Monday, March 2, 2015

Crochet dog sweater

After supper, I love to sit and crochet while I watch tv. I have a lot of yarn that I've picked up at garage sales .... usually left overs from somebody's project. Just enough to make dog sweaters. Then because my poodle has enough, I usually send off my creations to charities to use or sell to make money for their organization. It gives me a creative outlet and I love giving and helping out charities anyways. 

My poodle is modeling a pattern that I love making. It is rather simple and easy to make. Since I am not great at reading and understanding written patterns, I've turned to to help me out. This is one such how to video that I followed to create this sweater.

Then I wrote down the directions in my own language so that I could understand. Here are the links to get you started if you want to create your own doggie sweaters:

Dog sweater video one

Dog sweater video two

Dog sweater video three
Dog sweater video four

Dog Sweater video five

Dog sweater video six

What I love about videos is that you can stop and restart them to review something you don't understand. Once I got the gist of the front post and back post stitch, this dog sweater was a breeze to work up!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Reindeer slippers

These cute little slippers I fell in love with from this designer:
Reindeer slippers pattern

I love her patterns and have bought several.I should have taken a better photograph but I was in a hurry to get them out for Christmas.

The pattern for this was spot on. The directions were wonderful and easy to follow. What took the most time was stitching all the extras, nose, ears, horns to the slippers but well worth it in the end.

This pair went to a little boy named Jasper because whenever I visit with his mom, he loves to help me pull the yarn from my ball. His mom tells me that he doesn't take them off for nothing even to sleep.

So since I have no grand children yet, I'm practicing and bestowing my whimsical creations on other people's children!

These were pretty easy to do. A perfect project when I sit in front of the television after supper!