Friday, December 24, 2004

sorry here's a better link..........

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

I'm moving...........

with doing so many other crafts...
the name "crochet creations" didn't seem to cover it....
the name is actually from the simpsons...
which is a big hit in our house...
and well since it's my fav color...
what else could I do?? lol..
I will keep this blog here...
maybe for a while...
maybe forever...
not sure yet...
please come and visit me over at purple is a fruit
Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 19, 2004

sock1 just about done

sock1 just about done
Originally uploaded by DandyLion1974.
I knit like a bugger yesterday...

and turning the heal was actually fun and isn't hard at all... I used this pattern here.. loads of instructions!!

the sock is just above my big toe... so I think I can change colors again and start to decrease...
I can't believe it's just about done!!

Kate, are you proud of me??

Tiffany, this gives me even more courage to start a sweater in the new year!!


Saturday, December 18, 2004

bad ribbing

bad ribbing
Originally uploaded by DandyLion1974.
good ribbing or bad ribbing... I'm not going to rip it apart!! that little bit took just about 1 1/2 hrs to do... I'll keep it just as is... it's my first try at socks, so this way I can see how much I've improved.... the charcoal color I'm doing a 3X1 ribbing for the leg part of the sock... I'm going to make them about 2 inches over the ankle, I don't like long socks.

let the saga continue.......

good ribbing

good ribbing
Originally uploaded by DandyLion1974.
I cast on 40 sts on 3.5 needles and the 1X1 ribbing went great for a bit... then I recounted the sts and some how I had 41?~?~?!?! well what the heck?? so I knit 2 together and continued on...
this is the good side:

screaming socks

screaming socks
Originally uploaded by DandyLion1974.
was at wally world the other day and seen this tweed yarn... it's a charcoal color with flecks of orange, teal, and purple in it.... I just walked by, and I heard this voice " MAKE ME INTO SOCKS!!!!" nope it wasn't a quite voice... so I turned around quickly and plopped it into the cart, found some orange, teal and purple for ribbing. ( ribbing is a total other for me?!?!)
it's my very first top of a knitted sock,

top of knitted sock... I love you ;~)

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

throw a ghan

throw a ghan
Originally uploaded by DandyLion1974.
finally done... not as big as I had originally planned, but big enough to throw around your shoulders to keep warm.

ripple granny

ripple granny
Originally uploaded by DandyLion1974.
remember this??

Sunday, December 12, 2004

gotta make this

I showed it to DJ and she LOVES it!!

Faux bandana

no pattern tho... but that shouldn't be a problem

she has made loads of neat things.. check it out!

Friday, December 10, 2004

A new kid on the blog...

I started up a blog for my girl, DJ... she's so excited about it.
She would love some visitors tho.. and a few comments.. lol...
you can find her at:

Thursday, December 09, 2004

I found the One I'm gonna try

Thanks Tiffany for the encouragement that I could make a sweater
that it's actually easy...
I always thought it would be really hard for some reason!??!
Here's the one I found Easy Crew Neck Pullover
I hope they're not lying when they say it's easy..
just thought I'd share

Great Gift Idea.............

Originally uploaded by DandyLion1974.
Dear Friends,

Let me know your sizes. Christmas is tight this year. I've learned to make
bedroom slippers out of maxi pads: You need four maxis to make a pair. Two
of them get laid out flat, for the foot part. The other two wrap around the
toe area to form the top. Tape or glue each side of the top pieces to the
bottom of the foot part. Decorate the tops with whatever you desire, silk
flowers, etc. These slippers are soft and Hygienic; Non-slip grip strips on
the soles; Built in deodorant feature keeps feet smelling fresh; No more
bending over to mop up spills; Disposable and biodegradable; Environmentally
safe; Three convenient sizes: Regular, Light day, and Get out the Sand Bags.

Happiest of holidays........

Martha Stewart Inmate 55170-054

ROFLMAO!!! this is the best xmas e-mail I ever got!!

