Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Christmas Bells Tablecloth

Hello Blogging friends,

Sharing a WIP of my Christmas Bells Tablecloth.  I am using size 20 thread.  The view is just two rounds from the center motif.  I am adding the motif's as I go.   I am using one of my snowflake
designs to make this tablecloth only I am changing the last round on the snowflake.  No Pattern written up yet.
Comments are welcome,

Monday, July 18, 2016

Hello Blogging Friends,

I was looking at everyone's blog, and realized it has been 5 months since I've posted here.
I hope each one of you have had a good 2016 year.
I haven't gotten to do much crafts in about as long.  I have begun the Knit Sampler Afghan by
Red Heart.  I am on square 4.  If you are interested you can google for it.
I'm also working on my Christmas Snowflake Tablecloth, which I will show you a
picture of WIP when I get one more motif made, and joined. 
As many of you know about Yahoo being up for sale.  I have moved my group to the
io groups, and we are there as KNITTINGandCROCHET, so if you go to the io
groups and do a search you can find us easily (I hope)  We are a busy group.
My Yahoo group is still active too, but not as active as the io group.  

I'll say bye for now, and hope to talk to you sooner.
Melva Catherine

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Crinoline Valentine Angel

I just finished a CAL in Threadies, a Facebook group.  The Crinoline Valentine Angel was designed by Cylinda Mattews. 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

I Heart You Three Times......


I just finished this washcloth.  There were some new stitches I had never done before as you can see I have holes in the point of the heart, but I did try. :) 

I hopefully will get back to making some snowflakes for those of you that come looking for a new one, but for now I have some other crafts I want to make.  Just keep checking back to see what I've made next. 

I have my August Bells Snowflake tablecloth started, but that will be a long running project as I am only working on it in between projects. 

Come by again and visit.  Leave me a comment, so I will know you were here, and that also lets me go visit your blog.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Sharing another Butterfly hat I made using two skeins of yarn.  It looks a bit wonky because I had to put something over the head to get the hat to fit.  I need to try and find a larger head form for the adult hats. 

Anyway, I like how this one turned out.  It was more of an experiment since I had never combined two yarns like this before, and I didn't want to carry the yarn, but to knit it into the round, and I managed to catch it up with the stitch in the center of each repeat. 

You can see the variegated yarn in places, but I am learning.  I am going to make another one with a Violet background, and the same variegated yarn for the butterflies. 

I am now in the process of knitting a Valentine heart cloth.  I am learning some new stitches making this cloth, and loving it. 

Hope you like it, and be easy on me as I am still learning. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Butterfly Hat free Ravelry download

I made this Butterfly hat; a free downloadable pattern at Ravelry.  Here is the link if you are
interested in making one.  It is so easy I am on my second hat without even using the directions.


I love this design, and gifted it to my dear sister in law that is going though chemo.  The hat is so easy, fast, and fun to make. 


Wednesday, January 20, 2016


New hats I just finished for my SIL that is going through
chemo treatments. 

Crocheted Valentine Hat I just made this
morning.  It has been entered into the
Valentine Theme in my group at Thread_n_Stitches
Yahoo group.  If you come and request to join
you must return the questionnaire filled out, or you
will not be approved to join my group.  I do have people
request that will not return the questionnaire, I supposed
they do not read the home page, or they would know it.
There is a Yahoo logo on the right side of this page
below you can click on and just visit my home page.
We are a private group.

Not sure who will get this hat, or if I will keep it.
It is a paid pattern called Hats for Healing by
Carri Hammett  I really like this design, and
it can be worn by anyone.

These two hats are Chemo hats I made for my youngest
SIL that is going through treatments.

Made this hat and mitten set for my older SIL, and it turned out too big for her. Oh well, as it is said; "It the thought that counts"
The last picture is a scrubby I knitted with the new Red Heart Scrubby thread.  I could not crochet with it, but knit was easy.  I just CO 17 sts, and knit to the end turned and knit until the scrubby was square.

I plan to start another knit hat soon.  I do love to knit. :)

Have a great day!