Tuesday, March 26, 2013

VIRUSES, BUGS, AND ALLERGIES...

You decide on the "blah" of the week!  I tell you I have been sick a lot since late last year.  It's either flu like or cold like.  Last week, I thought my head cold was into my eyes, as they were leaking and very hard to see out of.  After waking up for my 5th day with my eyes cemented shut, I decided to call the dr.  I was lucky enough to get an appt with a couple of hours.  No infection, (thankfully), but it's mainly my allergies.  So I HAVE TO, NEED TO remember to take my allergy pills!!  It seems each couple of years, my allergies come up with something new to bug me with.  This was also my 3rd visit within a few months where my blood pressure was high.  So they put me on medicine for that.  I think that explains the dizzy spells I get every so often.   I need to read up info they gave me as well as checking online about how to reduce my blood pressure.  I know stress plays a huge factor in it.  As a mother of two boys who are 8 years apart in age, I'm always under stress.

So I will work on de-stressing my life as best I can, and not letting my temper flare up.

Boys are back in school from Spring break and there is only a bit over 2 months left of school. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

EASTER DUCKIE DISHCLOTH

DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©

“Easter Duckie Dishcloth”
Aurora Suominen Copyright © 3-2013 All rights reserved.
H Hook & Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn in two colors: Egg & duck color.
For Abbreviations/videos/links, see “DragonFlyMomof2 Designs” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

Row 1: W/Egg color, Ch9 & sc in 2nd ch from hook & in next 7 chains, turn.   (8sc)  
Row 2: Ch1, Sc in each sc across, turn.  (8sc)
Row 3: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 6sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (10sc)
Row 4: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 8sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (12sc)
Row 5: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 10sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (14sc)
Row 6: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 12sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (16sc)
Row 7: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 14sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (18sc)
Row 8: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 16sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (20sc)
Row 9: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 18sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (22sc)
Rows 10-19: Ch1, Sc in each st across, turn.  (22sc)
Row 20: Working in Back loops, Ch1, sc in 1st st, sc in next st, skip-1, [4sc in next sc, sc in next 2sts]5x.  4sc in next st, skip-1, sc in last 2sts.  Fasten off. (38sc)
Row 21: With duck color & wrong side of work facing you, join yarn in unused front loop of row 19, ch1, sc in same st & in next 21sts, turn (22sc)
Rows 22-24: Ch1, Sc in each st across, turn.  (22sc)
Row 25: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 18sts, sc dec, turn.  (20sc)
Row 26: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 16sts, sc dec, turn.  (18sc)
Row 27: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 14sts, sc dec, turn.  (16sc)
Row 28: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 12sts, sc dec, turn.  (14sc)
Row 29: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 10sts, sc dec, turn.  (12sc)
Row 30: Ch1,  Sc dec, sc in 8sts, sc dec, turn.  (10sc)
Row 31: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 6sts, sc dec, turn.  (8sc)
Row 32: Ch1,  Sc dec, sc in 4sts, sc dec, turn.  (6sc)
Row 33: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 2sts, sc dec, turn.  (4sc)
Row 34: Ch6, slst in same st.  [Sc in next st, ch6, slst in same sc]3x.  DO NOT TURN, If you want to sc around your entire dishcloth, see optional row below.  If not, just fasten off here.  
Row 35: Ch1, sc around your dishcloth, changing colors to match.  Once you get back to the begginning of row 34, slst into next st, and fasten off.  No st count here, just “eye” your sc around piece.  
You are welcome to add facial features to your chick if you want. You may need to iron your dishcloth.

All rights reserved. Personal use only, do not reproduce, sell, or copy my pattern in any way.
Pattern available for download on Ravelry.  "Dragonflymomof2" 


If you like this Dishcloth, check out my blog/Ravelry for the matching, “Easter Duckie Hot Pad”  :D



DragonFlyMomof2 Designs by Aurora Suominen, Bluedragonflymom@gmail.com 
“Easter Duckie Dishcloth”© 2013

EASTER DUCKIE HOT PAD

DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©

“Easter Duckie Hotpad”
Aurora Suominen Copyright © 3-2013 All rights reserved.
H Hook & Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn in two colors: Egg & duck color.
For Abbreviations/videos/links, see “DragonFlyMomof2 Designs” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

