Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cobblestone Capucine

It's a hat - it's a hood - well, it's both and a friendly alternative to "hat hair" since it doesn't fit tightly on the head. I like the pigtail tassles and there's a tassle on the back as well. Knit from Covington by Cascade Yarns. The pattern was so simple I completed while watching a couple reruns of The Office last night.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Family Tradition

My neighbor (across the street) just had a baby. She's a tiny girl and I didn't even know she was pregnant until we got her picture Christmas card so I had to drop everything to make a baby blanket, some knitted hats and booties. The crochet blanket is a family pattern that I had to consult with my Aunt Blondie on how to get it started as there's no written pattern. Grandma M. was always making this shell blanket for every new baby that came along and I guess I'm carrying on the family tradition. This one from Baby Bee in Pink Baby Camo modeled by my childhood china doll (also made by Aunt Blondie).

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Loop Cowl (Crochet)

I saw something like this at a shop in KC made out of jersey material. Then this week, a coworker, Pat, came to me describing a woman at church who had a neck full of what looked like knitted or crochet chains. I told her I'd do some checking and wouldn't you know, found a pattern on Ravelry. It couldn't be more simple - crochet a chain from an entire skein of yarn. It can hang around your neck or double over for a cozy cowl. Now I'll have to help Pat to make her very own.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Very Good Flea

There are some months I walk away empty handed from our flea market but not today. I was loaded down with some crazy bargains like this wrought iron stand for $4 and a $20 Longaberger basket. The other two items I did not haggle on the price since I think they were marked fairly and I have a real use for. Finding something useful and striking a good deal is what it's all about.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

KC: Mecum Car Auction

While in Kansas City this weekend for husband's work holiday party and some shopping on the Plaza, we made it to the Mecum muscle car auction. We went last year and it's a ton of fun to walk around and pick out a dream car. I found two: a 1958 Chevy Apache and a 1970 Chevy truck. Corvettes were selling for up to $140K but to me, out of them all, there's nothing cooler than an old, black pickup truck.