Friday, October 11, 2013

honestly this summer was busy...

in fact I was making this beast.

I was reading over at Attic24 all about an enormous bunting she was planning to make and I kind of thought I might make some and send them to her. I wasn't happy at all with mine, they just didn't seem beautiful enough to send to England.
and though I don't have a picture of the (mostly) finished blanket you will get the idea of what it looks like here.  I decided that even though this is as ugly as a bear I kind of like it.  each triangle is kind of fun to look at and there are a couple that are favorites.  there is even one here that we call the Hobbit triangle.  can you tell which one it is?

from there I went on to make this adorable hat, twice

and these adorable mug cozies (more than just these two) for a fund raiser

and double sided pot holders
this one is my favorite.  the others weren't my favorite so I'm not showing them

and eventually this hat

 and this hat
and one for the baby 

 followed by two patterns for this hat (baby/toddler size and big kids)

and speaking of the baby, he needs my undivided attention

Sunday, June 16, 2013

it's all getting away from me

have you ever seen the movie "City of Ember"?

the old grandma has yarn tangled all over the house.

though my house doesn't look quite like this, I feel as if I'm being tangled in it.  It is fairly difficult to keep up with crawling, walk along furniture baby and my crocheting at the same time.  I've taken to tiny projects that keep him from getting tangled up in the yarn while I'm working, but even these itty bitty projects are taking about 5 times longer than they normally would.  
No complaints, mind you, but it hasn't been very good for the shop's inventory. 
That's okay for the most part, patterns are still my most popular listings off the holiday season.

But I did manage to squeak one by into the shop.
I'm really keen on it myself and I guess if it doesn't sell in a certain amount of time, my little man will have an adorable new hat. 

so anyway... since I have to condense my yarn stash I am going to make a few more tiny projects.  first one being some leggings for my little man.  this summer has been so strange, cold in the morning and at night, but warming nicely by 5pm.  so baby needs them.
I started one last night and have to rip it all out since I underestimated his chunky thighs.

if they ever get done I will be posting pictures 

Friday, April 26, 2013

I'm just peeking in

after a very long hiatus.

I thought it would be easier to work on patterns and projects after the beginning of the year.  the little guy still isn't willing to let my attention go anywhere else for very long.

for example.  I started to make a pair of mittens for myself before winter started.  the other day I got to pick them up again.

I still have to make a cuff on them.  and I'm still trying to decide if I want to try to make a pattern yet.

maybe sometime.  but I'll have to make another pair of mittens to take step by step photos

but it should be pretty simple since they are a really simple pair of mittens.

maybe I'll make a child's pair and then write instructions for children's to adult sizes.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I know I promised

and it looks like I am breaking that promise.  :(

I had every intention to work on patterns at the start of the year, but the little man is not yet ready to allow me the time required for me to put any new patterns together.  In fact I haven't even picked up a hook in about 2 months.

I have searched a couple of patterns to make for my kids and they are down right adorable, but I simply haven't got the time to even start on them.  I've really only had time enough to check the shop for pattern sales and haven't updated any of my physical items.

I hope I still have my hooky skills by the time my baby is through with me
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