Hooked: Crochet Pieces & Patterns Link Up

Hooked: Crochet Pieces & Patterns Link Up

This pattern came about, because a bunch of people asked for it. I originally was only going to have the tube chapstick holder, but quickly designed the holder that fits the Eos©. I figured you should have the option to make either or/both. You can download the pattern for $4.50 here. Now it’s your turn to share your crochet amazingness. If you leave a link to your completed crochet piece or pattern, please do these 3 things. It helps us share all the amazing work. Share this blog post sometime during the week on 2 of your social media networks… I don’t care which you use. Leave a comment on the blog. Say hello. Make sure it’s crochet. That’s it. Let’s see what you’ve created. The link up will run through Friday December 20th, 2014. That’s just about 2 weeks for you to get your work in! If you’re interested, there’s a Hooked: Crochet Pieces & Patterns Link Up group on Facebook too.     This pattern is also available through Ravelry, Etsy, and Craftsy.   PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In

What I’m Diggin’… My Etsy Favorites

What I’m Diggin’… My Etsy Favorites

Being more active on Etsy has been kind of a struggle, but I’m putting in some time looking around. I’m so glad I am. I have found more cool stuff lately, just hanging out on Etsy. You can click here to get to these favorites. I figure with the holidays quickly approaching, this would be a nice start Speaking of shopping… Have you started? Finished? Going grinchy? Let me know! I’ve only started prepping, so if you have some goodies to share, please feel free to leave them in the comments.   PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. AMAZON DISCLOSURE: The owner of this website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.

Roarsome Yarns is Creating Some Very Bunny Monsters for Support

Roarsome Yarns is Creating Some Very Bunny Monsters for Support

There are very mixed feelings running around my brain on this one. I had originally planned to do this, then decided not to, then shopped around for what I needed, almost threw up, and then decided that this is where I have to start. Apparently everything has to have some long drawn out process with me. It’s a little weird. I don’t like asking for help, and I’m terrified that this will be a failure. Failure stinks, but it happens. I started to worry that this was an odd time of year to do this sort of thing. I mean, I don’t even have my reward dolls made up yet. Way to jump the gun, Jess. Well… I’ve kind of learned that I’m a fly by the seat of my pants kind of lady these days. Determination and a really great business plan are going to make this next chapter in the Knot By Gran’ma adventure kind of awesome. I’m psyched. This campaign is going to raise some much needed moolah for new supplies to get Roarsome Yarns off the

Monster Lovies…Crochet Patterns Release

Monster Lovies…Crochet Patterns Release

Oh holy butts… Thanksgiving really threw me off of my regularly scheduled EVERYTHING this year. These patters are about 4 days late in being released. Meh. These things happen. Anywho, there are two brand new patterns here that you can buy separately or as a pattern set (and save some cash). Monster Lovie #1 – Materials: Size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook, size 7 (1.5 mm) steel crochet hook, worsted weight yarn (2 full skeins (223 yds each) different colors, lip color, and black), size 10 crochet thread (4 iris colors and white), fiberfill, tapestry needle and sewing needle.  or purchase through Etsy. Monster Lovie #2 – Materials:  Size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook, size 7 (1.5 mm) steel crochet hook, worsted weight yarn (2 full skeins (223 yds each), size 10 crochet thread (6 iris colors, ring color, black, and white), fiberfill, tapestry needle and sewing needle.  or purchase through Etsy. Both crochet patterns are best for advanced beginner crocheters. You’ll save $2 if you purchase these together. This is officially my unofficial first ever pattern set that I’ve

Hooked: Crochet Pieces & Patterns Link Up

Hooked: Crochet Pieces & Patterns Link Up

Just in time for your Turkey Day! Thanksgiving is the one holiday that I host at my house. It involves stuffing and this year, a BBQ turkey. I’m a big fan of our gluten free (EVERYTHING IS GLUTEN FREE! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! No one knows the difference…) feast. Especially since I can eat anything I want and know I won’t feel like a butt sandwich… the perks of cooking for yourself. Anyway. Back to this week’s project… a Roast Turkey Doll for your Thanksgiving centerpiece. AND I’m giving you the free crochet pattern. Make your own. You still have time, and this turkey works up pretty quick. So please, download the pattern HERE. Now it’s your turn to share your crochet awesomeness. If you leave a link to your completed crochet piece or pattern, please do these 3 things. It helps us share all the amazing work. Share this blog post sometime during the week on 2 of your social media networks… I don’t care which you use. Leave a comment on the blog. Say hello. Make sure it’s crochet. That’s it. Let’s see

