Monday, June 30, 2008

In the Beginning

What, you may ask, inspired me to learn to crochet? It began when I was a baby:

My Great-grandmother (on mom's side of the family) crocheted the new babies in the family afghans. Every time we went to her house she sat in her recliner and crocheted. I loved my blanket (the original one is on the left), and carried it until I made holes in it. She them made me a replacement (right), but I wouldn't use it. The center one was also an attempt at a replacement, but again, I refused. That's not what won me over though...

Fast forward about 18 years. My grandmother (Dad's mom) crocheted all four granddaughters a queen sized afghan (pictured below). I was fascinated, but never thought I could learn.

Several years later, my grandmother taught my mom to crochet. Mom picked it up right away. My mom attempted to teach me, after I watched her crochet for about 6 months. That didn't work well. Mom and I are so much alike, we both got frustrated. I gave up. Another 6 months or so later, my grandmother came to stay with us for a week. While she was with us, I asked her to teach me. She did, and I actually caught on. That night, I began my very first afghan (pictured below).

It is a brick stitch, and here's a close up of it:

Since then, I've made countless afghans and other items. Some I've given as gifts, some I sold, some I kept, and others, I've donated to charity.

If you would like one of something you see, please let me know: Items can be made in any color, and any type of yarn.

More pictures of other projects will follow soon!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Lil Sunhat

I love this blog! I'm completing more projects now, than I have in a long time. It's because I get to share them with you!

I completed this sunhat this weekend. The free pattern can be found at Crochet Garden. I didn't follow the pattern exactly, and left off the trim. Enjoy!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Latest Project

My most recent completed project is a pink brick stitch afghan/booties/hat set. Here it is.
The set is made from Bernat Baby Coordinates Baby Pink yarn. The hat was made on the red Knifty Knitter with two strands of the yarn, to make it thicker.
Thanks to my mom for all the support she gives me crocheting :)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The End

Usually, I like to keep things somewhat light, but today will be different. This is a serious post.

I was blessed beyond belief to be raised in the home I was. My parents, and extended family, are all Christians, and going to church was never questioned. When I was 9 years old, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, and was baptized. Now, this didn't make life a breeze, but it did make things really really good. No matter what I go through, I know that God is right beside me. He know the plans He has for my life (Jeremiah 29:11) - what more could I ever ask for? I pray that, at minimum, one person is at least nudged a little bit closer to God, and to knowing Him as their Heavenly Father by my life.

This coming Sunday, our Bible Study class will complete a study of the book of Revelation. I've always been scared and intimidated by it, but our study has been so eye-opening. By no means am I ever claiming to say I understand it, or the end times. It has really reminded me that I need to get serious about praying for friends and distant family members who are not Christians.

God is serious, and judgement is very real - Revelation makes that incredibly clear. He will rule with an iron scepter (Revelation 19:15), and anyone whose name is not found written in the Lamb's Book of Life will be thrown into a lake of fire (Revelation 20:15), which I must say doesn't sounds pleasant in the least.

I'm not writing this to sound like a radical Christian, but because over the past several weeks, it has become very clear to me what some people I know will endure for eternity, if they do not change their lives. That's very scary stuff. In today's world that teaches only tolerance, it is heartbreaking to know how far from the truth we are. Tolerance is not the answer.

Even though God's judgement is very real, so is His forgiveness and His mercy. No matter how big we think our sins are, they've already been paid for, and can be forgiven. All you have to do is ask. He sent His son to die for us - how amazing is that? Jesus died on YOUR behalf. Yes, I'm talking to you. If we belong to Him, He has such really cool plans for us on the other side of death.

I pray for each and every one of you, that you already know Christ as your Savior, or will come to know Him.

Please continue to pray for the salvation of those you love, so we can all spend eternity together. If there is someone you'd like me to keep in my prayers, please comment, or email me. If you do not want to leave their name, it's OK. God knows who they are.

If you need information about knowing Jesus, please, please, please, just ask. I don't have all the answers, but can definitely get you connected with someone who can help.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Bumps in the Road

Thanks very much to Cousin M, who helped me figure out my issues with leaving blog comments. The issue is now corrected, and if you notice something else wrong, you can now comment, and let me know! :)

I didn't get the yellow afghan finished this weekend, but hope to have it completed soon. I did though, get to work on one of my scrapbooks. It's one a friend gave to us when Baby E was born. It's the kind where you choose you pictures, and stick them on the pre-designed pages. I've never considered doing one of these before, but I'm changing my mind. I'm finally getting my pictures together, and have now completed 3 pages. Here they are:

I've always made pages from 'scratch' before, but guess what? Baby E is almost 4 months old, and I haven't even begun her album. That a bad mommy I am. I'm also the type of girl who is a paper addict. I have to have the perfect paper for each page. So, it takes me about an hour just to pick out 1 sheet. I'm not kidding. This album though, has saved me! I'm doing the 'highlights' here, and her other album will be more comprehensive - whenever I get to it, that is! I pick up more pictures tomorrow, so I'll be completing additional pages soon.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Random Stuff

Check out my cousin's brand new blog! Enjoying the Journey

I made this hat on my Knifty Knitter (thanks to my cousin for the recommendation!), and I think it is so cute! I've had this yarn for a while now, wanting to make a hat, so now that I have a little girl to make things for, I figured I'd get her ready for next winter. It's plenty stretchy, so even with her growth, it should still fit. Guess what? The yarn is Bernat Bamboo Natural Blends (Color is Lotus) - it's 89% Bamboo, and is made in the USA - imagine that! It's super soft, and I will definitely work with it again - maybe to make some matching mittens this coming winter. Considering it was almost 100 degrees today, we won't be needing those for a while!

My lilies are blooming! It will be gorgeous if they all bloom at the same time. Each day, a few more choose to open their eyes and see the world.

I ordered some goodies from Mandy at Limelight Papercrafts and received this card as a thank you - how cute!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Welcome to Knot Another Project. This blog was inspired by, well, my many projects.

I love to crochet, scrapbook, and stamp. I also like to attempt pretty much anything. I'm making my first quilt, and am trying to learn to knit. Knitting is not going so well, but I got a Knifty Knitter this past week, and have already completed my first little hat. Yea! I enjoy knitting and crocheting for the babies at a local hospital.

This past weekend I attended a baby shower for a friend of mine. Part of her gift was an afghan I crocheted, and the mom-to-be's niece liked it very much. She was so cute! Here are pictures:

Currently, I'm working on a yellow brick stitch afghan. I'll post pictures when it's done...

Have a happy day!