Christmas is a coming...

Djs scarf
Originally uploaded by DandyLion1974.
and I'm about 1/2 way done!!
woo hoo
here's the scarf i made for DJ... she's going to get a touque and mitts to match too...
Naiomi is getting the same set too... just different colors, pink and blue, and different style.
I'm thinking about making her scarf with long stripes instead with eyelash for a border...
might be cute...

ok well of course it'll be cute..

I knit something round!!!

moms hat scarf
Originally uploaded by DandyLion1974.
ok so I've knit eyelash scarves before...
but a hat...
and to top things off I couldn't find a pattern for the needle size I had?!?!?! yikes..
so whats a girl to do...
I took 2 patterns and combined them and crossed my fingers that it actually would work out...

( note to self, uncross fingers before starting to knit... much easier to knit that way)

I finished it this moring!!
OMG... it actually fits,
it's NOT funny shaped...
there's no holes in it in odd places,
and I didn't lose any stitches!!

I just might be a knitter yet..
My goal is a sweater... ok someday... but certainly not tomorrow.. lol

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Throw a ghan - hhhmmmmmm

Worked on the afghan again yesterday and now it's about the size of a small throw...

it's getting there, slowly but surely... I'd imagine he'd just keep it on the couch anyways so it should be big enough for that.

ONLY 17 more sleeps till Santa comes!!

My boss said today she needed some new gloves for X-mas... so guess what she's getting from me??

you betcha... NEW gloves.... I'm thinking sock yarn gloves... black with some eyelash trim... Oh yeah Baby.... she'll be styling!!

Got a e-mail from Kim at Crochet me... and well the next issue sounds AWSOME!!
Can't wait till it comes out!!


We finished making 2 batches of Deer jerky the other day.. one orginal and the other honey garlic..... Y-U-M-M-Y!! Albert is planing on making more this weekend... it's a good thing we can freeze it...we have enough for the moment... men... they're crazy...

Well kids it's bed time...

get your jammies on,

brush your teeth

and get your butts to bed.

Remember Santas Watching You!!

Sunday, December 05, 2004


hey everyone...
love to hear your comments
keep them coming!

Peppermint Peekers

arm warmers
Originally uploaded by DandyLion1974.
my lastest creation... ta da....
Peppermint Peekers!!

The girl ( the same one who wanted the bert and ernie mitts... hey Jana!) asked me to make these... with no pattern I of course made up my own... now both of my girls want some too!!

Another lady at work loved the bert and ernie mitts too.. and ordered some.. but just black... boring?!?! yup... but what can you do?? so I have one made and will start the next one sometime today.

my hubby is in town picking up some ingredients to make some jerky... we have 2 dehydraters from our moms and will set it up this afternoon before they go to the hockey game.... this is our first time making jerky... so I hope it turns out ok....
we found loads of recipies online butwe're just going to start out with plain ole jerky to start with..


Thursday, December 02, 2004

Sponge Buddy hat and mitts

SB hat and mitts
Originally uploaded by DandyLion1974.
well I finished the Sponge Buddy hat and mitts, I LOVE the mitts and the hat, I'm not to sure about....It looks like bob, but I'm not to keen on a square hat??
Might just make a pillow form and sew up the bottom...

Oh the problems a crocheter faces :~S

till next time


sponge buddy mitt
Originally uploaded by DandyLion1974.
sponge buddy mitts....well they're so cute I might have to make some bigger for me... lol...

Sponge Bob.... gotta love him!!

Gonna make a hat too... will show you when I'm done.


Bert & Ernie

Jana s Mitts
Originally uploaded by DandyLion1974.
A girl I work with asked me to make some mitts for her the other day...
she wanted yellow orange and red... with no varigated in the house I told her I can make them strippy...
well don't they just scream Bert & Ernie??
I guess she can wear them while she's doing the Pigeon...
or while she's going over her paperclip collection...