Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Well, technically a belated birthday.  I can finally show you the gifts I made for my sister because her birthday was yesterday.  First up is the "snood", or what Bernat calls a "hooded cowl."  DH says it is half-scarf and half-hood, hence "scood."

Snood, aka "Scood"
Erin's Cowl pic1

This was super easy to crochet but I made mistakes anyway.  I'm not diligent about stitch counting or marking, and you need to do that when you crochet in the round.  The busy yarn is hiding my mistakes nicely though.  I used Melody Bulky Wool blend yarn in Harlequin.  The cowl is basically a really tall tube so an adventurous crocheter could change the stitch design easily.

Erin's Cowl pic 2

Melody Hooded Cowl Jan 2011 pic 1

My sister fell in love with some fingerless gloves I made over the Christmas break.  I found the patterns at  I made both pairs of gloves with Naturally Caron Country yarn.

Slouchy Gloves in Charcoal and Silver Service (Charleston Fingerless Gloves)

Erin's slouch gloves pic 1

Erin's slouch gloves pic 3

These gloves run super large.  I know they are supposed to be slouchy but they would fall right off if you made them in the size you would normally wear.  I used a smaller crochet hook to shrink the size some but the palm and wrist are still too big.  Just a warning in case you try these for yourself.

Erin's slouch gloves pic 4

Peacock Gloves (Memphis Fingerless Gloves)

Erin's peacock gloves pic 2

These were made according to the gauge and look small but actually fit quite well.
Erin's peacock gloves pic 1

I'm actually making another pair of the Peacock gloves for myself. The color is just gorgeous and the yarn is so silky to the touch.

My mother's birthday is just around the corner. DH and I are moving on my mother's birthday so I've decided it was crazy of me to attempt to sew anything for her. I've been working on a cowl. She just might get that as a present instead.

My sister-in-law liked the baby Converse I made for her son. I think they are pretty cute too but I cursed throughout the construction process so I won't be making those again.

It's moving time.  DH has politely reminded me several times that the moving truck is coming in a week so I need to wrap up my projects and start packing.  Honestly, I'd rather struggle with a poorly fitted muslin than pack and organize our belongings.  We're off to a better place and hopefully a promising next chapter in our lives so I guess I'll quite griping.

I'll post next time from our new home.


  1. Yuck! Moving sucks, but once you get there and get unpacked it's always fun to meet new people in your new community. :-) I love the peacock gloves, that color is right up my alley. :-) I'll bet your sister loved her gifts, so pretty.

  2. Haha - you're blogging again !?! Love the cowl you made me but now it's too warm. Need a lighter weight one. Something lacy and springy.


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