Thursday, March 8, 2012

What Happens When You Don't Write It Down

This is what happens when you don't write it down. You try to recreate something you previously made and it does not turn out like last time! I see a frogging in the very near future. But have no fear, I have a back up plan! :o)

Backup plans are good. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. It's best to have a plan c. Backup would be plan b, can't think of a word for c.

Of course the colors aren't good in my iPad pic, but this is dark purple grannies with a variegated purple and the top is a dusty purple.

I also started a 'lollipop' with the remainders of what's left from the grannies.

I thought about using this as the top of the hat, but it has the same amount of stitches right now as the total of the 6 grannies and there is a couple of inches to fill to make it a flat top for the hat. Sigh.....

I hate that the lighting doesn't do these colors justice. The stitch markers look good. lol

I also meant to show you my hooks that I have 'clayified'. (I know that's not a word) I have 3 or 4 more at home. Actually, know what? I have a pic on my phone. I'll edit this post because I have a few pics to show you. I just sent them to myself and will edit this after I post it. I have more clay to 'clayify' more hooks but it can be a pain. I get aggravated because I get the colors like I want but they have lines between the colors that need to be smoothed out and when you do that you lose the shape. I need to sand the stripy one down, it's real lumpy. Colorful though. :o) The all pink one was my very first one and I love it. It's wonderful to crochet with after adding the clay to it.

Ok, I'm going to post this so I can add the pics in.

So this is my total collection that I've 'clayified' so far.

And this is what I have done with my baby blues so far. The color is much better in this pic. Go figure, it was taken with my phone.

And this is  my  yarn basket! Can you see how the seafoam and blackberry hat was born? Look at the two of them together.

Happy Friday Eve to you all! I'm going to the Rattlesnake Roundup this Saturday. Never been but I'm looking forward to it. Going to check out the vendors mostly. (And eat rattlesnake) :o)

Have a wonderful day!! Cya soon!



  1. You have some of the cutest stuff on your blog!! Thank you so much for offering to test Quackers. As soon as I get an email address for you I went get him sent so you can get started on him.
    melsdaisypatch at gmail dot com

  2. The hat looks pretty - and you did a great job with the hooks - they're pretty too. :)

  3. tell me how the "clay-i-fied" hooks work?

  4. Paula - they actually work the same only they hand fatigue is not as bad. The pink one is my best one and it is smooth so that it doesn't hurt my thumb as much when I've been crocheting for a while.

  5. cool . . . one would think my thumb and wrist would be screaming with pain but, knock on wood, no trouble yet :0}

  6. Pretty hat, beautiful baby blues! And the clayified hooks, what can I say but WOW! Getting back in the swing here. Have to browse and see what I have missed here. Have a lovely weekend. Blessings.


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