SHELLS AND SUNSHINE COCOON & HAT SET

SHELLS AND SUNSHINE COCOON & HAT SET

Spring is on its way, and a little sunshine will be nice.  I completed my next pattern over the weekend and made two sample sets… I am hoping I got all the little quirks worked out and I will be posting the free pattern later this week for these cute little baby Cocoon & Hat Sets.  I tossed around the thought of what to call the pattern and since the sweet little yellow one was the first one completed, I decided to call them Shells & Sunshine Cocoon and Hat Set !

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I will be carefully going over the pattern a couple more times to make sure it works before I post it.  The pattern is simple and works up  quickly.  The set could be made up in just a few hours if you had a baby shower to go too!  The set is for newborn – 3 months.

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These 2 sets will be delivered as usual to Alpine Originals to put up for sale.  Like I was saying last post, they are participating later this month in the our city’s Art Walk… The display they have this month is focusing on artists with children’s items.  So… I have been working at record speed to make several items that fit in that category!

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Shells & Sunshine Cocoon & Hat Sets

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A little bit of sunshine for a sweet baby…

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A closer look at the stitch pattern

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Don’t forget to check back later this week for the Free Pattern for this set… I hope you love it and I would love to hear from you when you make it!

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So here is to Spring and Sunshine… And Celebrating National Crochet Month!

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Elena

Weekend Crochet and More….

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The weekend was coming to a close and  looking back I actually got a lot done!  A little housekeeping… A long walk with Charlie and finished up some crochet projects… Just in time to start the next weeks list of to- do’s!

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My weekend journey started off Saturday morning with a cup off coffee and of course I used one of my Twisted Stitches Coffee Cozy’s and since we are still celebrating National Crochet Month… Don’t forget to check out the FREE PATTERN by clicking on the pattern tab…

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Twisted Stitches Coffee Cozy

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Then I got to work finishing up an adorable Sweet Pea Zig Zag Baby Blanket that I will be delivering to the shop this week… I haven’t done a Ripple Afghan for years, I must say…

I love the way this turned out, some little sweet pea will get to snuggle in very soon!

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Sweet Pea Zig Zag Baby Blanket

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Then… I got the notice on my weather station… A large storm headed our way on Tuesday… It looked so beautiful outside today, I couldn’t resist and decided to take Charlie for a walk while the weather was nice… A snow storm coming and our little 2 mile loop won’t be much fun to walk later this week,..So we headed out…

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Charlie lead the way down the road and around our loop…Of course he had to stop and show me the geese in the field… Next the big decision… Which way to go… To the  Lake or town???

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Another stop along the way to check the mountain out…Then back to the house where we looked back one last time to peak at the view of the mountain from the front step…

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At the last moment, a quick stop to look up at the pretty cross hanging from the tree and Charlie was all worn out! Back in the house to kick back and take it

easy for the rest of the day

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While Charlie took his afternoon nap, I whipped up some Mocha Java Muffins and a cup of tea…

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Then I finished of my evening by making a couple of cute Cozy Cotton Baby Beanie’s… Another sweet project to sell at Alpine Originals…

All that and it is the end of the weekend…

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So here is to Weekend Crochet and More…

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Elena

Granny’s Baby Delivery

Today the Granny Baby Blanket was delivered to the little store where I sell my crochet items, just in time for someone to need a great little gift!  As an avid crochteter, I am so blessed to have a local outlet that will display my handmade items and sell them.  Alpine Originals has supported many local artist and they have a wide range of locally made, handcrafted items… Stop by and check it out if you are in the area (Mt. Shasta California)!

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Alpine Originals, Mt Shasta California

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As you may know, I started my crochet journey at the age of 10. Learning from one of the best! My Grandmother Beatrice Ryan Ramshaw… I loved the way my latest Granny Square Blanket turned out,,, I would have loved one of these for one of my children… But like most moms, I didn’t have much time to whip up a baby blanket in a couple of evenings back then!

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Great colors for a sweet boy!  I hope it finds a great home!

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I love this pattern due to the simplicity and the beauty all wrapped up into one great project.  I don’t mind working from a written pattern, but I much prefer crocheting while watching TV or riding in a car,  having to concentrate on a complicated pattern would have slowed down my pace… In just a couple of evenings of a few great shows (Downton Abby) and this blanket was done.

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The blanket is resting on my childhood rocking chair… It is now rocking its third generation!

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The next retro baby blanket is now started and I will post it when its is ready to be delivered too!

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So here is to Retro Baby Crocheting… And back to Downton Abby and Crocheting!

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Elena

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