Wednesday, December 28, 2011

OOAK Patchwork Shawls
I've come to love making these one-of-a-kind (OOAK) shawls because they've helped me solve a decade's old problem - what to do with left-over yarn. :->  Not only is the process fun (because I never know how the finished product will look) but it's such a joy to have a person tell me they've just got to have it!  When I sit down to begin one of these projects, piles of yarn surround me and as I pluck one color after another, the stitches are just as randomly applied.  I hope noone ever asks me to repeat a design because... well, they're OOAK.

This lovely lady purchased one of my shawls at a recent Fall Festival.  She was such a beauty, I begged her to pose for a picture.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I've had such fun creating little hats and booties for Halloween photography props.  Here are just a few of my favorite items to make for a stylish evening of Trick or Treating.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Freeform Shawls

Freeform crochet is just so much fun! It's allows for such creativity and is so forgiving of mistakes. I've begun making shawls to use up left-over yarn from previous projects and I've found that freeform allows me the flexibility to use a variety of yarns and textures to create very unique items. No patterns to read, just crochet and go! Here's an example of a work in progress and photos of one shawl I just finished last week.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


headwraps/headbands for women who have lots of long, curly hair

I love creating OOAK "Dreadi-wraps" using the freeform method of crochet because it's so much fun to see where the design is going to go. I may have one idea in mind when I begin but end up with a completely different product once completed. :-)

I found this to be a great way to use yarn left over from previous projects. Because the dreadi-wrap isn't very large (usually 23 x 8") all you really need to do is choose the color scheme and then just crochet away!