Back:   
Row 1: W/Egg color, Ch9 & sc in 2nd ch from hook & in next 7 chains, turn.   (8sc)  
Row 2: Ch1, Sc in each sc across, turn.  (8sc)
Row 3: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 6sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (10sc)
Row 4: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 8sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (12sc)
Row 5: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 10sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (14sc)
Row 6: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 12sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (16sc)
Row 7: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 14sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (18sc)
Row 8: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 16sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (20sc)
Row 9: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 18sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (22sc)
Rows 10-20: Ch1, Sc in each st across, changing to chick color in last st,  turn.  (22sc)
Rows 21-24: Ch1, Sc in each st across, turn.  (22sc)
Row 25: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 18sts, sc dec, turn.  (20sc)
Row 26: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 16sts, sc dec, turn.  (18sc)
Row 27: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 14sts, sc dec, turn.  (16sc)
Row 28: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 12sts, sc dec, turn.  (14sc)
Row 29: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 10sts, sc dec, turn.  (12sc)
Row 30: Ch1,  Sc dec, sc in 8sts, sc dec, turn.  (10sc)
Row 31: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 6sts, sc dec, turn.  (8sc)
Row 32: Ch1,  Sc dec, sc in 4sts, sc dec, turn.  (6sc)
Row 33: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 2sts, sc dec, fasten off.  (4sc) 

Front:
Row 1: W/Egg color, Ch9 & sc in 2nd ch from hook & in next 7 chains, turn.   (8sc)  
Row 2: Ch1, Sc in each sc across, turn.  (8sc)
Row 3: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 6sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (10sc)
Row 4: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 8sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (12sc)
Row 5: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 10sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (14sc)
Row 6: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 12sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (16sc)
Row 7: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 14sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (18sc)
Row 8: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 16sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (20sc)
Row 9: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in 18sts, 2sc in last st, turn.  (22sc)
Rows 10-19: Ch1, Sc in each st across, turn.  (22sc)
Row 20: Working in Back loops, Ch1, sc in 1st st, sc in next st, skip-1, [4sc in next sc, sc in next 2sts]5x.  4sc in next st, skip-1, sc in last 2sts.  Fasten off. (38sc)
Row 21: With duck color & wrong side of work facing you, join yarn in unused front loop of row 19, ch1, sc in same st & in next 21sts, turn (22sc)
Rows 22-24: Ch1, Sc in each st across, turn.  (22sc)
Row 25: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 18sts, sc dec, turn.  (20sc)
Row 26: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 16sts, sc dec, turn.  (18sc)
Row 27: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 14sts, sc dec, turn.  (16sc)
Row 28: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 12sts, sc dec, turn.  (14sc)
Row 29: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 10sts, sc dec, turn.  (12sc)
Row 30: Ch1,  Sc dec, sc in 8sts, sc dec, turn.  (10sc)
Row 31: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 6sts, sc dec, turn.  (8sc)
Row 32: Ch1,  Sc dec, sc in 4sts, sc dec, turn.  (6sc)
Row 33: Ch1, Sc dec, sc in 2sts, sc dec, turn.  (4sc)
Take your back piece and put it together with the front,  wrong sides together.  Work through both of them, and continue to row 34.
Row 34: Ch6, slst in same st.  [Sc in next st, ch6, slst in same sc]3x.  DO NOT TURN,  
Row 35: Ch1, sc around both pieces, changing colors to match.  Once you get back to the begginning of row 34, slst into next st, and fasten off.  No st count here, just “eye” your sc around piece.  
You are welcome to add facial features to your chick if you want. You may need to iron your dishcloth.

DragonFlyMomof2 Designs by Aurora Suominen, Bluedragonflymom@gmail.com “Easter Duckie Hotpad”© 2013

 All rights reserved. Personal use only, do not reproduce, sell, or copy my pattern in any way.
Pattern available for download on Ravelry.  "Dragonflymomof2" 




If you like this hot pad, check out my blog/Ravelry for the matching dishcloth, “Easter Duckie Dishcloth”  :D

Friday, March 15, 2013

Day at the Park with Aiden

We got some really nice weather this past week, Austin went to a friends, so Aiden and I decided to head to a park. First we went for a walk along the water and around the parks streams.  We saw some really amazing trees!!!  I love the trees here, especially these two!  How gorgeous are they?

I got Aiden on one of the trees, but he didn't want to take anymore after this one.......LOL I love taking pictures!!  always have.  This was too awesome of a pic not to take!

See another weird tree!  this was really awesome. 

