There's something wonderful about family recipes. It's not just that you already like the food or that it's easier than finding a new recipe, but I find that there are often memories associated with each one. This recipe is one of my favorites because it reminds me of two of my very favorite people.
Ah, frogging. The bane of every crocheter's existence at one point or another.
In case you haven't heard the term before, "frogging" a piece means to unravel it and undo your stitches. The name comes from the fact that you have to "rip it, rip it" all out. Say that out loud a few times and you'll see exactly why someone was reminded of a frog. I'm not sure if knitters use the term as well (if there are any knitters out there, feel free to chime in), but frogging is definitely a word that you'll see a lot in the crochet community. Frogging is most commonly done when there's a mistake in the needlework or when you want to reclaim the yarn for some other purpose.
Some things in life sound a lot easier than they actually are. And keeping an extremely curious toddler entertained in a small apartment is definitely one of them. One of the best solutions this summer has been just going outside and walking around. And if we happen upon the local groundhog or some crazy squirrel pulling a large stick around the parking lot (true story), all the better! Free entertainment, amiright? But with fall fast approaching, winter is never far behind. And that means one thing: cold. Yuck.
I designed this little guy just for fun as a new toy for my son. It's loosely based on a doodle of a little alien that I used to draw when I was younger. But it's a pretty random thing to make, so I figured there wouldn't be much interest in it. Just in case, I posted a picture of my doodlebug to a crochet group I'm part of to get some feedback. The response was overwhelming.
I LOVE super bulky yarn. The thicker the better. There's just something so satisfying about making big fat crochet stitches. So when I stumbled upon some super bulky yarn on sale the other day...it just jumped into my cart, guys. It totally ambushed me. I never even saw it coming. After I came home with a few skeins in my bag, I knew I had to make something awesome with it. Hence, this chunky windowpane cowl, just in time for fall.
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