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’m still experimenting and playing with felt making. It’s been so fun and I love the instant gratification I get from it. Here are 10 feltmaking tutorials and felt projects that have inspired me to keep exploring the world of felt. Maybe they will get you interested in it too.
I’ll be sharing my own felt tutorial/project on Monday. Until then, I hope you have a relaxing weekend, especially all the mummies out there. Happy Mother’s Day!
See you back here soon. Ta ta!
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.
I won a beautiful handmade brooch on my OWOH magic carpet ride a few weeks ago. As soon as I opened the box and laid eyes on it, I was captivated by it’s beauty. This delicately hand beaded piece of wearable art is created by the talented Jodi Davis. She has a collection of stunning, one-of-a-kind jewellery in her Etsy shop.
The brooch is pinned to my Clapotis shawl and it’s like a match made in heaven. It seems like the moon and stars have aligned to bring these two together. Maybe it will even bring me a bit of good fortune in the future. That would be nice, wouldn’t it?