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Winter 2006 Hat #1

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Here is one of my Winter Hats. It will be accompanied by a scarf that I am working on. It is a combination of 5 kinds of yarn. It has regular Red Heart, Paton's Divine, Lionbrand Mohair, and two wool blends. The texture is amazing, the pattern is made as I work on it. One of the secrets of making this kind of pattern is to decide the number of stitches between your points in the graphic. I actually did not know what it was going to look like until I was past the beginning of the black triangles.

The band around the head was made inspirationally as I was crocheting. Tto make it very unique and one of a kind. I am working on the Scarf, I will be done sometime soon, but no promises , LOL, that it will be done by the week's end. Thanks for stopping by.

Socks Oct 06 Collage

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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 …

Socks come in pairs, Oct 06

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I have been very interested in making socks, just for the fact that it is something nice to make , specially if you make them as a gift.

Not long ago, I did my forst attempt at kniting socks, but besides being interesting, kniting socks is not for me, Even though there is a cricular needle technique that I may try some day, but definitely not this year. I bought this yarn at a garage sale. It is alpaca wool. Lots and lots of yarn for little money!

I think this is an idea that all of us like to pursue, free yarn or almost free yarn. I may make a knitted or crochet scarf with this yarn I will decide before the weekend is over. I am also planning to make a hat with it. Lots of good use for wool, specially alpaca wool.


Here comes the beginning of the turning of the heel in another color. I think it is a cute combination. This has been a great experience for me as I see myself growing in my craft. Once I got done making a big Christmas Stocking, I decided it was time to give a smaller size s…

Fall Collage for my New Designed Hat Oct 06

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This is the end product of one of my fall hats. This is my own © design. I have more hats coming and some crocheted socks. This hat was made with aurora 8 from Karabella yarns, it is 100% merino wool and it is very nice to wear. I carried the two colors throught most of the work. It was a very fun hat to make,. CraftyAndrito's original. Anyway thanks for stopping by I have more hats in the making, I may even dare to knit one on Lamb's Prode wool, but I have to do it while I am in the mood for knitting LOL. See you soon!

Some hats for the Fall of 2006

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This hat is made with 100 % Merino Wool . The yarn is aurora 8 from Karabella Yarns. The texture of the wool is amazing. I did not know how great merino wool was. I was testing a patern for a fellow crocheter Deneen and my inspiration to make fall hats came from there.
Making men skull caps is one of my hobbies as Ilike to keep my head shaved, but protected from the elements LOL. So my skull caps where born, some made of cotton, some made of wool.

This particular Skull Cap is mainly made in double crochet all around. There are three part to the hat. The upper part is made in the variegated colored yarn, then the middle that has more green in it was made by alternating yarns every other dc . The the bottom as you see is made with the variegated yarn once more. It has three FPdc or (front post double crochet) rows .

I make Front Post dc in two ways it depends how I feel the look will affect the way the hat looks. One of the ways is to yarn over the hook and then decide if you are going to …

What's a Tombie, it is a ....

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A Tombie is a tomatoe zombie and more than that a Psycho tomatoe.
At the mystery Crochet along every week a part of the pattern is disclosed. I take extreme care not to reveal parts of the pattern that let you know what youy are working on.

I try to choose patterns that can be made in worsted weight yarn. Sometimes I go around the internet and asked designers to join my group or to allow me to use their patterns for a Mystery Crochet Along, or MCAL as we called them. This are always fun in my opinion.


Where you might ask? Well very simple. Athttp://groups.msn.com/crochetdepotwe have been blessed as one of our designer members has allowed us to have a Mystery Crochet Pattern to share for October.

The designer is Regina Rioux Gonzalez from http://monstercrochet.com and you can also find her and her creations when you visit her blogsite at http://monstercrochet.blogspot.com

I finished the pattern and thought nothing of it. I put the tomatoe with other fruits and vegetables. As you can see t…

Halloween Napkins

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Today I got a second package from Vampira. It was spooky and I proceeded with caution. Will there be spiders coming out, or maybe a bat. It was a trick or treat bag, humongous in size, I will be taken candy from the children this year Mwahahahaha! There were some friendship notes as well.

Today as crafty as I am, it was decided to use the fabric that she has given me and make napkins for the season. Halloween Napkins, perfect for the eery dinner, or that unexpected quiet moment. Great conversation started or maybe it will end your conversation . Alas here they are my new Napkins courtesy of Vampira.

Thanks for stopping by, maybe I will see you after midnight?


Happy Halloween From Vampira

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I had a smelly package that arrived at my gates, It smelled good and of spices of fall. There where fabrics with spiders and monsters and such,so wonderfully scaryy is all! There were yarns and chocolates and a pattern to match, scary stickers and a headless ghost, well not so headless. A hideouos tie a washcloth and soap, maybe I need a bath after all that chocolate. The coasters were delicious, was I not suppose to eat them? AH! the Yarn made from the scalp of Aliens. Mixed knuckles in a can for the snack creature I have. MWAHAHAHA

Fangs to Vampira My exchange Partner

Places I have Been!

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Don't let this fool you I have been very busy. I have plenty of crafty items in the making.
I am revamping as well
http://groups.msn.com/crochetdepot
We are ready to Celebrate our first anniversary WOOHOO!

At CrochetDepot we are accepting applications by referral, it is a private group, if you saw it in my blog please refer to this posting. If a friend is recommending you they can email me to let me know.
Thanks for stopping by.

I got this from Cheryl's Blog
and Cheryl got it from Deneen's Blog


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Handcrafted Christmas Stocking

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As you can see I have been busy with Christmas items already. You need to get a good head start otherwise the Holidays will be upon you before you know it. This Stocking is made with Red Heart Yarn and is adorned with river pearls. What I like about making this stocking is that it has given me a window into making socks. It is not hard, but it is not that easy either. I have the yarn for socks and the hooks, let's see when I start making my own socks. LOL.

I have been working on my quilting techniques and it is a learning experience. Getting to know your sewing machine is paramount if you want to be successful in aiding yourself in your quilting experience. Some things may have to be done by hand , because your machine can not handle it's thickness.

Thanks for stopping by and come back again.

My first actual charm

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Here it is my first Charm. The items before you are the ergonomic cutter, the self healing mat and a square ruler. You will notice a pair of scissors and the 5.5 " Charm is in the middle.

I have been sewing since I was around 10 years of age. It was a fascinating machine to me then. It is a great machine to master. I will say that cutting fabric with this ergonomic cutter is a breeze. I was given warnings and hints on how to cut with this cutter, so that I will still have my fingers intact at the end of the cutting. You can cut 6 or more layers of fabric with this cutters without much excitement. That my friends is a sharp blade in my book.

I am in a Round Robin of sorts where I send a charm and my charm is complemented by adding a FAT (A FAT is a piece of fabric 18" by 22") to it three times , until it returns to me. I will do the same with each Item that comes my way. This will help me with my project and will also help me with adding some funky Christmas fabric to my q…

Double Layer Pumkin Cheescake

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So the new Battlestar Galactica Season is at hand. I am so eager for it to start, I watch the heavens for signs of Cylons . If you have not checked www.scifi.com go and check it out their pre season webpisodes are very cool. I will be eating another piece of this anti-cylon cake. Sleeper agents shut down when they have a taste.

I am very busy with my MSN Group, exchanges and making Christmas Stockings. I am also making sewing some Pot Holders for a house warming gift. I will be posting more pictures later this week. Thanks for stopping by and may the Gods of Kobol have Mercy on our souls.