Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This reminds me of the crocheted flower cardigan I made for my sister, (crummy) detail seen here. It also reminds me of another project I want to do, which is basically flower appliques a-go-go, an example can be seen here.
Tonight goin go home... snug my cat... have some tea and a burnt grilled cheese sammy... and make something cute! Should I work on Arwen's hat... my leaf headband... a present for my mom... or a new ruffle top pattern I bought?! Maybe if the yarn has arrived I should work on Brooke's snowflake hat?! One thing is for sure... I need to update my long long list of projects!
Also, who o who will be my reader of the month in January? STAY TUNED!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
An old friend of mine from Tejas (more commonly referred to as "Texas") requested snowflake hats for his sister and niece for Christmas! I have been fixin' to post this for a while...
Haha just kidding... I don't say "fixin'," but Jimmy does so I had to throw it in there!
But I have been wanting to post these! I didn't want to ruin his Christmas surprise just in case his lovely family were avid readers (hahahaha I flatter myself). But ya never know. How freaking super cute are these ladies?!Anywho, these hats were exciting to make because they were a bit of a challenge. I didn't know you could do a snowflake pattern like this for crochet, but Jimmy wanted and Katiebeans delivered. In fact, one of the unofficial missions of Teabeans is to be able to crochet ANYTHING I see or imagine. Thusly, this was an especially fun project to tackle!
*Snowflake Slouch Beanie Pattern to follow on Teabeans! Stay tuned!*
Is there anything cuter then a wee lil bebe? Maybe a wee lil bebe at Christmastime in a sparkly snowflake hat?!
Also, since this is an Christmas post, and I am running out of time for Christmas-themed posts, do enjoy this awesome pic of my jellyfish ornament on the tree! You can hardly tell it's a Wallgreen's prelit (or so I will keep telling myself). But the real moral of the story is that my new camera is mejorly radical. I mean how sad is it that I was a blogger blogging such low quality, blurry pics? I mean, sadder still is that I am running a Spybot check since I got another virus on my super old, virus-ridden, slower than slow computer. It's a wonder I can maintain such a fabulous blog (eh?).
Monday, December 28, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
See the stockings in all their glory here!
Haha! Whatever, I love it. It's festive!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Nothing special to post today; just another beanie for Iron Martin. Believe it or not, this thing took me six or more attempts. The yarn is not stretchy so you have to have pretty much perfect gauge. I do love the color of the yarn though. It is a grey/white sweatshirt-style color. Iron Martin loves it too, and I think it may be his favorite hat yet!
Seamless... literally. There is no seam.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
You may remember a little post I did about receiving and being charged for a book I did not order. I made a lot of crazy accusations and a lot of crazy claims about not paying for that shiz.
Well, I stand by my claims. After several more bills, I called up and was like, "Yo, I did not order this book, and I am not sending it back if I have to pay the postage."
Lady was like, "OK, I will send you a mailing slip to send it back and take you out of the club."
Yeah, I guess I inadvertently opted in to some crochet book club. Scam, I say. I am pretty astute about that kinda stuff seeing as I work in online marketing, and I am an expert in confusing people into buying things.
Anywhoooo... I still haven't got that slip, but it's all good. I am sure my mail carrier lost it like he loses everything, including credit card and gas bills. Good thing he put that happy holidays slip in my mailbox. I think I will use his tip to pay for this book I didn't want. Oh and while I am on the topic of these many direct marketing tactics that don't work, if you are a charity I donate to, please don't send me a notice telling me I did not donate enough money, which basically calls me a cheapskate. It is a turn off. Send me personalized return labels because I like those and feel guilty using them without donating.
Long story boring, all's well that end's well, eh?
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Word on the street is that Jill is a big Teabeans fan. If by "word on the street," we mean multiple texts from Iron Martin to Katiebeans. Yay!!! Teabeans likes you, too, Jill; and Katiebeans would like to show you full reader appreciation by naming you Reader of the Month, December! It is a prestigious honor so I would suggest putting it on your resume.
