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.

Friday, January 17, 2014


Just before Christmas, I finally finished the Crochet Along doily from...April? Wow. A lot of projects crept in and took over. But it still turned out beautifully. I'll be posting it soon.

Since then, there was a nice little Snowflake Doily pattern that 'cleansed my doily palette' after the huge project.

After my short break from doilies, patterns now keep popping up that interest me.

Olga just posted a doily she completed, and I liked it's simple pattern and elegance. She linked to the pattern.
Free crochet pattern: heart motif doilie
Unfortunately, it's a chart pattern! Why do I always steer clear of these? Maybe the whole picture is too overwhelming. Maybe reading and working round by round is a little more manageable. Maybe the symbols are too tiny and apt to make me lose my place.

Whatever it is, I probably won't be making this doily right now. But someday, I'm going to have to try it.

What is your preference? Written patterns or charts?