30+ Hot Weather Crochet/Knitting Projects πŸ˜Ž

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Well…it’s hot! There are no ifs and buts about it!

And unless you live in parts of the Southern Hemisphere you’re probably looking at your yarn stash with a tear in your eye, willing the weather man to come up with some clouds or – dare we hope – a ‘cold’ front! 😊

But fret no more! Dry your tears, pick a project ⬇️ that won’t cover your lap, legs, toes, pick up your hook/needles and start your Hot Weather Project πŸ˜ƒ

Maybe you’re already thinking about Christmas Gifts! πŸ˜‰

How about a cute Tea-Cozy? I love the hedgehog πŸ˜„

25 free Knit and Crochet Tea-Cozy Patterns by diyhowto.org

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Speaking of Christmas πŸŽ„

Crochet Elf Hats for the entire family following this easy & awesome Pattern from B.Hooked Crochet

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Or maybe you or someone you love needs a new project/market bag?

11 Summertime Crochet Bags and Totes – find the patterns for these beauties right here

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And of course there’s always Amigurumi πŸ˜ƒ Doesn’t get smaller than that!

You can find all the patterns here 😍

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My absolute favorite – the Granny Square – is the perfect project for sweltering days!

You can compile a stash now, then join them when it gets cold.

If you’ve never made one, or need a refresher course…help is one click away 😊

Or get out your kitchen cotton, and make a larger one = Dishcloth! πŸ‘πŸ»

Add a Scrubby-Yarn Flower – no more digging for an elusive Scrubby-pad with wet, soapy fingers. 😁

There….that should keep you busy for a while! Let me know what you’re making 😍

Enjoy your day! Stay cool! 😎

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A Weekend Chuckle….or two πŸ˜‚

Hello my lovely friends  πŸ’• Thanks for peeking in! Are you looking forward to a long weekend, or do they want you to work on Monday? 😎

Either way… I thought you might need a good laugh right about now. πŸ˜€

I’m still laughing about this one…🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

Here’s something for my Crochet & Knitting Friends πŸ˜„


The ‘tangled up’ one πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Aaaaaand – since it’s a long weekend – one more….


Alrighty….that’s it for today 😊  Have a fabulous weekend! 🌞 Take care & be safe! 😘

See you next week! 

Until then πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

Throwback ~ Thursday – From the (Knitting) Days of YoreΒ 

Does the title remind you of anything? Hint: Rachel on ‘Friends’ 😏 Yes? No? 😁

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• I hope you’re having a fabulous day! 

Today I was digging through some bins with summer clothes (about time, right?! 😝) and guess what I found? Yep…a  summer sweater I knitted many, many moons ago. 😊 Can’t tell you where it was hiding until now 😏 I probably never dug deep enough in the recent past. 

Anyway…here it is 


It’s a real nice, light BouclΓ© yarn  – perfect for not-so-hot days πŸ˜€ And it held up pretty well. 

Do you still have pieces around that you made a long time ago? I’d love to see/ hear about them! ☺️

Well, it’s getting late so I’ll let you get some rest. 😁

I hope you stop by tomorrow for the free ‘Pixie Scoodie’ Pattern. 

Until then πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

Work ~ in ~ Progress WednesdayΒ 

Hello my lovely friends  πŸ’• Thanks for visiting! 

Before Wednesday turns into Thursday I wanna show you real quick what I’m working on these days. 😊

Here’s the reason why I’m so late…


Yesterday I finished this stole….and not a moment too soon I might add. See… 😜


I guess you can say that the ‘Crochet Goddess’ smiled fondly upon me. πŸ˜‡ 

Well, that was yesterday. Today…not so much. πŸ˜•

I spent a good chunk of the day adding a ruffle border to the stole. That was a lot more time consuming than I anticipated. That thing is biiiiig! 😳

So….after picking up stitches (a lot of stitches!) with the ruffle yarn, knitting one round, starting to bind off…I noticed that the stole is now quite wavy. Not the desired effect. Meh πŸ˜”

🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 ⬅️ My immediate future πŸ˜›

Oh well, not the first time, and probably not the last. 

I’m pretty sure that I know where I went wrong….more about that -hopefully- tomorrow. 

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There are two more projects in progress right now. 

This one…


I’m not sure where it’s going…I just wanted to see how the fuzzy yarn looks as a piece, not just as a border. It’s kinda cute, don’t you think? There is an idea trying to form in my mind….let’s see if it leads to something. 

