I am hoping that this blog will help you and me experience the craft of crochet as well as knitting. During times of silence or turmoil, crochet and knitting continuously help me quiet my mind at my own pace, enabling me to find my center. I have patterns for sale in PDF Format, you can find them at their own Pages at the top menu. The posts are classified By labels which are at the far right, all the way down. We are the Borg! I think it will bring Order into Chaos!

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Stitch and Pitch 2015




Cobasi giants hat


I am getting prepared for our San Francisco Stitch And Pitch 2015 at the ATT Park. I am excited to be able to participate this year. Lots of new and exciting things happening this year. I will be using CoBaSi to recreate a pattern I made for Skacel a while ago. "Tempo Crochet Caps".  Stay tuned, this should not take too long.

I do have plans to keep on creating new Tapestry crochet patterns.  This is all for today, I will continue to come here and post on my blog.  I will aim at doing helpful hints and more videos.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Andromeda a lace scarf

Andromeda_collage1  

"Andromeda" a lace scarf

Andromeda in Greek mythogy, was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, King and Queen of the African Kingdom of Aethiopia.

After Andromeda's death, as Euripides had promised to Athena, at the end of his Andromeda, the Goddess placed her among the constellations in the northern sky, near Perseus and Cassiopeia;the constellation Andromeda, so known since antiquity is named after her.

This is a lace scarf in my series of lace that is unisex in its presentation.  It has strong, yet delicate  lines to please the muses and the mortals alike.

Materials:

Yarn:          Wollmeise Lace Garn 62 grams, 383 yards
                   Main Pictures blocked to 60inches in length to 20.75 width.
                   It has 13 repetitions of the pattern, with a beginning and
                   ending edge of 4 rows each.

Needles:     US 9 or 5.5 mm
Gauge:        8.5 sts and 12 rows = 2 inches





$ 6.00

Andromeda a Lace Scarf (12)





 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Birthday 2015

Happy Birthday 2015
I am so fortunate to have live this long so far and very happy to be here. This may be due to my Cylon DNA. This cake is a very tasty cake, but is the second one. I had a friend that came over and brought a cake to share, he is a great fiber friend and friend. Birthday 2015 gifts cards
These were my my gifts, some of them from me to me and some from my partner, some from a friend.
 Birthday gifts 2015
These are DPN project holders from Knitzi.com , made in the USA and great tools to have. Thanks for being here another year and may we continue our path toward peace and enlightenment. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

"Mosaico" a Fair Isle hat


Collage Kauni 1 lomo
 

“Mosaico” a Fair Isle hat.  I created this hat pattern thinking of the mosaic knitting patterns.  It is a Fair Isle hat with a folded rib band.   This hat is definitely a unisex hat and you may size it smaller or larger.  It has the ability to be a Tam, slouch or plain beanie depending on your gauge and blocking choices.

A mosaic (from the latin mosań≠cum [opus], '[work] relative to the Muses, artistic')  is a painting made with small pieces of stone, ceramic, glass or other similar materials of different shapes and colors, called tesserae, United through plaster, or other Binder, to form decorative geometric or figurative compositions. 

Materials:

You will need a skein of each color, about 115 to 175 yds for MC and 105 to 160 yds of CC.

Yarns:  

Main Picture Above Kauni Wool 8/2 Effekgarn,  Medium , 126 sts, 60 gms.
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) 100% Wool 656 yards / 150 grams


MC = 29 grams of El blue purple and CC = 31 grams  of Eu red orange yellow

Picture Below  Blend by Wollmeise, medium hat, 126 sts, 69 grams.

MC = 36 grams of "All Inclusive" and CC= 33 grams of "Fuchsia"

Sport / 5 ply 70% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon 546 yards / 150 grams

Needles US 3, 3.25 mm, double pointed needles or 1 or 2 circulars with a cable of 30" or more.
at one point dpns will be useful.

Gauge: 2" = 12 sts and 16 Rows in stockinette stitch.

Notions: Stitch marker, darning needle, waste yarn, crochet hook.

Finished dimensions before blocking. Rib band about 18(21, 24, 27), inches, if you get gauge.  Blocked this hat measured from crown to purl edge about 9 1/2 inches tall and 22 inches in circumference.

Blocking this hat consisted of hand washing by submersion, then laid flat to dry.  I used a towel to remove the excess water, by patting it dry.  You may use other ways of blocking as for a tam, or a bigger slouchy hat. It has a negative ease of about 1 to 2 inches.

 

 


Collage Kauni 2 lomo 

 $ 6.00