Stuffing For Brains

I made this scarf for a friend on a whim while teaching her to crochet. She's since taken off into a world of excited crochet work~ (I swear, she's only been at it for two weeks and she's going to surpass me!) She took this photo for me with her fancy Nikon camera. ooh. ahh.

The design sort of looks like butterflies to me, if you look at the holes in the work, rather than the actual crochet. It may be easier to see in person, but if you sort of turn your head and squint, maybe you can see it too. The butterflies are actually upside down, in this picture.
Butterfly Lace
The design comes from The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs, but the pattern is otherwise original.

Lily's Sugar n Cream: Plum

I made these cases for a Relay for Life auction. They fit just about any smart phone with or without a hard case on top (unless it's an otterbox case on an iPhone, which is huge).
Original Pattern

Caron Simply Soft:
Blue Mint

I make a lot of things for coworkers. Mostly they request them or it's something that I can make which is personal for gifts.

Anyway, one of my coworkers has a niece with a little preemie baby that was born two months early. He came before the baby shower even! So I made this set of three hats for them in Auburn colors (parents are huge Auburn U fans, I'm told). I've seen lots of pictures of this little guy and I'm glad to know he's doing well. So I was very happy to make these three little hats for him to grow into. :)
The first hat, on the top of the stack, is about big enough to fit on an orange (this is how big his head was described to be -- SO TINY!), the middle one is about newborn baby sized, the bottom one is toddler or 12 month old size.

Orange ~ TLC Essentials: Persimmon
Blue ~ Red Heart Super Saver: Royal

The yarn in the photo looks brighter than it does in person... Hmm. Though, I'm told the father was quite happy with the colors. :) Considering I don't follow college football at all, I'm glad I did well!

Original patterns (or, you know, general increasing stitches in a round for the first two, the big one was more of an actual pattern).
This one was for a coworker that transferred out of my branch to another one. We were all really sad to see her go. :( So I wanted to give her something to take with her.
The scarf is quite long and the yarn changed colors a lot. Of all the pictures I took of it, I liked this one the best. The yarn was lovely, it switched from cream to white to cream to brown to purple to brown to cream to white and back and forth, so it always came out look symmetrical, rather than rotating colors. (i.e. cream, white, brow, purple, cream, ...)
This is just a super close up of the pattern made on the scarf.

The yarn is Paton's Lace: Midas.
Made with an E hook.

The pattern came from Paton's website, called "Delicate Lace Scarf"

This is actually one of my favorite projects I've made. It's the first time I've worked with a lace weight yarn and the outcome is so pretty and, indeed, delicate! :)
So, I was teaching a friend how to crochet, because she wanted to learn to make a blanket the way her grandmother did. I bought this yarn, which is exactly the kind of colors my friend would love (her favorite color is rainbow!), so I decided to make her a scarf with the waffle stitch that I figured out for my first friend.
From this image, it's just about impossible to tell that it's a waffle stitch, because the color of the yarn was so intense, my camera couldn't actually hand it AND the waffle stitch at the same time while showing the whole scarf. In other words, here's a macro of the waffle stitch:
Yarn: Red Heart Kids: Bikini Multi
Hook: J/10

The pattern is original, for the scarf, I'll post it whenever I can borrow the scarf and remember just what I did. :) Though, I did just notice that the macro image of the scarf is sideways. Hah!
I made these two scarves for a Relay for Life auction. This is the same pattern I used for the bright blue scarf I made before (pictured with a hat a few posts back). I love this pattern because it's so easy to do and makes a cool, soft ripple effect when it's done.
Caron Simply Soft Collection: Pistachio
Caron Simply Soft Eco: Black

Hook: I/9

I also made a purple one using Caron Simply Soft Collection: Passion. I'll post that one when I get a picture of it. It's still around the house, but I had to turn these two in before the auction. Thus the not-so-great picture of them, taken 2 minutes before leaving for work!
Okay. So. Augh. I officially do not like making baby booties. The patterns are complicated in a certain way that just my brain want to melt! It took me ages to just get over my dislike and actually finish these poor, neglected baby booties. And I genuinely hope they'll still fit the baby they were intended for!! Eep. At any rate, I finished them today. And here they are, adorable pink Mary Jane baby booties.
Honestly, it's been so long since I've started these that I genuinely don't remember where I got the pattern from anymore. :( But it was on page 107 of a BOOK and was titled Baby Mary Janes.

The yarn used was Caron Simply Soft - Soft Pink
Hook E/4
Someone at work asked me if I could make a pair of baby booties and a bib for her friend's newborn baby boy. She just asked that they be blue and white. I found the bib pattern online, with the Googles. The pattern says it's a Lily Chin Signature Collection pattern, I think the pattern might be named Chelsea. The booties pattern came from the November/December issue of Crochet Today, page 70, Gumdrop Booties.
I like the bib best, and how the ends of the bib ties curl all cute-like.

Bernat Satin, Lapis
Caron Simply Soft, White
But the hat and scarf are sooo delightful.

I'd been looking for a good pattern for a hat for a while, but having trouble, because I don't actually like hats very much. I was frustrated till my friend showed me this pattern from I liked it right away, so I made it my project for the September Church of Craft meet up.
The hat is convertible, so it can be either a hat or a cowl. Or a hat that you can pull your hair through. If you look at the pattern, the girl who made it models her own hats in all the styles that you can wear it.

I really liked the way the brim of the hat was made, because it switches off between front post and back post double crochet stitches, so you get this really cool ribbed effect, which is very soft and squishy. Because I loved the color of this yarn so much and the brim of the hat, I went ahead and made myself a scarf to match. It's extra long, too, and I love to wear it.

The yarn is, I think, my favorite yarn to date. Caron Simply Soft Eco, Ocean. Caron's Eco yarn is made 100% from recycled bottles, but it's seriously soft. Their Eco colors are also really awesome.

I made these items in September of 2009.
I have this sort of obsession with roses... I really like them. So while bumming around the internet, I found this pattern for a crochet rose. So I decided to give it a try.

I used Lily Sugar n Cream yarn, Hot Orange.
This rose was made in July of 2009.