Sunday, November 14, 2010

A "Crochet"-y Day



I have a friend who knits wonderful things - her blog is here: Spinster Beth.


We love our Beth socks - both the older boys slept in them the first night she brought them over!



Ignore the pregnant belly - the bolero-style sweater she made me for Christmas 2009 is awesome.





Another friend recently started a healthy cooking blog. Her food looks delicious and you can see her thoughts here: Fit, Fun and Yum. Their blogs show their every-day accomplishments or "WIPs" - that is, "Works In Progress."


My hobbies come and go as I have the time, so you won't see as many of my completed projects on here as you will see my thoughts on raising children and what to do with them next.

All that aside, I had a rather "crochet"-y day today, if you'll pardon the pun! We woke up early to take Jeff to the airport. The kids and I almost always go in with him instead of just dropping him off curbside, and today I'm glad we did! As it turned out, there was a huge mess up in the paperwork and we stayed there for more than six hours waiting on Jeff to get a new ticket to fly to the base he was supposed to visit.

Under Beth's recent re-encouragement, I've started carrying yarn and crochet hooks with me, in case an odd pocket of time comes up when my hands are free and my attention can be fairly easily and safely divided. Today was just such an occasion!



The washrag I made is one of the best I've ever used - even if I do say so myself! Before it was a washrag, Buttercup used it as her pillow.

Beth's ulterior motives are for me to start knitting my kids the annual socks, blankets for the newborns, etc. Well, I'm not ready to go quite that far, but here are some pictures of the two projects I did finish today. I just want to say that I am rather proud of myself! On the flip side, enjoy the hat, laugh if you like. I won't be hurt.

It was by total coincidence that her hat matches that shirt. Don't they look great together? You can see in the side view that I tried to put in a bubble stitch. It didn't work out so well, but I didn't want to take the time to take it out, and it's not that bad.



The hat does NOT fit me so well, nor does it look as cute!



Finally, a not-so-great close up...


3 comments:

  1. I rather like the odd stiching! And it shows that it is just not another mass produced product but rather one that your daughter will look back on with love for years to come (once she gets past the embarrassed teen years... until then don't expect much!)

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  2. It's an adorable hat and one-of-a-kind. She can put it on her dolly when she outgrows it, or if your next one is a girl it can be reused.

    My ulterior motives are mostly for a knitting buddy ;-) I'm sure you'd be a great knitter!

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  3. Well, being in Mom's house right now, I may just learn this next year so that I can make these guys some "Beth" socks for their wood floors. :) You'll have to reteach me though -right now I can crochet hats, scarves and wash rags. Beyond that, I'm out.

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