Knitting & Crocheting ~ Scarves and Mittens

I’m teaching myself how to crochet ~ it looks much easier than knitting as you only have to use one hook! 😉

But my friend, Sharon, in Florida, can knit up a storm! I’ve many pairs of socks that she’s made and she just sent me a pair of gloves and mittens.

Here are the Red Hot Mama gloves! LOL! (I’m known as Redwings in another group of ours…and I look dang good in red, if I say so myself!).

This Sierra Nevada is for you, Sharon!

Now onto the Thistle Dreams ~ I love, love, LOVE thistles.

Made for an Angel! LOL! I thought she knew me better than that!


Now onto the amatuer part of this post…me, learning to crochet.

I know how to single stitch, double stitch, and just recently learnt the treble stitch. I found that I like crocheting as it’s something I can do while watching tv at night.

Crochet Pattern Central has a very cool link to VIDEO STITCH TUTORIALS ~ thank you Sharon for guiding me over there.

Here are some of the scarves I’ve made to donate to The Kids Kottage here in Reno/Sparks.

The Kids Kottages are protective shelters where police or social workers bring children after they have been removed from their families. They are temporary homes operated 24 hours a day by Adams and Associates, Inc., under a contract with Washoe County Department of Social Services. They house up to 82 children, both boys and girls who range in age from one day old up to eighteen years.

Most children at Kids Kottage are there because their families are suspected of severe abuse or neglect. However, some children are placed because no one else is available to care for them during parental incarceration or hospitalization.

I’ve made 7 so far…now I think I’ll start back in on the quilts to give to them…I’ve lots of flannel scraps to make a few lap quilts.

The green/blue one in the middle has both the treble and double stitch…while the other two are just double stitches.