Okay, sorry about the bad joke. I am a juggler so bad humor comes naturally to me.
Still have that N hook from some of the past projects? Pull that sucker out, this and another hat I will post soon use it.
During the holiday season people on the road seem to be preoccupied. That is why I am so happy that I found Hobby Lobby's I <3 This Yarn NEONS! I made this cute hat from it to give me a little more visibility when I am out on my daily walks.
Long time no post. I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. My husband and I had a blessed one, we are lucky enough to live in the same town as both of our sets of parents and my husband's grandmother. We had a lovely vegetarian meal.
This pomegranate is super simple and quick. I have been meaning to sit down and write this pattern down for a month now but Christmas gifts and custom orders have been keeping my fingers busy.
Christmas and the winter holidays are fast approaching and my fingers have been in overdrive. I have been making shawls for family and blanket and hat sets for friend's children. Today I needed a break to make something pretty for me.
These romantic cuffs were partly inspired by the lovely Half Moon Shawls by Lion.
I have sweets on the mind since I skipped my cupcake day. I have major cookie baking to do tomorrow for a belated Halloween party and I know I will be checking all the batches for "poison" so I didn't think I needed a cupcake today.
A little tiny cream puff that won't ruin your diet.
Ever year a local Greek Orthodox church puts on a Greek Food Festival. This year it fell on the day of my physical so it was a good excuse to go as a reward for not screaming and running out of the doctors office. I must report the stunning result of my blood tests, perfect in all fields. I had the right amount of vitamins, cholesterol, and blood sugar. Yay me! Back to the fest- my husband and I always get a piece or two of spanakopita and tiropita. And what is a Greek celebration without pastries? We splurged and each got a lovely piece of baklava.
Another favorite Greek treat of mine is Amigdalota. It is a melt in your mouth cookie made with almonds. I particularly like the ones with candied cherries on top.
This is a chunky cowl is crocheted holding 3 strands together instead of using a bulky yarn. I like the color it adds to the project. The cowl is also gathered at four points to help the fit.
I'm not normally a green person but when I came across the beautiful pea coat at Goodwill I couldn't say no. Not only is it beautiful, it also fits me perfectly. An unexpected bonus is that it matches some yarn I just bought.
I am almost all better. Although now I think I have a cold coming on. I promise I am working on a new pattern today but I am not sure if I will have it done in time to take pics. To make up for it I will introduce you all to our newest family member and show off our Halloween costumes.
The Halloween curse strikes again! I get sick every year around this time. I am finally on antibiotics and have hopes of recovering soon. Needless to say, I have been slightly out of my mind for several days so this post took a little longer than planned to get up.
When my niece and nephew started taking karate I had hopes that they would grow up to have my dream job, NINJA!
A little of my heart has died. My best friend in the whole world passed away tonight. Mercury was the most amazing cat I ever knew. He was my partner in crime and was always up for going on a midnight trip to the drive-thru to get breakfast. He loved chocolate, pizza, and even would steal steamed broccoli off our dinner plates.
When knitting or crocheting, garments are not the first thing that come to mind for me. I have a feeling it is because in Florida we really don't have seasons. It's October now and still in the 90s when it isn't raining. I wanted a little touch of fall without over heating so I designed this feminine little shrug.
and from the back.
The ribbed bands help with fit.
I made it out of a yarn with a touch of wool to give it a little warmth.
This summer while cleaning and packing up my husband's Grandmother's estate we split up her owl collection. Some came with her up to her new apartment, and the rest got split between her daughters then us grand kids. The one piece I was sure would be snapped up wasn't, I got it without a fight.
Next week my husband and I will be welcoming a new furbaby into our household. We are adopting a rescue rabbit. We have been working hard on finishing the hutch. The frame work is done and we painted it yesterday, the screening will go on later this week. I will be sure to post pictures when we finish.
Some of my favorite things to crochet are headbands. I love Ravelry's free selection - I make many from it, although I rarely get around to posting pics of the finished ones.
College football starts this weekend and I wanted to make a quick headband that would keep my wispy growing out bangs out of my face. I came up with this fun beaded one. Make one in your school colors and it will be an instant hit.
While killing time in the hospital last week I dove into a true classic, Dracula. With my great love of fantasy and creatures of the night I can't believe I hadn't read it before. Truly worth the unabridged read.
Even though this little buddy only eats fruit he still would please any vampire fan.
A favorite birthday/holiday treat of mine are petit fours. My mother and grandmother both are found of them too. When my mother was younger she and my grandmother would make them for Easter and very special birthdays.
These can be made in any color and decorated in any way.