Sunday, October 12, 2014

YOP Week #15

Well, I didn't blog my YOP's last week because it was the "same old, same old" projects plus there was work to be done around here.  I can't seem to keep up but all of a sudden I noticed that although this is only week #15 of is only 11 weeks until Christmas!   I'm in the middle of a huge cleaning and clearing out project, plus there is Halloween and Fall which I adore and always send gifts and goodies out to the grands.  So, I have got to get serious and just close my eyes to my surroundings and cast on!  So here I go!
Since many evenings I was dog tired I just crocheted some small squares and watched t.v.......
I also started on some Grannie Squares 
in solids as it has been years since I've done them and I was very grateful for Sandra, over at Cherry Heart, for her instructions.  I have a bunch of old acrylic yarn that I am trying to use up. Check the link above for her veritable "crochet school".  She's amazing!  Just remember they are UK terms so a treble crochet is a double in U.S. terms etc.
This will be a scarf for my son Benjamin.  I started it last year and frogged it but I'm ready to tackle it again this year. 
This will be a scarf for my daughter....isn't that yarn scrumptious?  I just hope those loops don't get in my reminds me of a lambs wool jacket my Mother had "back in the day".
This will be a Jack O' Lantern bookmark if it works out.  I don't have the right size thread or hook
so we'll see........
This is Sam's hat but it needs the ear flaps.....
This is a free pattern from Lion Brand.  Each year I try to make the grands an ornament for their Halloween trees.  We are BIG on Halloween!  This year it looks like little Casper...but again I don't have the right weight yarn so I'm hoping it works out alright.

And of course I can't forget the preemie hats for October!
And here is my yarn buddy...Grace.  She loves yarns, hooks and needles as much as I do but she restrains herself and is very good.....but she watches....very carefully.
I hope you had a great weekend and I wish you a great week ahead and smooth sailing....we are due for some big time, maybe severe storms tomorrow so everyone stay safe and remember...."turn around, don't drown"! 
Happy Trails!


  1. Mmm what a lovely selection of projects. I love that loopy yarn!!

  2. Oh lots going on, love them all. The squares are gorgeous in the solid colours. The Casper will be gorgeous will be smaller or larger depending on your yarn but that's all once your using the right needle to the yarn.

  3. You have lots of projects going! I should finish that scarf I started last year...I should make an inside project list! Yard work is almost done...still a few lose ends and of course a few leaves hanging in the trees:)

  4. Very sweet projects
    Hello to your lovely cat xx

  5. Lots going on! Love the little ghost! And Grace is absolutely beautiful...

  6. Such lovely projects and yarn too. I couldn't help but notice such pretty patchwork and quilting in the background of all your shots x

  7. Fun projects. I hope you show the bookmark when it's finished. Lots of handiwork going on there.

  8. Wow, you have lots of projects to do but knowing you, they will all be done in plenty of time for Christmas. I can hardly believe that it is only 11 weeks away. Looking forward to next weeks post to see how you did on all those projected projects.

  9. I haven't even considered making crochet bookmarks. I need to get some thread, I already have the little hooks waiting to be tested!

  10. Grace is beautiful!

    A Halloween Tree? Is that really a thing? I think I might like that idea more than a Christmas tree!! The Caspar pattern is adorable. It might work out to a slightly different size, but I'm sure it'll work.

    I haven't posted anything lately either because life has been just knocking me flat lately, but maybe by the weekend I'll have something to say or show!

  11. Your cat has lovely fur. That is cool yarn for your daughter's scarf. What a neat idea to have Halloween trees!


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