It was a rather cold autumn night in Albuquerque when I decided to make this headband. Took a while to find my crochet hooks. The knit bug had bit me about a year ago. Funny how hobbies are sometimes. When I found my hooks I was saddened when I realized I no longer had my beloved German hook. I gave it to my sister months ago. She’s the crochet expert. And I knew she deserved it more than I did. So I reached into my handy dandy crochet master set and began this project. And I sure am glad I came across it. Thank you, Cynthia Miller. A truly beautiful and swift pattern. I used the headband today, completely forgetting how nippy and unwelcome the chilling air was. I was too busy enjoying the November sun with my ears wrapped nice and warm.
Most people look forward to finishing a project. I, on the other hand, love starting one. I’m not sure if it’s the cutely packaged yarn or the prospect of learning something new, but I love this stage the most!
Pattern by Grietjekarwietje
After having some success (of which I’ll soon post) with knitting, I decided not to jinx my lucky streak and opted for another crocheted project.
I’ve had a Ravelry account for about three years now, but I never really used it. In fact, I think I logged on twice and then forgot my password and my email account has since closed. After opening another account, something strange happened. Instead of searching the patterns like I usually do, I threw caution to the wind and clicked on the GROUPS tag.
What is a Ravelry group, you might ask? Now, that my friends is a needle artist’s dream. It is a bunch of like-minded crochet and knitting (among other crafts) enthusiasts converging in one online spot. Some are experts. Some are beginners. Some are….drum roll please…pattern designers! Some groups meet up in person, and maybe one day when I gather up the courage I will jump into a local group. But for now, I shall enjoy the convenience of sitting in the comfort of my home and pajamas, and keep it to a cyber relationship.
After joining a few crochet-a-longs, including a Korean drama based group with over 200 members (who knew that many people watched You’re Beautiful with yarn and hook in hand?) I finally took a stab at posting some of my work. This one comes from the Petit Four CAL (Crochet A Long) which I absolutely love. The pattern designer is from the Netherlands I believe and she’s posting a free petit four crochet pattern every week. Here is her blog. Amazing! If you’re thinking about joining Ravelry and need an excuse to, her group alone should be reason enough. And if it’s not to your liking, I’m sure you’ll find something that’ll interest you…
Chrissy here- so I’ve been baking a lot since the beginning of October. Halloween is a fave of mine for sure!
I crocheted a handful of zombies/mummies. Then, I organized the activities, not only for Ryker’s class, but the other 5th grade class next door. Sad, but none of the parents were willing to help out in that room. So, Ryker’s room mom asked if I could do a game & craft for both classes.
Ok, so getting off the point! Hah! That is one of my specialties, huh Min?
Anyhow, I’ve been baking at least twice a week since the 1st week of October. Sorry, didn’t take a lot of pics. Min convinced me to start taking some! So, here are a couple. I kinda mixed two different banana bread recipes. One is from BH&G- and the other one is yeah- just another banana bread recipe 😛
Hafa Adai! Here to share a little bit of what makes me tick…family, food and yarn! Missing my momz and pops and the rest of the gang- but my Cardo & Bubz keep me sane in the meantime. Baking and crocheting also help! So, here goes…hope you enjoy the journey. Chrissy
My very first blog! How exciting… It can be overwhelming thinking of all the different possibilities, but I’ve wanted to create this for almost six months, so I think my vision has matured enough to be manageable. After much brainstorming and using all the “well, what can I narrow it down to” strategies that I learned back in high school, I’ve come to the conclusion that this blog CANNOT have just one central theme. I enjoy cooking, baking, upcycling, exploring, skincare, dramas, crocheting, exercising, and the list goes on and on and on. I refuse to pick one favorite. My mind will wander and this blog will go off on many tangents. Thus, you have been warned. This blog has no central theme. But thank you for peeking into my world. I appreciate it!