Here’s Jared. He’s currently staying with his dear uncle Bernard. Jared is difficult to catch for a photo shoot, as his days are full of various activities. I managed to take a picture from above while he was on his way to yoga class.
I already showed you a sturdy rope basket I crocheted. This time I was going to use the rest of that rope to make another container. I started with crochet to make the solid bottom of my future basket, working in spirals with single crochet stitches. Then I picked up loops for the knitted part. […]
Sometimes yarn looks so much better in skeins than in a finished product. Well, in my case that’s probably due to a poorly chosen pattern. There was a scarf made with variegated yarn, and it was mostly sitting on a shelf. So I frogged the scarf and tried to crochet what was supposed to be […]
Bernard has ventured into the world of start-ups. He thinks so, anyhow. I told him that hatching an egg in some sort of an incubator and trying to sell the chicken wouldn’t make it a business incubator (e.g. like those). He wouldn’t listen to me. I think I will have to keep him away from […]
I was crocheting a chicken, and it occurred to me that the best way to make two symmetrical wings was to create each one with a different hand. Did I tell you that I enjoy coming up with ideas and, especially, reinventing the wheel? I tried to crochet with my left hand (which is non-dominant). […]
March has somehow become a month of crochet and flowers here in my blog. This WIP photo has both these themes. Having such a variety of crochet hooks I mostly use the smallest ones.
Another pattern I managed to follow is a chart: a lovely doily from ravelry. I used to freehand crochet only, so it’s kind of an achievement. Apparently I have a thing for doilies.
Bernard is feeling a bit under the weather. He’s been whining loudly all day long. I gave him a special blanket and a cup of hot tea. (whispering) I bet the main reason of his sickness is the lack of attention. So I told him I was going to post about him.
At last! I followed a crochet pattern. I couldn’t do it before: all those rows of “sc, dc, ch, lp, sp” bored me too much. Somehow it was much easier to improvise. So I gathered enough will power to get past the boredom of patterns. This vintage doily is the result. I knew it was […]
Bernard is back from his vacation. He used lots of sunscreen, so there’s very little sun tanning. The first thing he asked about was my blog. Oh no, I thought. My blog is, you know, somewhat abandoned. But see, Bernard, I have a new yarn and can make a great scarf for you. How lucky. […]