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Hooded Cowl and Boot Socks

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

I made a Crocheted Hooded Cowl and Boot Socks as a requested Christmas gift. Both of them worked up so fast, I was amazed. The longest part of the project was waiting for the yarn order to come through the mail from JoAnn’s Fabrics. The yarn for the crocheted hooded cowl was so thick and the hook size P so large, it is a great project for a beginner. The recipient, (my daughter) loved the set, and now I have three more requests for boot socks! I hope I have enough yarn, otherwise I have to order more. 😮

* Pattern: Hoodie Cowl The Toronto * Yarn: Big Twist Natural Blend Super Bulky * Hook: P *

Hoodie Cowl The Toronot

Hoodie Cowl The Toronto

Hoodie Cowl

* Pattern: Livvy’s Buttoned Boot Topper * Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Bulky * Needles: 9

Buttoned Boot Socks

Buttoned Boot Socks

Monday, September 7th, 2015

This set is a gift for a very nice couple who just had their first baby. They did an awesome act of kindness for me when I needed it most. May God bless their new family addition!

* Pattern: Elephant Binky Clip * Yarn: Katia Bamboo * Size 3 needles





Ahhh….so precious!

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

So happy to share a photo of the sweet baby girl wearing the sweater I made for her!
How precious, and it’s a perfect fit, with a little room for growth….maybe!

A Sasha Kagan Baby Sweater

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

I finally finished this beautiful, challenging, gorgeous baby sweater for my co-worker! This is one of those patterns that has been on my “to do” list for years, so I was happy to finally have a reason to begin it when my co-worker said she was having a baby girl.

It calls for cotton, so you know I chose Omega Sinfonia….my all time favorite cotton yarn! The pattern is meant to incorporate the intarsia method for the flowers, but I was too lazy for the challenge and instead used the duplicate stitch after knitting up each piece. Well, THAT was a mistake! It took f.o.r.e.v.e.r to do each flower and the leaves, and I quickly regretted not doing the intarsia method. Lesson learned.

In the end, I absolutely love this little sweater, and will gift it tomorrow. Will I ever make it again? Yes! (But using the intarsia method!!)

Pattern: Patchwork Pullover by Sasha Kagan * Yarn: Omega Sinfonia * Needles: size 2,4

New Project: Radical Top

Monday, October 27th, 2014

After many months, I have a couple of projects in the works!
The first one is for a family member who wanted this “Radical Top” that is featured in “Crochetscene 2014.” I have chosen to make it using a cotton/viscose blended yarn called, Tandem, a Tahki yarn at $9 for a 50gr ball in the color: 02 Waterlilies. I’m using a crochet hook size H to get the proper gauge of 15 Sts/4 inches. So far, it’s going quick and easy!

The second project is a baby shower gift. The pattern is from the book, “Vogue Knitting Baby Gifts” and is called the Patchwork Pullover. I’m using Sinfonia Cotton and needles size 2 & 4.
I love the colors and I’m using the Intarsia method on the body of the sweater and will use the duplicate stitch for the flowers.

I couldn’t wait to see what the flowers would look like, so I stopped and made up one to get a sneak-peek. Love it! This sweater will be a 3-6 month size.

So, with these two projects, I’ll be a little busy for awhile.
It feels good to be busy again!

Contest at ‘Little City Girl” Blog

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Hey everyone! There’s a contest going on at Alla’s blog, “Littly City Girl”. She is the fabulous pattern designer of little girl’s knitted and crocheted garments that I have admired for several years now.

A sample of her designs: Alla’s “Sunlit Rose Crocheted Bolero”

My Little City Girl design

She will soon be publishing her first book and is offering a chance to win five balls of Trigo yarn and a 50% off coupon from her online store. The contest begins today and will end on Sept. 6th, with the winner being announced on Sept. 7th.

So, click on this link and enter:

Good luck!

A Crocheted Edge will do it!

Saturday, June 9th, 2012


Today I’m adding a little crocheted edge to a top that I made years ago. I didn’t like the way the border was ‘aging’, so I am making a 4-dc puff stitch with 3 chains between each.


  • Judy in Central Texas
    I've been knitting & crocheting many years, and it is great to see the rise in popularity. Basically,the loves of my life include: knitting, crocheting, being with my family and giving thanks to God for how He's blessed my life, but not necessarily in that order!
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