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crocheting like a weirdo

crocheting like a weirdo

So I’ve been crocheting since I was eight. My maternal grandmother taught me, and in the years since, I’ve realized she taught me all kinds of crazy. To make it worse, she was a leftie, teaching a rightie. I didn’t realize I was yarning over wrong until several years ago when I was trying to […]

Posted 8.31.2021/0834 | Tuesday in Craftastic Goodies / 0 Comments

Living, Learning, and Feeding the Soul

Living, Learning, and Feeding the Soul

Living and Learning I am a big believer in trying to find a silver lining or lesson in everything that happens in life.  That’s my way of trying to make something good of situations and experiences that are often anything but good.  Sometimes those lessons are positive; sometimes they aren’t.  But there is always something to […]


College and Crochet

College and Crochet

A little bit of Hermione… I am truly loving most of my classes this semester!  I only have one that is a traditional classroom setting, albeit an online one.  That is my Mythology and Modern Life class.  I really am loving my class in terms of what I am studying.  My professor is amazing; I’ve done […]

Posted 10.28.2013/1306 | Monday in Craftastic Goodies, School Days / 0 Comments

Craftiness and non-seafood shells and scallops

Craftiness and non-seafood shells and scallops

Frankenbeanies and Slouchy Boys I have made the Boy Beanie by Laura Killoran a whole bunch of times, and I really love that pattern, originally in Stitch and Bitch.  Now there is the new and improved Boy Beanie V2.0 which I have now made twice and love equally, although, to be honest, its been awhile since I […]

Posted 10.21.2013/0805 | Monday in Craftastic Goodies / 0 Comments

Sugar Cones… in yarn!

Sugar Cones… in yarn!

I literally just finished the Sugar Cone Skully Hat by Julie of Gleeful Things and I LOVE it!  It is the worsted weight version of her VERY popular Waffle Cone Slouchy Hat.  This pattern was super easy, all single crochet and double crochet.  There was an error in the 4th round, but one that is super easy to correct. […]

Posted 10.4.2013/1044 | Friday in Craftastic Goodies / 0 Comments

I can’t count to 300…

I can’t count to 300…

I am working on a new design that I am tentatiively calling the Desert Shells Hair Wrap.  Really it is a long, fairly wide scarf-type object that could be used in the traditional way, too!  It is inspired by a couple of things… both good and bad!  On the not so happy side, the recent […]

Posted 10.2.2013/0812 | Wednesday in Craftastic Goodies / 0 Comments

New pattern added…

New pattern added…

I uploaded a new pattern today to my Ravelry store, also available here on my site.  But if you want a printable PDF, you can click on the Ravelry button and it will download to your computer without needing to be a member.  I call it the Spikes & Bobbles Tablet clutch and I love […]

Posted 9.27.2013/1020 | Friday in Craftastic Goodies / 0 Comments

Crocheting + Studying = Crudying

Crocheting + Studying = Crudying

This is what I do during the REALLY long studying sessions I have every day.  I crudy.  The rest of the time I cread and cratch (prounounced "crotch"!).  I am the Multifaceted Mama, and a multitasking one, too!!  My husband, however, refers to my hobby as "crotcheting" (promounced "crochet-et-ing").  He's hilarious.  I have gotten really good […]

Posted 9.13.2013/1332 | Friday in Craftastic Goodies, Pretty in Pictures / 0 Comments

Crafty Witch and Pseudo-Hermione

Crafty Witch and Pseudo-Hermione

The Crafty Witch I spent part of yesterday afternoon updating PDFs for my own crochet designs, offered here as well, and setting up a Ravelry store.  All of my goodies are free, at least so far.  I found a couple of great Ravelry plugins for my site, too, in my side bar.  One (Ravelry Goodies) shows […]

Posted 9.12.2013/0856 | Thursday in Craftastic Goodies, School Days / 0 Comments