Just bought a drop spindle for $10, free shipping and handling, on ebay. Woot!
Inspired by another post, I decided to make a smile sign myself! People in Boston need it.
I put it up with yarn instead of tape… couldn’t find any good tape at the time.
stickthisinyourear-deactivated2 said: Your hats are so awesome! How long have you been crocheting?
Aw thanks! For about four years now… my grandmother taught me three stitches and then I just went crazy with it.
It’s coming along nicely and is about a foot longer than yesterday, so I’m making progress. After this, I’m going to experiment with this beautiful yarn I found and make a hat (shell stitch or another, we shall see). Then I’m heading back to Newbury Street to show off my creations to the kind woman working in the yarn store there. She said I can come and talk any time.
So, here’s a simple video explaining the stitch. Easy enough! Although I wish all the crocheting women on youtube didn’t have weird looking fingernails.
So current project: a shell scarf. I was inspired by my sister knitting her first scarf (which turned out amazing) and thought I should learn a new pattern for crocheting a scarf! The colors are mixing well with the pattern, which is simple and easy to learn on youtube.
A convenient/cute way to organize your projects!
My new yarn, which I am VERY excited about! I had to bike an hour to get it (mostly because I was lost). I can’t find a nearby Michael’s.
The interesting hairy hat I was talking about… the colors are a bit bright, but I felt like going crazy with it.
Spent some time in Starbucks today to avoid the heat and got some crocheting done! When I walked outside, my glasses fogged up. Crazy heat wave in Boston.
So my most recent requests involve a green pig hat and those beard hats that have recently become popular. We’ll see what I can do… haha. I’m also experimenting with the hairy yarn (might end up looking a bit crazy).
We shall see! Hooray for creativeness!
Andrew’s winter hat.
Green hat for the landscape.
Hearst Castle style hat!
A different style hat.
"A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones” (Nelson Mandela). Join my journey as I fight to bring attention to the unloved, spread their stories, and reveal their unique smiles. We see the faces of lonely men and women every day; too many times I kept walking. If you have ever felt unloved or alone, take up a hook or some needles and join me on the battle field. It's time to break through this societal barrier of isolation one hat at a time.