I've wanted to do this for awhile, and since I'm moving the furniture around to shampoo all the carpets, I figured now was the time. I'll post a picture of it when it's done.
I love making things, big or small. I think I've mentioned before that I drew up the blueprints for this house. There are a couple of things I would change, but overall we're satisfied with it.
I recently retaught myself how to knit and crochet. I didn't know if these old arthritic hands could do it, but it turns out that it's very therapeutic for them! My hands are more limber and less painful than before! I barely knew how to knit and crochet years ago, so in the past few weeks, I've advanced beyond where I was then. Just like my cooking, I rarely follow directions for anything... so don't ask for patterns. I like to make it up as I go along.
I started with scarves. Easy. Then I moved on to hats, learning as I go. The mistakes are my special touch. After many requests, I am posting these pics of my yarn projects:
This is the first hat I ever made!
I didn't get a picture of the scarf, but it has matching stripes. My step-daughter is a Steelers fan. (We love her anyway. LOL) She wanted a scarf in their colors. I knitted the scarf while Brady was being born! This head is a little smaller than a woman's head.
This a a ruffled set I made for myself. It's the one I was wearing in the 'self-portrait while driving' shot. The hat and scarf are rib-knitted, while the ruffled edge is crocheted. The scarf is extra long for triple-wrapping!
This is actually purple and yellow. Lexi asked for this set. She described the braid & tassel thingy. I found out before I gave it to her that the style is a short one on each side, so I redid it.
I love this one! It's not an actual hood... just a scarf with a wide shaped area for your head. I crocheted this one out of suede yarn. It was on sale, so this cost $1.98! I can see the grands 'scarfing' this one up. LOL
I have these two work jackets that I wanted to match. I found this yarn that goes with both the green and the blue! I made this one snug around the edge to keep my ears warm around the barn!
My two youngest grandgirls.
Melody's hat is made with double-yarn in the top for extra warmth. I just crocheted the pink and blue together. Grace is wearing a bell-shaped cap. The pompoms looked much better before the girls got hold of them!
My bf has a gold wool coat. I made her this double-yarn reversible hat. It has a rolled hem for cute, and, flipping it inside-out, it has a head-hugging edge that pulls down below the ears for windy weather.
Even Mr J requested a scarf! I made him a heavy-duty camouflage scarf for cutting wood. He stays toasty warm now!
The left-over yarn became pillows for the living room.