Thursday, January 28, 2010

Crocheting the Night Away...

Last night was a very productive evening for my mom, my aunt, and I!! I figured out the crocheted earrings I wanted to do with the help of my aunt. I learned last night that some of these patterns are just written to make you feel dumb. The first step to the earring pattern last night was named something fancy like "magic ring loop" and the instructions were a mile long. It ended up being the normal loop I always make to just start a chain. Talk about trying to discourage you from the beginning!! In the end I think they turned out pretty good. I think the more I do them the better they will look. I just need to starch them to make them a little stiff! (I need to put the hoops on them too)

My mom recently remodeled her kitchen and decided to work on a checkerboard potholder! You actually crochet with three different colors at once. It was really cool!

I love the chalkboard paint on the inside panel of a door in her kitchen. The new saying she wrote made me laugh!

I also started my very first potholder too! These things are fun and addictive!

My aunt is working on finishig an afghan my grandma Ruby was working on before she passed away. I absolutely love the colors and want to use them in my next afghan. This afghan has such a special place in her heart!

I am so loving these nights of crocheting! I never want to leave. I actually came home and crocheted way past midnight last night!

Today I came home to happy mail from the lovely

I hit the jackpot! I received so many goodies: three magnets,super cute pencils, blueberry tea that smells amazing(I could smell it before I even opened the box),Our City Lights notecards, NKOTB book (wow...this made me squeel!), a red bow,and three vintage bowls. Seriously Diana thank you so much. It definitely made my day!

Well... I am hooked! I am off to do some more crocheting!! I can't wait to wear my earrings!! Tomorrow is Friday!! I am taking Monday and Tuesday off next week for my birthday so I get a long weekend. So looking forward to it! Poot is suprising me this weekend for my birthday! Yay!


jari spry said...

absolutely beautiful earrings! can't wait to see them when they're finished.

Carrie said...

love all your crocheting! Your happy mail is great I totally had that book haha!

Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh they are so cute. I love the neautral color since it will go with so much! I love everything, so pretty!

Jamie said...

Looove the earrings! I want to buy some from you!!!
Awesome happy mail!!!!

Violet Bella said...

you did a great job with those earrings, they are so beautiful! i love seeing all that you are working on. that afghan is so pretty in those colors. what a special thing. happy crocheting!

and Happy Birthday!!!

chelseybell. said...

those earrings are so pretty--you should make a simplified,"amber-doesn't-want-to-make-you-feel-stupid" tutorial :).

your crochet night sounds like so much fun! i need to learn to do other things besides granny squares!

Anonymous said...

I love the earrings!
What weight yarn are they made with?

Also, the chalkboard paint on the door is genius!

Anonymous said...

Love the chalkboard door and the message is so right on! :)
The earrings are divine xx

Lindsay said...

wow you are an amazing crocheter! I wish I knew how! All I can pretty much make are squares hehe.

mel said...

those earrings are soooo cute! well done!

Becky said...

Wooo! You made lil doilies!! I'm soo impressed, you are amazing! :)