Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Happy International Crochet Day!

I know I will have my hook in hand when I get home today. Gotta do some crochet on International Crochet Day right? :o)

I’ve been the bad blogger but we all know about the life thing. If I was independently wealthy I would be blogging daily in my jammies. :o)

So, on to a little bit of what’s been on my hooks. The below beret was a spur of the moment whim with some yarn that I purchased online, a while back, that was on sale. I was disappointed when it came because it wasn’t what I thought it was but oh well, it was on sale. It’s called Sunday’s Best. It’s a finger weight  yarn that is wash only, no dryer. I bought quite a bit of this yarn. I only used one gray and one navy to make this beret. Turned out not bad though huh? I like it. Not on me, but I like it. I will be donating it to BG LRC along with the next two hats you see for the next run. 

                                                                      beret front view

                                                                      beret side view

I love this next hat and scarf. The yarn is ILTY and the color is jazz stripe. The scarf originated from the leftovers from the hat and then I wanted to finish it and rummaged through my stash and found a skein of ILTY Terracotta.  It matches really well. Of course the colors in none of my pics is true but it’s pretty darn close in this one.

                                                            hat and scarf

I finished this hat last night. I worked on it  for 2 nights total. These colors are not true in the pic. This hat is so warmy.

                                                     red and green hat

I sent my niece the hand puppet from my last post for her first born, and I crocheted this little chew toy kinda thingy for the second born, I think Noelia is 6 months old now.  I made it from cotton. It’s funny because she can hold onto it and chew it. The arms kind of curled as did the legs. Almost like it’s posing. But look at that face…  I am horrible with faces. You may recognize the pink hat from a previous post that Mr. Lick Lick was posing next to it. The hat was sent for Noelia too. My niece said she looked adorable in it and the oldest of her children, Cece, said the puppet was her frog. LOL.  A frog with teeth! I added teeth and hair to it before I sent it. What a goofy looking thing it was, but she loved it.

                                                      noelias chew baby

I started this shell hat the other day. I really need to sit down and finish it. Maybe when I get home today. It’s the rest of that Terracotta.

                                                       shell hat beginning

I had also started a real frog puppet in cotton but I put it down for a little bit. It was wearing on my nerves. :o) Sadly I don’t have a pic of it.

That’s all that’s going on with me as of this moment. Busy as all get out. Leo is hanging in there. We take it day by day these days. We have felt fall in the air here FINALLY! It’s been 60’s/50’s in the morning and 80’s during the day. My air hasn’t come on the last two days at home. Glorious weather!

I hope the rest of your day is better than the first part was. Cya soon!



  1. congrats on the cooler temps. ours have been a bit better in texas, but the a/c is still running.

    thanks for your visits and comments!

  2. The beret you made came out nice - it looks good on your lady friend there. Your other hats look nice too. Love the little doll - she does look like she's posing - that's funny. Hope you have a good day too. :)

  3. sounds like you have been busy..I can't do faces either..what's up with that. I will just stick to the faces there.

  4. You've been very the hats. :)

    So glad to hear that Leo is hanging in there, give him a hug for me.

    Hope you get a break soon so you can relax and move that hook! :)

    Blessing always

  5. I love the shell hat your working on. Can you tell me where I might get the pattern.

    Thanks, Linda

  6. You and the hook certainly have been busy. Love,love,love the hats! Great work. Glad to hear from you, was starting to wonder how you were, happy you're back. Any on the CAL ... I'm slowly plodding along with it. Love working on it without a deadline. Have a lovely evening moving the hook. Blessings.

  7. I sent one of the flat bookmarks that you made that I fell in love with, to my greait niece . . . her momma loves it because she can grab it and wave it around and not hurt herself when t hits her.

  8. International Crochet Day?! DANG!!


    And just like last year, I didn't get my cards out...


    p.s. The hats are beautiful. I crocheted in my teens and 20s. I should take it up again -- so many cute things to make...

  9. wow! I didn't even know it was national crochet day! And look at you, getting your crochet mojo back!! I like that first hat, why don't you want it for you? It's cute. I like all of them. And that little chew doll it! I makes me smile.

    Cindy Bee

  10. Nice post! You are busy with the hats and I think they are cute! :)


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