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I've been keeping busy crocheting up a storm. This year is the first year that I'm resolved not to crochet for gifts. Please. I don't have time for that. But I have been crocheting like a maniac because there's so many ideas/thoughts/fragments of patterns rattling around in my head and I need to get them out before they *poof* disappear. It's happened before. Truth.

So, because I'm the coolest person, ever, I invested in some wrist compression sleeves to alleviate some pain when I crochet/type. I realize, of course, that I could just cut back on playing with sticks and string, but where's the fun in that? Also, I can't crochet when I'm wearing wrist braces so this was the only option. Yep. Rockin' granny in progress. Right here.

Well then, on to the cooler stufff. As mentioned, I've been super busy. You can see just HOW busy right over here.

But more importantly, I've finished off 3 new original designs(!!) One has been months of work the other two were much smaller scale projects, and here's what I have to show for it:

"All that Glitters" Holiday Wristers - Notice the lacy Christmas tree pattern? *beam*

New Banana Hammock 2.0 (revamped the pattern for a custom order and loved it!)

THIS! Tea Cozy Hat. Get it? I've been working on it for MONTHS literally. Based on a knit hat that I came across last year. I'm not a knitter so I had to get creative and make the hat in Crochet!

Well... that's all for now. It's late and I've been computering for way too long today.

Night night folks.. zzzzz..


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Nov. 25th, 2014 02:42 pm (UTC)
Love the hat!

I've been debating whether I'd crochet for people this Xmas or not. I'm thinking not.... I might take some time to make a blanket for us instead. I've been away from my crocheting this year for some reason, and with the cooler weather am starting to crave it again ;)
Nov. 25th, 2014 02:53 pm (UTC)
I thought you were a knitter, are you bistitchual? :) I wish there was a crochet club in the k-dub.. ooh k-dub crochet club :) LOL I thought about starting one on meetup (I'm super jelly of the uptown waterloo knit mob) but i don't have the time to be an organizer.

Every year I've been getting more and more requests for crocheted christmas gifts, but this year with working full time and kids and my wrists being bad it's not gonna happen. Alsooooooooo... people often ask for something crocheted AND a gift. That makes me angry.
Nov. 26th, 2014 01:37 am (UTC)
I crochet, but I've dabbled (usually angrily) in knitting. I don't mind knitting but I get bored easily lol. Went to knitmob a handful of times, they are all very nice to join but I don't think anyone else was crocheting when I was there. Maybe if we get a few others who crochet to show up? lol

Its a lot of work making items for people as gifts and I tend to forget to make myself anything. I think I'm overdue for a wrap or blanket or something.
Nov. 26th, 2014 01:16 pm (UTC)
I know only one other active 'hooker' :) but I wouldn't want to take over the knit mob :) They seem like they've got such a tight group, Makes me envious!

You should make yourself a shawl! It's great weather for one.. are you still at Sunlife? It'd be a good office accessory for chilly offices (ours is FREEZING) I've been wanting to make this one for years and I just started it:


Love love love pineapple stitch :) So classic!
Nov. 26th, 2014 09:43 pm (UTC)
Oh that is a great pattern - thanks! I need to get back on Ravelry again.

They do have a tight group. I like them all but found it hard to fit in as a new person. Maybe they weren't into my hooking...
Nov. 27th, 2014 01:08 pm (UTC)
I'm a Ravelry addict :) But i suck at keeping up with forums.
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