Friday, February 29, 2008

Crochet Fashion Shawl

I finished my gold color shawl, yay! Thanks to the wonderful ladies who commented on my previous post.
Even if I changed my mind on liking the color, I still love the design and the drape of the crocheted cotton thread.

Details of this project on Ravelry

Friday, February 22, 2008

Gold color crochet shawl

What was I thinking? I could use this as a tree skirt someday...hahaha...
Halfway through the project I wasn't sure about the color anymore, but I love the style. And it was easy to make, I couldn't stop.
Wish I had picked a sweet, romantic color like the original one...Though I didn't have anything like that in my stash.
Now about 75% done, I decide to set it aside for a while. It would be easy to finish whenever I want to.
Anyways, here it is so far:

Materials: Cannon cotton thread, size 8
Crochet hook size 5/0, or 3.5mm
Pattern: Eva's shawl by Milobo

Btw, thanks to Pam, Tina, Lily, Christina, Sue and my Sister for the compliments on my cardigan in my previous post. My sis liked it so much, she wanted one too :)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Crochet Cropped Pullover Cardigan

It has been windy and a little cold here these past few days and nights. I took out this cardigan in my craft closet and decided to wear it. Instead of feeling good about myself having designed and made this, I felt a bit sad.
I realized I have finished this almost a year ago and then...

Anyways, I like wearing this. I think its trendy, but appropriate for my age...anybody disagree?

Now for a WIP report. I found out about this shawl on Ravelry. It looks simple, yet sweet. I decided to make one for myself ;)
I think gold color (along with silver) are some of the trendy colors this year. I still have 4 more balls of Cannon MB859 to make the shawl. This is what I have after finishing one ball.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday FO and my Pay-it-Forward

Its Friday again, and its when we meet for our crochet livelihood project. Unfortunately, I was there but the group wasn't...there was some miscommunication.
Anyway, I wanted to see if they finished the shrugs and also the baby hat, of which I have given them the patterns last week.
Now I have another pattern to share with them. Here is the FO.

Materials: Cannon cotton thread, size 8
1.5mm steel hook

The design is adapted from a pattern in an old magazine.

I've just uploaded this project on Ravelry. And here's an FYI for Ravelry users - if you want to use your photos from other hosts other than Flickr, you may now be able to, after paying a toll of $3. I went ahead and paid, since I figured it isn't much, and I've been using Ravelry a lot. I have photos in my googlepages, and I don't want to put all my project photos in my Flickr account.

Now for my Pay-it-Forward rules:
I will send a gift to 3 people who leave a comment here requesting to join this PIF exchange.

I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within this year, that is my promise!

The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.
Want to participate?
* Leave a comment on this post
* make the same promise on your own blog.

Monday, February 11, 2008

A Wonderful Surprise from Sweden!

Several weeks ago, Ulla in Sweden, invited me to join in on her pay-it-forward. I wasn't sure if I would, but it was so nice of her to have thought about me. So I convinced myself...why not? I could surprise some people too.
I was thrilled when she asked me what color of yarn I like...and I answered: any shade of brown. She immediately sent me the surprise package, and here it is. It was all so wonderful...yarns in my favorite colors and the most beautiful fabric purse I have seen!

I won't be able to match Ulla's lovely one-of-a-kind creations, but I will try to surprise a few people and hope they pass it on. My pay-it-forward is coming up next post ;)

Meanwhile, here's a link to some more cool free patterns online:

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Just Posting...

Thanks for all the get-well wishes for my son. This morning when he woke up, he looked so much better than he did the past two days.
Btw, while we were in the hospital, our photographer took a shot of the view from our window on the 9th floor. It was late in the afternoon, so it seemed gloomy. This is in Pasig City, about one hour drive from our home in Quezon City.

The nice view and the Starbucks at the ground floor, helped keep me sane for five whole days of confinement :p I did bring some crochet WIP, but didn't work on it much. One of the nurses admired what I was doing and we talked a little. She was the only one I can remember, since the nurses assigned to us kept changing every 12 hrs., and all they did was check the boy's temp., blood pressure and pulse, and replace the dextrose.

Back home I have a couple of FOs, but no new pic...I finished another one of the brown shrug I had posted a few weeks ago - same size, same color. I submitted it to our livelihood project as one of several shrug designs they're going to make and sell. I also made an 8-inch square from a free pattern I saw on Ravelry, but I forgot to take a picture of it :p We plan to use the square to make a bedspread - a bit ambitious at this time, since we only have a few good crocheters and lots of projects in mind :p

And here's a short clip of birds singing that I took early morning the other day. The tall trees are right outside our fence.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

You make my day !

I'm here again. Took a while since my last post, and I haven't worked much on my crochet projects either :p
I've also been away from the internet for a week...been in the hospital for 6 days! My younger son got infected with the Dengue virus,(a potentially deadly disease transmitted by a mosquito). He's safe now but still recovering.

Back to blogging...
I've procrastinated this post for a while already. I have to thank some of my crochet and blogging buddies: Cathy, Christina, Deneen, Lesa, Riohnna for this award:

Now, to pass it on. Please bear with I mention everyone who really made my day several times when I read their blogs, their comments or their emails.

My older buddies...much younger than me ;) but I've known them since I was a newbie online. These are multi-talented ladies who can crochet and knit equally well. They also keep blogging in spite of their busy schedules:
Kimberly, Tina, Vik

The designers and pros - I've learned a lot from their blogs, from reading their adventures in life and crafting.
Rachel, Cathy, Chie, Deneen, Lily, Pam, Stacie, Shelle

Some more talented crochet buddies, who can also design, knit or sew if they wanted to; always have lovely projects and interesting stories to share on their blogs :
Ashley, Christina, Jaye, Kelly, Lesa, Lucy, Pearlin, Riohnna,
Sheila, Su, Sue, Ulla, Yasmin

And, my local crochet buddies, who I actually meet or will meet in the near future:
Aby, Beth, Fe, Gene, Jackie and Jenny (of Coats Manila Bay), Jeng, Jinky, Ria, Sigrid and the Habing Buhay crocheters, Tok

Thanks all for making my day!