Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up

OK, so my new Saturday blog topic is "Weekly Wrap Up" where I'll post a couple of the projects I worked on throughout the week, share a story or two, post a recipe, or just talk about something random that happened.  I don't know how many of you follow my blog regularly, but thanks for sticking around, even though I have blog topic ADD right now. :)

So, I made this little owl for the winner of a giveaway.  It's the first time I made an owl with all-white eyes, but I kinda like it.  I did give away the hat through my AmeliaCalvin shop, but the crazy owl hat pattern is available in my CrazySocks Crochet shop. 

 I really enjoyed making this toddler-size Gracie Bonnet.  These are so simple, but I think they're very classy.  I'm thinking M needs one in purple.  Not sure if she'll wear it, or if I have time to make her one, but we'll see.  These are also for sale in my AC shop... and the pattern is available at CSC.  I'm doing lazy abbreviations now... learn them. :)

I bought this really lovely handspun yarn from The Fine Lime.  I happened to be her 100th sale, so I got a very generous discount on it.  It was mildly challenging to knit with it b/c the thickness of the yarn went from VERY thick to VERY thin... but once I got the hang of it, I think it turned out really nice!  This hat is still for sale on my AC fan page, if you're interested.

I didn't really do anything extra special this week.  Finally got around to watching "The Tourist" with a friend.  It was pretty predictable, but I enjoyed it.  The kids finished up their first session of swimming classes, and they're doing great!  Since I'm paying the YMCA an arm and a leg for them to go there, I'm also signing the kids up for gymnastics.  I hear gas prices are going to keep rising, so I'm scheduling the classes on the same day, so I only have to go there once a week.  I'm smart. :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Good Yarn Gone Bad - cat butts

I'm going to crochet one of these for all of my "Cat Lover" friends for Christmas this year.  Because, as we all know, nothing says "I'm Glad We're Friends" like a cat anus made from yarn.

Even though I'm not a cat person, and I think these are quite tacky, I give credit to the lady who thought these up because they are pretty damn funny.  :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Wrist warmers are perfect for people who want to keep their hands warm, but need to keep their fingers free.  You can wear them while texting, driving, knitting, crocheting, playing an instrument, sewing, playing video games, typing, and much more.

This is an EASY crochet pattern, and is a great project for beginners.

MATERIALS:  H hook, WW yarn, yarn needle, scissors

STITCH GUIDE:  CH - chain, HDC - half double crochet, ST(S) - stitch(es)

Note:  Beginning ch-2 does not count as a st.


CH 32.

Row 1:  HDC in 3rd CH from hook & in each ST across, CH 2, turn.  (30 HDC)

Row 2:  HDC in next 5 STS, CH 5, skip 5 STS (thumb hole made), HDC in each remaining ST, CH 2, turn.  (25 HDC + 5 CH)

Row 3:  HDC in each ST across (including each of the CH-5), CH 2 and turn.  (30 HDC)

Row 4-19:  Repeat Row 3.

Row 20:  HDC in each ST across, CH 1, turn.

FINISHING:  (Make sure it fits your wrist before you finish off.  If it's too big, rip out a row or two.  If it's too small, add a row or two.)  Fold wrist warmer in half and slip stitch evenly through both sides.  After last ST, fasten off, weave in ends, and turn right-side-out.

You can embellish your wrist warmers with a ruffle, pretty buttons, appliqu├ęs, or ribbons.  You can make your wrist warmers longer by making a longer starting chain.

 © 2012 Danyel Pink.  You may sell what you make, but please credit Danyel Pink Designs for the pattern. You may NOT resell the pattern, distribute it in any form, post it elsewhere online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Please provide a link back to my blog instead.  Contact me with any questions or for pattern support.