I have 70 crochet pattern designs that include free, paid, and unavailable crochet patterns. Holy crap! That’s quite the number. I started designing patterns about 14 years ago, and while I love what I’ve been doing lately, I’m cringing at quite a few of these… okay, more than a few. Some. Of. Them. Are. So. Bad. It’s time to thin out the horrible, and reformat the ones worth saving.
On the heels of the Pussyhat Project and my Uterus Dolls, I wanted to make sure that I’m still engaging in making the world a better place. I’m currently working on a new crochet pattern to generate sales for organizations
So many attacks on women’s healthcare availability and rights… For real? Women’s rights are human rights, no? I’ve had enough. I’m standing up for women’s healthcare rights. Healthcare for women should be personal, private, safe, and affordable. Women are human beings, the same as men. I’m baffled how my choices regarding my body, affect anyone in this country… probably because my choices don’t affect anyone aside from myself… and maybe Hubs. (We’re a team, and he’s informed… but ultimately it’s my body. Also he’s cool as hell when it comes to women’s issues.) This goes for any other woman.
What is the Pussyhat Project? From the official Pussyhat Project website: “Provide the people of the Women’s March on Washington D.C. a means to make a unique collective visual statement which will help activists be better heard.” and “Provide people who
I blame lack of supervision for my monster loving obsession. What are you talking about, Jess? Let me explain. I was that kid who read all the Stephen King books when I was way too young, and was addicted to horror movies. I couldn’t get enough horror or gore, and no one was saying, “Hey. Maybe you should wait until you’re old enough to read/watch this.”
Holy crap, guys! Look at the awesome crocheting that’s happening over on the KBG Patreon! If you don’t want to wait, click here… Knot By Gran’ma is creating AWESOME crochet patterns, and I’d love your support. This is a long post. Please bear with me.
I posted some pictures of the puppets I have been making sometime last week, and the reaction was awesome. The main comment that sticks out in my mind is how the yarns held together made a cool effect. I totally agree with this. It does make a really cool effect. I’ve been doing this for years, but this was the first time I had many comments about the yarns and what I was doing. I don’t know, maybe everyone doesn’t crochet like this sometimes? I do it all the time.
Let us talk about the part I hate the most when making dolls. HATE. It just happens to be a very necessary step in having a finished doll if it’s anything other than a snake or tubular kind of creature… unless you cheat and crochet the doll bits to the bodies. Actually, that’s not a bad idea. I’ll have to see if I can figure something like that out. For today though, we’re going to hand sew our arms, legs, eyeballs, horns, mouths, and whatever else needs to be attached with a needle; and I’m going to hate every single moment of it. Don’t be fooled. It’s a good skill to have and not very difficult. I’m just a bit of a baby and would rather this part magically happen without having to hand sew anything. Ever.
Have you ever have a project kind of come alive, and take on a life of its own? It’s pretty awesome. I was like oh I’ll just crochet up this quick little doll and it’ll be adorable and that’ll be that. Yeah okay, Jess. This little pig started off as a sheep idea from a crochet prompt. (The prompt was “FLUFFY.”) It’s something new that I started doing last week on my KBG Patreon. The prompts are one of the perks for supporters. They come with a starter pattern to help get the creative juices moving.