Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Updated Flickr

I have been very busy lately Testing patterns for a very nice lady and when I am not doing that I have been trying to get a few things made here that I want to Etsy. You can see all my items that are finished on Flickr or join me as Facebook : Gayle Aikens

talk to you all Soon

Friday, August 27, 2010

Hexagon Baby Sweater

I have seen this sweater created in the US and Over Seas. Both patterns equally beautiful. I took a little of each and put my hand in it. This is my version of the sweater. I hope you like it.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Testing Patterns for SmoothFox

I replied to an open add for testers and was lucky enough to be picked. Here are the 2 blocks that I made. These both belong to .
She has wonderful free patterns and some that you can purchase. I know as I have bought a few. That is how I originally found this little slice of heaven. I can tell you, for those who know me, they will vouch I never liked squares. I DO NOW!! Thanks Donna You have officially converted me to a square junkie !!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Visit With Grandson

I miss him so much. He is still in foster care. Today was my first visit and it has been 3 months since I saw my precious little man. He has gotten so big. I just had to share a little video of him with you

Monday, April 12, 2010

Oval Headphone Replacement Covers

I was in need for covers for a set of headphones and could not find a pattern anywhere so I decided to try my hand at writing one.

Oval Headphone Replacement Covers

Size E Hook

I used Sport Weight yarn, but you can use 4 ply Baby Soft. Any lightweight yarn will work. The Idea is to be able to hear as well as have comfort

Note: chain 2 counts as a double crochet

1. Chain 20 , slip stitch to form a ring

2. Chain 1, sc around , slip stitch into chain 1 (20sc)

3. Chain 2, double crochet in chain 2 space, *back post* double crochet in next 6 single crochet, 2 double crochet in next, 1 double crochet in next, 2 double crochet in next, 1 double crochet in next, 2 double crochet in next, 1 double crochet in next, 2 double crochet in next, double crochet in next 7 single crochet, slip stitch into chain 2.

4. Chain 1, single chain around in both loops, slip stitch into chain 1.

5. Chain 2, double chain in chain 2 space *back post* double crochet in next 11 single chains, 2 double crochet in next, 1 double crochet in next, 2 double crochet in next, 1 double crochet in next, 2 double crochet in next, double chain in next 9 single chains, slip stitch into chain 2.

6. Chain 1, single chain in next 5 stitches, decreases 1 time, single chain in next 5, decrease 1 time, single chain in next 5, decrease 1 time,single chain in next 5, decrease 1, single chain in next 2.

Fasten of. Weave in loose threads.

created by Gayle Aikens (

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Behind the lines: Killer Unseen

I am truly sorry that I have not written in such a long time. The best way to describe it , would be unwell. For almost 5 months now there has been a silent monster living in the midst of our household. It has been attacking me slowly killing me.
I can hear you say " what does she mean Killing her?" I have been diagnosed with pseudo seizes.They are not like epileptic seizures. They do not attack the brain like those do. Pseudo's are related to long term stress ie: post traumatic syndrome, sexual abuse, mental abuse, physical abuse, beatings, drug abuse.
Those are just a few to name, of course those are of course the top layers of what I have been through over the years. I have been walked on by my children and other family members and currently still am. It has been explained to them all that if this doesnt all stop and disappear I will simply fade away into dust. They didnt show a hint or tinge of concern and went right back to bickering.
Joe has been a help mate, since it has begun. I am not allowed to drive he has been taking me everywhere. Ron cared enough to send me on a retreat for 6 day which meant another cruise for me. It was cold and damp. YUCK. But I did get away.
Now if only I would/ could get away again for a little while longer. I really need it. Bad

Last night was one of the worst of my seizures. In my opinion I would say it was THE worst.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Little of This and That

Therapy as it is called these days has brought me to my newest creations. Enjoy and as always they are for sale.