....

I just had the sleeves left tobe done so shudn take long .
...mayb in less than a week the cute lill baby sweater shud be done :)

Lion Brand Yarn and books!

I thot i will share with u all the yarn which my sister gt for me from Lion Brand Studio in NY . I had asked her to get for me 2 pattern books also. She ordered that for me .... n te patterns in that are soooo wow.......so absolutely cute! ......i havnt sdtarted on anythin yet.....but am thinking of soon. I also gt a magaqzine from Kuwait after hours of surfing...yes finally one crochet patern book from kuwait......!....It too has sm baby patterns.

My sister also gt from the studio a collection of all available yarn types info book which i tot is really handy..It has the pics too so tat in future wen i cm across a pattern tat says to use so and so yarn...i can immediately look up and identify..tats cool rit!!!!?

Here are the collections.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Jovia's Dress finally completed !!! :)

Friends.... so finally i hv managed to take pics of the promised dress. I hope everybody likes it.

Here are the pics of the Front portion, back , the closeups of the sleeves and the flowers on the skirt.

And I got the pattern from Ravelry.. It's called Easter Grace Dress pattern. U can c it here
I feel i hv made a couple of mistakes in the pattern , small small ones...but it came out quite well finally.. hee hee
Actually in the pattern u will c a peach n white combination... but wen me n my mom went yarn shopping for the same..she suggested to make in this particular combination n i am glad i did it :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The new Mega Project under progress

Yes.... I have started a new project....hmmm infact two new projects...
My favourite..Baby clothing!!!
One is a sweater ...another is a dress which i am planning to gift my friend's baby Jovia. It's her baptism on Aug 1st and i tot i wil complete it bfore tat....Its almost done...
I just have to do the ruffles at the bottom and the sleeves....
I tot I wil also make a lace shoes which will go along with the dress...IF time permits.
The sweater on the other hand, is almost done but i tot i wil take my own time for that since i suddenly gt a deadline for the dress...
I was planning on gifting Jovia one, and just tot her baptism was te correct time.

I was a bit sceptical abt the size tho...bt i gt sm expert advice from the designer Sandy Furlough herself......so shld be ok...
The design is posted in Ravelry ...and by day aftr 2morrow ..the pic of my Mega project shld be here :)

ooh...i am soo excited by seeing how its getting completed slowly .....

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Latest Projects

As promised these are some of my latest crochet projects...
The shawl and cap is for my dear sis....n she already left for NJ with em.... :)
And the blue bordered cap is for my BIL.
I tot plain black cap is too simple ...so just added tat blue tinge of a border....guess it came out quite well.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Crochet-wagon on the move once again........ :)

March, April , May...Phew..... pretty long break i guess...

but the best part is that i hv started crocheting again.... :)
isn't tat gud news?
I used up all my eyelash yarns.....i had git 3 generously big balls each of pista green, red n black eyelashes.....
now i hv one ball each of them left..... n i am savin them for last touch ups instead of consumin them al at once.

I made one eyelash scarf mixing these three for my sis in law
n two caps for kathy too.....
unfortunately i don hv te pics....
if i happen to get the pics ..i wil def post them.... its really gud..i liked em...
i din hve ne time to make for joshy chettan tho.... maybe a beanie or smthin..bt no time....

n the best part is that Anithi (my sis) has got yarn for me from NY ,Lion brand baby soft yarn beautiful colours...n i am dying to dig into those colours......

She said the shop was sooooo cute that she felt like buying even more.....
It seems tere were crochet classes also goin on....

hmmm....sounds really intresting..... but i hvnt cm across any such treats anywre in kuwait tho....
So.... my teacher is Youtube, Art of crochet by Teresa, and of course Ravelry :)

Wil be bak with pics soon...

Monday, February 15, 2010


i can c all my friends busy crocheting, exchanging patterns, the ones tat i follow givin away Giveaways n all in all, diving into crochet..
i got a lot of wool, lots of eyelashes , normal cotton , exotic colours , wen this time i went to Bangalore....but i don feel lik doin anythin......may b coz of my present physical condition.
I give all the blame to these mood swings to tat.

hmmm.... i hv got some orders too.....from my friend to make her a scarf.....hmmmm...i hope i gt a good start soon
hope i won remain a bystander forever