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Saturday, May 14, 2011

The yarn fairy strikes again/ a head warmer for Lu.

And what of the skater dude/boy who decided that he had to much hair?
Well, one warm and sunny day in April, Lu (as we will call him) decided that his hair was just tooooo much to bear while playing outside on his skate board and his awesome Razor in the warm sunshine. So he begged and pleaded with his mom to cut off all his hair!!!
This was strange, since Lu never wants to visit the barber shop.
So out came the Wahls (clippers).
And chop chop chop, all the hair came off!!!!! Lu seemed really happy, comfy, even a little light headed ;).
But that night after the warm sun started to disappear Lu's warm head started to feel cold, oh no!!! He could never glue all that hair back on his head!!!! ........ Enter the YARN FAIRY!!!
Of course the yarn fairy knew about Lu's predicament and got right to work with her magic blue crochet hook, in no time, the skater dude/boy beanie was created. As it is her custom the yarn fairy flew over Lu's grandmas house and dropped off the beanie, it just happened to fall in Papa's vroom vroom. Papa can't wait to see Lu to give him his new head warmer.


Friday, May 13, 2011

The Bonnet Experiment.

So for years now I've been trying to teach myself to knit, but my hands seem to always just go back to the art that I learned as a child in Pathfinders, crochet.
Lately, it's been an obsession!!! I have to learn to do this!!!! ( it's # 74 on my bucket list). So after subjecting my poor daughter to all those boring garter stitch scarves ( she is the only one who feels sorry for me and graciously takes in all my projects. :-/ )
I decided to step out of the garter/stockinette stitch box and try something lacy. So, this is what I came up with. I found this little bonnet pattern in and old "learn to knit" book, and decided to brave it. The pattern is written for a 6mo. old baby, so in order to make it a bit larger to fit a 19mo. old toddler, ( I wonder who that could be?) I used larger needles. Yarn overs are really not that difficult. Of course, the lace pattern was enough of a lesson for one project. So, instead of racking my nerves trying to learn how to pick up stitches, I cheated and added a crochet picot edge. And VOILA!!!!!
Not to shabby huh????

The Bonnet Experiment.

Front view, I must say, the crochet picot edge gives it a special touch.

The Bonnet Experiment.

The back of the bonnet, shows that I can knit more than just knit and stockinette stitches. WOW!!!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pink #4. And so much more!!!

Pink and pretty yo-yos, let's see what they will become!
(my mom calls them galletitas, in Spanish this means little cookies, or little crackers). :)