Friday, February 24, 2006

Here is a soapsaver I have finished. The February 'thing' to send your elder on Pine Ridge was 'something green', or 'spring'. So, I racked my brain trying to think of something green, spring, and something a person could really use. And, came up with this. I know a lot of people on the PR reservation are really poor (more than us, eve! LOL) and can't afford even basic stuff like soap or toothpaste or food, even. But, not wanting to offend anyone, I thought I would crochet a soapsaver and it wouldn't be as offending as sending a bar of soap. Know what I mean? On the other hand, it might not be offending at all. I would love to get a soapsaver with soap myself. Oh well... The pattern I used is: Soapsaver or Sachet by Priscilla Hewitt. I really liked making this.
And look at what Mimi sent me!!! A bunch of beautiful thread. And, two skeins of 'Carmencita'? It looks like a baby yarn. I haven't decided yet what I am going to make with the yarn, but I don't think I will have any problem at all deciding what to make with all the threads!! Thank you so much, Mimi! What a wonderful surprise!
Finally, here is a hat and mitten set I actually finished. This is one of those frustrating things that makes me want to not crochet any more. The hat is tight on my three year olds' head. (Which is good, because I was making it to send a little boy that is in size 18 months so it will probably fit him) But, the mittens are actually big on my three year olds' hands. I used the smallest size hook for this pattern. I think I am going to have to actaually think here and try to make some about an inch shorter (but the same width). What am I going to do with just a pair of mittens now? I'll have to make another hat to match, that will fit a 3-4 year old head. (It won't go with my three year olds' coat, though, which is red and grey..) Oh well. The hat pattern I used is the Textured Spiral Hat? And, the mitten pattern I think I used was on that page, as well. Nope, it wasn't, it was here. There aren't very many decent free childrens' (crocheted) mitten patterns out there, you know. If you make these mittens, row 8 is wrong. It should be: 'Slip stitch in next 6 single crochet, single crochet in next 12 single crochet' (not, 'next 17 single crochet'). Other than that it is a pretty simple pattern. I finished both mittens yesterday. I will have to make two whole other ones now, but that is something else.... Anyway.

5 comments:

Mimi said...

I think your soap sachet will be much appreciated. I also liked that pattern, very neat and pretty...

I'm so glad you received the threads Tina, I wish it didnt have to take so long to get there...

The hat and mittens set looks so cool, I hope you'll come up with a matching size for both ;)

Raquel said...

The soap saver looks very neat.
Love the hat and the mittens too.

Wendy said...

Love your soap saver :) I started on my soap saver while on break at work today =) I wish I had more than 15 minute break sometimes, even 30 isn't enough to satisfy my urge for crochet. Thank you for the link! =)

-Wendy

Tina said...

Thank you, Raquel! Your doilies are beautiful, too!

You are welcome, Wendy. I know, 15 minute breaks are just enough to make you not want to go back to work. Especially if you start crocheting, then I'd never want to go back! :) What color are you making yours? I want to make a couple more, in ecru.

Tina said...

And thank you, Mimi! I love the threads. I know it does take a long time. I hated that when I was sending you stuff for the Autumn Swap. I don't mind how long it takes to get to me, though.