I wish I could make these faster. I really do. This is the second in the series of tentacles hanging ornaments that will follow this particular style. It reminds me of Van Gogh’s, “The Starry Night.” I think it’s something about the blue yarn. Regardless, it’s kind of awesome.
There is something so completely satisfying about seeing what seemed like a potentially awesome idea turn into a thing that you can hold in your hands… or in this case, hang in your house. I was talking about this tentacle idea at a birthday party back in January, and it must have been meant to be, because the first of my tentacle ornaments is up for sale in both the retail and wholesale shops.
Hand dyed yarn is back in the shop, and everyone over here is doing a happy dance. Okay, it’s just me dancing. I wanted to jump back into dyeing with a bright colorway, and that’s exactly what happened with this one.
Since my last post about tentacles, I’ve had a lot of time to figure out how I wanted to continue to use them in my crochet work. Fortunately (and unfortunately) I’ve had A TON of downtime while recovering from my surgery.
Last fall I was playing around with easy to make hand puppets. I was looking for a design that was quick to make and fun to play with. Half of my wish came true. The puppets were so fun to play with… still took forever. The cost effectiveness of my new puppets was silly and after figuring out a cute one-eyed version, I wanted to elaborate on the design and get a crochet pattern out.
There’s something so very satisfying about listing a bunch of items at once. Here are some new options for the Cat Butt Ornaments and some new handspun yarns. These are great little side project to break up the monotony of