Monday, February 1, 2010

Mom: How I spent December and January

Whimiscal Calendar

is back

Today Feb 1, is Spunky Old Broads Day!!!
If the shoe fits, .....enjoy your day, I heard Mom said she will (mol).
I began reading South of Broad by Pat Conroy, which takes place in Charleston, South Carolina.

I do most of my reading either during my lunch hour or at night while riding my recumbent bicycle.

I crochet while watching TV every evening

I really enjoy crocheting; however, for obvious reasons, I don't crochet a lot
in the summer....too hot to have lots of yarn in your lap.
I'm happy to say I've completed 2 of the 3 baby afghans I need to
make for wee ones due this spring. The one above is a shell pattern
it is 1/2 baby soft white and 1/2 soft shades of pink, blue and green.
It will be leaving for its new home in New York in the next week or so to await the birth of a May 2010 baby.
Last weekend I started my 3rd and final baby afgan of the year. It will be completely mint green and also in the shell pattern as above.
Three newborn hats for premature babies. I make these out of leftover baby afghan yarn.
When I have a bag full I take them to our local hospital. The hospital furnishes
newborn hats but they are too large for the premature babies.

This was my first baby afghan of the winter. Made out of baby soft ecru yarn. It is in a 'V' pattern made with two single crochets.The edging for this afghan is a single crochet around 3 edges and a shell pattern on the top edge. This afghan has already arrived at its new home in Arkansas awaiting the arrival of the 3rd baby in the Ware World household, due in early February. Whether it will be a boy or a girl is a yet to be known.....


  1. Awe those are wonderful! I also love to crochet. Right now I am making heavy slipper socks for Christmas gifts.

  2. Mamabug here........Beautiful!!!! I used to crochet a lot, but arthritis has pretty well put a stop to's a bummer, cuz I really miss it.

    Have a beautiful week. xxxxxxxxxx

  3. Great crotchet projects. LOL.... too hot for yarn. None of my fur kids (6 indoor cats and 1 big hairy dog) would let me.

    The dog loves being in my lap as much as the cats would enjoy tangling up the yarn.

  4. Wow Madi..your mommy is furry great at crocheting. Our mom would love to learn! And, that is very sweet your mom makes preemie hats for the hospital!

  5. Madi, your Mom is really talented and very sweet to put so much work and love into her creations for all those babies...Has she made you any outfits??!!...If she has, we'd love to see you model them!!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  6. I've met Pat Conroy before. Very nice man and very entertaining.

    At first I thought the hats were a bra - I was wondering how that would work! :)

  7. Hi Madi

    Your mom sure does nice work.

    As for your calender, We know what tomorrow is and we have a request in to Mr G. Hog for an early spring.

    So heres hoping !

  8. Madi your mom does a great job! Sounds like the type of things to do in the winter! Will have to check the book out! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Hi Madi, sounds like it is our mom's day! We liked your mom's crochet very much - ours can knit but has never learned to crochet and keeps meaning to.
    Those new born hats were the sweetest. What lucky babies to be getting those lovely hand made garments.
    Your mom keeps herself busy through the winter. Ours hasn't read a book in ages as she finds between work, walking us and blogging she has little time.
    Oh day! Thank you for the kind remarks about our pics - you know our mum loves taking pictures and did you notice there were quite a few without us!
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  10. Hi, Madi!
    Your mom is sooo good with the crochet thing! The baby hats are adorable and she is very nice giving them to the hospital.
    Have a great day!
    Kisses and hugs

  11. Oh, mom! That is so amazing! Love your crochet. I have a weak spot for premies too. Our friend had twins and they fit in my mom's palms, one in each palm!!!
    Well, since it's National Spunk your Broads day, I better go spank my mommy. Thank you

  12. Wow, you are great at crocheting! I can but just only in a very basic way! Your stuff is beautiful!

    And we love that it is Spunky Old Broads day - I wonder if that applies for cats too, because it is perfect for Lola!

  13. Madi and C,
    I use to knit and crochet. Arthritis is a big problem now tho. Good for you, keeping busy!!!
    Thanks for your kind words.
    A scratch for Madi, Happy, Bambi & Fern

  14. Thos are beautiful and Mom is so jealous..she has always wanted to crochet, but she is all thumbs! See I have no thumbs and she seems to have too many!! BOL!!

    Licks to you Madi and Mom!!

    Olive :)

  15. Awww, they are so cute, I would love to take some with me on my hospital visits when I go visit the Mother/Baby unit!!! I only go visit the Nurses, but I could give them those little hats. How adorable. Sometimes I get to see the little ones. They are so tiny! Good job on the crocheting. Thanks again for your kind comments. Oh my mom just gave me a bath!!! Meow Madi. Woof soon! Much LOVE!

  16. Amazing how seeing those hats puts the little ones in perspective. :)

  17. HiC, You do beautiful work!!!

    I was looking at the new Pat Conroy book on Amazon the other day and there is a cool interview w/ him!!! I'll email the link to you! He is one of my favorites.

  18. Aw,those little baby hats are adorable! Our mom likes to knit...she could never get the knack of crocheting!

  19. Hi Madi and Mom,

    Madi you need to give your assistant a raise, her crocheting is beautiful. The newborn hats are adorable, that is so sweet of you to do that for the little ones.

    Years ago my grandmother tried to teach me to crochet. That's when we figured out that I had been born with ten thumbs!

    Hugs & Purrs,
    Judy and Cindi Lou

  20. Hi madi
    Your Mom is very creative
    my mommy can als crochet she is also a little creative ........ LOL
    Love the baby hats :-)

    ((HUGS)) Kareltje =^.^=

  21. In response to your comment on our of the other grandbean's friends had comfy feet also, as she wore a pair of flip flops under her long flowy dress.....ya gotta love these girls that aren't crowd followers and think outside the box!!!!

  22. Wow, you Mom is very talented. Our Mom wishes she could do that.


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