Sunday, March 1, 2015

Smoothie packs

Trying to be healthy...again.
This helps:


Several were prepared ahead of time and frozen.


Makes for a quick and easy get-outta-the-house-off-to-work breakfast. :-)
I feel good when I eat like this.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Shhhhhhh...Bunny Rose Blanket

Can you keep a secret?
Oh good!
I'm going to surprise Bunny Rose with her very own
Mini Granny Rose Afghan.
Shhhhhhh...
 It's finished but I want to wait to give it to her once I have made a coordinating pillow. 
I used the granny rose pattern from here,
but crocheted only two rounds for the rose instead of three.

The blanket is 4 squares by 7 squares = 28 squares.
(Afghans fold better if you use an even number of rows - I forgot this time.)
The border is one row of hdc in white, and just a simple shell border in meadow,
 but the pattern comes with a picot border that would be cute too!
(All yarn is Stylecraft Special DK stash. :-) )


All folded up and ready to give
(Once the pillow is done, that is.)
I'm so excited!
I'll take photographs of the gift giving and share with you.:-)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Linen Stitch Mitered Dish Cloth

 I've been experimenting with a twist on my mitered dishcloth pattern:
The original pattern can be found here as pictured below:

In this new experiment the same pattern is utilized but with the linen stitch instead:
A picot stitch edge included in this pattern.

 What do you think? 
 This experimental piece was made to coordinate with the crocheted topped towel from this post.
The towel topper pattern can be found here.

I think this could make a nice gift. :-)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Swan River Yoga Cookies

Little Bug (#6) was my yoga partner.

Little Bug has moved far away to attend graduate school.
I have lost my partner, for now.

And she has lost heres...for now...but Little Bug found a new Yoga Studio that she loves,
it helps buffer the loss. :-)
In celebration, Swan Berlinkranser were made for Little Bug.

Berlinerkranser is a very special Norwegian cookie in our family.
Berlinerkranser recipe found here.

BTW - The NVO has happily become my new yoga partner, so all is not lost.
Now we have to find Little Bug a new partner. 
Three cheers for the NVO!!!


Friday, February 6, 2015

Floral Fiesta Afghan Colors

I'm looking to make an afghan that will coordinate with red oak floors
 and a big fluffy denim chair and a half (the blue yarn in here is called "Denim".):
Something a little more neutral than what I am accustomed to.
(Never end a sentence with a preposition? Oh well, I like the way it sounds.)
And since the colors are more natural I wanted the pattern to be the "pop" for this afghan.
So this is what I picked:
with these colors:
 
These are the colors from a previous post regarding this same project.
Stylecraft Special DK in "Gold", "Camel", "Stone" and "Denim".
I was waiting for "White", "Cream", and "Parchment".
"White" and "Cream" came and "Parchment" and "Mocha" were on back-order.
I could not wait any longer, I was too excited so I went with the
colors I had and added the "White" and "Cream" and I love it!
("White" gets added to most everything I do, this is my first try with "Cream" and I think it's good,
kind of like my friend "K" says: "It softens it a bit".).)
"Parchment" and "Mocha" did arrive since I wrote this post
 and when they did I wish I would have waited for them,
I might be able to add them still, 
although I already started the color repeat.
(Frogging?)

Isn't this a pretty pattern?
It's called Floral Fiesta, it's free and can be found here.

Stay tuned for a possible color update. :-)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Quarterly Girl's Night-Painted Owl Rocks

Every Season I am involved in a "Girl's Night".
We eat, craft and make merry!

This is the craft from the latest get together:



Painted Owl Rocks
This little guy is my favorite.
Which one do you like?

Monday, February 2, 2015

Chevron Scarf in HDC a la Kim!

My adorable friend, Kim, over at
the Snug Harbor Bay blog, was willing to share photos of
her beautiful scarf,
 crocheted from this free pattern:
The Chevron Scarf in HDC.
(It's the one that was featured on here at www.allfreecrochet.com.)
How cute and smart is she in this wonderfully colored scarf?

This was a gift for her friend,
I imagine her friend was very happy!
(And looked cute and smart in it too!)

Hop on over and visit Kim at her blog.
You'll be glad you did!

If any of you would like to send me photos of your projects from any of my patterns,
please email me and I would be happy to feature them on my blog. 
astri.bowlin@gmail.com
Be sure to include permission to use your photos. :-)

Also, if you would like to be on my blog roll, please let me know,
I have not updated it in quite a while and I would love to include anyone who would like to be there. :-)