Posts Tagged crochet

Something different

I had another request for a newborn hat, specifically a sock monkey hat.  I myself hadn’t made one yet so I was excited to make something different. Upon looking at the dozens of hat patterns on Ravelry and realizing the best choice is to crochet one.  I haven’t crocheted something in a few months and due to crochet-trauma when I first attempted to knit booties I get nervous I will distort the pattern (one bootie fit my Aunt and the other was child size and neither was suitable for a baby)  I have recovered enough to crochet quite a bit, with occasional flare ups of insecurity. The hat turned out great, my customer seems pleased (she hasn’t seen the original yet just a photo) and I think I want to make my kids the hat minus the monkey face (teens can be funny about what they are willing to wear).  

Sock Monkey Hat

  

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Knit Together

Today I met up with other ladies from our city to knit and chat. This is the first time I have done this since I moved into our “new” home 2 years ago. I have needed this and enjoyed meeting fellow yarnaholics. I try to meet up with other knitters/crocheters every place I have moved and if I can’t find any I just make my own by teaching friends, yes I am a yarn pusher.
My hat I worked on…

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Breaking in the new house

Today, I broke in my new home with a full fledged, pull out the books, and projects, knitting/crochet party. My longtime friend brought along another great lady to make some crochet flowers. I had a lot of fun, teaching my new friend how to crochet flowers today. Came up with a new pattern too. Sort of a new pattern, a take off a flower on the hat of my new friend. I often forget how much I enjoy sharing my love of knitting and crochet with friends, until I have the opportunity to pass it along again. Now I have the overwhelming desire to start a new project but I really need to finish some of the the one I’ve already begun. This is something I think I will always struggle with, but for now I will enjoy the afterglow of knitting with friends. (crocheting really, but knitting rolls off the tongue so much more smoothly). I just hope that she’s hooked enough (pun fully intended) to visit again because I had fun.

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