Feast or famine is this year’s theme for crochet orders. Right now it’s feasting time at Knot By Gran’ma. On top of the older order that I was finishing up, I received two wonderful wholesale orders and a request for
Creatives that run a business! How many started projects do you have in your little part of the Making Cool Shit With Your Hands Universe? Three? Five? Twenty? Too many to actually consider answering this question? It’s a common dilemma those of us who make awesome things find ourselves in. Multi-tasking is often more time consuming than not multi-taking, every other part of the internet has a shiny new project that we can’t wait to start, and running a creative business needs the attention of more than one person… if we’re being honest. It happens.
My monster doll finally got himself some fancy arms! I had to go into my project bag and find the arms that I made him from when I first started this crochet pattern. If you’ve been crocheting along through Patreon, you might have to do the same thing. The time lost looking for his arms was totally worth it. Look how regal and might he looks with his new frilly underarms now that his arms are sewn onto his body. Frickin’ cool.
I’m a crochet designer. It’s my thing. I make yarn turn into monsters, hats, cat butts, eyeballs, and shawlettes… all by maneuvering a tiny hook that I wield in my hands. It’s awesome. I love the work, and it’s very
This was kind of inevitable, because I didn’t follow through on my original plan for my shark hats. Hats? Yes, hats… as in more than one shark hat crochet pattern. The entire things started with this little sketch on the very bottom of my work notebook. The original plan was always for a Great White Shark Hat and a Great Hammerhead Shark Hat. Something happened where Shark Week was moved to earlier in the summer, and I freaked out. I had the Great White Hat finished, but was too impatient to sit on it for the following year’s Shark Week so I could finish the Great Hammerhead Shark Hat. Sad face.
It’s week #3, and this guy is so freakin’ cool. We’re adding the eyelids, nose, teeth, and lips this week. It makes such a difference in the doll once they have a face. This part is going to take a little patience, but it’ll all be worth seeing your monster doll come to life as you’re stitching.
I was going to finish this doll’s eyelids, teeth, and mouth for this week; the body being left open was really bothering me. We’ll get to the face details next week. I promise. The legs/bottom area was giving me a