Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Coffee Koozie!

I learned how to crochet! Yay!
Thanks to my friends at Mountian Park Baptist Church.
Last night Julie Lewis hosted a Women's Ministry get together where she and some other experienced crocheters invited all the women to get together to crochet coffee koozies.
I had so much fun. Almost all of us were learning how to do it.
I tried my best to get it done in the time we were there, but I had to come home and finish it.
It doesn't look perfect by any means. (It barely stretches around the skinniest coffee mug I own) But it's cute and I couldn't wait to use it this morning. And besides. I'm just so happy that I've learned the basics beyond making a chain.
I have a renewed spirit in crocheting.
In fact, I can't wait to finish blogging and go do some crocheting.
In case anyone who reads my blog crochets and would like to make this koozie too here are the instructions I was given last night. If you have any questions I'll do my best to answer them or get the answer. I have no idea what to do by reading the instructions, but I might be able to remember what I actually did. Hopefully it matches up.
Supplies: 26 yds of cotton or sport weight yarn
E, F, or G crochet hook
Yarn needle
Chain until work measures approximately 11 inches and turn
Row 1: skip 1st chain and SC in each chain to the end. Chain 2, Turn your work.
Row 2: skip 1st SC, DC in each SC to the end. Chain 1, turn your work.
Rows 3 - 6: Repeat rows 1 & 2 twice.
Row 7: skip 1st DC, SC in each DC to the end.
Tie off and weave in the ends.
Attach button(s) to one end of work. Wrap around a coffee mug, button and enjoy!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Baby Wipes!

I made a batch of 10 flannel baby wipes last night.
Well, actually early this morning.
It's the first thing I've made for the new baby!
I'm very excited, and about to go make some more right now.
Monday, July 5, 2010

Momma got a new dress!

I finally made something with that cut of black jersey knit that I bought from Fabric World here in Stone Mountain a few years ago.
This fabric was unique in that it was/is a solid tube. Seamless.
So I put some elastic in the top, a hem around the bottom, secured a cut of ribbon to the front so I could tie it around the neck and secured a cut of ribbon to the back so I could wrap it around and tie it above my tummy. Voila! I have a new dress at 2:00 in the morning when I started it at 1:00.