It has been a while.
I have been knitting and crocheting as much as ever, but blogging has not been happening recently because my toddler hates when I try to use my computer. She climbs into my lap and then hits keys and fiddles with stuff on my desk until I give up. She makes it impossible to type up anything, including patterns. But, I did manage to get this post up quickly today.
She’s adorable, and I really should be playing with her instead, so I don’t mind too much. I do have a backlog of projects to share.
I finished this blanket back in November and gave it to a good friend who recently welcomed a second son. I love it so much.
I’ve been busy. Holidays and parenting and just life in general.
Then I had an idea for a penguin ornament. I made one for each kid. I know they’re not monkeys, but they made it to the top of the blog anyway. Maybe next year I’ll do monkeys.
This is basically the same as my Super Easy Infinity Scarf. The only difference is it is worked in short rows instead of long rounds.
I’m still trying to find ways to use up all the sweet rolls I impulsively bought. The little baby blanket and hat sets are awesome, but I need something really fast. I have about 20 Sweet Rolls taking up space in my living room.
I’m making infinity scarves.
Last October I put together a large box of hats and blankets and sent it to a hospital. They used the hats and blankets for babies who were stillborn and for preemies in their NICU. A few months later, I sent another box of hats.
Whenever the mood hits me, I make a little hat or blanket. I finally filled another large box. Before sending it to the hospital, I took pictures.
I finally finished off 4 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver “Mirage!”
All cowls were made with an I hook and an 8-stitch repeat: blue, 2 cream, blue, latte, 2 mocha, latte
I’m always looking for shortcuts, especially if it means I get to start a project sooner. Here’s a little shortcut I found for planned pooling projects.