And then there is, of course, the never ending story of the cardigan. 😏

After I finished the back with the funky yarn, the maroon seams really didn’t fit the picture anymore. So I undid them, and redid them in funky 😁

See what you think 

Before 


After 


It’s definitely more ‘me’ now. I love crazy colors, and sorta mismatched clothes. 😍

Did you ever rework a piece numerous times? Please tell me that -eventually – I’ll be done! πŸ˜‰

I’m looking forward to hearing from you! πŸ€—

Until next time πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

A Fiber ~ Art ~ Moment πŸ’œ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• I hope you’re having a great weekend! Thanks for taking a minute to visit. 

Today I want to introduce you to Althea Crome. She’s a knitter of miniatures – even though that term doesn’t really describe her talent…and patience! 😊

I found her  website – bugknits.com – by pure chance, and am absolutely awestruck. 

Let me show you why …..

   So darling! πŸ’•
  She made an iddy – biddy Christmas Cardigan 😍
 Mini gloves – One finger fits a grain of rice 😳
On her website she tells us how she came from knitting ‘wearables’ to miniature knitting: 

“In 2000, my fascination with this tiny scale merged with my love of knitting, and since then I have been pushing toward ever new technical and design challenges. Tough as it is to knit on such a small scale, the “bug-knit” scale has allowed me the freedom to create and experiment with designs which, on a larger scale, would be cumbersome and prohibitive. My success in developing commercial patterns and techniques for 1:12 scale gloves, socks and other garments has only inspired me to venture further into what I’ve come to think of as “extreme knitting.” Indeed, from the time I began my vocation as an extreme knitter, I have made very few full-scale garments.”
I hope you enjoyed this little peek into an amazing artist’s life 😊 

Until next time πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

Let’s Just Call It ‘The Puzzle Poncho’ πŸ˜‹

Let me tell you why! 

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Thanks for stopping by! 

A few days ago I told you about the ‘WiP’ that went terribly wrong. Remember the Poncho…well, the project that started as one, turned into 2 trapeze shaped (instead of rectangular) pieces? And that I had the glimmer of an idea how to turn it around? 


Well, I think I did it! 😁

Let’s take a look…

First – here’s what it was supposed to look like 

 
You see my dilemma….trapeze shapes won’t work. πŸ˜‹

So I turned everything sideways, and joined the former bottom edges to form the seam down the front, the former top now ends at the wrist. But the ‘sleeve’ was too long. I removed the rows of ‘Granny Squares’. Perfect fit! 😊 
I started sewing the (former bottom, now middle) edges together, when I noticed that one piece was longer than the other. 😫 And not just a little bit! Nooooo! A good  4, 5″ . Aargh! 

Then something went right. πŸ˜€ The ‘Granny Square’ row was just as long as the panel taken sideways. Oh geez….it’s a lot more complicated to write it down than to actually do it. πŸ™ƒ I hope you are still following this? Of course you are! πŸ™‚ So let’s continue…


With the squares in place I was still missing another inch or so. Nothing a few rows of crocheted mesh can’t fix. 😌 See…and I got to use more of my favorite yarn 

I added a row of single crochet, and a row of double crochet mesh in purple ombre yarn for the border. 

So far so good. 😁 My lovely friend Michele agreed to model the piece. There we discovered that it can be worn two ways….with a V-neck or a straight neck. 

 

Doesn’t she look fabulous? 😍

Well, that’s where I am right now. Now blocking, more fringes, and some decorative stitching and it should be done. And now you know why we call it the ‘Puzzle Poncho’! πŸ˜‹

I’m so happy that it’s now something wearable 😁 I’ll show you the finished piece asap! 

Until then πŸ’• Take care & ‘Happy Sunday’ 🌞

~Tina xoxo 

Work-in-Progress-Wednesday ~ Something Went Terribly Wrong πŸ˜

Hello my lovely friends  πŸ’• How sweet of you to peek in! 

Today I wanted to show you a finished poncho…it’s been a ‘w-i-p’ for almost 2 years! 😳 I just knitted a few rows here and there- not really looking at the overall progress as I went on. Well, guess what? I should have! 🀣 

The pattern is really quite simple…I’ve made ponchos in that particular manner before. You knit 2 panels, sew them together…et voila. 

 

 But, of course, the panels have to be exact rectangles. See where I’m going with this? Because of using different yarns, and not really paying attention- don’t try that at home πŸ˜‹- my rectangles are more of a trapeze shape. See…


Now it’s back to the drawing board. I do have the beginning of an idea…let’s see what comes of that. If it works you’ll be the first to know! πŸ€—

Until then πŸ’•

~Tina xoxo 

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