Category: Craftastic Goodies

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 31 August 2021 by Kim Deister 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 28 October 2013 by Kim Deister in Craftastic Goodies, School Days / 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 4 October 2013 by Kim Deister 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 2 October 2013 by Kim Deister 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 27 September 2013 by Kim Deister in Craftastic Goodies / 0 Comments