Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I've been quite crafty but no time to post. Here is at least a couple of cute shots of Seamus in his Halloween costume.

Seamus Halloween 2010 1

How did I get him to sit still and not try to rip off the costume? Cookies. And the photo below shows how he was eagerly waiting to eat them.

Seamus Halloween 2010 2

Hope everyone has a great Halloween!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rainbows on the Horizon

I've finally decided on patterns, colors and yarns for two baby blankets I need to complete before the new year. One baby is due any day now and the other is due in January. Neither set of parents will know the gender of the baby until his or her actual birthday. So - I've decided to make both blankets with rainbow colors.

One will be the baby ripple afghan and the other will be a baby ripple blanket. I ordered a variety of colors of Lion Brand Cotton Ease from Knitting Warehouse. Not sure which baby will get each blanket. I'm hoping it will come to me when I get the yarn and decide which blanket to start first.

Do you have anything on your hooks and needles for new arrivals?

Monday, October 18, 2010


Where has the time gone??? And how do I get some of it back so I can finish all this craftiness?

The craft swap is due this week, I've got double checking to do on my crochet Masters course, I've got 2 baby blankets to start and complete, 3 large afghans to finish, and ~50 squares for charity.

Yes, the yarn from Lands End arrived and it is a beautiful shade of red. It is so soft that I can't understand why Lands End doesn't sell it. I would seriously make every baby blanket out of it.

But there is a LOT of this beautiful yarn to be made in to a LOT of squres. And I've only made 1 1/2 squares so far due to the other projects that I have. So - if you're interested in making a few 7" x 9" squares - knitted or crocheted - I'm happy to send you some yarn.

The only requirements are

1) the squares must be completed by Dec. 15,

2) you'll be responsible for mailing them by this date to the donation address,

3) shipping for donation is your cost, and

4) you'll let me know when you've completed everything.

If you're interested, send me an email at onhooksandneedles (at) verizon (dot) net. Include your name and address and how many squares you can commit to. I'll then ball up some of the yarn and ship it to you (at my cost).

Any takers?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pattern Featured!

My pot holders pattern is featured at the Daily Crocheter!

Or click here to go straight to the pattern:

Or, if you want the free PDF version, get it at Ravelry:

Greetings to all of you who came to my blog via that link. And thanks to the Daily Crocheter for featuring me!

Monday, October 4, 2010

A Fantastic Find at the Festival

Another trip to the Maryland Renaissance Festival yielded a terrific find - a hand-made knitting bowl!

Knitting Bowl 1
Knitting Bowl 3
Knitting Bowl 2

This beautiful pottery is from Dancing Pig Pottery. Keep an eye out for the Etsy shop to reopen to get yourself one of these great knitting bowls or the other fabulous pottery she creates.