Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Something Just for Me

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.