odds and ends

I’m feeling like the Chicago weather these days. Day before yesterday there were inches and inches of snow still on the ground. Yesterday it poured rain and melted all the snow and then it was so warm Oscar and I walked downtown in just sweaters! Today, 30s and snowing again! I’ve been bouncing all over too. Crafty projects, organizing the craft room (playing with buttons), redecorating the apartment, reading baby books, trying to catch up on email. Oscar is in flux too, seems to be transitioning out of his 2 nap routine down to just 1 nap. I tried to show him in the books where it says that this shouldn’t happen until 15 months but he doesn’t seem to care.

I’m still getting sucked into the crochet. I think I’m going to use this new stitch on the side panels of that bag. It’s front post double crochet. I like the back (the one on the right) better than the ribbed front (left) but I’m not sure it’s different enough from the center panel.


That brown circle is the bottom of a crocheted cupcake I’ve now added to my crochet list thanks to craftlog. I also found this amazing site via Dioramarama, Small Cat Design. So many beautiful crocheted things including this scarf and this cloche…

My sister has been bugging me for a cloche ever since I made felted ones like this for sale on my old vintage site…


I told her I was done with the knitting and felting business but maybe I could make her a crocheted one. (for *next* Christmas Katie)

I’m working on another little robot now. Hee. They make me laugh. But really I should be working on my softies, just read that Loobylu has 10 kitties cut out! 10!

9 thoughts on “odds and ends

  1. Giao says:

    Go, you, with your crocheting badass self! That is so impressive to me. Think you want to teach me before I off and move down south?! I also love cloche hats; I totally can’t blame Katie for asking, what with your newly acquired skill and your mavendom!

  2. hannah says:

    cant wait to see all the projects! looove the cloche. i think it is time for you to start up production again and sell all the wonderful things you make!

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