kitten in a dress

I spent the day crocheting to try to shake off the weekend. I hate sending the kids back to school on Monday morning after a weekend that just wasn’t quite right. So I drowned my sorrows in some gold wool and a pumpkin spice latte.

Kitten likes her new dress. She herself is made from the Katie Kitty pattern from my book and an incredibly soft fuzzy felted angora sweater so she wasn’t really feeling the stiff tweed pants and … More

Monday Monday

I just put a coffee in the freezer so I can chug it down and see if I can salvage any of this day! I have a long list, of things I'm actually looking forward to doing, but I can't seem to get out putter-around-craft-room with breaks of looking-stuff-up-on-the internet mode. I'm trying to remember if I've ever crocheted a toy. I don't think I have. I hate searching things on my blog because a. I can never find them … More

oh gray day

Chicago is trying to break records with most gray days in a row. I’ve hardly taken any photos of holiday crafting or merriment because it’s so dreary. What I wouldn’t do for a sunny or snowy day. I don’t even care if it’s 20 below! And I don’t even care that I’m jinxing us! I’ll be warm because all I’ve been doing for the last 2 months is knitting/crocheting. I’ve made my first pair of mittens, 4 scarves, 2 blankets, … More

knit/crochet

What’s everyone knitting this season? I have another set of thrummed mittens started (this pair for me!) and a christmas afghan going. Both need to be bumped for gifts though. I need something fun to make! I guess I should check my pinterest. I’m sure I’ve got something there.

I did crochet this one scarf. Maybe I’ll do another? I feel like I knit so much faster though.

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crocheted hexagon afghan

It's done! I crocheted an afghan! Fun! I love making blankets. Crochet is such a new world for me. It's so forgiving. This just occurred to me.. my border is a little ruffly where I started out because I was picking up too many stitches… I can just cut it, undo that part and redo it! Also some of the yarn I used is not my favorite. I could actually cut out one hex and redo a ring with a … More