Mary's Crochet House

A place to showcase my crocheted and knitted items.

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Location: Cottage Grove, Oregon, United States

I am a wife, mom and grandma to four. Three grown kids all on their own and one 12 year old left to raise. I'm an avid crocheter and knitter. I crochet more than knit but have been knitting more and more.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving all.  I hope you all had a wonderful day with family and friends and had time to give thanks for all you have on this day.  We spent the day with my husbands family and had a nice quiet day enjoying each others company.  Once we got home I received a call from my Oldest son wishing us all a wonderful day, it was a pleasant conversation and he is well and so is the family.  I called my oldest daughter and they had a nice day at home.  Her husband will be leaving approx. Saturday for another tour in Irag so spoke to him and let him know that we would be thinking of him every day until he comes back home and there will be prayers for his safety while over there.  I think he was a little choked up but did appreciate the thought that we keep him in our prayers every day.  We are quite proud of who he is and what he does for our country and I give thanks everyday that we do have dedicated military that our out there to keep us all safe here.

I tested another hat for Etaria over at it is called the Mountain Lodge Snowcap.  The pattern will be available once all testing is done.  It is another wonderful pattern especially if you are looking for thick and warm hats. 
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Monday, November 21, 2005

Well I have been testing a few patterns lately so here are some of the results.  This is a new cap that Etaria at  is testing for sale.  This will be part of her Rugged Mountain Series that she has created four scarves and now matching caps.  Unforunately I used a dark brown wool ease of so the pattern doesn't show up well in the pictures.
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Image hosted by Photobucket.comHere is a side view of the same cap but like I said you can't really make out the stitch detail like I would have liked.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comHere are two hats I made for my granddaughters to match the scarves I posted about previously.  I got the pattern off of Etarias site that again I posted about above.  This is a free pattern that she offers on her site.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comThis is Oli the elephant.  Now these are some soap critters that I tested for Kathy (Katchkan) over at Crochetville.  She is so creative and I am so glad to be a tester for her.  I sure wish I could pick up my hook and just create something out of yarn or thread from something that is in my head.  But that is not my lot in life so I am so happy to be a tester for those creative designers out there who feel I am up to the task.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comI am calling this one Clifford the big red dog after one of my daughters favorite books when she was little.  Actually I think she still is little cause when she saw him she yelled Clifford and promptly took him to her room.  Makes my day she actually wanted something I made, being a teen she is very particular about what she will wear that mom makes.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comPercy the swan, I think I will be looking for childrens books to match the swan and Clifford  to send to my grandkids for Christmas.