Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Scarf Is Done!!!

Finally, An FO!

So sorry that I've been so neglectful of this KAL. I've been knitting and crocheting, but I've been pretty spastic, jumping from project to project.

I started the Ribbed Scarf with a Crocheted Edging well over two months ago, and knitted about half of her in a few days, then put her up in favor of other projects.

Yesterday, I was determined to finish her, so I did.

I used about 2 and a half balls of Debbie Bliss's Cashmarino DK with the recommended size 8 needles. It came out much wider than the that pattern states, but I love the yarn (so soft!) and the color.

I really like the lacy edges.

There isn't much crocheting in the scarf, just one row on edge end. Still, it's a very nice scarf, and it will make a wonderful gift.

My next project will be more of a combination.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Crocheted Cat Toys

I decided I'd try crocheting up some quick cat toys, so I pulled out that eyelash yarn I hate, some plan ol' white cotton from a cone and started crocheting. I did one, stuff a couple small bells in there, and a weee bit of catnip (in a piece of cut off pantyhose), and the cats seem to really enjoy them. They crochet up very quickly, and I've made a couple I'm going to bring to the SPCA right up the road from me for their adorable kittens.

Feeling the love!

Originally I was planning on crocheting/knitting a top for my daughter for this along, but right now I am lacking inspiration for it. I have relized that I dont crochet much these days. I knit the most. I am very christmas inpired these days since we are to celebrate christams for the first time in our new house, so I located my favorite heart pattern for crochet and got to it. I plan to make lots and lots and have them hanging on my tree this christmas and in every window with crocheted snowflakes. Soory abou the crappy pics, but I took them with my cellphone.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

First Crochet Project

I finished my first project, the cat tunnel. :) It was a bit tough at the beginning, but I think I got it, at least the basic stitches. I'm truly shocked at how quick crochet goes, it seems much, much faster then knitting. I want to thank Vera again for giving me the push I needed to actually try crocheting, it's wonderful and I think it will be invaluable to know.

Here's a picture of the cat tunnel

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

First Project

It's a Combo!

Hello Everyone!

I just had to try that beautiful Knitted Scarf with a Crocheted Edge pattern that Vicki posted the other day. I haven't done many scarves recently, but this time, I've been in a bit of a scarf mode.

This isn't the best photo, but I love this scarf. I'm using Debbie Bliss's Cashmerino DK in a color voted on by the regulars at my LYS.

I got three skeins, and so far, I've used one. The crocheted edging in done at the end.

I think it's a beautiful scarf that would make a great gift, and it's a good combination pattern for because it's easy, interesting, and pretty.

I'll take a better photo once I'm done.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Hiya everyone :)

My name is Holly, I blog at Interlacing Loops, I live in Goose Creek, SC. My Mom taught me to crochet several times as a kid, but I was never really able to pick it up. Even now it seems difficult and frustrating, but I really want to learn to crochet well. I picked knitting up when I was about 18 and have been addicted ever since, I can't imagine my life without yarn.

I want to thank Vera for setting up this CAL/KAL, I think it'll be what I need to really get started and stick with crocheting, instead of relearning every few years. ;) I haven't decided what I'm going to knit/crochet yet, but I'm going to pick up Knitting Loves Crochet and see if there's anything in there that looks real good.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Hi Everybody!

Hello from Kansas, USA! My name is Laura and my mother taught me to knit and crochet when I was about 7, 8, 9 and 10 years old. heh Short attention span as a child I guess! Later on I picked up crochet in my late teens due to my love of all things "old fashioned" and my need (yes - NEED) for crocheted doilies. So my first real crochet work was with thread, not yarn! The rest is all history.

I've really admired Vera's passion for both knit and crochet and the versatility she's shown with the projects on her blog. Thanks Vera for encouraging the rest of us to combine and work on projects that combine both knitting and crochet! I'm really looking forward to browsing patterns and deciding if my knit-crochet-along project will be big like a garment, or small like a scarf or shawl. Decisions decisions!

Friday, September 29, 2006

Hi. My name is Beverly and I blog at Fiberitis. I live in Columbia, SC and taught myself to knit and crochet many years ago at the age of 13. For the past several years I have knitted exclusively and my use of crocheting has been limited to that needed for trimming knitted items.

I haven't decided on a project. I'll browse the links and check out some books in the next week or so. Thanks Vera for hosting this CAL/KAL.

Knitting Loves Crochet Review

The book came in today. Great stuff. Check out my review here.
Hi, I'm Vicki and my blog is here. I do both, crochet and knit, but I don't know what project to work on yet. It looks like Vera has some sites already set up. It will be fun to pick one! Maybe a smaller project like a bag, scarf , or socks!

Here's one that's really cool, from the Interweave website under needlework, Knit ribbed Scarf with crocheted edging .

Hi I'm Heather.

I live in southern Utah and blog at Cluttering My Couch. I've also crocheted since I was a child and have been knitting for 4-5 years, still a novice at that. I don't know what I'm going to do yet for this project but it just sounded like fun to combine both knit and crochet. I'm excited!

Knitting in Norway

Hi, My name is Silja, I live in the eastern part of Norway. I have my blog at
I both knit and crochet, so I will have a project here containg both tecniques. I have no clue how long I have been knitting or crocheting...I learned it when i was about 10 years old.... and have loved it ever since.

My project for this project is a tunic for my dauhgter that has a crochet upper piece and a cableknitted skirt. I have the sketch inside my head. I am not sure what kind of yarn I will use yet, but I would like to make it in cotton or a cotton/acrylic blend,

Welcome to the CAL/KAL!

My name is Vera. I live in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, and my blog is Vera's Crafty Blog.

I've crocheted since childhood, and I picked my knitting back up three years ago, and I love both crafts.

I've thought about hosting a joint crocheting and knitting along for a while now, and when I saw the beautiful Candi Jensen book Knitting Loves Crochet, that was the spark I needed. I picked up the book just because of the title. It just struck me as beautiful, and I like many of the projects in the book.

I don't want to have too many rules for the CAL/KAL, but here are some guidelines...
  1. The CAL/KAL will run from October 1st to December 31, 2006
  2. If you primarily crochet, knit something
  3. If you primarily knit, crochet something
  4. If you do a bit of both, try a project that has both
  5. If you'd like to learn to either knit or crochet, give it a try. I'll post some resources with instructions and projects. What project you choose is up to you.
  6. If you are interested in joining, leave a comment.

Here are some buttons I made. I'm new to button making, and I plan to make more. Please host them to your own server.

Please introduce yourself, and tell us about your knitting and/or crocheting experience as well as what project(s) you'll work on. I should have the book soon, and there are a couple of really cute boleros I'd like to try.