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!!

Let’s see… where to start…

I frogged the scarf and started the Bluebonnet Shawl by Marly Bird. Edgecliff is going a row or two at a time. I decided to go simple and meditative with that cool Cat Mountain Fiber skein and am making a simple garter stitch big scarf. I love seeing the different textures!

It’s the Hummingbird colorway but I keep calling it Mardi Gras. XOXO

The Iceberg Afghan is going great! Kind of almost done. Like. I put the squares together, but have 3 skeins left for the border. 2.5 now. I’m just winging it. 5 rows of alternating granny and DC. I’ll finish it with the rest of the blue ombre. It’s huge and keeps me toasty warm while hooking!

Ha! It kind of looks like an iceberg here.

Update! Finished! 2/24

Cute!!I made a cute lil bag on Valentine’s day! It’s a freebie from Red Heart.

Can you believe it? Only 3 yarny WIPs?

All WIPs all day makes Jack a good boy

So if you know me you know I get overwhelmed easily. Dig too deep. Get in over my head and all that. I went from a ginormous list of WIPs to a much more manageable one. I got even more done last year, and never once felt guilty or tired of it when I branched off into something else.

I went through my tub of WIPs yesterday and compared them to my ravelry In Progress projects. Some just didn’t feel as fun anymore, so I frogged them. I out the WIPs I’m excited about into the In Progress sections and hibernated the rest! Earlier I had put some old ideas in my Queue, too.

So, now I have 6 WIPs. That’s it! All are really fun for me, and one is so close to being finished I can taste it. (don’t taste yarn it’s not awesome)

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Update:

Nah. I frogged more. Started a couple things, fell out of sync or step with others. I think I figured about 6 so far! If it isn’t fun, I’m not going to mess with it.

SO! I have 4 WIPs now! The newest is this-Vintage Shells Wrap. Easy to memorize. Good for when I’m getting sick. I’m under many blankets, a dog, a cat, and watching Ultimate Beastmaster.

My guys, Rom and Luke. Pepper is probably asleep in my bed.
I’m still cold.

I’m also working on Edgecliff and the giant Iceberg Afghan.

Ugh. shiver More later.

And this!! How cool is this?!?