Friday, February 04, 2011


You think I should post more often than every other month? Oh. That's one way to go I guess...  

The truth is, I haven't had much to report. The usual winter hibernation activities. Like, uh, nothing. Okay, that's not entirely true. At least for the past couple weeks, I've been going to the beach (we've been lucky enough to have sun and 60deg for a while!) and sewing a top secret project for my little niece's 1st birthday. I think it's safe to tell you it's a quiet book, my brother & SIL don't read this very often. After her birthday, I might post some pics and info. It's SO much fun to do... and turning out really cute!

Back in Dec I did go through all my free crochet patterns and work up new samples of each. The idea was to take pics for a little pattern booklet. Most of those patterns were written years ago and the samples long gone. The only pics I can find are crappy, so I wanted new ones. I figured if I used good yarn, I could then give the hats as gifts... and maybe the crochet booklet too. I got half way there, made the hats and gave away a couple... but didn't take pics. It was a fun excuse to buy wool really. 

Anyway, now i have updates for all my patterns...little changes to make them even easier to understand. And a *new* free pattern for what I'm calling my Hip Hat. For mine I used this chunky wool blend yarn that is 'self shading'. It's different from just variagated or 'self striping', as the color change is very gradual. I LOVE this yarn! I will probably be selling it soon... 

I was thinking one reference page listing all the free patterns would be handy. So, I guess I'll do that. Oh, and a few people have posted pics of their Bohemian Mermaid pattern projects, so I'll link to those as well.


Island Beads said...

Please post the pattern for the Hip Hat. It is very nice. Thank you

Shas said...

I've been looking for a pattern like this for a long time.
This one looks perfect-
are you really going to post the pattern?