Thursday, December 15, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Simply Slippers

Simply Slippers by Patty Martyn
Simply Slippers, a photo by Patty Martyn on Flickr.

Simply Slippers

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cameron's Hat

Untitled by Patty Martyn
Untitled, a photo by Patty Martyn on Flickr.

Here is the beanie I made for Cameron. He picked out the colors. I like his choices :o)

Violet House Slipper

Violet House Slipper by Patty Martyn
Violet House Slipper, a photo by Patty Martyn on Flickr.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Orange Mobius Scarf

Orange Mobius Scarf by Patty Martyn
Orange Mobius Scarf, a photo by Patty Martyn on Flickr.

This was a fun scarf to make. The "box" detail was a little tricky and I had to use a billion stitch markers.
I also learned a new stitch, the reverse single crochet. I like edging that this stitch creates.
I think a few people may be getting a version of this scarf for Christmas :o) This one is for me. It matches the granny square finger-less gloves I made previously.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Second Recycled Handbag

I finished this handbag this evening.  I had just enough yarn (within inches) from the thrifted sweater to complete it.  I bought the rings at the thrift store as well.  They were part of an "ugly" purse that I bought for 99 cents.  This one is a favorite :o)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Finished Handbag

I like how it turned out and I still have yarn left to create something else :o)

Sunday, October 2, 2011


I am turning this Abercrombie & Fitch wool sweater (I bought at Goodwill for $3.99) into this Starling Handbag (the larger one).  Pretty thrifty I think!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Beanie Update

I finished Cameron's beanie.  He says he loves it and I should make one for everyone in the house.  I used a pattern, but improvised a little too.  I kept adding stitches and I'm not sure why.  The more I make, the more I learn.

Ear Flap Beanie

Cameron asked me to crochet him a beanie.  He is famous for his beanie wearing in the winter (and sometimes the summer).  He picked out bright green, turquoise and purple.  I started it tonight; it shouldn't take too long to finish.  It was fun picking out the yarn colors with him.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was about 10 years old.  Except for the few months after I learned, I haven't picked up a hook and yarn since then, until about a week ago.

I was in Fred Meyer and saw the yarn section (which I've seen a million times before) and was compelled to buy  a crochet hook and some yarn.  Since then, I haven't been able to put them down.  I've gotten so much joy and peace from just sitting and crocheting.  I've also been inspired to do something with this blog that I created three years ago.

So.  I'm going to keep creating and also write about the process here.  I'm going to take this motivation and run with it!