Tuesday, 29 September 2015

A Bit Of Summer Crochet....Completed!!





I had decided that this Summer...I would get a few things done, before Christmas was nipping at my toes!!

I have completed 6 Cowls...I have already given one to Erika for her birthday...It was a different stitch that I tried...one stitch in front loop, then one stitch in back loop...I like the way it turned out...

{see pics below} 

 The small blue one is one row in the front loop, then the next row in the back loop...
Alternating rows...
Also an interesting look....

The other ones, are with all stitches in the back loop only...a nice technique that Linda at White Weathered Hutch {side bar} taught me...I like that it resembles a knitting stitch...
The cowl I made for Pam in the Maritimes was the same stitch... 

 

The picture of the alternating stitch doesn't do it justice...but you can see in the photo below...where Erika is wearing the cowl...I find it looks kinda like a basket weave stitch...
 

 This super soft white one is for Miss V...
She looks so cute in these cowls...♥️












This one, I just started last weekend at the cottage...

So nice and bright!!

Not sure who it is for...

Maybe Moi!! 

For all you crocheters out there...
The yarn I used is...
For the grey ones...I used Bernat Premium Worsted 4ply...and I used nearly the whole ball...7oz...The one I gave Erika wraps around twice...the others are not as big..
The Blue and Beige are Red Heart Super Saver...Worsted 4 ply...5oz...
Bought these both at Walmart... 
The new project is from the yarn I bought at Michaels...

Hope you are all having a great day...
Rainy and miserable and humid here...
BUT...
I was lucky enough to have lunch at a sweet friends house...
Lots of chitchat...good for the soul♥️
And a delicious offering too!

My son will be joining us for dinner tonight...
Spaghetti..crusty bread...ceasar salad...

Enjoy the rest of your day!!

Cheers!  :o)
linda

54 comments:

  1. the cowls are lovely, I have never made one and need to get on the ball, they look very cosy!!
    The red one you are doing will look lovely on you!
    Supper sounds really good,
    have a great rest of your day, its cool up here in Sault Ste Marie too, but the sun is shining!

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    1. Lucky you! The rain was crazy here! But....the gardens need it!

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  2. I like these a lot. I'm going to try your stitches. I often use the back only pattern just because it makes it more like a knit.

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    1. Yes....I like that stitch too...and so easy!

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  3. Very talented and productive and they make lovely presents . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      Spoken like a true man! Hahaha! Thanks for the compliment my friend!

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    2. lol . . . well I'd say I'd like one but I might look a little funny in one . . . .lol
      There's a cup of tea waiting for you at my place . . . . . :)

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    3. Earl Grey . . . or peppermint if you wish or ordinary PG tips.
      Bring Erika's Jeans and you can mend them as you drink . . . lol

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    4. Love PG Tips!!
      Oh dear...get with the fashion Eddie!!! those are all the rage!! hahaha!

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    5. I know . . . I'm trying to wear my Jean knees out but my real knees will probably win . . . lol

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    6. Hi Blue!
      If you are ever looking for Eddie...if he is not here...he will be at Betsy's!
      How are you doing?

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  4. All the cowls look very sot and snuggly! Good for you on getting a jump start on the handmade gifts :) It's so humid here too and the a/c is back on ... ugh!
    Wendy

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    1. Yes....we put the a/c on last night! So damp and humid!
      They are soft and snuggly....you are an awesome knitter, Wendy!

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  5. I love those colors...so soft and beautiful. And look at you getting a jump on Christmas...such a great idea when you're
    doing hand crafted gifts! It's almost October....the holidays will be here before we know it!

    Rain here...but can't complain...we were getting very dry!

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    1. Our a Thanksgiving is on 2 weeks! Yikes!
      I need to find a new something to crochet......hmmmm...
      Pouring here....I was driving....could hardly see!
      The pool is full to the top!

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  6. I know that I've said this before, but you are such a talented lady! Glad you enjoyed lunch and chit chat. I agree, "good for the soul!" Dinner sounds yummy, enjoy being with your son and take care.

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    1. Hi Hester!
      Had a lovely time.....thanks!
      Perhaps I will make it to fitness next week....hahaha! I really should...... :o)

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    2. By the way, the name of the flowers at the front door is helianthus. And thank you for the lovely honey ginger tea! No pressure about fitness, which day will you be there? Jjust kidding. :)

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    3. I love that perennial!
      Hahaha...you are too funny! NOT! :o)

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  7. Beautiful cowls! I am sure that everyone who receives one will love it and snuggle into it! xx

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  8. Love the cowl . . . pattern too.
    I have done some crocheting . . . some, . . .
    I have done more knitting . . .
    Soon the cooler days will tempt me back into some knitting . . .
    Loved that bright red . . . bet it would be perfect for you!

