Thursday, July 23, 2009

Little Balls of Fun

I made my first crocheted monster with eyes yesterday. Actually, I made four, stuffed them as far as I could, and then spent the rest of the day looking for the box with the eye parts in it. I finally spotted it after dinner last night and got eyes added to 4 of them. Now I have to finish up the other three. If you want to order one before I list them in a shop somewhere,let me know. I'm providing free shipping until July 31, 2009.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


On Sunday afternoon I had 4 1/2 hats ready for my friend to choose from. He picked the gray one which was the first one I made, and then he wanted the dark brown one, which I had only just started that morning. So I finished it up so he'd have it in time to take home.

As far as I can tell there isn't much difference between a tam and a beret. Most people assume they are berets. While my friend was paying for his hats, another guy sitting there ordered a purple one. I don't think I have any purple yarn so I may have to go buy some. Isn't that always the way it is?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Another Tam in Tan

I finished another tam today in light brown and mint green. It was going to be a solid tam, and I thought it was a different shade of brown than the one I made a few days ago. One skein was Red Heart and the other was a different brand, so imagine my surprise when I laid them on top of each other and the yarn matched! I didn't want two hats the same; I wanted to give the guy a selection. So I decided to make it a two color hat. It's after midnight so I'll add the photos later.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Three Tams

I just finished my third tam so my friend will have the chance to select from a few colors. So far I've made one in tan, one in gray and the new one is in black flecked with bits of colored yarn. The last one is my favorite. Whichever hats my friend doesn't buy will end up in my Etsy or Artfire shops.

I like the fleck yarn so much I'm thinking of making a teddy bear out of the rest of it.

I'm thinking of making my next hat in carrot of pumpkin orange.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Two Tams For Tom

Tonight I finished a gray tam a friend of mine requested. He already bought one of my striped tams and thought it made his head look like a target. Not a good thing when you are an archer. So I told him I'd make him some plain ones. I'm going to work on a tan hat tomorrow since I know that will match the pants he usually wears. I'm going to see him this Sunday so I hope I get the second one done. If not, I tried at least. I thought I could get five made for him to choose from but I had a lot of other projects to work on since I saw him last month. I seem to be making things in twos lately.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Freeform Scarflette

I'm working on a freeform necklace/scarflette thing. Circles, flowers, leaves and other shapes in shades of blue, green, purple and pink. I think I'm going to add some buttons to it. Right now it looks a bit like a bouquet of abstract flowers.

I started to take photos and my camera batteries died. So I have to let them charge before continuing on.

Update: I finished the project and the photos are ready. I can't believe how long this took me. There is no way I can sell it to recoup the hours it took me so I'm feeling kind of stupid now.