So everybody, go tell Jill how awesome she is this month
Ps. Doesn't it make it look like congratulations she had a baby? She didn't though. This was the first pic I could find of her hehehehe.
Pps. Helpful hint/bribe: if you also want this honor, you should continue to read and/or enjoy Teabeans.
Ppps. I really do have lots to post, I swear -- hats a go go. You know how these holidays go blahblahexcuseblah.
Monday, December 14, 2009
The only thing now is to make something for Casey. I am waiting for inspiration to strike. Leaf headband? Flower hat? Unitard?
Monday, December 7, 2009
HO HO HO in Central Park some more!
Iron Martin and I also hit the Union Square fair and trimmed our tree while enjoying some holiday music, wine, and cheese! Then we had smores and watched Elf.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I mentioned something to Kate before getting started, and she told me pink would be good since they didn't know the gender until birth. I just had to go girly so I followed this crochet beret pattern with highly successful results! See detail here.
If only I knew how to crochet a bebe field hockey stick...
Monday, November 30, 2009
View pattern detail here.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Forgive the hideousness of my face. Late night + no make up = harsh looking Katiebeans. Maybe I will make a TeaBeans ski mask to wear over my face!
Friday, November 27, 2009
'Twas the day after Thanksgiving, when all through the house, um something about a mouse, and Katiebeans finished a stocking for Iron Martin! I will crochet him into the Christmas spirit! He seems to really like it, and maybe he will get a nice crochet hat inside!
I was looking all around the interwebs for a cool crochet stocking, but all I could find were SO cheesey and mostly shaped like perfect Ls. Lo and behold the holiday yarn I bought actually had a free freaking pattern on the label. You can check it out here. I actually made my stocking with hdch instead of sc (oops!), and I inserted a snowflake pattern I found here. Also, instead of the cuff shown on the pattern, I did a ribbing stitch (3 fpdc - 1 bpdc). I think it looked more masculine for my boy. I also added a red over stitch on the heel to make it look more country-home.
I hope you are getting into the spirit!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Although an equally familiar scene involves me crocheting 4 feet above my lap to accomdate that Mr. Kitten as he lies on his side mushing my gut.
Many more projects to post, stay tuned...........
Monday, November 23, 2009
Many of you may not know that lil miss Katiebeans was a member of Outing Club in college. This cable crochet number makes her feel like goin for a hike in Western PA.
Where would you wear it?! Pls refrain from comments like, "as I sleep on a pile of cardboard boxes at the Port Authority."
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Uno: Made a hat to sell on Etsy! Need some time to take pics and get it up there.
Dos: Started another hat to sell on Etsy. Kicked cat off my lap FOUR times, and FOUR times he came back to snuggle aka interfere with my crocheting.
Tres: Sent a couple hats to an old friend. Piggytails crossed that she likes them!
Quatro: Ordered some holiday yarn for a holiday project for another old friend. Excited to try something totally new!!!
Cinco: New Iron Martin beanie proving difficult. Loving the yarn color, hating the yarn. Half-finished project currently on mantle.
Seis: Foot injury hurt hurt hurts. Foresee more depression/hat making in the nearest future. Current Katiebeans is angry at Past Katiebeans for her decision to run 3 miles as fast as possible one day + 3 mile run on outdoor track another day. (For the record, did 3.5 in 8 min/mi pace... not bad for 6 months off!)
Siete: Next week imma try to post some sterf. But it's birfday week so I can't make any promises!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Thanks to Rachel who sent this to me. Source here. Sadly this would take me 4,000 years to make so I couldn't make it for her & her awesome hubs. Maybe one day I can make a mini one for a baby or something?
Monday, November 2, 2009
I mean, isn't that to-die-for?!?
What did everyone else do for Halloween??
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Here is a pic of Mr. K dressed up as Nibbler from Futurama. He loved it.... hehehe.