It has been a while since I have taken any time to blog, but I wanted to show you the latest projects I have been up to.
I made two of these hats for two girls in my church. They are fast and the sizes chart in the post is great. Check out this blog for the pattern.
This scarf is really versatile, I didn’t take pictures of all the different ways it can be worn, check out this blog for the pattern.
This isn’t finished yet because I need more yarn, but my friend is coming in a couple of weeks and she will bring me some. I am anxious to wear it, because it is so pretty. It is a little complicated at first, but it gets easier as you go. Another great blog with free patterns. Can I just say how thankful I am that people are willing to share their crochet patters for free! What a blessing!
Pinterest is great. I found this post about growing your own garlic. I am skeptical, we will see if it works. If you try it, post a comment and let me know if it works. Here is the beginning of mine, It has grown about 2 inches since I took this pic. I will post on this later as it grows. We will if it is a pinsuccess or a pinfail.
I also made Turkish Baklava, it was really good. I will be doing a full blog post on this.
So as you can see I haven’t been blogging, but I certainly have been baking, crocheting and pinning!
I was introduced to this blog by a friend summer. Having a heart for adoption and since I love a good blog I started reading Karen’s blog often (you should too!). When she proposed a scarf swap I was all in!
My scarf swap partner is named Karen too. She also has a heart for adoption and you can see her great blog here.
After exchanging a few emails with Karen, I couldn’t wait to swap scarfs. I made and sent her a scarf that looked like this only grey. Here is what she sent me…
Yeah a package in the mail!
I was so excited to open it up… Voila a beautiful teal scarf and chocolate!
And as a language learner, I have to give mad props to anyone learning this language!
Yeah! I love my scarf!
I saw some pictures of Rag Rugs (try to say that five times fast) on Pinterest and I was intrigued. I thought it would be really fun to have a colorful rag rug of my own. Then I found this blog with a tutoral about how to cut the fabric and that really got me thinking. So I decided I wanted to use old jeans to make my own rug. I figured that the fabric would be sturdy and the colors would basically match. So I started collecting old jeans from friends, etc. and got started.
Cutting/Ripping the fabric takes a little bit of time, but it isn’t hard. I suggest doing it outside, especially if you have a heavy fabric like jeans.
Next get a big metal crochet needle and get started. Really use a metal needle my plastic needle broke pretty quickly.
Did I mention you need a lot of Jeans. This picture shows about 2 pairs of jeans. You can use kids jeans too, but they won’t get you very far.
Since she does such a good job of explaining how to cut the fabric and a simple pattern to get started, I won’t repeat.
And here is the almost finished project.
It is not as big as I want it to be, and I still have some jeans to add to it. It has really become a prayer rug. When I see it I think and pray for the people who gave me their old jeans and are now serving the Lord all around the world! Thank you friends!