Category Archives: Handmade with Love

For the love of Accessories

Here are a few new finds of some cool accessories.

It’s my first time trying the Gorilla glue – works well. I also like the simple and effective screw on and off top… it seals well after using.

Now, off to craft!

Baby Booties on my hooks…

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Working on these for a friend expecting her first baby, a boy! These stitch up quickly and can be embellished with ribbon or buttons. I’m looking for small football buttons to add…my friend is a huge football fan!

Using ‘Shine’ cotton from Knit Picks – it’s very soft, has a nice subtle sheen and comes in a variety of colors …perfect for baby booties. Pattern tutorial: https://youtu.be/xKsPKrdzm_k

I crocheted a spa cloth but I did not like how the stitch spread open after one wash. So, I’ll use it for smaller baby accessories. I’m going to try their worsted weight which I expect will be more durable for larger items like a baby blanket.

 

 

 

Americana

Working with Red Heart Yarn, “Americana” self striping Red White & Blue making newborn baby hats for one of my charity projects.  Lois, a member of my Stitch & Bitch collects baby hats for the newborn babies of White Plains Hospital.  We often make hats with holiday theme colors. She came up with the brilliant idea to make these inclusivity hats as a “welcome to America” for the newborn babies. Red Heart Yarn can be found at any yarn store & places like Walmart for $2.88 a skein (in NY). One skein makes 3 hats.

I will glady accept yarn donations from anyone in the Westchester County in the NY area.

 

Jewel colors

I love the jewel tone color way of this beautiful soft chunky yarn (Lion Brand Yarn).

Working on a cowl…a really warm cowl using a large R hook (as thick as a pretzel rod stick). I’m making the cowl tall to be able to roll it over or hide under it during very cold weather. Stitching half double crochet stitches around and around. I’m almost finished!

“Extreme Crocheting”

Calling this “extreme crocheting” with an R hook. Next to my I hook the R is huge! This Bernat blanket yarn (acrylic) is super soft and perfect for the ‘throws’ I’m making for charity.

 

 

 

 

WIP on my H hook…

Newborn size vs teeny preemie size…

Crocheting using Caron one pound yarn & Bernat for accent stripes.

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So much smaller than this newborn baby hat
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Making a dozen of these for the preemie hat project of my Stitch & Bitch.

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On my hooks…

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I laid down my knitting needles for the weekend to crochet some newborn hats for our hospital project. Using Caron One Pound yarn. A lot of Pink & Mint!!
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I’m still knitting the wash clothes …halfway done for my 30 count goal.

Knitting pretty…

I’ve made #4 out of 30 knitted washcloths. I’m adding them to my ‘TLC packs’ for my Spring donation to the women’s  shelter. Going to wrap it around a bar of soap.

I’m enjoying using Cotton (Peaches & Creme) and working with the variegated yarn, in Spring colors!! 🙂
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Happy Spring!! Happy Palm Sunday and the start of the Holy week.

Cotton, cotton and more cotton

 

I bought these gorgeous cones (14 oz) the ‘Seabreeze’ goes beautifully with this baby blanket. The striped ‘Limeade’ will make neat wash and dish cloths.

Lily Cotton (hot green) meets Peaches & Creme cotton (Seabreeze)

I decided to make a bunch of washcloths with the leftover cotton. They’ll go into my “TLC packs” for the ladies at a local shelter… along with soap, a toothbrush, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIP Wednesday

Using my favorite cotton making a few dishcloths. Also  on my needles, a cotton baby blanket #GarterStitch
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Together we’ve done a lot…

 

I’ve done a lot of crocheted items: hats, scarves, cowls, lapghans, and fingerless gloves for our charity projects. Added together my Stitch & Bitch donated in excess of 200 stitched items. I am grateful as a group could offer so much.

On my #8 needles today is a sunny, lighter weight baby blanket (for a friend’s baby). I’m using Caron Simply soft for Spring & Easter.

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Flip flops Browns, Blue n Cream

My Etsy shop is now open!! Spring is here and Summer on it’s way. These cute Baby Flip-Flops sandals will have any baby styling.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/starbasset?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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