Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Aww, shucks!

I just want to thank Deneen for flooring me with the "You Make My Day Award". Its was a nice kick in the pants too and I truly appreciate it. Seems I'm in the midst of an awful case of the winter blahs complete with zero energy or motivation and tons of self-doubt. Many thanks for the warm and fuzzies!

I'm supposed to pass this along now to some deserving folks. Here they are in no particular order...

No day is complete without a visit to each of these blogs. I laugh, I cry, I'm inspired. Thanks ladies, I look forward to discovering what's around the bend.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Flickr Favorites Humpday!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Baby Boom

Here in the next few months the Stork will be very busy delivering bundles of joy to several happy couples I know. I'm preparing to shower these bundles in offerings of handmade, yarny goodness. I recently purchased two new pattern books from Amazon to add to my pattern library. The first is called Precious Baby Booties which arrived yesterday. I've only flipped through it, but I really like what I've seen so far. The booties range from your basic booty, to ballet slippers, mary janes, and sandals. I really look forward to trying these out. The other book is Too Cute Crochet for Babies & Toddlers which should be here by the end of the week. This is the one I'm most excited about. The book has patterns for hats shaped like a strawberry or a pear, an acorn, a gnome, and even one called "Swiss Miss". They're all just.....too cute....and unique which I find really appealing. You can view some of the pages of the book at the Barnes and Noble website HERE. Makes me ask myself, "Why didn't I think of that!"

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Flickr Favorites Humpday!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Desperately Seeking Mary Jane

I need some help, folks. I'm looking for a crochet pattern for mary jane style booties that look something like this...
I've searched Ravelry, CPC, and Yahoo! images but can't find the pattern anywhere. I did see where there are ready made booties like these for sale...for $30! Any help or nudging in the right direction would be much appreciated!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Sexy Turkey Hat

I found this gem here on Ravelry and after doing a little digging I also found the pattern here on Etsy. The designer/model also has a blog post about it which can be found here. I'm so going to make this thing! Then when I finish, I could make Lady Linoleum's Turkeyzilla in a nice flesh-colored, post-plucking hue. Hmmm..the wheels are turning my friends..Oh my god, I'm actually talking myself into this!

ETA: Care to see more this artist's work? Click here and prepare to be amazed!

I'd also like to say that at first I thought this woman was a bit kooky..and I still think that to some degree..but I really do admire her for being genuine and unique because it takes some major balls and imagination to design/make/wear a turkey hat. So, I raise my hook in salute and say, "Rock on Sister!"

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Platonic & Lil' Red

Hot Cross Slouch Beret is finished! I opted to leave out the button..for now, I could change my mind at some point. Excellent pattern, easy to follow and works up quickly. Also, the finished product can be worn many different ways depending on your mood! I loved this hat, then I hated it, now we're strictly platonic. At least we had fun at the photo shoot!

While taking the pictures of the beret Geof found a hat I finished a long time ago. It was originally for Nathaniel but he's so damn picky about hats he never wears it. It's actually a great hat for the whole family. It fits Nathaniel's gigantic gourd, my large melon, and Geof's small numbskull. I made it up as I went. It's done all in hdc, basic hat pattern. It's nice and stretchy and warm, and comfy.

1. Digging for gold, 2. Lil' Red, 3. Grrrr!

PS..both mosaics were created with fd's Flickr Toys.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

First Project of 2008

It's snowing here. Temperatures in the teens with negative wind chills. Not pleasant. Perfect time to work on a hat! I bought some yarn with the intentions of making myself a Stone Path Hat from the Winter 2007 Interweave Crochet. I only have one skein though so I decided to make the Hot Cross Slouch Beret from the same issue. So far so good, extremely easy pattern and it works up fairly quickly. The progress shot shows about 5 hours of mellow crocheting. Should be finished today, unless I run out of yarn. It's Caron Simply Soft Heather in "Deep Teal". I really like the color a lot. Caron Simply Soft is my favorite acrylic yarn...soft, nice selection of colors, and it's cheap!

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