Love how the trees are reflected against the water here.  After we went for a walk around the park, we decided to go play....well Aiden played, I watched.  he had a lot of fun, but it was getting warm, so off to Walmart we went after this.  
Boys are off school for Spring break........they actually started yesterday.  Both are looking forward to the week off.  I just hope I don't go crazy.  I am babysitting my neighbors kid for the next month and a half, so Aiden will have someone closer to his age to play with before he goes back to school.  I had both of the boys out today playing since the temps were in the 80s.  The dogs from next door even had to come over to play too.  :D 

I crocheted these apple pie potholders a few weeks back.  they came out nice.  I used Regular WW yarn instead of cotton which I do sometimes for the hot pads.  I mainly use them to place hot pans on.  So it works either way.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

LUCKY CLOVER TIMES 12- 12" SQUARE



DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©

Aurora Suominen: DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©

“Lucky Clover times 12”
Aurora Suominen Copyright © 3-2013 All rights reserved.
G Hook & Worsted Weight  Yarn.
For Abbreviations/videos/links, see “DragonFlyMomof2 Designs” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

NOTES: Items in bold will be repeated in pattern.“Sts”=stitches means any dc or ch1sp.

Rnd 1: Ch2, Work 8sc in 2nd ch from hook, & join to first sc. (8sc)

Rnd 2: Ch3 (2dc) in same st. [Dc in 1sc, (3dc) in next sc] 3x.  Dc in 1sc.  Join in top of beg ch3. (16dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3 (2dc) in same st. Dc in 1dc, (3dc) in next dc. [Fpdc in next dc, (3dc) in next dc, dc in 1dc, (3dc) in next dc]3x.  Fpdc in last dc & join.  (32dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3, (2dc) in same st.  Dc in 5dc, (3dc) in next dc, [Fpdc in fpdc, (3dc) in next dc, dc in 5dc, (3dc) in next dc]3x.  Fpdc in last fpdc &  join.  (44dc)

Rnd 5:  Ch3, Dc in 10dc [Fpdc in fpdc, dc in next 11dc] 3Xs. Fpdc in last fpdc.  DO NOT JOIN. (48dc)

Rnd 6: [Slst in 2sts, sk-1, 9dc in next, sk-1, slst in next st, sk-1, 9dc in next, sk-1, slst in 2sts, fpsc in next st.]3x.  Sc in 6sts, Ch7, hdc in 2nd ch from hook & next 5chs.  Sc in 5sts, slst in first st.  (54dc)

Rnd 7:  [+Ch6, Sc in the slst between heart humps. Ch6, sc in next sc, (this will be the fpsc of previous round) ] 3Xs.  Ch6, now looking at the dcs from rnd 4, sk-5dc, sc in top of next dc (making sure to stay behind your work). Ch6, and join in first sc, changing to background color. (8ch6)

Rnd 8: Ch1, Sc in same st. [+5sc in next ch sp, sc in sc, 5sc in next sp+ sc in sc] 3x. Repeat  +to+ once and join to first sc. (48sc) Slst into next sc.

Rnd 9: Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc in same st. Beg corner made.  [Dc in 11sts, In next st work dc, ch1, 2dc, corner made.]3x.  Dc in last 11sts & join to beg ch3. (60dc) Slst in next st and into ch1sp.

Rnd 10: Beg Corner. [Dc in 15sts, corner in ch1sp]3x.  Dc in last 15sts.  (76dc) Slst in next st and into ch1sp.

Rnd 11: Beg Corner.  [Dc in next st, (ch1, sk-1, dc)3x.  Ch1, sk-1, (catching the top 2 loops of the 5th dc of hh) dc in next.  (Ch1, sk-1, dc)2x. Ch1, sk-1,  (Catching the top 2 loops of the 5th dc of hh) dc in next.  (Ch1, sk-1, dc)2x, corner in ch1sp.]3x.  Dc in next st, (ch1, sk-1, dc)9x, join.  (56dc) Slst in next st and into ch1sp.

Rnd 12:  Beg Corner.  [Dc in 23sts, corner in ch1sp]3x.  Dc in last 23sts & join.  (108dc) Slst in next st and into ch1sp.

Rnd 13: Beg corner.  [ (Ch1, sk-1, dc)13x, ch1, sk-1, corner in ch1sp]3x. (Ch1, sk-1, dc)9x, ch1, sk-1 (catching top of stem complete dc in next).  (Ch1, sk-1, dc)3x. Ch1, sk-1, & join.  (68dc)

Rnd 14: Beg corner.  [+Dc in 2sts, (Dc in sp, fpdc in next dc)13x.  Dc in sp, dc in 2sts,+ corner in ch1sp]3x.  Repeat +to+ once & join. (140dc)  Slst in next st and into ch1sp.

