Wednesday, November 10, 2010
It's been quite a while since I've sat down to crochet something for myself. I came across the Five Spice Hat pattern in the Interweave Crochet magazine. I loved the textured look of the slip stitch, so I decided to pick up some bulky weight yarn and work one up before the snow comes. The first hat that I made came out way too small, but was perfect for our little 18 month old neighbor. The second hat I made fits just right. I do wish it were a bit longer/deeper; as is, it only covers the very tips of my ears, so I may not be the most warm winter hat. Nevertheless, I am pleased with the way it turned out.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
My 2.5 year old daughter wanted to be Baloo from The Jungle Book for Halloween this year. So, with the help of my mother-in-law, I made a costume for her. Luckily once the costume was finished, she was excited to try it on at home, because she sure did not want to wear it on Halloween night. Maybe next year will be a more positive experience with trick-or-treating.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Back to school time and cloudy weather makes me want to get my crochet hook out to use up all the yarn I have in my stash. So, I started by making the standard newsboys and critter caps for one of the local shops. The first bunch sold within a week and they requested some more, so I've been busy working up those.
Brynn has recently tried her hand at crochet, in this photo she was creating a frog:
I have also recently finished a Halloween, candy corn hat for Brynn. This pattern can be found at Taraduff's Crochet and Other Stuff It turned out pretty cute, I just hope she'll actually wear it!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
This is one of the latest listings on my Etsy site. www.hookedinthesound.etsy.com
Things have been slow lately and I haven't been in the mood to work up projects. My two local shops, Simple Cloth and The Chifferobe are still selling caps quite well for me. With spring coming, I am trying to whip up a couple of caps in brighter colors and will be focusing on the newsboy caps again, soon.