Lots of projects have been happening over the pass month or so. My kids sometimes put me to the challenge!! In this case, I received a text from Amy (but also sent to Kate and Leslie) (all daughters) Amy said mom can you make me one of these?! Then my phone keeps beeping, me too, me too. I said REALLY you want one of these. OK, I did a little ravelry searching and oh yes there were many free patterns......... so now I was being challenged. Now I had to try, because really my kids think I can do most everything, hahaha, so I picked out yarn from my stash and got my crochet hook...... within an hour this was created.
Why you ask........well I guess beards and moustaches are popular and all the Red Sox baseball players grew real ones, so fans picked up on it!!
Here is the link if you are interested Beard
Next challenge was from Kate, via text. Amy and Kate and myself, for that matter, are Hunger Games fans of both the books and the movies. So Kate had just seen the second movie with Amy and I guess Katniss is wearing a cowl type shawl in the movie. Yup, you guessed it Kate would love one. Oh my, I didn't even know what it looked like so the search began again on Ravelry. I found a great
you-tube video here, and the challenge was on! If you go to the frugal crafter, search for katniss cowl, she is great and entertaining too! Here it is and Kate loved it on Christmas day. Although I don't have a picture, it did fit perfectly. It is both crocheted and knit. Body is crocheted and the cowl is knit.
Meredith It's a great pattern and really fast, easy and pretty.
It's a chunky knit cardigan
I said I would share the book I'm reading. It is "Life after Life" by Kate Atkinson. The book has been highly recommended. So far it's not my favorite........ but I will judge it again when I finish, it's only fair! time passing.....................
OK, I finished the book and I do have to say I thought it was strange and weird, BUT many loved it, so give it a try and let me know.
Basically the main character dies many times and you get to see how things would turn out differently if this happened or if that happened. Just different!!!!!!!
Well, ladies and gents (if there are any) thank you for stopping in, love your comments, treasure you all and your kindness.
Be safe, keep warm and keep creating!
Love this photo, found it on my Facebook newsfeed.........did you know A cardinal is a representative of a loved one who has passed. When you see one, it means they are visiting you. They usually show up when you most need them or miss them. They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know they will always be with you. Look for them, they'll appear.
Needless to say, I've seen them in moments of need and I thank my mom and dad xoxo