Birthday Squirrel

Between my friends and family February through July is birthday season. You’ve seen a scarf and Yoda so far; but today I’m going to talk about the amigurumi squirrel that I made for Ryan. I selected  Boris the Red Squirrel  from Edward’s Menagerie (pgs 94-95) to make for Ryan. I bought Premium Chinchilla and Premium Gingerbread yarn from Jo-Ann’s. Pages 14 and 15 of  Edward’s Menagerie give sizing instructions for … Continue reading Birthday Squirrel

Hooking for Hope: A prelude to December

Facebook followers, you already know that Brian and I, along with Jenn will be doing some good old fundraising this year to help with Parkinson’s disease treatment research. For those of you not following us on Facebook, or for those of you who would like to see the details again, the three of us will be at the 5th annual Cheyenne Mountain High School craft show … Continue reading Hooking for Hope: A prelude to December

Hooks on a plane: The Race against a Jet

I have been on a quest: a quest for a men’s hat that wasn’t a beanie.  I’ve been looking for a pattern for a while and have had some pretty epic failures.  I wear “Ben Hogan” Style hats a lot, and have thought that it shouldn’t be that difficult to make one. Alas, finding a good pattern has been elusive.  I tried a couple on … Continue reading Hooks on a plane: The Race against a Jet

Crocheting for four months: looking back

Brian and I began crocheting in January. I don’t recall the exact date, but  I would wager it was about halfway through the month. This probably means I’m a week or so away from having been crocheting for a third of the year. In this time I’ve made a number of scarves, mittens, hearts, cat crowns, an amigurumi Yoda, a dish cloth, and completed a few … Continue reading Crocheting for four months: looking back

Hooker Hookups – Across the gender line

The last time I talked about Hooker Hookups I mentioned how Siñor Party came to be back in the fold of crochet. I’m happy to report that he will be joining us tonight at Alfalfa’s for our Wednesday ‘Stitch n’ Bitch’ circle. Given that the bulk of the circle will be female – Siñor Party, Brian and myself as the exception – and the gender inequality … Continue reading Hooker Hookups – Across the gender line

The minority crocheters: Our first Yarn Fest.

Aaron and I had been looking forward to last weekend for a while.  We have been getting together with a “stitch and Bitch” group on Wednesday nights that are a lot of fun to hang out with, but this last weekend was our first adventure into the larger community world of the yarn crafts. We traveled up to Loveland, Colorado for the Interweave Yarn fest.  … Continue reading The minority crocheters: Our first Yarn Fest.