March 19, 2010

The results of our labor…

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:22 am by Rebecca Crochets

Thank you, Lisa, for such a beautiful Baby Surprise Jacket!


May 2, 2009

Another thing we’ve been working on…

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:55 am by Rebecca Crochets

We’ve been a little busy around here lately. And maybe you can expect a little more baby crochet in the future…


Introducing Baby Rip, expected arrival at the end of August. We’re so thrilled and can’t wait to meet our little one.

February 2, 2009

Yeah, never mind.

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:15 pm by Rebecca Crochets

The Three Yarntini Luncheon was cancelled by the festival organizer late Friday despite our best arguments and pleading. Turns out 75 pre-registered attendees with one week to still register are apparently not enough.

We’re disappointed that all our efforts have now resulted in nothing, and that the charities that we were supporting will be the bigger losers.

January 29, 2009

So what have I been doing?

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:09 pm by Rebecca Crochets

Well, I have been crocheting!

But much of it I cannot admit to in public. I’ve been doing some contract crochet work, which many times must be kept secret!

But I’ve also been involved in planning Three Rivers Crochet’s Three Yarntini Luncheon.

All luncheon proceeds will be benefiting Rwanda Knits ( and the Pittsburgh Women’s Shelter ( The luncheon is being held on Saturday, February 14th, 11:30a – 1:30p, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival ( Registration in advance with the festival registration form is necessary.

For $30, we are offering a sit-down meal, hence the pre-registration, of Pecan Crusted Salmon, Chicken Asiago, Roast Top Sirloin of Beef, or Broccoli Cheddar Quiche. We are planning a fashion show where everyone and anyone can participate. There will also be items in the fashion show from my cousin, Robyn Chachula, who will be the MC for the lunch, and will be showing items from her book “Blueprint Crochet” and her pattern line, and will be signing her books. There will be prizes and baskets to win via raffle ticket with yarn, a knitting machine, hooks/needles, books, etc., totaling over $2000!! Check out the prizes at the Three Rivers Crochet blog. Caron, Southwest Trading Company, and Dark Horse Yarns, as well as many other local places have been so generous in this effort.

Registration forms must be sent by February 6th.

This link takes you directly to the luncheon information:

Hope to see you there!

October 23, 2008

I’m no good…

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:22 pm by Rebecca Crochets

I’m no good at blogging. My life seems to just get busier and busier.

Also, there was not much crocheting or knitting while my right hand was healing. Turns out I was in the splint for 6 total weeks, just like the first. I’ve completely healed, so I’m relieved.

The first weekend out of the splint, I started working on my cousin’s latest design. Check out her first blog post on it:

And now the sneak peek:

It was another fast crochet for me. I really love doing the motifs. In fact, I’m going to be doing the Katie Bolero for myself. I figure that I’ve done so many of these designs, I should have one that I get to keep!

July 30, 2008

And now it’s injured!

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:44 pm by Rebecca Crochets

Again, I have fractured my hand. This time it’s the right thumb. I am officially declaring 2008 the “Year of the Hand Fracture!” In January, I fractured the left hand’s fifth metacarpal while dressing. This time the right, while catching a foul ball at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Stitch ‘N’ Pitch. Sadly, I did not end up with the ball, due to the quickly-dropping-the-ball action that immediately followed the catching-the-ball action. Perhaps it does not technically qualify as catching then, but it makes me feel better since all I have to show for it is two weeks in a splint and a thumb sprain too!

But in other news, I just helped my cousin, Robyn of Crochet by Faye, with the crocheting of a cute item she designed. Though I don’t know where it’s off to, I do know that it was fun to crochet and fast as well.

Yes, I did this with the fracture/sprain, but that was before I knew it was there. And definitely before I got the Splint-that-inhibits-all-necessary-movement! Crocheting it was easy, now I can barely put my socks on!

Tune in later for events that will help us all celebrate “Year of the Hand Fracture”! I’m thinking some synchronized nose scratching ala “Hands Across America”, or splint chucking. Though that event won’t be held until August 8th, if I don’t ditch it before then! Suggestions welcome for other events, but please consider they must be accessible. There will be no thumb wrestling, I assure you!

July 12, 2008

It’s alive…

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:59 pm by Rebecca Crochets

Sort of. Just checking in to say that I’m still here. I’ve been crocheting and knitting, but mostly working at my new job. In fact, it’s Saturday and I really should be trying to get ahead. Is it ahead? or is it merely caught up to where a seasoned employee would have been?

My position went unfilled for a few months before I came along, and not only is there the usual backlog from that, but then I have the requisite learning curve when starting a new job to overcome as well. Plus, I’m finding that things one normally takes for granted in our industry are not necessarily true here. Anyway, it makes for a lot of work… And I hope to soon feel like I’m getting in front of it.

I would like to share this cute little project though. It’s the Noah’s Ark Blanket by Michele Wilcox. It appeared in the May 2008 issue of Crochet! It was on the cover and I was immediately drawn to it, because of the bright colors and the cute little animals. (I wish I could say the same for the rest of the projects in that issue, but I thought most of them seemed a little dated. So sad!)

I used Caron Simply Soft Brites and some scraps from my stash to keep it machine washable. Posing with it is the intended recipient, my new nephew, baby Noah, born June 29th. So precious! And quite a good baby!