Wednesday, December 4, 2013
To celebrate let's have a sale, shall we?
Sale includes any item in my shop. This sale runs Friday, November 29 at 12 am est through Monday, December 2 at 11:59 pm est.
(The photo says 11/28...oops!)
Use the coupon codes above when checking out from my shop, Love City Crochet, on Etsy.
You can only use 1 coupon code per purchase.
And along with this awesome sale, I'd like to introduce you to a couple new items in the shop! I have been so excited to get them posted and ready for you. Each and every item would be a terrific gift for a friend or your little one this year!
Stop by Love City Crochet and take a peek! I'm sure you'll find something you like!
All photos by Amber Adamson Photography
Monday, November 25, 2013
Hello and happy Monday to you all! My family and I drove up to New Hampshire to visit family and we are having a blast. It started snowing right after we pulled up to their house and it was just magical. The kids got on their snow suits and tramped around in the show as soon we they woke up the next morning (seriously...it wasn't even 8 am yet). It is SO cold here, but we are really enjoying the cousin play time!
Here are a few fun yarn projects that I found this week for your viewing pleasure...
This mini tassel garland by La La Lovely is just that...lovely! Wouldn't they would be fun to make in some Thanksgiving or Christmas colors to adorn your wall or fireplace?
This huge cable knit blanket is exactly what I need right now to keep me warm in this winter wonderland I'm visiting! It is absolutely gorgeous and made by Camp Kitschy Knits on Etsy.
The pom poms on this hat are SO adorable! I have a thing for giant, colorful pom poms on hats lately. I love the square version, but the regular hat version is adorable too! Find the pattern at MamaChee.
These little heart patches by Creating Laura, are so cute! I think this heart pattern would also be great for a beginning knitter (like me), to start working on increasing and decreasing!
I hope you all have a fantastic holiday week! I am excited for the adventures we are going to find while in NH and I am also super excited to share some new products for my shop later this week! These items will be perfect gifts for Christmas!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
About this time last year, I wrote up a pattern for what I called the handkerchief scarf. I was never really satisfied with the end product, so I finally got around to modifying it a little bit. I wanted it to be a little thicker in both the neck section and in the ties. And then, I added a fun little flower button for show!
Here's what I did:
With worsted weight yarn and a size I crochet hook.
*Directions for Dc Dec (double crochet decrease) from steps 9-11: yarn over, place hook through stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through first 2 loops on hook ONLY, yarn over, place hook through next stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through first 2 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through last 3 loops on hook.
1. Ch 4. Sl st in first ch to form a loop.
2. Ch 2. Work 3 more dc into loop.
3. Ch 2. Turn. 1 dc in same st. 1 dc in next 2 sts. 2 dc in last st.
3. Ch 2. Turn. 1 dc in same st. 1 dc in next 4 sts. 2 dc in last st.
4. Ch 2. Turn. 1 dc in same st. 1 dc in next 6 sts. 2 dc in last st.
5. Ch 2. Turn. 1 dc in same st. 1 dc in next 8 sts. 2 dc in last st.
6. Ch 2. Turn. 1 dc in same st. 1 dc in next 10 sts. 2 dc in last st.
7. Ch 2. Turn. 1 dc in next 13 sts.
8. Repeat step 7 two times.
9. Do no chain up. Turn. 1 dc in next 11 sts. *Dc dec in last 2 sts.
10. Do not chain up. Turn. 1 dc in next 9 sts. *Dc dec in last 2 sts.
11. Do not chain up. Turn. 1 dc in next 7 sts. *Dc dec in last 2 sts.
12. Ch 2. Turn. 1 dc in next 7 sts.
13. Repeat step 12 two times.
14. Ch 2. Turn. 1 dc in same st. 1 dc in next 6 sts. 2 dc in last st.
15. Ch 2. Turn. 1 dc in same st. 1 dc in next 8 sts. 2 dc in last st.
16. Ch 2. Turn. 1 dc in same st. 1 dc in next 10 sts. 2 dc in last st.
17. Ch 2. Turn. 1 dc in same st. 1 dc in next 12 sts. 2 dc in last st.
18. Ch 2. Turn. 1 dc in same st. 1 dc in next 14 sts. 2 dc in last st.
19. Ch 2. Turn. 1 dc in same st. 1 dc in next 16 sts. 2 dc in last st.
20. Ch 2. Turn. 1 dc in same st. 1 dc in next 18 sts. 2 dc in last st.
21. Ch 2. Turn. 1 dc in next 21 sts.
22. Repeat step 21 eight times.
23. Fasten off. Leave long tail on one of your two pieces.
24. With long tail, sew two pieces together. Fasten off.
25. Sc as evenly as you can around entire scarf. Fasten off.
26. Take one tail piece and weave through the 13th row of dc on the other tail.
27. Optional: sew decorative button where the two tails cross.
This scarf is cute and warm, without being too bulky. I rather like it! I think it would also look really cute paired with a collared shirt. What do you think?
As always, email me with any questions!
LindsayHaynie @ gmail [dot] com
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Today I am...
...excited for our road trip this weekend.
...tired, even though I'm sleeping pretty good. So what's up with that?
...guilty for snapping at the boys this morning. I wish was a chipper morning person.
...proud of Milo for every teeny little step he takes.
...happy every time Owen talks with his sweet little lisp.
...frustrated by one little wispy hair that keeps poking my eye.
...grateful for Ande's constant willingness to help me.