I don't think that I'll ever stop being excited about getting something in the mail. Even when you know exactly what's inside of it, there's just something about the anticipation of waiting for a package to arrive that makes it feel like an unexpected gift. (A box, for me? You shouldn't have.) And of all the things you can order, I think the best kind of delivery has to be yarn mail. So when the kit for this gorgeous clutch from We Are Knitters showed up on my porch, I couldn't wait to get started on it. A very merry unbirthday to me!
I think we've established by now that my attention span for projects isn't always the best. So it's not uncommon for me to have more than one WIP (work in progress) going at the same time. Couple that with a teeny tiny apartment with no extra storage and you get a mess. After some late night cleaning/organizing (thank you, third trimester nesting), I decided it was high time I had a basket to hold all my projects. Something large, nice to look at, stiff enough to stand on its own but still collapsible if needed, and with handles for toting it around the apartment. I'm so glad that I decided to design my own, because I just LOVE how this basket turned out!
Baby #3's arrival is fast approaching and that means it's time for another blanket. I mean, on the one hand, we definitely don't need any more baby blankets. We are more than set in that department. But on the other hand, I can't help but imagine #3 complaining someday that she never got her own blanket when her brothers both had handmade blankets...and the mom guilt kicks in. So another blanket it is! But as we've discussed before, I have the worst attention span when it comes to making blankets. So I wanted to come up with a new design to challenge myself. Something non-traditional looking. And I think I hit the mark with this modern geometric look.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and we all know what that means: candy! Which is awesome. . . except when it's not. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not opposed to sweets (cookies are one of my very favorite things, after all), but sometimes it seems like any holiday celebrated at school turns into a crazy sugar fest. So why not put my yarn stash to good use? These crocheted candies are just as festive and cute as candy without adding to the sugar mountain. Further proof that yarn is the answer to all of life's quandaries.
It's time to come clean: I've been holding out on you. I have to confess that I've been holding onto this finished design for way too long. I was hoping to make something seriously impressive (like a blanket) with this pattern, but then everything snowballed and now it's suddenly 2019?!? Since I'm lucky to stay awake long enough to crochet a row or two of anything these days, I think it's only fair that I share this gorgeous square pattern with you all instead of making you wait for something bigger. Because this square right here is way too pretty to keep to myself anymore. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to the Stained Glass Square.
Once upon a time, I decided to crochet a seal. When I was about to finish said seal, it became apparent that I don't actually know what a seal looks like without a reference picture. But the little seal was just so cute that I couldn't resist sharing the pattern with you all anyway. So now we can all make anatomically-incorrect seals together! And, to make it even better, I decided to make mine a Christmas seal by dressing it up with a cute red and green winter outfit. But why stop there? Change up the colors and it's totally a Hanukkah seal! Or make it extra sparkly and it's a New Year's seal! Or make it pink and it's a Valentine's seal! Seals for all occasions!!! Okay, so maybe I'm getting a bit carried away...but if being excited about holiday seals is wrong, then I don't want to be right.
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