I’m Kel, the resident crochet maniac in the house. I love nothing more than to hook up something!
I have a daughter, she’s 17 months old now, and I really enjoy making things for her. This blog will be about my adventures in parenting, school, crochet, felt, and writing! I love doing all of those things. My husband supports all of my hobbies and my things-to-do, so that makes it much easier.
My current projects include:
1) A pair of Rapunzel-themed slippers for my daughter.
2) A witch doll in the likeness of Lucinda the Little Witch from Disney’s Sofia the First.
3) A Spock-themed laptop sleeve for myself.
I’m working on all of these at the moment with different sizes of hooks jammed into stitch and skein.
I’ve already made a baby blanket for my daughter. Two of them! One is all white in Bamboo yarn. The other is striped in different colors in a thick yarn from Lion Brand. I’ve also made her a dress that turned out to be a shirt for me! She also has a Captain America shield that I hooked up in about half an hour, as well as a doll of a goddess that she doesn’t really like. That took a long time.
I’ve made hats and scarves, too. This winter, I want to be able to wear a pair of fingerless gloves that I made myself. They’ll be the convertible kind with the pullover mitten attachment. I love those! I plan on using Velcro rather than a button.
I have more yarn that I know what to do with. Literally! I have the box that my daughter’s big-kid carseat came in full of yarn. I have a small basket, a canvas tote, a huge bag my mom knitted for me, a reusable shopping bag from JoAnn’s, and a drawstring bag all full of yarn! On top of that, I have yarn spilling out all over my floor. It’s a bit of a mess.
I like to dabble in beading, too. I’ve made two necklaces and I have a prayer chain in the early stages of design. I have all my beads and some natural twine to make it. I have to draw it then construct it before I’ll be through.
I also like to dip my fingers into the wonderful world of felt. I’m sure making a doll out of felt would be much easier than one of crochet! My daughter’s witchy doll is only half a head. I had to get some felt for the eyes. I got the pattern from Sugar and Cream yarn and it’s super cute!
My biggest project so far was a shawl I made myself. I used six skeins of yarn on that thing but I love it. It’s a triangle shawl! I’d wanted one for a while and finally found a pattern. An EASY pattern. I was still in the early stages of crochet when I made that.
So far, the easiest things to make are hats. I made a family a set of crocheted earflap hats as my very first sale! I’m wanting to start up a business in crochet, but I don’t have an etsy or a PayPal account. That makes it a little hard.
I hope to see you again on my next post. Maybe I’ll try my hand at a Granny square. I’ve never made one!