• Crochet

    A Year In Stitches

    I like to think that I’m an advanced crocheter. Wouldn’t you agree? I’ve crocheted cardigans, hats, cowls, amigurumis and so much more. But, I’m starting to realize that I don’t use that many stitches. That might be because I don’t make blankets. Blankets just take too long and I get bored. It took me 2.5 years to make my son’s blanket and it turned into an afghan. He was so happy when I told him it was finished that I was glad I didn’t make it it’s original size. I swore then that I’d never make another blanket. I’ve decided that I’m going to learn some new stitches this year,…

  • Crochet

    Temperature Blankets

    What are they and why you should make one. Crochet temperature blankets seem to be all the rage right now and with good reason. It reflects the temperature you’ve had all year. The blanket is worked up daily/weekly and takes all year to make. The basic idea is to take the high or low temperature of the day (or week; you take the temp of each day, add them up and then divide them by seven) and crochet a row or two of any stitch you’d like. I’ve been thinking and thinking about making one of these blankets off and on now for about a month. I have wanted to…

  • Crochet

    Winter and Warmth!

    The Luna Triangle Cowl Where would I be without this squishy cowl? I can tell you, I would be freezing! I finished this cowl about a month ago and it was just in time for all sorts of crazy weather. The weather guys were all saying that we were supposed to get 2-4″ of snow on the 14th. Snow big deal, right?? (See what I did? Snow instead of no. No? Ok, sorry! Lol.) Well, we ended up with about a foot of snow. School was closed for two days. It was amazing! And I stayed warm! This cowl works up very quickly. It calls for bulky yarn that requires…

  • Crochet

    A little bit of yarn.. A whole lot of change!!

    Phew, has it been crazy around here. We finally got moved and settled down about three weeks ago. I am loving the house we have and I’m beginning to get back into the swing of things. I’ve crocheted a few things here and there but I really want to talk about the Phoebe set. You guys remember the Brooklyn set I made last year, right? I made a personal set of the ear warmer, fingerless gloves and cowl. It is such an amazing set. I still have it and wear it often. This year, my friend worked up a pattern for a new set, The Phoebe! I tested the hat,…

  • Ramblings

    Giveaway Winner Announcement!

    Hey, hey!! How’s everyone doing? I hope you guys are staying dry. We are getting drenched over here on the East coast. This is the most rain I’ve seen in a very long time. First of all, I want to thank everyone who entered the Brooklyn Ear Warmer contest. I would not be here where I am without you guys. Thank you for supporting me. I appreciate it so much. For those of you who missed it, you can find the contest here. I’m sorry if you missed it but don’t worry. I will be having a Christmas giveaway soon. I’m sorry I’m a bit late announcing this giveaway but…

  • Crochet,  Giveaway

    A Fall Sale and Giveaway!

    It’s almost Fall y’all! September is here and that means we are now in the “ber” months, my favorite time of the year. Fall will officially be here in 20 days. That’s less than 3 weeks! I can now start getting ready to wear my jackets and all of my warmer items. And that means Christmas is coming and I can start getting ready for the most wonderful time of the year. BUT, this post is NOT about Christmas so I will not be talking about that. Instead, let’s talk about pumpkins, leaves falling, sweaters, ear warmers, hats, and things like that… Fall is the best. I love the smell…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern,  Homeschool

    WIP Wednesday

    A little bit of crocheting, a bit of co-op prepping and a whole lot of homeschooling…. That’s just a little bit of what’s going on in my house today. We started homeschool last Monday and are just getting into the routine and now we start co-op tomorrow. Our days are spent in the community room where both my son’s and my desk is at as well as some other stuff for my daughter. On a good day, this is what my desk looks like. I sit on the ball because it helps with my back. It’s a lot better than a chair in my opinion. You can see both schedules,…

  • Crochet

    Faux Fur Pom Poms…

    I’ve been reading and watching videos for a while now about making my own faux fur pom poms but never got on the pom pom wagon… until today. There are so many different versions out there that I decided to try two very different ways. The first thing you need is the faux fur. You can get this at most stores where fabric is sold. I got mine at Joann’s. Now, this is NOT cheap stuff. It was $40 a yard. I got a 1/4 of a yard and with 30% off it only cost me $7. I want to talk about the different ways to make these. I tried…

  • Crochet

    Crochet Ballet Slippers and Non Slip Soles!

    How’s everyone doing? Things have been quiet around here but I’ve been busy behind the scenes. I have been making slippers and reading. I got hooked on a really good book and couldn’t put it down. We’ll talk about that later though. So, can I just tell you how awesome these slippers are? They’re amazing!!! Just check them out! I got the pattern over at Heart Hook Home. She’s got a pattern for regular worsted weight yarn and chunky yarn for teen/women. And then she’s got a pattern for men in chunky yarn. You can alter this pattern for any size foot that you need to. All you do is…

  • Ramblings

    Custom orders and more!

    I love it when I get custom orders from people. The whole process is exciting. I get the initial message saying “hey, can you make this?”. It’s usually got a link to go with it. I say “sure, all I need is your choice of colors”. Then it just goes from there. The most exciting part of it all is hearing the stories behind why they want me to make something. Here are two of my recent orders. This is a Wonder Woman doll made for a really brave little girl. She’s just a few months old and is still in the hospital fighting for her life. She’s been through…