Three things–potentially dangerous things–happened to me this weekend:
- I almost purchased a $350 Cricut machine. Now to be fair, I’ve been pining after this machine for AGES… so… there’s that.
- I almost bought a new $600 laptop because mine is dead. Well, first I almost bought a $250 10″ laptop but Dad talked me out of both.
- I almost adopted a baby kitten my brother and his girlfriend rescued from the street by their apartment.
Oh, and there was a severe thunderstorm in there somewhere.
At the time, all three sounded like really good ideas: I’ve wanted a Cricut, I NEED a new computer, and I yearn to nurture a small being.
I originally began making my niece a baby blanket before she was born. It was a gorgeous ombre of sherbert colors and the yarn was Italian costing a pretty penny. Well, the shop I was getting my yarn from closed down and I can’t find it anywhere! So the project has been put on hold and now four years later, I’m remaking my niece a blanket. I know she probably won’t appreciate it for a while, but doesn’t mean I don’t want her to have it. I love all the things my great-aunt made me, so I hope she is fond of these items as well.
I’m really loving this pattern and I’m always striving to try different and more advanced patterns. The yarn I’m using is a Simply Soft Caron white and multi-colored with a G hook. I originally was taught by the same great-aunt to crochet around the age of 10 and picked it up again in high school. Despite being a lefty, I crochet righty, I much prefer it. Probably because that was how I was taught. Over the years, many of my gifts have been crocheted: hats, scarves, baskets… ok mostly hats and scarves.
Some more of my crocheted pieces:
Below are some other pieces I’ve crocheted over the year and will be up for sale at my Etsy store in the near future:
YES, I do know I just posted Harry Potter inspired crafts. This is what I did before having a job: Sitting in Starbucks for 8 hours a day, crocheting, and watching Doctor Who. That is the reality. I’m sorry I’m not sorry. I am absolutely geek chic. I admit it. And it’s awesome.
Again, I hope you are all having a great Memorial day weekend! All I know, it’s back to the grind tomorrow!
P.S. I’m on Pottermore, feel free to add me: CauldronWild82 [/nerdalert]