Crochet Houndstooth Baby Blanket in a Weekend

Have you been invited to a baby shower?  Or maybe your niece has just announced that she is expecting a sweet bundle of joy! Immediately your mind jumps to the gift.  Oh, you want to give something special.  If you are like me you want to give something thoughtful, personal and[Read more]

Baby Booties: An Experimentation with Crochet

I have to admit I really struggled as I wrote this week’s post about crocheting baby booties. You see, for the last year and a half I took a break from Grace Elizabeth’s because life took over. I checked and seriously the last time I contributed was August 2014. That[Read more]

When In Doubt Wear Red!

What Does Bill Blass’ Quote:”When In Doubt Wear Red” Mean? Red attire has a presence, an energy, and a distinct effect on both the wearer and people who see them. It makes a statement & makes the wearer somehow more happy and confident. So if you aren’t sure what to[Read more]

How to Knit a Ladder Scarf – Easy!

Scarves, scarves, scarves can we ever have enough scarves? Here in Nebraska we love scarves.  They are not only beautiful but functional.  What I love about the Ladder Scarf pattern is that it is easy and you can knit it in a soft, cuddly merino wool to keep away the[Read more]

Don’t Arrive at the Party without a Hostess Gift

What is a Hostess Gift? With the season change we are reminded that the holiday parties will soon start. I always like a good party with friends and family. You either get to spend a more casual time with co-workers or get to see family and friends that you only[Read more]

New Yarn Stash Buster – Infinity Scarf

Well, in case you were wondering, my stash of yarn still exists! It’s slowly dwindling, but with every new project I take on there’s always that awkward half skein left over. And that’s exactly how I acquired the yarn I used in this project! I originally used this yarn to whip[Read more]

Wardrobe Envy: Wow them with this Beautiful Scarf

Is it a scarf or a shawl, a wrap?  Well that all depends on the maker. Regardless, all your friends will envy you for this beautiful scarf and wish it was in their wardrobe. The trailing vine lace stitch is a beautiful stitch and I was anxious to use it in[Read more]

Colorful Scarf to Keep the Chill Away

I popped into one of our local yarn shops a while back to get some inspiration and was not disappointed.  As I roamed around the quaint establishment, seeing and touching the bundles of soft yarn I spotted a beautiful flowing scarf.  The beginning of summer seamed like an odd time to[Read more]