Archive for the ‘Crochet’ Category

Goodness.  I have missed creating new tutorials lately.

Sadly – this is not a post to remedy that.

However, this IS a post to show that I really did get to wear that scarf that I made several months ago – my very first crochet project.  (Confession: I haven’t crocheted much since – it takes soooo stinking long to crochet something!!!)

I mentioned here that I made this scarf, and I planned to wear it during my time in Montreal.  Well, last week I had my time in Montreal!  It was a GREAT gettaway with my husband — alone.  Just the two of us.  Kind of weird, but really nice.

I tried to snap a few photos of me actually wearing this scarf so that you can 1. see who i am – I don’t post too many photos of myself – for everyone’s benefit!, and 2. see that I really do make use of what I make.

(for the record – I did not love Montreal.  I did, however, LOVE Fabricville in Montreal!)

Here I am at a coffee shop on St. Catherine street - showing off my newly acquired fabric from Fabricville! There was SO much fabric. I am quite certain I was walking around drooling and mumbling like the deranged fabric hoarder that I am!

Here I am leaving the Old Fort area - skyline & scarf = pretty cool shot if you ask me!

This is how me and my scarf feel about signs in French.

I just like this picture. pretend you can see the scarf!

Much love to you all – I’ll post a bit tonight or tomorrow about the kids’ halloween costumes, and then I’ll do my best to get some more tutorials up!  Miss me!

Proudly showing off my scarf AND my husband!


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No machine = Learn to Crochet!

Well, I’ve been pretty quiet here on the blog front this week … but not because I’ve wanted to be…my sewing machine has been in the shop!  UGH!!!  This is a fate worse than root canals and spinal taps combined!  It’s been a week and there’s no sign of it coming home any time soon.  Please send condolence card STAT!

As you can probably imagine, I’m jonesing for something to do and not particularly inspired to use a glue gun.

Think. Think. Think.

I came up with something that I had no idea I would love so much … Crocheting!

I spend a weekend with my mother and grandmother and strong-armed mom into teaching me how.  I thought it would just be a time-passer, but in fact, I’ve become pretty addicted already!

Here's how I started ... not super impressive, but tons of fun!

And here's my first "real" project! It's a bummer that it takes 3 hours to complete a scarf - with sewing it takes about 12 minutes - but hey, we can't zoom through everything!

I can assure you that I’ve got coordinating scarves already in the works.  It’s 107 degrees here in Austin today … not exactly scarf weather – but I’m looking ahead to Montreal in October.  Surely I can wear this there!

Everyone got in on the lesson - even little rosamund!

Even Owen got in on the action - for about 22 seconds.

So, if you’re hankering for a new project, it really really is easy to begin learning how to Crochet.  You can see I have very basic skills but could still create a fun cowl neck scarf.  As in Napolean Dynamite, “There’s just so many options!”

So Crochet Something y’all!

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