Mama Knits Crochets and Quilts

Mama Knits Crochets and Quilts

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Archive for November 2017

Loose ends

Now that Thanksgiving is over, before starting anything new, I am trying to finish up a few things that are still not as they should be, to add order and peacefulness to my life.  I am always struggling to simplify, not always successfully, but every little bit helps. The latest thing I did was to… (read more)

Winter is over

Well, not the season.  That is just getting started here in Pittsburgh.  It hasn’t even really snowed yet, just a few fat raindrops that looked suspiciously like they were getting colder.  But it is almost Thanksgiving, so winter has to be right around the corner. But my Winter crocheting is over.  I did one version in a color called… (read more)

Winter finale — part 5

The last photo tutorial for Winter went live on Tuesday November 14.  It covers the final three rounds of the pattern.  Whew, I am glad there are no more back post stitches!  I really like the texture back post stitches make, they force a ridge to the front of the fabric and it looks really… (read more)

Winter, part 4

Part 4 of the pattern Winter went live on Thursday, Nov. 9.  Originally, the designer was going to post photo tutorials on Tuesdays and Fridays, but there was a misprint for one of the release dates, so she put one out on a Thursday instead of Friday.  I got a chance to crochet on Saturday, so… (read more)

Winter CAL part 3

It took me a little while but I finally got to part 3 for the crochet-along for the Grace Fearon pattern ‘Winter’.  The tutorial pictures came out on 11/7/17.  I had actually worked ahead on my Ocean colored doily, and had this part done.  Luckily, the instructions were very clear and I had no trouble… (read more)

Winter, part 2 again

Since I am not sure about Ocean, I decided to start Winter again, using Delft.  This is my solid blue thread.  It will be interesting to see how these two compare.  Now I will end up with two Winter doilies.  The funny thing is, I have no idea what I am going to do with… (read more)

Winter, part 2

Part 2 of the CAL was published on November 3 and includes rounds 8-13 of the pattern Winter.  I worked this up, using my variegated thread Ocean, and this is what it looks like. I am still not sure if I like it or not.  I will say, I like the actual crochet work, watching… (read more)

Winter, part 1

On November 1, 2017, the Winter CAL officially began.  What that means, for this non-mysterious CAL, is that the designer put an updated link on my purchased pattern in Ravelry that includes a photo-tutorial for every round in part one, which is rounds 1-7.  This is super helpful, because the pattern itself is written, not charted,… (read more)

Winter thread

So I had looked at the doily pattern called Winter before, by designer Grace Fearon.  It is a beautiful, lacy pattern that looks a lot like frost on an old single pane window in the winter.  A lot of people have worked it in white (you can see people’s projects when you join Ravelry, which… (read more)