"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Keeping warm.....

Bet you thought I got lost huh? Nope! I have been on my computer very little. Just been very busy with lots of fun playdates with friends and working on tons of projects. Speaking of projects...why did I ever learn to crochet????? Now I have one more thing that I desperately want to do each day. Yeah, like I needed yet one more thing...


So I was online searching for a beret pattern, as one does, and then I found this pattern for wristies on a blog, as one does, and could not resist so I grabbed my yarn and a crochet hook, as one does, and got tucked in yesterday. Okay, now do not call the grammar police. I know that was an incorrect and long sentence but that is how the crochet muse got a hold of me yesterday. *grins*

I wore these this morning with my winter coat since it is rather cold outside at only 0C/32F. They felt so soft and kept me warm. I think I am going to make another pair as it would be fun to have them in other colors. I am also going to add one more row of the single crochet row at the start as they will be just a tad longer.


Oh and by the way, I also made a beret but I will save that for another post as I first want to finish the scarf I am making to match it.

What are you up to this weekend?

29 comments:

Nancy said...

Okay, I am impressed. I also know that you had a hat done and didn't like it and ripped it all back out. You can add that to finishes.
These are really too cute for words.
Great job. You tackled this just like all things you learn new.
Can't wait to see the next two items.
I am still trying to finish my project which became huge. I would never have made it if I had known it was this much yardage. I really think it will be way to bulky and heavy to mail to you.
Have fun with your scarf now.
Love you, Mom

onlymehere said...

I've never seen anything like this! How fun to keep those wrists and upper hands warmer when you don't need to wear gloves or just to keep your hands free. You, my sweet friend, are so talented and make the most fun items!

Elizabethd said...

Brilliant idea Heidi, there is nothing like a little bit of wool to bring warmth. I have a pair of soft fingerless gloves made by a friend, and wear them so much in the cold.

Susan in SC said...

Very cute! You are doing so well on your crocheting. I am proud of you!

Anonymous said...

Oh-h-h, those are too precious...been wanting to crochet some, but just haven't found the right pattern...do like the one you chose...you are doing so well with your crochet! Of all my crafts, crocheting is my favorite, but do enjoy embrodiery and love making quilt blocks...oh me, what do I like doing best? Rowena in Texas.

Jackie said...

Getting sucked in is fun!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Nice to see you posting, very pretty hand warmers:)

Jenny said...

Ok, these wristies are just too cute. What a wonderful way to help stay warm. Way to go on your crocheting Heidi, you are really doing well and I must say you have learned another craft well. I should be happy dancing soon with my afghan... Have a great weekend and I am looking forward to seeing your beret and scarf.

Christine said...

Yout little wristlets are just too cute Heidi, looking forward to seeing the beret too

Mary said...

Very nice! They look really warm!

DebbieSFL said...

Those are lovely Heidi!!...I am cleaning/organizing my craft/sewing/home office. It's a mess!!

Annemarie said...

This is downright creepy, Heidi. Everytime you do something new, it appears that I'm doing it at the same time! Only I'm knitting mine... Haven't progressed past the granny squares yet :o) I mean, crocheting in the round??? They look fabulous though, and BOY, was it cold outside today!

Saskia said...

Nice! They look very comfortable.
And it's a good thing you won't go with us to the quilt-expo/craft show. Or there are more new projects, and more new techniques to try and get infected with... LOL

anneke said...

I warned you, didn't I? Crocheting is so addictive! but it's a great addiction and the timing is perfect: it's COLD again...
love the gloves, I'm saving this link.

Jantine said...

These look great!
I think you got the temperature letters mixed up ;-) 32C I wish it were true...

mainely stitching said...

You could be a hand model! And I love your little wristies - they are so pretty (as well as practical).

Carol said...

How very cute!! Can't wait to see your beret, too :)

Ginny said...

You are doing wonderfully with your crocheting! I, too, have been wanting to do some more, but I have other projects to finish first. My daughter, Sarah, made a pair of wristlets, but they came partway up her fingers. She loves them. As for me, I finally finished packing up the Christmas things today, including putting away all the gift bags, bows, organizing wrapping paper, etc. I need to go through the house and gather all the heart themed things I can find so I can do a bit of decorating for Valentine's Day. I've never done that before, but with all the gloominess of this winter, I thought it would be fun and cheery.

BTW, are you familiar with Ravelry? Go to ravelry.com and check it out!

Willy said...

Ze zien er heel chique uit in deze kleur, erg leuk.
Fijne zondag, groetjes

Hazel said...

Oooh they look lovely Heidi. You are well and truly hooked! Can't wait to see your Beret. x

Barb said...

Heidi you are just so amazing. Love the colour of silvery grey too. I have got out the knitting needles (but not for me!)
Looking forward to seeing the headwear-how are you at shoes!
Hugs Barb

hazel said...

I love your wristlets Heidi and think I shall be crocheting a pair of these for they look so warm and cosy. It is very cold here in the UK but lovely sunshine and sunset today.

I see you have another Hazel in your fan club so I shall sign of as Hazel C (UK)

Sonja said...

Leuk idee om polswarmers te maken. Ik gebruik zelf ook zoiets, maar dan niet zelfgemaakt. En het haken gaat je heel goed af!

Tam said...

Very nice Heidi!
Looking forward to seeing your beret and scarf!
Warm hugs2u :)

Pondside said...

Those are adorable!

Jeanne said...

Those are really cute Heid and a great way to keep your hands warm but still be free to do things. By the way not sure if I commented on your recent finsihes for your 'cat sampler' wall but they are so cute! I'm sure Dagi appreciates them :). I cannot beleive a designer would be upset if you change colors in a design, how crazy is that. That is like a pattern company like Simplicity not liking what fabric you use to make a dress.

I have not crocheted in more than 20 years I think. I would have to relearn everything but no time for that (thankfully as I don't need any more hobbies LOL)

Jo said...

Those are really cute - great job!

Siobhan said...

Those are so cute!! Great job, Heidi.

Teri said...

The wrist warmers are adorable! You could easily wear these all day long!