Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy Hippo!

Well, we're more than two weeks into March, which is National Crochet Month...

...and I've finished exactly one crochet project.
(Well, technically two, but the other is for a magazine so I can't show you just yet.)

And this might be the only crochet project that actually gets finished this month.
Hugo the Not So Hungry Hippo

He was a lot of fun to make! It took no time at all to crochet the pieces, but then it took over a week to stuff & sew them together. I blame the time change and my son's refusal to nap for the past week. His naps are the only time that I really have to work on these things.

By the way, my promotion is still running for my crochet tea wallet pattern, until Easter Sunday!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Happy Crochet Month!

Guess what just went live this morning?
Yep, my newest pattern!
I had a lot of fun creating these, and I hope you will, too.
And, just because it's National Crochet Month, and because there's a holiday fast approaching...you can get 50% off the purchase price with the coupon code "EASTER". (Click here to go directly to the promotion page!) This coupon code will be valid through Easter Sunday (05.April)

Sunday, March 1, 2015


It's March! Know what that means? National Crochet Month!

I decided this is a good month to try and knock out a few crochet patterns from my Ravelry queue...I have a bunch. The entire queue is over 200 patterns, not counting all the designs-in-progress that I'm working on offline. Many Most of these are knitting patterns, though.
There are 51 crochet patterns in my queue as of this morning. There are 31 days in March. Nope, I'm not going to attempt to make all of them...but I'm going to attempt a few.

First up: This Amish Puzzle Ball. I think it will be a fun toy for the new baby, and it's been in my queue for a few years (since I was pregnant with Clinton, actually.)
Next: Hugo the Not So Hungry Hippo. Why? Because I like amigurumi, I like hippos, and I love Stacey Trock's patterns. She has adorable designs, her writing style is very clear and easy to follow, and her classes on Craftsy are great.
I think I might attempt this really cute newborn Beanie with Headphones. In my former life, I was a DJ, and this would just make for adorable newborn photos.

Three projects. That's probably about my limit (which is somewhat sad, since I doubt any of these will take more than an afternoon...but that's the nature of pregnant+toddler life.)