Seriously. What are the last few items that you have crocheted for yourself? I used to be really bad at this, but a little motivation to change goes a long way. I crocheted the last Monster Puppet for myself, my upcoming Not a Shawl Shawlette, and the Jackalackackie Hat. I wear the shawlette and hat all the time. Winter soccer practice has been at this creepy (like ax murderer creepy) park, where we have to walk up a giant road to the building with no heat. They have come in handy in keeping me warm.
These puppets may be my all time favorite crochet pattern design that I have ever come up with. Scratch that. They are my all time favorite design. I’ve been quietly designing and testing these patterns for the KBG Patreon page. I wanted to make a really cool crochet pattern for anyone who supports my Knot By Gran’ma crochet pattern designing. These guys fill that goal.
Okay there aren’t puppets EVERYWHERE, but I did update the shop with four new hand puppets. I’m currently stocking my puppets for my upcoming craft shows. I think they’ll do well in person, but I also want to have them available to everyone. So they’re in the shop for you to purchase. You’re welcome.
Sometimes being an artist can be amazing. Those are the times to hold tight to your heart. You create because you have to do it. It’s love. It’s something that has to come out. Your art makes you a whole person. This is not a post for those times as an artist. This is a post for when you (I) need a pick me up as an artist. A pep talk, if you will.
These are so awesome. I’ve been stuck for a few days, waiting for my print Grimeclaw crochet patterns to be finished. I figured I should work these hand and finger puppets out in the meanwhile. My other option was a dishcloth crochet pattern, and I just wasn’t feeling it. Probably because dishcloths equal cleaning, and I’m not too excited about cleaning in general. Eyeball monsters won. Did I mention that they were awesome? I love these. I’ve been spending the past week messing around, throwing impromptu lip sync puppet shows to whatever is playing off of my Spotify… in between the designing and computer work. So. Much. Fun!
It feels like I’ve been working on releasing this pattern for more months than I care to admit. This has been one heck of a ride and probably the most fun I’ve had in designing a crochet pattern… ever. This
Ever wonder how much you can feasible create in a set amount of time? I was curious to see what I could manage in a 2 week period. Apparently quite a bit of crocheting can be completed. My new dolls are available for you (I added in my original Monster Puppet and Knotty Knucklehead… which were NOT crocheted during this time), and I’ll be seeing if I can recreate the productivity over the next 2 weeks. We’ll see.
This is the first week that my children have not had camp since the summer started. I am attempting to work around them. So far, EVERYTHING has been affected. Ha. The blog posts are a little off and my crochet
This yarn. It’s so soft. I just want to sleep on a pile of this yarn. That’s not weird, right? Did I mention that it is so soft? It is. Really. Soft. There’s 314 yards of this lightweight yarn. I managed to spin a fingering weight yarn for the first time. This yarn. It may have also turned my right arm/hand into The Claw forever.