Monday, December 31, 2007
Oh yes, Nicole in her new snuggly scarf/hat set!
Monday, December 24, 2007
Adam in the hat (he thinks it makes people look like mush mouth from Fat Albert:
Autumn in the hat:
Carrie in the hat:
and Xan in the hat (with her Golden Snitch around her glasses):
Friday, December 21, 2007
Here it is closed. Pretty, no?
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I tried to get the whole set in one pic:
the detail on said set:
again my lame attempt to show the whole thing:
and the close up detail pic:
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
So my sister lives in New Jersey, and I do not get to see her very often, which is sad for me because I like her. We have been talking about crocheting lately, and I asked her if there was anything that I make that she wants. She told me no. In fairness to her, she is certainly capable of making her own scarf or blanket (she has been crocheting since she was little just like me) and even though she does not know it, I am convinced she could make hats as well. In any case, we were on the phone the other night, and I was telling her about the hats I was making my friends kids, and the hats that another friend had commisioned, and I mentioned that I liked making earflap hats, and she got all excited and asked if I could make her one. Being the super cool older sister that I am, I said sure, and asked her what color she wanted. Since I will not be able to mail the hat out until after the first of the year, I am putting it up here so she has something to look at. I hope you like it brat!
The front view
The side view (taken from my car as I was driving)
The back/top view
My lovely friend Carrie, who is modeling the hats for me, also commisioned me to make a hat for her sister, who requested rainbow yarn, and cat ears. I thought, what the heck, I will give it a shot, and this is what I came up with.
Once again, the front view
The side view
and the back/top view (I am really proud of the ears)
I also made her brother an earflap out in camoflauge yarn that is super super soft.
The front view
The side view (yeah no one will see him in that, he will blend right in!)
and finally I made her cousin a hat with a light and dark blue, apparently her Aunt saw the hats and just flipped at how cute they were!
The front view
Monday, December 17, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
So A few weeks ago a lady at work told me that she liked the hats and things that I was crocheting. She expressed a desire to buy a scarf & hat set. I quoted her a price that I thought was ridiculous considering that yarn does not cost me very much, and that I LIKE making the things, and moved on in life. A little while later she came back with the amount of money I asked for, and requested colors! Alrighty then, 1 custom order coming up! I made both the hat and the scarf with 2 strands of Caron's Simply Soft held together. The hat is 2 strands of brown, and the scarf is 1 strand of brown, and 1 of camel. I worked the scarf horizontially instead of vertically, and I used a half double crochet worked into the back loop of each stitch to make a funky ribbed look. I am mega impressed with how it turned out, and it is super soft! I meant to take a picture before, but I forgot, so I have a picutre of her modeling the set.
That is all from Bmore, F OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, December 10, 2007
I also made his friend a hat. I made her hat with 2 strands of Caron's Simply Soft, which I adore, except when it tangles, which is fairly frequent. Anyway, this hat is made in a flapper style with a slight bell at the end. I am really really proud of this hat, it came out almost perfect, and I think the colors are really classy.
I had a nice time all in all. I netted some cool yarn from my Mom's (O"H) stash that I had not raided previously. Some of it I have NO idea what I am going to do with, but some of it will be used to make A.Z. his welcome to the world present, and I am sure I can find things to do with the rest of it. I did net 6 skeins of Caron Wintuk in beige that I have NOT A CLUE what to do with, but it is all good.
That is all from here in B'more, I am gonna go work now, have a great week everyone!
Thursday, December 06, 2007
I decided that this year I would give all handmade gifts, be they by my hand or someone elses. I think that a handmade gift actually shows that you care, and did not just go "oh phooey, I forgot to buy ______ a gift!" While things like giftcards and electronics have their places, I am giving handmade.
On a different note, none of the people that were supposed to come last night were able to make it because of the snow, so we will try again Saturday night. I missed you guys, but it is all good, I am glad you were safe at home, rather than slipping and sliding around on the streets.
Neh!- I am glad that the hat arrived safely (along with your parents of course!) I would love to see pics of the tochterbean in the hat, so that I can show them to people and go "see that adorable kid in the hat? I made that hat!!" Anyway, good luck with the play. I am sure you will be great.
SM, Have a great time in NY, try to remember that they are your family and you love them. I think that may actually apply to EVERYONE that you are going to see this weekend! Be safe, and have a great time!
Last but not least, a HUGE Mazal Tov goes out to E&J who added to their clan on Shabbos. healthy baby boy efrex was born, and Ima and Abba and Baby (and big brother) are all, Thank G-D, doing well! I eagerly anticipate news of baby boy's name so I can stop calling him baby boy!
That is all the news from here, hope everyone has a great day!
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Can you all tell, I really like Chanukah? Well I do. I got my bestest present almost 27 years ago on the last day of Chanukah, and it is a present I still adore, although it does tend to tick me off sometimes. For those of you who do not know what I am talking about, and I am sure that is most of you, my baby sister was born on the last day of Chanukah, and my parents always told me that she was my gift. I love my sister, and even though I have not seen her in a while she is still the best gift ever.
Now for something comepletely different, here in scenic Bmore it is SNOWING! Now I am not one of those people that freaks out at the first flake, but it is sticking, and I really do not want to drive home in the dark, and the ice, which is what the snow will turn to after the sun sets, so I am hoping to get an early reprieve out of here. Anyway, I need to actually go back to doing my work, but I hope everyone has a great week.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I guess that is it from around here.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
1. Type your answers into Google's image search
2. Post a picture from the first results page
Your favorite food
Your favorite animal
Your favorite color
Name of a past pet
Where you live
First grade teacher's last name
Your middle name
<----Sarah something or other
a bad habit of yours
Your favorite holiday
I showed you mine, now you show me yours!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
SM we are gonna figure out a way to make you a comfortable hat that does not give you a headache, or raise your body temp by a bazillion degrees!
Here are the results of my first effort on me (sorry for the blurriness, there is only so much a cell phone can do)
and on MM, the cutest 2 year old ever (Fie, I See, I See!) Not quite his style, but still funny!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I have finally figured out, with much restarting, and many mistakes, how to make a hat. The first attempt (the purple one) was started and restarted, and restarted, and restarted many many times. My friend refers to the correcting as "frogging" the piece. If you think about it, it makes sense, rip it rip it. Anyway, without further ado, here are the pics of the scarf and hat sets I have made so far.
The Banana Berry scarf and hat
The Grape Slushie scarf and hat
The Pastel Mint scarf and hat
Many thanks to Autumn Rose, our ever adorable model!