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 am also sharing my SECRET persona, Lt. DAX, my life in code while living in Bajor. Maybe fiction maybe not is up to you to decide. Peldor Joi!!!
Santa's Little Helper
Well here you have it, I am Santa's little helper doing one of the things he does best, working with needles, in this case crochetting some pot holders and some placemats, going around and around, never getting dizzy.
In my spare time, when I am away from Santa, I cook. This pizza I made from scratch, well , almost from scratch, I bought a whole grain pizza dough, added some cooked lamb, diced tomatoes, olive oil, extra fiber . garlic, ground flaxseeds, sliced shiitake mushrooms and shredded cheddar cheese , red peepers, sliced black olives and some onions. I enjoy eating in my house a lot, specially freshly made foods. Fresh cheese cakes, sourdough bread, almond cookies, I know somewhere on the Internet Martha stewart listens cautiously and attentively.
This is part of my successful pizza cooking. I cover the extended dough with a light spread of olive oil. Sometimes I use pesto, and let me tell you it is delicious. Secondly my other secret for pizza is that I cooked the dough before putting the toppings on it, for about 10 minutes. You take it out, let it cool a little , say five minutes. Later you arrange the toppings on it. It goes back to the oven for some Ten to fifteen minutes. Bing! You have a pizza ready to eat. Thirdly , the pizza could not be perfect if I did not use one of my Tunisian Stitch Crochet Pot Holders. (on the right of the picture). Very holiday-like don't you think?
Finally, to close the night, while I was taking Buster Brown, my dog, to the park, there were some thunder and lighting. I was transported to my childhood years and I was laughing at the fact that my grandmother was so clever. She will tell us that the thunder sound was the sound that God's angels made while they were helping God move his furniture around in heaven. Why would I believe that? Well besides that you will believe everything your grandmother told you, in the tropics where floors are made of marble or terrazo stone, if you push a piece of furniture, like a table or a heavy sofa with wooden legs, they will make a similar sound. LOL It worked, we really did not get scared of the sounds of thunder and lightning.
The Prisoner of Azkaban Hogwarts scarves are very different from the old scarves where egalitarian stripes where the norm. I have created a pattern Inspired on the POA aka Prisoner of Azkaban scarves. All I request is that you place a comment, on this blog entry, to let me know you are going to use or intend to use the pattern. If you want my Knitted version, you can click here POA Scarf Knitted Version. I will have more pictures as I make more, but this is an original Gryffindor.
7 Ounces of Main Color
2 Ounces or more of contrasting color
Hook Size I
Darning Needle and sciccors.
To learn how to make this Stitch cick here --> hdc
POA Crochet Scarf Version
How to make a chain? * See note below
When Changing colors cut yarn and leave at least a 6 to 10 inch tail to weave.
This video is a Demostration of color change for this scarf. It is my first You Tube Video, lol!
With Main Color and Crochet Hook I (or size you prefer) Chain 30.
This is my latest project to make socks. I have been trying to make socks for a long time, but as I said before, kniting socks is not really my forté. One of the most essential parts of assembling your materials for the socks is the yarn. What kind of yarn will you use. Which colors? Do you want natural, or do you want some of it to be part synthetic . Remember it will be on your feet. LOL.
Here is the legend to my collage, enjoy!
1 LINDALPACA is 100% alpaca wool, but the Angelina Yarn (light Color) is 85 acrylic. Time will tell if I made the right choice.
2. You can see the ribbed tube of the sock being made.
3. You can see that my hand fits easily without being too tight, when finished.
4. You can see the heel starting to be made.
5. and 6. The sock completed.
7. Modeling the sock.
The socks are not hard to make. This is actually one of the easiest pattern that I found in the internet. The yarn is very thin so I used double strands. I will say that If you have never tried to make socks you …
A yarn organizer is something that all crafters need and desire. Whether you are doing Fair Isle knitting , or any color stranding project in either craft of crochet or knitting. If you need more than one color to make your project you want your yarn to stay in place and not rolling around the floor.
Instead of buying a pre made Yarn Organizer I came up with this idea for a homemade organizer. I bought a set of two 8qt containers with lids .
You may notice that I made five holes through the lid. I used a big screw of about 1/4 inch in diameter or more to go through the lid to make the holes. You may use 00 sand paper and a pencil to soften the holes and make the circumference smooth so the yarn does not snag. It is not perfect , but with care and patience you can have your own homemade Yarn Organizer. I guess any Tupperware or pitcher container will be good as well, but if you are looking for something bigger the you either buy something on the store or make your own. This gives me t…