Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Favorite Thing: Crochet Rocks

Walking is my favorite form of exercise.
 There's always something interesting to see.
Like today.  
One very fluffy rooster waddling across the road.
While I am walking, I always keep my eyes peeled for rocks.
Even while on vacation, I am on the hunt.
 My hook and yarn are always with me no matter where I go.
 These crocheted rocks were collected and made while we were in Sri Lanka this past summer.
 
And this rock was picked up and put in my pocket today.
 Before the night is over, it will have its very own crocheted cover just like the 6 I collected on previous walks this week.
And all the ones before.
Before blogging, I would never in a million years have thought to crochet a rock cover.
But now I'm hooked!
Crochet rocks!! (literally and figuratively)!

Today I'm once again joining Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for
Happy Saturday everyone!

45 comments:

Babajeza said...

Maybe I should give it a try? Have a nice weekend. Regula

Dagmar said...

Love that Lion Brand beer, we had it in Sri Lanka and loved it..your rock pile is growing..ha ha..love crocheting rocks as well..they look good everywhere, wonderful gifts as a paper weight! Hope you are having a great day/weekend❤


podso said...

I;m loving your crocheted rocks (and puns) :-) they look great in a bowl and wonderful colors. Also make a good paper weight, if anyone uses them anymore! I'm curious to know what you did with your shawl.

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

I love the idea of crocheting covers for rocks collected in your travels! What a clever way to unwind!

Lorraine said...

That sure is a fluffy rooster! And, I really like the crochet covered rocks! Interesting gathered in the basket.

Createology said...

Crochet Rocks! Love it!! I hope you never travel in a trailer and collect rocks...Lucille Ball classic. How fun to travel with crochet hook and yarn at all times. Walking is wonderful. Beautiful weekend dear...

Lori ann said...

i love walking too tammy, there is so much to see! love that fluffy rooster and the rock you picked up. and i really like the crocheted rocks nestled in the basket together, little works of art they are!
we always try new beers when traveling too and i always have my knitting!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a cute idea, Tammy! They make a nice little natural touch grouped in the basket. I never learned hoe to crochet but I can knit...I just haven't done it in years. I remember it being very relaxing.

I hope you are having a great day and thanks for stopping by!

XO,
Jane

Diane said...

Nice photos! And I agree with your comment on my blog-- digital means more freedom.

by Teresa said...

Where did you get the idea to crochet rock "clothes"? Did you make the one that Alicia has on her table in Posie Gets Cozy blog? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Wanda said...

Oh my they are so darling.. Almost like decorated easter eggs.

Mereknits said...

Walking is my favorite type of exercise, too. Wish we could walk together and chat.
Hugs to you,
Meredith

Helen Philipps said...

I do love your crochet rocks, they look so pretty and work so well. I don't know how you make the crochet fit though! I love walking too Tammy, it's my favourite form of exercise as well.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Helen x

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Walking really does put us in touch with our surroundings. There are so many little miracles to admire around us! You keep finding some fabulous rocks and they look special with their lace crocheted cover.
Enjoy whatever you are doing.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

It's Just Dottie said...

I don't know how to crochet.
After seeing your cute rocks I
wish I did!!
Dottie

Claudia said...

Well, I do know how to crochet, but I haven't crocheted a rock yet - looks like I have to get going on that! Love your crocheted rocks, Tammy.

Thanks so much for joining in this week!

xo
Claudia

Yvonne said...

All the rocks look wonderful together...I guess the more the better.
thanks for dropping by my blog today. Yes, I am trying to get back into my routine of blogging on a reg. basis.
Hope you continue to feel well and have no pain. I'm sure looking forward to 'no pain'. Boy, the little things we take for granted... when we can't do them because of something giving us pain.
I always enjoy your posts.

Catherine said...

I love going for walks too! But now that it is icy out, I have to stick to the treadmill. Sadly, there's not as much to see. LOL!

Such a cute little Rooster!!

xo Catherine

Ms. Redo said...

What a great way to remember your vacation and even your lovely walks around your area. Crochet is lovely, wish I knew how, but too much arthritis now :) Thanks for sharing with us. Mary

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

I too enjoy walking, so healthy and yes, you do see so much more around you.
Love the rocks with their covers.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend

hugs
Carolyn

Sam I Am...... said...

Riding horses was always my favorite but since I have no more horses it is walking too! You see so much more when you walk. The rooster must be a special breed....how handsome is he?
I have one smooth rock to crochet a cover for but there are no smooth rocks here, they're all jagged. The smooth one I've had for years.
I love that picture with the beer, the sunshine and crochet....heaven!
Take care and TTYS!

Susan said...

Hi Tammy....Swimming is my favorite form of exercise. But walking sounds nice, too. (In good weather.)

