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It’s cold! My house won’t warm up and neither will my fingers and toes. I had the heaters on during the day and wore fingerless gloves indoors! Outrageous! It’s the coldest winter in 3 years and boy, am I feeling it today. So much so that I have been seriously contemplating buying a snuggie!
Should I? Shouldn’t I? Hmmm…
I know I can make one. But seriously, why would I spend months crocheting this…
Image and free pattern from Coats and Clark
… or knitting this?
Image and free pattern from Bernat
Just because I can, doesn’t mean I should. Right? It will be warm again when I finish it! Although I must admit that the knitted snuggie does look pretty cozy. No no no… Must resist… must resist…
How about you?
Are you pro- or anti- snuggie?
What do you think of those handmade ones?
P.S. Knitting party went really well yesterday! But I forgot to take pics and was too busy chatting about fibre that I didn’t do much knitting. I’ll try to take pics next time though.
P.P.S. I compensated for loss knitting time yesterday and spent a good few hours knitting today. Happy to report that I’m halfway through my second sleeve. Yay! Hope you had a great weekend!
Pattern and photo by Kootoyoo
I want one! I just love how the granny square is given a modern and very wearable look. I checked my stash and don’t have enough yarn for it. So I need to go yarn shopping and get a 15mm hook asap. I can’t wait to start crocheting!
Full instructions and video tutorial available from here
I know knitters and crocheters are very talented. Some can pretty much knit or crochet whatever that comes to their mind. But I’m wondering what kind of mind would suddenly go, “That’s it! I’ll make an alligator bag!”
I was surprised to discover that not one, but two minds thought this was a great idea!
Knitting pattern: Alligator bag by A Morehouse Merino Original
© Nancynovember via Flickr
Crochet Pattern: Crocheted Alligator Handbag by Marleen Hartog
© Marleen Hartog via Ravelry
So instead of writing a knee-jerk response on why you should NOT make one of these, I’ve got an even better idea…
5 reasons why you NEED your very own alligator handbag:
A thief grabs your bag, running as fast as he can down the street. You yell, “Stop the man carrying the alligator head!” The whole street turns and watches him run. They laugh and start pointing at him. The thief doesn’t see what’s so funny. Puzzled, he quickly hides in the alleyway and looks down at the purse he just stole. He smacks himself on the head, cursing. Hoping that there’ll be a fat wallet to compensate for his loss of face, he finds nothing but a ball of yarn and a pair of knitting needles!
Hey, I did say I’ll give you 5 reasons why you need an alligator bag. I didn’t say they were going to be GOOD reasons! So if you’ve had a lousy Monday or suffering the Monday blues, maybe all you need is an alligator bag.
Bye bye now!
P.S. Clearance sale at my shop. Cute things needing a new home.
A beautiful parcel from Japan arrived this week. Even though I was expecting it, I was still very surprised by its quirky appearance. A tourist map of Tokyo encapsulates the crafty goodness within.
Inside was even more meticulous packaging. Look at the attention to detail that has gone into putting this parcel together. The Japanese does this so well!
Behold my prize – fabric scraps, notebook, buttons, lace and a couple of origami just to add to the cute factor!
You might be wondering who sent me this lovely prize. Well, it’s from the very sweet Mai! I’ve been following her blog ever since I saw one of her many sewing tutorials. I just love how she writes too. You can just tell that she is such a nice person and is simply down-to-earth.
Thank you Mai for a wonderful giveaway and prize! I love every single bit of it!