Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Finished Blanket

I finished the commissioned baby blanket. I found this pattern on The pattern is listed as,  Baby Coordinates - Gingham Blanket (crochet). You must sign up for the website to view patterns, but they have many free patterns. I had found plenty of patterns I am wanting to try.
I ran out of yarn, so I was unable to follow the dimensions  of the pattern, but I am happy with the way it turn out. 

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

afghan; in the works

I have been slowly crocheting some granny squares from some extra yarn I have. My plans are to make an afghan, either to sell or to keep for myself. I guess I will make up my mind once I finish it.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Do I need any of these????

As I have searched the web for various patterns and ideas, these are some books that keep popping up. I need to do more research on these book to see if they would be useful to me (even if they would not be very useful I still think the covers are pretty :)).

If there is anyone out there with an opinion, I would love to hear it!
Have a blessed day!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mountains & Crochet

Saturday my mom and I spent a few hours visiting my aunt and family at their vacation spot in the mountains.
I brought along some yarn, and did what I do, and took in the view.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Blanket Progress

I just sewed a square for the baby blanket for a family friend's grandson. I still have more granny squares to crochet, but I wanted to get a feel for how the finished product will turn out.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Colorful Yarn :)

There is something about picking a new yarn. Especially one that is very colorful and variegated.  I purchased this new Patons Kroy Socks Stripes in Sporty Stripes. I get excited with new yarn because you never know how the end product will turn out. I decided to use the yarn for a fingerless mittens pattern I have. I am very happy with how the first mitten has turned out so far. I still need to weave in the ends and sew on a button but I think it looks pretty cool.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Two Teddys Trip to Iowa

I made two more teddy bears for my two other "new", little cousins in Iowa. I decided to chronicle their journey from North Carolina to the North West. The girls were very excited about the bears, which tickles me.

Have a blessed day!
hannaH <3

Thursday, September 6, 2012


I spent my Labor Day visiting my mom's sister and her family in the great state of Iowa. I loved the beautiful scenery, the tastes and sounds of the Amana colonies. But my favorite part was spending time with the family. After meeting one of my 5 year-old cousins for the first time, we sat and spoke for a little while before she told me that I "talk like a cowgirl". :) This would be her interpretation of my southern drawl.
I love them all and hope to see them again soon.

On another note; as you can imagine, I am a little behind on my crocheting due to the trip. But I should be posting some projects soon.
Have a blessed day!

hannaH <3

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Center pull, ball of yarn.

Oh, the simple pleasures.
I am at the point in my life where I get excited learning new tricks that can apply to my crocheting. Here is a photo of my first attempt at rolling a center pull, ball of yarn. It is a little sloppy compared to the example photo of the one the guy in the tutorial made, but I am satisfied with it.
Here is a link if you want to try it for yourself: