A Year of Projects: Week 13

Lost Week?

As I was sitting down to write this post, I was certain that I had made a blog post mid-week. Apparently I did not. I merely thought about it. So… we can see my state of mind for the week. Think about it, don’t actually do it. Cool.

This past weekend I went down to the Bethany Beach, DE area. My bestie, of 37 years, celebrated her 40th! We (me, bestie, +2) had a great time together. We played cards, caught up, ate food. Were in bed by 11 pm last night. Party animals.

I crocheted this hat for my bestie for her birthday. Its almost an entire skein of Lion Brand Thick and Quick in Carousel. P/10mm hook. Improvised body. Warm. Machine Washable.

I have made many gifts for my bestie. This year, I just ran out of time and made something quick with materials I had on hand (and an epic, delicious Coconut Cake). I LOVE this colorway! Before Covid blew up my teaching gig, I had 6 skeins of this yarn set aside for making the 2020 Block-a-Month CAL (or KAL? I can’t remember). The store I was teaching at doesn’t know if they will ever be offering classes again. So, I can stash bust this beautiful yarn!! You win some. you lose some.

Machine Washable is also a plus, because her helpful family has accidentally felted a number of items. An aside: its funny, not tragic! Just an excuse to make her more stuff.

This week I also finished my 2-color version of my most recent hat. It is not QUITE as I envisioned it, and is SLIGHTLY modified from the one color version. And to be honest, the picture in my head was a bulky weight; ANOTHER PATTERN IDEA! Just need the right yarn (Malabrigo Rasta most likely).

For pattern release, I need a better name. The pattern is actually completely WRITTEN. I also need a day with good lighting for pictures. Fingers crossed.

Sassy? Maybe. But I just wanted to show off my awesome shirt.

That’s my recap for the week. 2 hats. Wackiness. Also, my Smokey the Bear tank top is my current favorite shirt (Old Navy, on clearance). The only way I could possibly wear it more is if it was short sleeved instead of a tank! Its super awesome under cardigans. And remember, Only YOU can prevent forest fires.

What cowl is this, you ask? The 60-minute cowl available for FREE on Ravelry! Crocheted in less than an hour with one skein of Malabrigo Rasta and a Q/15.75 hook. Its fast and WARM.


12 responses to “A Year of Projects: Week 13”

  1. Sounds like you had an awesome weekend with your beastie. Then twoncolor hat looks good to me. But then I don’t know what you had in that mind of yours lol. Smokie the bear is a fave of mine. He is just so cool. Love his voice too.

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