I kind of flew through this, but in two sessions. I didn’t take too many pics as I had planned to, but that’s a good sign I was having fun!

I had so much fun with this! I can’t get over it. The auction is tomorrow. I’m excited to go!

Lots and lots of ribbon. I love how the hair came out-tbh it’s just a fluff of wool for needle felting that was just the right shape!
Ugh I love those lil flowers 😍
That face! So Versailles.

It’s definitely not an everyday hat…or a toy. The bodice and hair is full of pins and don’tfalloff hopes, lol. B found the cutest French themed box for her! I’m happy it coincidentally has the trans colors on it.

I’ll try to get pics of the other hats to share!

I haven’t been having as much fun knitting lately as crocheting. So I changed my Big Scarf to crochet. I’m still working on Fuzzball and Coffee Date though and I’m very close to casting on Lunar by SwordofaKnitter. I met him! I bought that pattern at Taos once. His booth was slammed with people and he was very nice. I love that pattern but (surprised?) didn’t know what to use with it. Sooo I’m thinking Dear Diary and some black I have. Or hot pink. I like knitting those big shawls!

Also I totally ran out if steam on the Dr sampler. I may pick it up again now that the weather is warming up. We’re slowly but surely cleaning up the backyard and now I have a little spot to sit again!

Using old pots and bowls are great for the yarny plants. I spray-painted a plastic pot gold yesterday to make another garden. I’m making up some of them, but most of them are patterns from Make a Crochet Garden and Soft & Snuggly Cacti.

So here’s a pic dump of stuff that’s making me happy when I work on them:

Switched to a G hook at Guava Tree Cafe with the help of arepas and cafe leche. linky
A quick lil succulent at Cafe Bella!
The whole gang! My youngest made that sweet little bowl/pot last year. It’s perfect!
Happy garden! The T-Rex there is a planter. I’m deciding what to put in him. The rainbow pot on the left is also from my youngest last year. I think it will have another prickly pear in there soon.
I made a HUGE version of a barrel cactus. I named it the basketball cactus! I had to make it a bit smaller to fit in the pot. I love how it came out! This one is for my mom’s birthday.

That’s the news for now!

I’m making two hats for the upcoming Not Your Mama’s Tea Party! One is for me, this crochet one I started. The other is for the hat auction. I’m planning a huge paper wig monstrosity. I’ll start it this weekend, I don’t think it’ll take as long as the crochet hat.

A bunch of us are making hats this year for us and for the auction. I cannot wait to see them!!

I’m trying to make a hat that looks like Marie Antoinette. I’m starting with a beanie for her dress, then I’ll add her torso and head. I’ll add decorations as I go! I’m excited!

Pic for inspiration. Coffee for energy.

Last year’s party was amazing. The hats, the people, everything was just wonderful!! I bought the big black skeleton top hat then. Proceeds from the auction/tickets/etc go toward the TGRC. It’s at the Hotel Parq Central this year!! I’ll post my progress with the hats when I can.

So.

Very.

Excited!!

I can’t explain it. I feel like finishing stuff lately! Normally this time of year (and pretty much all the time) I want to start more projects…but now I’m anxious to finish some. I put Opus back in time out because those crocheted tentacles were not working out. Bleh. So I frogged them and he’s back to hibernating. I tried casting on a two-color scarf or two, but frogged those too and the yarn went back in the drawer. B got a nice project bag for me so I excited to fill it!

Anyway, I got back to my Girl’s Best Friend shawl that I started at the end of 2017. I feel like knitting something that’s more challenging than garter stitch but not too challenging. My fiber friend Dagmar bought the pattern for me. She has a beautiful shop, check it out!

I’m using the fabulous Red Heart It’s A Wrap Rainbow for this one.

I’m also working on getting my Iceburg blanket done. I’m about 1/3 of the way through it. I made a master list of all the blocks I want to make which was honestly a huge undertaking, lol. Still, I’m excited! I can usually get a block done in one sitting so I’m confident it will get done this year. You can see some of them here. I’ll make a new post about the whole thing when it’s done, I think, or as I go? Who knows.

Now it’s time for my paperback binge. I found Indiana Jones & the Philosopher’s Stone at PageOne Bookstore yesterday! Be still my heart!! I still want to be Indy when I grow up.

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Fortune and glory, kid.

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Fortune.

And.

Glory.