Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Even if you don't "celebrate" halloween, fall is such a fun time for pumpkin hats! Here is one I made to cover up her bald head while at the State Fair and trick-or-treating. It is made with Lily's sugar n cream yarn, which isn't the softest yarn on the market. Still, it is all cotton (good for her excema) and comes in a variety of colors. Not to mention I happen to have enough scrap yarn in this color!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Thread Crochet Booties for Sundays

"She needs something on her feet" my husband said, when we learned we'd be taking this baby church. So sweet, but she didn't have any socks. So I made up some with a little thread I had. I love this thread. I never thought I'd say that about a thread. I had given up thread crochet--so tired of the tangling, and it sometimes cut my dry cracked winter-hands. Someone suggested I try DMC Cebelia, in #10, and I love it! Don't be put off by the small balls, because there is a ton of thread wound on! It slides so easily. I can tell it will hold up to heirlooms much better--and isn't that what we want after all that thread work? To be able to hand it down? I hope this little gal will pass these on to her babies one day.