Category Archives: crochet


Thanks for everyone’s sweet comments. Hope I didn’t sound like a whiner. I did get to relax and we have had some better days, although the boys are still being a challenge. The weather is one of the biggest problems. Little Man just needs to get outside, and the weather is not cooperating. We had snow today of all things….cruel, cruel, cruel!

Knittybaby’s bear doesn’t care. He has arms, legs and ears now, so nothing else can get him in a bad mood:

Pattern: Bedfellows Bear, from “Stitch and Bitch Crochet.”

Guage: no idea

Yarn: Wool of the Andes, Lamb’s Pride Bulky, Cascade’s super bulky stuff (the name escapes me now).

Notes: my first crochet project, ever! I’m quite proud, despite the excessively long legs and arms. He’s still cute and Knittybaby digs him.

Next: My birthday gift from the Skeptic and the boys. Carders!!!

I’m so thrilled about these. I need to put them together yet and then I’ll get back to that crazy mixed bag of colors I’ve got to spin up.

SP10 came through with an awesome birthday package!


These were just half the packages. Everything was so cute and wrapped so nicely with little notes. Once I opened it all up, I had this:
Chocolate, coffee, candy, one of my favorite yarns, and a notebook. Can I be more lucky? (Notice the little hand reaching for that bunny?) The coffee is so good, and perfect for a rainy, dreary week like this has been. And of course chocolate is always a great pick-me-up.

Thank you to my SP10!!! You really added some smiles to our house that day!

Next up, Little Man’s birthday. There’s a reason I’m still up this hour of the night! I’ve got until Saturday to get this done.

Hope to see all of you locals at the Harlot tomorrow!



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That’s More Like It

Looks a little more like it could possibly turn into a bear, doesn’t it? As it is for new knitters, it’s all about the tension. I’m getting better but this bear will certainly be bulletproof.

Little Man considers himself to be Bob Ross. Seriously. He watches him after Mr. Rodgers every Thursday. I’m not quite sure how I feel about this. Unfortunately, Little Man is unable to grow the required ‘fro to truly be a Bob Ross afficionado. That’s a mountain with a storm, in case you were wondering.

Too big? Nah……

The Target Waves are done and in use. We had to roll up the cuffs and they are still a little big but they’ll do. I’m regretting not doing them in a superwash, such as Mission Falls and they are getting trashed in our muddy backyard. White on a little boy’s mittens? What was I thinking? Anyway, here are the specs:

Pattern: Target Wave Mittens, IK Knits Fall 2006
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride in Cream and Steadfast Fibers in Carrot Cake
Needles: size 6 and 7, Crystal Palace
Guage: 4.5 stitches per inch


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Must Make Amigurumi

Take one first birthday just a month away. Add a cute amigurumi toy needed for that birthday. Do one and a half hours of intense crochet.

Get this???? (That’s a bear butt, if you’re wondering)

My crochet experience is limited to trapezoids that were meant to be squares. Crochet is in my genes, I should be able to do this. I can read directions. So why is it so freakin’ hard???


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