I think your crocheted rock covers are very, very unique.

Susan

Jan said...

They are so pretty....love the soft color of the rocks and the smoothness of them. And the colors you used to crochet little 'coats' for these rocks are perfect! Love the bowl of them!
I pick up rocks where ever I go, too. But they usually are granite or quartz and are more rugged looking....not destined to have 'coats'. But rather put in my garden!
What is it about them? We're hooked for sure!
We're headed to TX for a week to see our dau and family and then hubby and I are going to go on a little side trip to Dallas and parts in between to antique and take cemetery photos. A mini vacation for us before winter hits!
And we'll be stuffing our faces with turkey that my dau is cooking and I'm not!!!!
Warm hugs for a great week in your neck of the woods!
Jan
xoxo

Mrs. Micawber said...

I love those nice rounded stones you pick up - perfect for crochet covers! Walking is such great exercise and lets you see things close up and personal (unlike whizzing by on a bike). :)

Have a great week!

Becca said...

Love that fluffy rooster! Your crocheted rocks are awesome...you know I love them too! :-)

Hindustanka said...

I love your crochet rocks, awesome idea to decorate simple rocks! Thanks for sharing, I might try as well:) I have few pebbles at my back yard.Take care, Anna.

Serena Lewis said...

Lovely photos, Tammy...cute rooster. I think your crochet rocks look fantastic! I may be tempted to try some myself.

Have a lovely weekend....we've been dealing with severe storms all weekend. :( xo

GrannyTaughtMeToCrochet said...

Love it .... Crochet rocks indeed! Xxx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I like the cozy blankets for the rocks a lot, Tammy!
Have a sweet Sunday dear one xx

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a cute and fluffy rooser, Tammy. It's a lovely area where you take your walks.
Your crocheted rocks are very pretty. I especially like the cream colored ones (what a surprise, lol).
Happy Sunday!
Hugs,
Julia

Merlesworld said...

Well walking is always good, I like to be in the open for some of the day, I was working in a high rise building on the 26th floor for about 10 years before I left work for good and now I like the fresh air.
I have never crocheted rocks but make them if I have leftover cement, I put it into a small plastic bag tie up the end and scrunch up the plastic to make the shape,
you never know what you will get.
Merle......

Astri said...

I always thought crochet and coffee were the perfect combination....now I am rethinking that. :-)

The rocks are great. I hope to try the same one day.

Shahrul Niza said...

LOVELY rocks!. They all so pretty to be grouped like that :). I LOVE coming along with you on your walks!. TFS :)

debra said...

How lovely and you are quite talented! :)

girlunwinding said...

O MY God! I love the label on your Lion lager!! I have a thing for the big cats (being a Leo, myself). I would have peeled it off and stuck it in my junk journal. You really are mad about crochet rocks, aren't you, LOL! I have to say, when I made my first few, I felt the same way but you have taken it to another level :-)
~Dawn

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Tammy
Love your rocks and how you crochet little covers for them.
I'm like you, it was only after I started blogging that I became so aware of my surroundings.
It's funny, now I love taking photos of clouds - they totally fascinate me ( I must do a cloud post soon)!!!
I really enjoyed your walk - love that fluffy rooster out for his early morning walk as well!!
Enjoy your week - I've been working full time too so I haven't been visiting... not a lot of energy left at night!!
hugs
Shane ♥

val said...

don't get me "hooked" on a new addiction!!!!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Love your crochet rocks! If I knew how to crochet I would crochet all kinds of things!

Heather - The Good Life said...

Sounds like a wonderful walk Tammy and I love your rock covers. Hope your weekend was great. Heather

erin said...

i am a rock hunter too! and i am crazy enough to PAINT crochet designs on them! yours are adorable!
erin
xxoo

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Crocheted rocks - that is so cool! Do you make the pattern as you go along?

besomom said...

What size hook do you use to crochet your rock covers? I made one once using thread and a tiny little hook and found it very stressful, but I do like how yours look all gathered together for display.

Catherine said...

The temperature in the afternoon here is perfect for walking though with hubby still at work it's not something that we often do but I do enjoy bush walking very much. I tried crocheting over a rock but without a lot of success, I should give it another try all of your crochet rocks look lovely. They would make a beautiful paper weight. x

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

YOU rock, Tammy! They are so beautiful in that basket. My Little Man always collects rocks... I have two sitting in a window sill just where he left them during his last visit... along with a stick "sword". =) He calls the rocks his "tresures". ;) Yours are certainly so. blessings ~ tanna

Rhissanna said...

I found these linked on another blog and just had to come and see the crocheted rocks. I bet they're a really nice and tactile experience in the hand. How lovely!

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