Rnd 15: Beg corner.  [Dc in 37sts, corner in ch1sp.]3x  Dc in last 37sts & join.  (164dc)

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CLOVER LUCK TIMES 6- 6" SQUARE


DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©

Aurora Suominen: DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©
“Clover Luck times 6”

Aurora Suominen Copyright © 3-2013 All rights reserved.
G Hook & Worsted Weight Yarn. I used  Red Heart Sports weight for the shamrock
For Abbreviations/videos/links, see “DragonFlyMomof2 Designs” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/
Abbreviations: HH=Heart hump, Fpdc=front post double crochet.  

Rnd 1: Ch2, Work 8sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to first sc. (8sc)

Rnd 2: Ch3 (2dc) in same st. [Dc in 1sc, (3dc) in next sc] 3x.  Dc in 1sc, join in top of beg ch3. (16dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3 (2dc) in same st. Dc in 1dc, (3dc) in next dc. [fpdc in next dc, (3dc) in next dc, dc in 1dc, (3dc) in next dc]3x.  Fpdc in last dc & join.  (32dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3, (2dc) in same st.  Dc in 5dc, (3dc) in next dc, [Fpdc in fpdc, (3dc) in next dc, dc in 5dc, (3dc) in next dc] 2x.  Fpdc in next, dc in 7sts, fpdc in last st.  DO NOT JOIN.   (44dc)

Rnd 5: [Slst in 2sts, sk-1. (7dc) in next st, sk-1, slst in next st,  sk-1, (7dc) in next st. Sk-1, slst in 2sts, fpsc in fpdc.]3x.  Sc in 4sts, Ch4, hdc in 2nd ch from hook & next 2chs, sc in 3sts,  fpsc in last fpdc.  Do not join. (42dc, 12sc)

Rnd 6:  [+Ch6,  Sc in the slst between heart humps. Ch6, sc in next sc, (this will be the fpsc of previous round) ] 3Xs.  Ch6, now looking at the dcs from rnd 4, sk-3dc, sc in top of next dc (making sure to stay behind your work, see pic below). Ch6, and join in first sc, changing to background color.  (8chsps, 8sc) 

 Rnd 7: Ch1, Sc in same st. [+5sc in next ch sp, sc in sc, 5sc in next sp+ sc in sc] 3x.  Repeat  +to+ once and join to first sc. (48sc)

Round 8: Ch1, (3sc) in same st.  [Sc in next 11sts, (3sc) in next st]3x.  Sc in last 11sts & join to 1st sc.  (56sc) Slst into next sc.

Rnd 9:  Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc in same st.  [+Dc in 3sts, hdc in next st, (catch the 4th dc of HH & hdc in next st.)  Hdc in 5sts, (catch the 4th dc of HH & dc in next st), dc in 2sts, corner in ch1sp]3X.  Dc in 3sts, hdc in 6sts, (catch the stem & hdc in next st), dc in 3sts & join. (40dc, 28hdc)  Fasten off.

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CLOVER COASTER

DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©

Aurora Suominen: DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©
“Clover Coaster”
Aurora Suominen Copyright © 3-2013 All rights reserved.
G Hook & Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn.  About 2oz will make 4 coasters.
For Abbreviations/videos/links, see “DragonFlyMomof2 Designs” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

Rnd 1: Ch2, Work 8sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to first sc. (8sc)

Rnd 2: Ch3 (2dc) in same st. [Dc in 1sc, (3dc) in next sc] 3x.  Dc in 1sc.  Join in top of beg ch3. (16dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3 (2dc) in same st. Dc in 1dc, (3dc) in next dc. [fpdc in next dc, (3dc) in next dc, dc in 1dc, (3dc) in next dc]3x.  Fpdc in last dc & join.  (32dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3, (2dc) in same st.  Dc in 5dc, (3dc) in next dc, [fpdc in fpdc, (3dc) in next dc, dc in 5dc, (3dc) in next dc] 2x.  Fpdc in fpdc, dc in 7sts. fpdc in last fpdc. DO NOT JOIN.  (44dc)

Rnd 5: [Slst in 2sts, sk-1.  (7dc) in next st, sk-1, slst in next st,  sk-1, (7dc) in next st. Sk-1, slst in 2sts, fpsc in fpdc.]3x.  Sc in 4sts, Ch6, hdc in 2nd ch from hook & next 4chs, sc in 3sts,  slst in last fpdc. Fasten off. (42dc)

All rights reserved. Personal use only, do not reproduce, sell, or copy my pattern in any way.
DragonFlyMomof2 Designs© Support email: Bluedragonflymom@gmail.com
Pattern is available for download through Ravelry.  "Dragonflymomof2"