Monday, November 15, 2010

Variation of theTwo hour scarf

Hat and scarf. This is loom knitted with hometown yarn on the round in the purple long kk loom. One of the ends is opened to be the hat and the other end is the scarf. It took only one skein.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


I want to share this two hour scarf that you can do with no looming tools but your fingers.

Cast on  ewrapping  twice on two pegs (using like one). Need at least 23 pegs. I used the yellow size of the Knifty Knitters because it has a large gauge. Leaving those pegs empty form the gaps that make the scarf so appealing.
Casting on two stitches without leaving any peg in between, then leave empty three pegs and cast on two more stitches, leave a peg empty and cast on two more stitches which makes the middle braids, then leave empty three pegs and cast on two more stitches.
Every time you start, slip the first stitch, so to form the chained edge.

Binding off the 2Hour Scarf

Used the regular bind off by putting peg 2 back on peg 1, knit off, then move that stitch to peg 2. Now take peg 3 to peg 2. Knit off, move the new stitch to peg 3. Continue this across the row, but,(and this part was very important)when at the last stitch, do not cut and pull tight.Leave a very long tail and go back on each crochet looking stitch and pull it bigger. When you have gone all the way across the row, look and see if it is loose enough to match the other end. If not, work more yarn into the stitches one stitch at a time. When this finally looks right THEN you go and tie off the last yarn tail. You need the extra long tail to be able to stretch the other stitches to match the other end and the long stitches in between. I didn't have to make a crochet cast off with extra stitches this way. It looks just like the other end and matches the stitch type exactly. Fingers were used to stretch the stitches to pull in more yarn, lots for the first and then they pull it in as you go across. Keep working the yarn until you like the looks of it.

I would love to hear your comments on this scarf.


Andrea is growing up!!!

She is so much loved by everybody of us

She is happy!!

She is part of our happiness

I knitted this sweater for her

 Oh!!! I love you so much!!!
 She is being only breastfed
She loves swings!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Andrea and her parents went to the Getty Museum and she wore a sweater I knitted for her. I am so happy she looks wonderful on it.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Every morning I watch my grandaughter Andrea through Skype and yesterday she was so graceful and gentle and happy and it has been like this for the past two weeks. She just wakes and start smiling and making us smile and love her

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


This video is intended to explain a stitch for my Yahoo Tunsian Crochet Group. The stitch is called Pinitas in
Spanish and the translation in English is Small Pineapples because alltogether likes like it.

After the foundation row is done just usual then you start the stitch which is formed basically by two rows, the first row, and you start it inserting the hook in the first space found between the first loop and the second one and you draw a loop, then yarn over and insert back your hook in the same space so you get three loops from it which is counted as one loop, and you go on to the last space in the row where you do the same., then you return and start with the second row which you start on the space after the three loops, and keep going the same until you get to the end which you there is no space so the hook goes to the very end loop alone and insert the hook through the triangle formed there and you only draw one loop (not three), and your return is taking the yarn from that only one loop and then continue taking the yarn through one and three. Once you watch this video, I hope there are no doubts, but if there are, you can place your questions on the group.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


She loves being held and we love holding her

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I loom knitted the hat she is wearing with brioche stitch in the round.

Yes, she is with us now, she is wonderful and she is MY GRANDAUGHTER!! She was born on May 4th and my daughter had her with  natural childbirth, with no C section or epidural or sedatives. She just managed the contractions with breathing and relaxation.  I am really proud of her. I was in the delivery room and was present when she came out to the world.  We have a bonding. I love her so much and I have the feeling she also loves me.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I always wanted to learn Tunisian Entrelac Crochet, so I bought the leaflet from Carolyn Christmas, and here is my first attemp. I am doing this blanket for my Grandaughter to be born next May and

 I watched these videos in Spanish with the instructions for Tunisian Entrelac and love them. Thank you Ma. de Jesus for so generously sharing.

And from some great videos  ( I do not speak the language, but just watched and learned)

I made these gloves for my nephew Juanito who lives in France and it gets to be really cold on a long winter time.

And I made this scarflette also for my nephew  Juanito to match with his gloves.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fingerless Gloves with sock yarn

On Christmas time I visited my daughter Gabriela and her husband Ernesto and the baby girl who will be my FIRST GRANDAUGHTER!!!

I bought a lot of yarn in Joanns, maybe too many but I have so many projects in mind for the baby.

I got a nice sock wool, called Sensations and I started a sock as a Christmas gift for me on my fine gauge mini wonderloom from Dalooms and it was coming along pretty well until I realized I never show off socks (not any more jejeje) and I switched it to be a fingerless glove. I just loved the result!!