Wednesday, April 09, 2008

ABC Wednesday - Year 2 -- #13 and Project Yellow 2

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Project Yellow



Go here if you would like to join us for ABC Wednesday. . . Mrs Nesbitt



This is called hairpin LACE crochet. You can see in the photo above, a close up of the rows of hairpin LACE that make up the baby blanket. I still have to finish the edges.

The tool for Hairpin LACE is a simple machine -- here, it is showing how I single crochet up the middle of it and the rows of LACE it makes..

These are 3 hats and scarves made of Hairpin LACE that I made for an orphanage in Mexico. We sent them 100 sets. I got in on the tail end of the project.



Some of the Hairpin LACE scarves I made for the Veteran's Hospital Bazaar and for the Valentine Red Scarf Project for orphans and foster kids in college.


Project Yellow 2


These famous arches are yellow and they have a friend on top too -- if you want to enlarge, click on the photo.

If you want to play, go here: Anna has a Project Yellow going on this week.

36 comments:

leslie said...

Very nice - a talent I sure don't have!

Picturing of Life said...

very nice what you did. I wish i could do like that :D

My ABC : L theme Thanks.

hpy said...

That's lovely, and also you have put ABC and Yellow in the same post. Clever

Ackworth Born said...

not heard of hairpin lace - my wife used to do bobbin lace and when she could no longer do that did crochet for a while.

RuneE said...

I must say that in the subject you have chosen I'm somewhat of an incompetent. However, even I can see that it demands an impressive patience and skill to practice this art.

A Great L!

My L is here

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful work,you must be very talented to do that.The blanket for the baby is gorgeous,love the colours.-Have a wonderful wednesday!

Blue said...

Your hairpin lace took me back.
I use to make scarves with it too. Will have to see if I still have the frame.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! What a wizz with the fabrics!

Ida said...

Beautiful handwork. :)
Your Project Yellow shot is great as well! :)

Gordon said...

You must have dedication as well as talent to do so much lace work for charity. Interesting.

mrsnesbitt said...

Hi paulie, Yesplease, I need your e-mail.

denisedotnesbittatbtinternetdotcom

dot said...

I love your yellow shot!
I'm sure there are many who enjoy your beautiful crocheted gifts and also many who wish they had the patience and skill to do such.

Anna said...

Great shot! You cant do a Project Yellow with the Golden Arches! Another blogger did the arches as well!

Take care!

Petunia said...

Nice! wish I could do like this!

Andrea said...

Lace is a good "L" post. These are all beautiful.

Gunilla said...

Hi! You´re so good in crocheting! Nice with so many photos.

John said...

Very nice what you did. Great choice for L.

Mari said...

Lovely looking.

Autumn said...

Very pretty
My L will be up later today.
Did you notice you had yellow in the first photo too?

Nessa said...

Very nice projects all around.

Carletta said...

Great minds think alike so they say. I also did the arches for project yellow. Love the bird on top of yours!

ellen b said...

Oh wow! I'm am really impressed with your talent. The lace crochet is beautiful. enjoy...

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh this is very nice yellow post, i also like the hair pin lace, i have never heard of that. Is it easy to do?

Kim said...

I wish I could make something like that, great job!

Dragonstar said...

I've never tried hairpin crochet. It looks like it takes a long time and a lot of work. I always liked basic crochet because I only ever had one stitch to drop at a time!

DeeMom said...

WOW your hairpin LACE crochet is lovely, I have never seen this, exquisite .

How neat you have combined ABC and Yellow…

That’s KEWL

Katney said...

I came and visited and never commented. Boy, was I tired yesterday!

I have seen theis hairpin lace up close and personal and it is pretty impressive. I also did a Yellow post today.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Beautiful scarves. The hairpin lace scarves look difficult to make. You should be very proud of your skills.

Nydia said...

Wow! I friendly envy your skill! I wish I culd knit, but I'm bad with that... Your work is beautiful and it was a nice choice for the L post! Have a great Wednesday! Kisses from Nydia.

Diana said...

beautiful work! good L choice. I have a Lace, but it's not crocheted.

Stacey Huston said...

Great project yellow shot. The famous golden arches.. Never even thought of them. Thanks for sharing.

raf said...

Truly amazing, your skill and talent....and your gift for giving. Thanks for stopping by.

Neva said...

How lovely these are and How talented you are! nice post.

Kerri said...

OH Paulie, the Lace is beautiful! And how wonderful for you to be donating your items to those less fortunate!

I love your Project Yellow also!

Love Bears All Things said...

I kind of like this MeMe where you take photos of a certain color.

I think maybe I'd like to learn this hairpin lace crochet. It looks like it would go fast.

Yesterday, I went for a wonderful walk in the old town of Madison where I used to live. Not in the old town. I love it though because it has the atmosphere of an old town but is very conveinent to everything else. I would like to live there. I will post pictures soon. It was a lot of fun.

Part of my problem with my eating was that one day I binged. Have you ever done that. Well, the combination of foods I ate and the amount had a adverse effect on my digestive system so I paid for it big time. I have IBS and when I'm eating right, it gives me no problem.
This weekend for four days I didn't track so I wasn't expecting a loss.
I'm doing better. I walked again this morning.
I hope you're able to get out. Thanks for your loyalty, my friend.
Mama Bear

kml said...

Your afghan is beautiful with the soft, pastel colors!