Happy Birthday To Me!

Some gals get bouquets of flowers, this gal gets a bouquet of yarn!

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Happy Hooking and  (k)Nifty Knitting!
Megan

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Crochet Meet Up

Last week I attended my first crochet meet up.  I worked on finishing a scarf that had been languishing in my crochet bag for months!  The finished project looked something like this.  I gave it to my grandma who came out for a visit.

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I found the FREE pattern on Ravelry!  It is easy to follow and quick to finish.  The pattern is on the blog Fiber Flux, and there are many other great patterns on this blog, I highly recommend a visit!

Here is the link to the pattern:  http://www.fiberfluxblog.com/2013/01/free-crochet-patterngelato-infinity.html

The meet up was wonderful too, I plan on attending on a regular basis.  The two women who started the group crochet blankets to donate to charity and auctions.  The group was really nice, and I look forward to getting to know these women better.

What projects do you have waiting to be completed?

Happy Hooking and (k)Nifty Knitting,
Megan

Crochet On The Water

This last weekend I was able to take some time to go to my family’s lake house.  I got in some wonderful family time, some swimming, and even some time to crochet.  I can officially add boat to the places I have done “it” (crochet, that is dirty birdies)!

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I worked on some lovely crochet hexi blanket pieces.  I have been interested in working on a granny square type blanket and brought some extra end bits.  I am thinking of doing a floral sort of pattern.  I will be playing around more with it… and of course I will show you all what I come up with. 🙂

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Update 8/14/2014:  Here is the link to the free hexi pattern I have been using, they are super cute!  http://crochetincolor.blogspot.com/2013/08/hexagon-pattern.html

Happy Hooking and (k)Nifty Knitting,
Megan

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I’m Back!

Unfortunately over the last several months I have lost touch with both my blog, and my passion for fiber arts.  Over that time I have moved to a new city, started a new job, and was accepted to grad school.  With the new challenges ahead I feel it is more important than ever to get back into blogging and my passion.  So with my new adventures in my new city I have decided to join a crochet and knit club.  The first get together is tonight, and I am looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things!  I will let you all know how it goes tonight!

Happy Hooking, and (K)nifty Knitting,

Megan

Las Vegas Infinity Scarf and Mitts (Free Patterns)

Las Vegas Infinity Scarf and Mitts (Free Patterns)

I started this scarf at 30,000 feet on my flight to Las Vegas for Christmas. These are done in Lion Brand Amazing yarn in the Pink Sands Colorway.

The infinity scarf is done in a pattern I came up with myself.
It is done with about 280 yards of worsted weight yarn, and an I hook

Foundation: Chain 24

Row 1: Starting in the third chain from the hook half double crochet (HDC) in each chain stitch (22 half double crochets) chain 3 and turn.

Row 2: Skip the first stitch and HDC in the second stitch from the previous row. *Chain 1, skip one stitch, HDC in the next stitch* repeat to the end of the row. You will have created 11 squares in the row. Chain 2 and turn. (you will have 22 stitches)

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until your scarf has reached the length you want it. I usually make mine around 58 inches (but I like mine tighter and they do end up stretching). End on row 2.

To attach fold the scarf in half, making sure the scarf does not twist and attach the ends together with a slip stitch.

If you have any questions about this pattern ask away. This is the first time I have put a pattern together so I hope it is straight forward enough. If you make this pattern please link back to this blog, you may not post any of this either in part or in whole as your own. You may sell items made from this pattern, but you may not sell the pattern.

The wrist warmers were found on Ravelry, and it is a FREE Pattern! The pattern is really easy to follow and I was able to complete both in an evening.
Here is the link:
http://two-little-cs.blogspot.com/2013/01/simple-fingerless-gloves-pattern.html

Happy Hooking All!
~ Megan

National Dress Up Your Pet Day!

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Evidently it is National Dress Up Your Pet Day!  While I have never made an outfit for my Rocko or Heffer (my dog and cat), I am sure there are many people who have.  What is your favorite knit or crochet pet pattern?  What have you made for your pets?  Share in the comment section below…

Happy Hooking!
~ Megan

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New guilty pleasure!

I was at my favorite local yarn store the other day and found some Cascade Eco Duo yarn.  It is a baby alpaca/wool blend, and it is not dyed.  This yarn is perhaps one of the softest yarns I have had the pleasure of touching.  Let me put it this way… if I could shrink myself down and live in it, I would.  It was $15 for a ball, but it was worth every penny.  I think one ball will be enough to make a hat for my husband and a headband for myself!  I will post pictures when I get around to making them.  For now it is hidden in my special stash… I may have already said too much…

Here is the link to the Cascade page:  http://www.cascadeyarns.com/cascade-EcoDuo.asp

What is your favorite guilty pleasure yarn?

Happy Hooking!

~ Megan

Just Passing This On…

… I am sure most crocheters have heard of the blog Moogly, but just in case you don’t follow her on Facebook I thought I would share this with you all.  She will be hosting a Crochet-A-Long for all of 2014.  Here is a link to the first square.  I think I am going to hop on and do it too!

Here is the link:

http://www.mooglyblog.com/moogly-afghan-cal-block-1/

Happy Hooking

~ Megan