What’s Happening

What’s Happening

I’m starting off my morning, cursing my cat. She’s lost the hook I need to finish up my next pattern… and use on pretty much all my work. She’s awesome. Not. In fact, I hope her butt blows up a little bit. This cat… Anyway. This week is shaping up to be a little different than usual. I’m gearing up to be a vendor at The Hudson Valley Hullabaloo, coming up this weekend. It’s been quite a long time since I’ve done a 2 day show. It should be a good time. It also means more prep work than I’m used to. I have my inventory to get in line, have to figure out a new display, is everything labelled and priced, etc… This will be my week. Packing all of that onto the work that I already have lined up for this week should make everything very interesting. I was just going to run around like a chicken with no head. Then I thought about it, and I can do this. I can rearrange some things to that I get my

If I Have to Can One More Jar of Applesauce I May Go Mad

If I Have to Can One More Jar of Applesauce I May Go Mad

This was supposed to be my applesauce post… because I was making my own homemade applesauce earlier in the month. I still have half a bag of half rotten apples waiting patiently outside.  I really don’t want to make up another batch, but I hate throwing wasted food to the chickens more. I’ll make the applesauce and not go mad. Anyway, I’m not going to talk about that now. What I’d really like to chat about is what happened to me this week. I kind of lost my mind a little (Don’t worry. I found it.). This week was kind of difficult for me. It culminated in me lying face down on my bed like this yesterday… didn’t even make it to Friday. Yeah. It was that kind of week. I took a few days off (kind of) to regroup. The kids had Tuesday off from school. For some reason I was stressing that they’d drive me nuts, so we went to the American Museum of Natural History. I don’t think I’ve been the same since. I managed to get a little work done

Working with the Dog as a Pair of Slippers

Working with the Dog as a Pair of Slippers

Have you met my dog, Agamemnon? He’s our pug, and he’s kind of awesome. He doesn’t have any really special powers. He can’t run around too much or he runs out of air. He can’t eat too fast, or he choke. That’s no fun. You can hear him breathing or snoring from any other room in the house. He can’t do much… I think because he’s part slug. He is an expert napper and food chaser. He also has a foot fetish. This weird (but still awesome) dog loves feet, shoes, dirty socks, or anything that remotely resembles all of those things. LOVES. Aggie (short for Agamemnon) is awesome in that he’ll follow whomever he’s chosen to act as slippers for around the house. Once that person sits (this is me, unless Hubs is home) down, Agamemnon actually sits on your feet (foot if I’m spinning up some yarn). This may seem a little odd at first. I’m going to tell you that there is nothing warmer and more comfortable than a little pug warming up your toes with his rear

Hooked: Crochet Pieces & Patterns Blog Link Up

Hooked: Crochet Pieces & Patterns Blog Link Up

This week I’m sharing some of my little monster ornaments that I’ve been getting together. These little monsters are kind of close to my heart because I dyed and spun the yarn that was used to make them (1 full monster and the head part of the 2nd monster). It’s so neat to see something come together after doing all the preparations to get there. Plus, this is a great way to not waste the practice yarns I’m creating as I gear up for my yarn line… which I can’t release until I get good at this whole spinning thing. I’m scrapping most of the rules for my crochet link ups. I’m currently asking you to do 3 things if you leave a link to your completed crochet piece. Share this blog post sometime during the week on 2 of your social media networks… I don’t care which you use. Leave a comment on the blog. Say hello. Make sure it’s crochet. That’s it. Let’s see what you’ve created. The link up will run through Friday November 14th, 2014. PAID ENDORSEMENT