Category Archives: Handmade with Love
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!
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.
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.
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!
Newborn size vs teeny preemie size…
Crocheting using Caron one pound yarn & Bernat for accent stripes.
So much smaller than this newborn baby hat
Making a dozen of these for the preemie hat project of my Stitch & Bitch.
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.
Happy Spring!! Happy Palm Sunday and the start of the Holy week.
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.
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.