Thursday, April 24, 2014

More Chemo Hats

Well, her hair is officially coming out. We just took a batch of 10 hats to her, so she's excited about having a bunch of choices for each outfit each day!

Flapper Hat in pink with a gray trim and bow
This one is a little hard to see when it's not on a model, but the little brim makes it super cute. The ridges give it a little added fun.
Pattern was found here.

A simple granny-style pattern hat which ended up being a mash-up of various patterns I had.
I wasn't sure if she'd end up liking the patterns with a lot of open holes once her hair was gone, but I also knew that sometimes she'd probably want a lighter more airy hat once it gets hot out. This flower is not sewn on so she can put it on other hats or use the hat without the accessory.

And a fuzzy, fleecy pink hat. This was a crazy creation in my brain using a lot of V-stitches because I wasn't quite sure how much yarn I had. I was pretty happy with how it turned out, though! It's a little more of a snug style, so if her head/skin becomes sensitive and tender, it may not be a favorite, but for now, that hasn't become an issue for her. Due to the V-stitch, it is also another holey pattern, but the fluffy bulky yarn makes it less obvious.

And the last for today is a fun springy flowery hat. Finally got the camera and computer to play nice, and this one's color is still a little hard to see (or my screen just isn't clear enough). Anyway, it's a soft canary yellow and lavender. It's a bit more roomy, again to allow for potential sensitive skin issues.
This pattern was found here.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Chemo Hats

A friend of ours (5 years old) was just diagnosed with a serious cancer, so I've been making a bunch of chemo hats for her. Hopefully they'll keep her little head warm in this very cool spring, and keep the sun off her tender skin once summer hits.

After making the first two, her big sister confiscated the other one (it was 'her' color, and little sister was more than happy to share! ;-) ), so technically, this is the first of her hats.

(Still camera and photo issues so color isn't very true...)

This was made with Lion Brand Homestyle Yarn in Ambrosia (nice and soft for a sensitive head), with a purple flower embellishment.

I have a huge variety of patterns and soft yarns, so I'll be posting several as I go (5 more are already waiting photography!).

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Another Doily CAL-Friendship Doily

We're still waiting on pictures from last year's Doily CAL, aren't we? Ugh...what a huge project, a happy accomplishment, and well-received gift, but still no finished pictures posted! They'll make an appearance eventually.

In the meantime, I've started another one. March and April tend to be very busy months for us, but I was still super excited when Stitchy suggested another Doily CAL starting on April 17. Due to the busyness, it was best to start early and not wait.

I love this pattern so far! (FYI, there are a couple mistakes in the Special Stitches guide at the beginning so watch for that.)

Here it is as of Round 12 completed.
(It's currently back to the soft sage green color through Round 15. Sorry about the bad color. Still having picture troubles...)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Quick Earrings

I'm still not sure if the pictures will be working on my computer, but here's an attempt anyway. =)

Here's a pair of earrings I put together tonight.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ummm, no

Would you try this (if you had the balance/ability)?

On the Edge video

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


I'm here! There are tons of projects just waiting to be posted, but my computer is having issues with the pictures. Grrrr. What's a blog post without pictures?

If a project is completed, but doesn't get blogged, did it really ever happen?

I leave you with that philosophical conundrum.