Crochet Hat Obsession….

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Once again when I sat down to crochet last night, I pondered what to work on… I have several works in progress… Lots of things on the back burner and I really felt like whipping something quick up… again!

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I loved the hat I made the day before! Kathy Lashley’s Hounds Tooth Hat from her Free Pattern Page at Elk Studio Handcrafted Crochet designs… I made some adjustments to make it feminine… I got a great response to the additions of the brim and flower…  But last night I really just wanted to make her pattern and follow it to see what I thought of just the beanie… Masculine or Feminine would only be determined by the colors…

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This is my first hat with the feminine touch… Tuesday nights project!

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I decided to go with my daughters school colors for the first hat of the night.. “Blue and Gold”… I loved the way it turned out!!!

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Blue and Gold Hounds Tooth Hat…

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The second one I whipped up was just colors I love… Grey and Berry!

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Grey and Berry Hounds Tooth Hat….

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Wednesday Night Crochet… 2 Hats in 4 hours… Whew!!!!!

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I can see making tons of these for my shops I sell in… They will be a hit!  Pop over to Kathy’s Blog to see more of her fantastic designs!!!  Elk Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs, Great designs and wonderful Southern Style…  Love her sight and Love her too,,, She is so inspirational!

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Don’t forget to join me on Facebook and also My Etsy store… Both just a click away on the sidebar on the right!

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So here is to Hounds Tooth Hats, Crochet Obsession and School Colors!

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Elena

Mug Cozy Madness…

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The  weather is changing and so are the colors of spring… I was inspired to make some Twisted Stitches Coffee Cozies in new bright spring colors!  I decided to try a few in Bright Cotton Yarn and see how they sell at Alpine Originals for the spring/summer season…  This pattern is available for free HERE or by clicking on the Patterns tab at the top of the page…

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Twisted Stitches Coffee Cozy- Large Mug…

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Ready for sale at Alpine Originals… Spring Green, Deep Ocean Blue and Buttercup Yellow!

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With only a few days left to finish the Ocean Waves Afghan Challenge,,, I have been working hard on my blanket each evening to complete it… Only a few more rows and it will be done… I will post the pictures in just a few days… It is turning out beautifully!

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So here is to Coffee, Crochet and Challenges!

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Elena

COLOR!!! Knit & Crochet Blog Week Day 4… 4KCBWDAY4

I can’t believe it’s already day 4 of this Knit & Crochet Blog Week Celebration!  Today’s assignment is to show and talk about our favorite colors to work with and what colors are in our stash…

I Love Color!  I have so much fun mixing new color ideas in each project… One of my favorite things is to use random colors,,, not trying to match or coordinate… The projects I do this way almost always turn out to be my favorite ones…

Last night I did get done all of my Crochet Goals for the day… I worked on the Ocean Waves Afghan Challenge Blanket… Made a set of Colorful Flower Coasters (see the bottom of this post for a little surprise!), And… I made my first 2 squares for Sarah London’s Crochet-A-Long,,, 2013 Wool-Eaters Motif Blanket… I was one busy Bee!!!!  We also had a fabulous Bible Study,,, Such great ladies in my group!

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Colorful Flower Coaster Set

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Wool Eaters Motif’s….

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I do lean towards vibrant colors in my projects,,, But Cream is my favorite base color… like in my Sunburst Granny Square Blanket…

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Sunburst Granny Square Blanket…

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My Stash is a completely different story… It has everything.. I try to pick yarn up when it’s on sale… So when I see something that’s a good deal, I grab it!  I love working with all types of yarns, but my main stash is Acrylic Yarn and Cotton Yarn… The yarn is available in so many great colors now! Love our choices we have to choose from!

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This House of Bee’s is going to have to work hard once again today… After work I have to work on both The Challenge Afghan and the Crochet-A-Long… Also,,, I will be working on some project to sell and… Here is my little SURPRISE I promised at the top of the post…

…In the next few days I will post another FREE PATTERN… The Flower Coasters Set Pattern will be available right here at Beatrice Ryan Designs and on my Ravelry Page…

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So Here is to Color, Yarn and A New Free Pattern!

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Elena

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