A dear friend’s son recently turned 1, and I wanted to make something for him. I found a lovely pattern for crochet bean bag blocks and just whipped through a bunch for him and a few for my Logan berry. I was able to accomplish this feat by utilizing his bed time which is now on a schedule! Anyway, baby J seems to enjoy them, even if it’s taking my boy a bit longer to get into them.
This is a scarf I made last fall for my mother. It was supposed to be a birthday gift, but I was a month or so late due to the wee one wanting my needle every time I began to crochet. In any case, I’m quite pleased with it. The pattern is called Alpine Frost, and I got it on Ravelry after falling in love with it on Posie Gets Cozy. I used fine lace weight by Rowan that was 80% baby Suri Alpaca and 20% fine merino wool. It’s quite dreamy.
I was able to make 3 pair of these babies while traveling halfway across the country. By the last pair I felt a pro!
Isn’t my new teapot lovely? I’ve been searching for just the right one for years now, and I found this in our local Stash tea store. Perhaps I’ll go back sometime and pick up the matching cup and saucer. Or two of them.
I’ve had many projects going, both physically, and mentally. I think it must be a combination of the weather, and the exhaustion of growing a baby. I am reluctant to leave the comforts of my cozy home and would much rather, say, learn crochet, or teach a friend to make ruffles, both of which I’m doing.
I am what is called an animator for a group of Jr Youth (12-14 year olds) and we have embarked on the joys of loom knitting. They seem to be enjoying it, and I enjoy teaching them the skill. I hope to build up their confidence in it enough to convince them to join in the next knitting for homeless event, as one of the purposes of the group is to help them find ways that they can find joy in helping others.
I’ve made a couple skirts to accommodate my changing figure, the easiest of which is drawstring. I had fun working with the stretchy material for the printed skirt; I know folks have difficulty working with stretch knit, but I seem to work fine with it, which makes me happy as I will be chopping the top off of a couple pairs of jeans to add a stretch panel to those.
|A full length skirt with a stretchy
panel to accomodate the belly
|Close up of the fabric|
|This one is going to my friend Analeigh, as
she like quirky things. Which it certainly is.