I haven’t taken on any big projects in the last week because I’ve been shopping for baskets, planning the kitchen/house redecoration, crocheting and puking.
But I have made sure the dishes are washed AND put away. I’ve also kept the bedroom tidy and all laundry washed and [mostly] put away.
That’s progress if you ask me.
In other news… My piles of yarn are getting larger and not smaller despite the amount of time I spend making and undoing stitches. In an effort to use up some of my existing yarn, I’ve been trolling the interwebs looking for great ideas. I found this hat. The problem-solver in me got so excited and spent hours attempting to make it (and this is why my housework doesn’t get done), but I failed every time. It was a blow to my ego since I’m always so damn confident.
After a few days I gave in and emailed the young woman who originally made the hat and she graciously rewrote the pattern-with pictures. Internet love! It’s not often someone will help an internet stranger (within a week). She inspired me to do some random good deed this week, too.
It’s inspired by Pistil’s Jax hat . I used a bpdc instead of a dc to give it a lot more texture. I also used a size L hook and Caron’s SS in Autumn Red (I have tons of it lying around). That’s an earring on the hat. I’m not sure how I want to embellish it. Any suggestions? Pom-Pom? Button? Bow?
The next hat I make (I hope) will be Katie’s Criss-Cross hat. I’ll post pics for your entertainment.
To all of my crafty friends, go visit Katiebeans’ blog. She’s got a lot of fun stuff to look at.