You know, while being laid up for the past week, I thought I’d take more time to myself to blog. Alas, I didn’t do nearly what I had expected, except to plant myself on our seeping couch. (more…)
For those who are curious: it takes 1/20th of the time to rip apart 1/2 a knitted sock (because you accidentally dropped and unravelled all your gusset stitches; both sides; when your kid continuously said “hey mom! Watch this!”) as it did to create it.
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So, this is happening. It may be another failure.. Or it may not be.. Read the rest of this entry
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a stickler about spelling and grammar. At times, I’ll overlook it, chalking it up to Autocorrect on our phones. I know, as my Iphone does it all the time. However, when it’s blatant or persistent, it feels like nails on a chalkboard. Read the rest of this entry
George and I were talking last night; talking about how I haven’t blogged in a while. I defended the reason, wondering how I could possibly put into a single blog what’s been going on behind our closed doors for the past year and a half.
It didn’t all have to be in one post.
I defended my silence again.
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On July 4 of last year, I got a new nephew. He’s rambunctious, rowdy, loud.. and he’s three. I made this hat for him, using THIS PATTERN
My mother sometimes asks me when various birthdays are. Apparently I have an above-average memory when it comes to dates. I created a calendar for her for Christmas so she could keep track of the birthdays of our family members. Yes, my family tends to only give birth during certain months. We’ve noticed this through multiple generations.
Kathryn had been begging for a Minecraft hat for some time. I finally got around to it on Christmas Eve, and finished it in time for ‘Santa’s Arrival’. I used Black and Green Simply Soft yarn by Caron.
It was the first time I’d ever experimented with intarsia crochet. It’s not a style I’d choose to do often, but it was absolutely fun to learn!
The pattern was obtained HERE
A friend of mine from work has a daughter who is a huge fan of “Invader Zim”. Knowing this cartoon personally, she entrusted me to make her daughter a Gir hat. On each of these, the main body of the hat is always the hard part, with repetitive motions for 20 rows and 65 stitches per row, on average. Once I get to the details, things get fast, and fun! Apparently, she loved it!
Alas, here’s the pattern I used.