22 January 2012

my hats

knit hats
I've been knitting and crocheting for about 3 years now, but I have only just finished my second hat for myself (and still have not made myself a scarf).  Most of the things I knit or crochet end up being gifts.  But these two hats are mine, and I love them. I have a lot of hair, so my hats have to be roomy to cover all my hair and my ears.
   blue hat pouf 
The blue one I made last year from Alpaca, which you can see is VERY fuzzy. yellow hat detail 
And the yellow hat I just finished last night from wool. So far it seems to have good stitch definition, but we can reassess after it gets some wear   little woolly ball 
But now I have to figure out what to do with this tiny leftover ball of super-bulky yellow wool.  The beginnings of some fingerless gloves maybe?

I would really like to make myself a scarf.  The hubby has a hat and scarf, and is begging to get a sweater made.  I previously told him he had to wait until we were married, because of the curse.  But now I have run out of excuses.


09 January 2012

Apologies for my absence

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are excited for what is to come in 2012!

The end of 2011 was a little crazy with my needing an emergency eye surgery right before the husband and I took our little break.  But the break was very relaxing, and I am ready to get back into the swing of things, both with sewing and work.

This week I have been most grateful for my family.  I have a really big family and I love it.  You can't get bored when hanging around my siblings.  I got to see 5 of them this weekend, along with my dad, and it was wonderful.

But enough about me.  Let's talk about this blog.  I've been thinking about my goals for blogging in 2012.   Let me know what you think...

  1. Post twice a week.  
  2. Post pattern reviews.  Thus far I have focused mostly on designs I make, but I think there could be value in reviewing the commercial patterns I use for clothing.  I know that I check patternreview.com regularly before purchasing or sewing a new pattern, so it's only fair to assume that you do too.
  3. Shoes.  I love shoes and have been playing around with making shoes behind the scenes.  I want to share.
  4. More patterns.  I slowed down on posting tutorials and patterns at the end of last year, and I would like to rectify that.  I have a few ideas in the works, but I don't mind suggestions!

Anything I am forgetting?  What are your plans for 2012?  Are you excited or grateful about anything in particular?

I will leave you with a picture of this:
husky-corgi mix
My sister just got 2 husky puppies, and I would love to have one.  If only they would stay puppy-size.  But if you mix a corgi with a husky, you can get miniature huskies like this little guy!  So cute!!!!!
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