Wednesday, October 14, 2015


I'M   B A C K !!!
This past Sunday I decided to crochet a few oastters for H and I to use at the Bars, rather than those paper Bar Napkins which always stick to the bottom of ones glass...  so annoying.  Hence, here's my own pattern which is easy and takes about 20 minutes from start to completion.  I'm sharing it here with you.



1.  ch 6, join to form a ring

2   ch2, 1dc into ring, ch1,  (2dc, into ring, ch1) around  9 times.  Join with slip stitch into top of 1st ch2 (10 2dc, ch1’s)

3   2 slips into ch1 space. ch 2, 1dc, ch1, 2dc, sc into same ch1 space (2dc, ch1, 2dc, sc) in each ch1 space around,  join with slip st into top of 1st ch2

     4.   2 slips to ch1 space, ch 2, 1dc, ch1, 2dc in same ch1
          space, skip 2dc, sc in sc (2dc, ch1, 2dc in ch1 space, skip
          2dc, sc in sc) around, join with slip st into  top of 1st  ch2

    5.  Slip to ch1 space, ch2, 7dc in ch1 space , skip 2 dc, sc
         in sc, (8dc into next ch1 space, skip 2 dc, sc
         in sc) around, join with slip stitch into top of 1st ch2

       End   -  USE :-)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

PERSONAL NOTE: I'm going to have to start blogging more 'cause I can never find my own blog ha ha ha

Monday, July 04, 2011

FINALLY, ANGIE'S HAT (to match her scarf)

Cousin Angie got her scarf in January, 2009 and asked me to put a little thing-y at the top of the hat which I had knit to match the scarf. Well knowing me you can guess - YES, it took a YEAR for me to knit a teeny icord thing-y and attach it to the top of the hat ha ha ha.

As a little extra gift for having waited so long for the hat I also knit her a headband with a removeable flower. She loved both items a lot, and moves the flower from the headband ... to the hat - back & forth :-)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


Ian, Angie, Seth & Max arrived in NYC yesterday from Wales for an 11-day visit.
Here are Ian & Angie wearing the scarves I made for them... but are still waiting for hats :-)

Sunday, January 03, 2010


FINALLY - my pattern for the FUNKY BABY BLANKET which I knit for Nicholas last year.
For 'normalcy'-sake I've changed the name of the Blanket to RIPPLE-RIDGE BABY BLANKET :-)

Copyright 2009 By Gloria Schamis

Multiples of 15+5

Yarn: worsted (or any yarn of your choiee)
Gauge: In my opinion an exact gauge is not important for a blanket
Needle: US#7 (or any size which with chosen yarn makes a pleasant feeling fabric in stockinette stitch)

CO 155

KNIT PATTERN: K2 (border sts), *K1, YO, K5, K2tog 2x, K5, YO* repeat between *’s to last 3 sts. K1, K2 (border sts).
K 1 row
Rows 1, 3 & 5 (wrong side) KNIT
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18 (right side) work KNIT PATTERN
Rows 7, 9 & 11 (wrong side) K2, P to last 2 sts, K2
Rows 13, 15, 17 & 19 (wrong side) KNIT

Repeat rows 6 – 19 until desired length & end by working KNIT row.

NOTE: This blanket also looks great in a solid color. For ripple-ridges in a Contrasting Color (sample was done in different colors for each 8 row ripple-ridge)… work from the CO through row 11 in Main Color (sample was done in Orange). Change from Main Color on Row 12 through 19 either using one Contrasting Color or a different one for each set of Ridges as I did, always maintaining the 2 border stitches at the beginning and end of each row in the Main Color. For the Rows 6 through 19 repeats Rows 6 through 11 are done in Main Color with Rows 12 -19 in Contrasting Color always maintaining Main Color for the 2 border stitches.

Thursday, September 03, 2009


... which I made 4 of as gifts in 1986 and had lost the pattern.
Well, in my clutter of papers & patterns a few weeks ago... "there it was"
At that point I was extremely happy that in fact I DO have lots of papers saved from the beginning of time.
I've started it with some STASH YARN in orange cotton with a poly twist of white running through it.
Here is the work in progress:


. . . and I'm now working on a matching short sleeved shell.