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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Monday, September 21, 2015

Badan Body and Triton

Badanbody products 
 So I have not written in a while about much.  I have been working like crazy.  My new job with the State of California is very interesting.  I have made new friends and new acquaintances.  There are two or more people that I hope friendship  is our gift on the long run.   So I decided to pamper myself with  products from  WWW.BadanBody.com  The products that you see above are extraordinary.  The Body Ghee actually disappears in from of your eyes.  It leaves a low sheen on your skin, but NO GREASY FEELING!!!!  The sandalwood perfume is fantastic and exactly what I was hoping for.  The soap scent is not overwhelming, but t is present.  I  will give a review once I have used one.  I used the cologne aka perfume and the ghee.  I will be getting more in the future 
  Triton in Rylieo 
Now to the Triton Hat which I am making with Rylie, a yarn by Skacel.  Is 50 % alpaca, 25 % linen and 25 % silk . The yarn is very soft and is kind of drapey, blame it on the linen.  So I will be coming back again, not to worry.  My work has given me a lot of motivation to come back and blog.  I will be working on a new scarf and a new hat in the near future. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Timberline Cardigan WIP and more

Timberline Cardigan body start 
It is nice to go back to knitting this great cardigan.  It is definitely not a piece for social knitting.  I have 3 charts that I have to look at and it is spread out on a project table.  I will be making some socks for social knitting and let this baby to do at home.

Will keep you updated on the progress.  I do have a great feeling about this cardigan, it is going to look fantastic and I know that I will learn a lot about knitting.  This pattern as you saw on the title is the Timberline by Jared Flood.  So far what I can tell you about this pattern is that it is a gorgeous piece and that I am enjoying the knitting.  It is complex, yet basic and easy and you learn a lot about yourself.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Welcome to August 2015

Stitch and pitch 2015 
July ended with a fun  Stitch And Pitch Game.  Giants won. I have not been blogging as much as before or having as much craftying.  I am back on the employed land and it is a challenge after 12 years of not being working,   Fun has to be scheduled and I get overwhelmed with the daily people interactions.  Being the an awkward introvert, allows me to take time every day to recharge myself from being a public servant, and effectively function in the world.

In the meantime I will continue to do my best to work and play and keep you informed of my new adventures in life.  Hope to have a new pattern swatch done for a new SCARF!!!!  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

“Blaincéad” a Baby Blanket

Leanbh Blaincead Collage(1)

 Blaincéad translated from Irish means  Blanket. It is a simple lacy baby blanket inspired by the staggered eyelet stitch. Main picture is 25 repetitions of main pattern with 5 Rows of seed stitch at the beginning and at the end of the blanket. Measuring 27 inches in width by 30 inches in length, not blocked.  This is about 250 Grams or 615 yards or about 5 skeins of the CotLin yarn.   Blocked to 30 inches by 38 inches.  The Teddy Bear shown is the Arkoudáki Bear.  You may click on the hyperlinked name or copy and paste in your browser the following link if you prefer to do so.  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/arkoudaki-a-teddy-bear


st(s) = stitch(es)               k2tog = knit two sts together

Gauge:                 10  sts  and 14 Rows = 2 inches in pattern.

Needles:              US 4 3.5 mm

Yarn:                     DK CotLin Knit Picks About 5 skeins or 615 yds for size shown.

Notions:               2 or more stitch markers, darning needle.

The pattern is in multiples of 4 sts, plus 3 sts.  Once you know how many stitches you will be casting on, add 5 more sts for the left border and 5 more sts for the right border.  The extra 10 stitches are for the seed stitch border.  The blanket shown in main picture is 125 sts.  This blanket has a left border of 5 sts, 112 + 3 = 115 sts for the main body and 5 more sts for the right border, this gives you a total of 125 sts.

Begin Pattern by using your favorite cast one method, and cast on the appropriate number of sts.

Note:  You may place a stitch marker after the first 5 sts and before the last 5 sts.  These will be your left and right borders.  Charted instructions have been provided on Page 3.
$ 6.00

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" 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.


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!