Erin is back.. back again, Erin is back , tell a friend…lol
Another Halloween season is done……I made a total of 57 hats from 9/1 – 10/ 26. That to me is Halloween season. My total is up by 5 from last year of 52. ( I wish I could make 50 hats a month all year long 🙂 )
Below are the new hats for the season. I sold a few Raggedy Ann hats and the Minecraft Pig . As always my pig seller was the Edith Hats with 26 down from 33 from last year. The dancing snoopy hat I make was a bit popular too . 🙂
Moving on… To keep me motivated for the rest of Year 9 I decided to try my Hook Challenge again. A few years ago I said I wanted to make something with every hook I had. Projects are still in the works. I might start up next month.
Finishes other than Halloween stuff………
My name made with the c2c stitch…
colors used: Vanna’s Choice : E- Denim, R- Purple Mist, I- Rose Mist, N-Purple Mist ( this skein was darker )
Sugar Skull Cuddler…
Little Santa Sack hat…..
WIPS: Fair Isle Slippers from Crochet Magazine , Scarecrow cuddler, Scarecrow flag & Cupcake bag.
I have finally gotten around to writing A Year of Projects post for year 9 . I am not sure what I want to do make for year 9. I think mainly tops for myself. I have finished one (see below ) and I have 3 on the hook(s).
This is the Kanata Kerchief Tank. It looks good on the hanger but it makes me look fat! Its the XL . I should of made the medium. I like somewhat baggy t-shirts but this is way to much.
Yarn Used : Red Heart Super Saver Fair Isle, Candy
WORK IN PROGRESS..
Below is the Aestas Top. I LOVE THIS !! I have many more rows to go. I may never take it off when its finished. I am heading to Tampa on Monday and I was hoping to be able to wear this but I don’t think I will have time to finish it in time.
And I am still on my c2c obsession .. Lovable Loops had a Alphabet blanket crochet along back in January. I made an E. The rest of my name will be coming soon in other shades of purple. I used Red Heart yarn, super saver accent and with love metallic.
And as you can see, my current book when I made this was Eleanor & Park. Which I love so much!!
Books of the Week: The Cactus , and Fangirl ( the author of Eleanor & Park ❤ ).
Audio books: Girl Walks in to a Bar.. by Rachel Dratch ( former SNL member) and The Good, The Bad, and the Barbie 🙂
Here is where I usually post a few collages of what Ive worked on over the past 12 months but I cant do that this time. I started out good but I just fizzled out on the crochet stuff towards the end this year.
I recently discovered this new to me crochet designer ; Disco Sloth Designs . I found her on Instagram. She had just started her c2c summer blanket crochet a long (#c2csummerblanketcal ) Each week she posted 4 new c2c panels for the blanket. Stuff like a lady bug, the beach, a camper, tent, a rainbow, etc… summer stuff. Anyway, Ive made about 3 . I made them into wall decor.
More new stuff I am making for my etsy shop…. Baby Bibs. This one is perfect for the Miami Dolphins fan…lol I was about 80% done with it when I realized what the colors reminded me of.
I dont have much to show. Hopefully that will change in the coming months.
I saw this design on Instagram . The designer hasn’t posted a link to the pattern but since I am not selling what I made I hope she doesn’t mind I made one for myself. Its c2c (corner 2 corner) .
I bought this Dragon Purse pattern a month ago. I thought it was cool although I am not much of a dragon fan . It uses a stitch I dont use much but love . The Crocodile stitch.
I ran out of yarn BUT I am not frogging this one. When I go to walmart at the end of the week I will get more Mainstays basic yarn. I do want to start another one so I will use a whole skein for number 2.
And since its spring I am growing stuff! I started this lettuce (romaine) last week and look at the cute little sprouts! I need to put them in soil soon.
Jon mentioned getting me a mini greenhouse so I can grow more veggies. I’m on the fence about that. I’m a bit nervous that everything will die or an animal gets inside and destroys everything. We’ll see. Do you grow your own veggies? Tell me all bout it 🙂
Ok so my new plan for my yarn is if its not Halloween season or Christmas I will make baby clothes , booties etc.
Well this week I finished two baby tops.
This Cactus Baby Cardigan is so adorable! I want to make one in my size….. for when I am an old lady…lol The pattern designer asked if it could be featured on her pattern page on ravelry and of course I said YES! Cactus Baby Cardigan .
Top # 2 is Baby Top Little Lace Tank . The first one I made is pink since I have so much pink left over from Halloween orders. I plan to make mint, pale yellow, purple , and gray tops as well.
There are a few sweaters I want to make , its still winter in most parts after all. Booties are next also.