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    1. I wish I was a better knitter....took it years ago,and then stopped...crochet is easier!
      Hope to see your knitting some time.....
      It is actually a coral more than red...I might just keep it!

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  9. All so beautiful!
    Thanks for the shout out! I forgot about that stitch..lol

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  10. Oh they are all so pretty great work . It is rainy and was humid but still rainy and cooling off now , tomorrow is to be a nice sunny cool fall day . Thanks for sharing , Have a good evening !

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    1. Hope the cottage got TONS of rain!

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  11. The cowls you're crocheting are all lovely and I'm looking forward to keeping warm with the one you did for me this winter...although I'm not looking forward to winter the cowl will certainly help me be warmer and stylish too. :) Thanks Linda! xo Pam

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    1. You are so welcome Pam!
      I want to see a picture of you wearing it! Ok?

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  12. I never learned the art of crochet or knitting, wish I had. The cowls are beautiful and I love all the colors. Hope you had a nice dinner with your son! The menu sounds good!

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    1. Hi Cheryl....thanks for stopping by!
      Crochet is pretty easy....nice to do while watching tv...had a great visit with my son....thanks!

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  13. Wow how beautiful and what lovely gifts to recieve! I love crocheting but am not that great at it. I was taught by my Aunt's in Italy who are fantastic at it but have never really had enought practice. I would love to start again and you've inspired me to do so! Ciao Linda! :-)

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    1. Good luck! Show if you take it up again!!
      Enjoy your week...

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  14. Beautiful, cosy, soft, snuggly. Such calming colours. Mmmmm.
    Love Caesar salad!

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  15. Love the cowls, Linda. I love that you sit by the water and crochet. Never thought about that...just reading a good book. But now, I'll have to take my knitting down to the dock with me. We have had rain all week and expecting Joquin to bring even more over the weekend. We needed it, but the rain is putting a damper on my weekend plans. Yikes! Hope yours is nice.

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    1. We had a hideous rain yesterday...today much cooler..and sunny!
      I saw that storm on the news! Stay safe, Laurie!
      I want to see some of your handiwork!!

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  16. They look so warm and attractive, Linda! Beautiful!

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    1. Well thanks Linda....long time no see!!

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  17. I can knit,,cowls..I have tried crochet and IDONTGETIT:( So many cute things to make..and my cowls do not compare to yours.My friend Susan(on my blog) crochets beautifully and she made me one..she makes little vegetables too:)
    They are lovely Linda..I love having scarves,cowls around my neck and not just because of Nora Ephron's famous line.
    I can't tell you how many hours I have spent by the sea ..stitching.

    I have that box of tea too:)

    Gloomy ,,chilly here today48F right now.

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    1. I must admit...I am a bit of a scarf/cowl junkie!! Can't stand when my neck is cold...I even took a light scarf to Florida!!
      I wore it on some of our chillier walks!
      I'll bet your knitting is fabulous...and beautiful!! have you ever put any up on your blog??
      I always crochet in Florida...very relaxing indeed...
      Sunny bit chilly here too...off to get Miss V shortly♥️

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    2. I have ..shared some on my blog:) Over 900 posts I have no idea where to look:)And I thought I had nothing to say..

      It's not fabulous trust me.
      I love a scarf in Fl:)

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    3. I must check that out, Monique! And...I bet it IS fabulous....:o)

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  18. Having two left hands, there's now way I'd attempt that. They are beautiful, Linda. You're very gifted!

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    1. But...you are a gifted artist! So cool....
      Better than 2 left feet, eh? Hahaha!

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  19. i always enjoy seeing your crochet projects. BEAUTIFUL WORK lady!
    my mother always was crocheting.
    remember those crocheted vests? i had one! i loved it!
    i'm allergic to wool. everything she made me was of yarn that wasn't wool.
    and yet it was still so beautiful. miss v will love her little cowl.
    and yes. i think the cherry red one looks like YOU. great with your blonde hair and tan! :)

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    1. Oh I don't use wool either Tammy....
      Almost finished the coral one!

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    1. I eyed to spread my wings....switch things up....

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  21. Of course you look much better today Linda!

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    1. Hahaha!
      Why did you hide your reply way back here?
      I was just being fasicious!

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