Tuesday, July 27, 2010

N is for Gnome

Well, hello there! I don't have too many updates here, but I just wanted to check in and say hello there.

First, I started one fun little project. I love a summer heat wave, but of all the fun things to do in a summer heat wave, sitting on a leather couch in 101 degree heat crocheting is not one of them... so I don't have much to show for it.
Second, Mindy got me this super awesome Scrabble necklace! I LOOOVE it!!! But what is the N for? Nixon, maybe? Or maybe NYC? That works for me!

As promised, I am going to make her a fun crochet giftie in return. Any ideas??
Finally, I just thought I would share my freak feet with the world. Just when my right foot injury is getting manageable, I developed a painful bunion on my left! Awesome!!! Freak feet rule!

You can play the game they have in People mag - can you spot the difference between these feet??
Anyways, hope your summer is fun! Feel free to hit me up with any fall project ideas. I am thinking more little things, like necklaces & hairbands. Chat you soon!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Crocheted Sunhat

Remember the ordeal that was the raffia sunhat of 2009? I probably have at least five or six posts about that, which I won't bother linking to here because we don't really need to relive that. Yargh!

Well I finally decided that purchasing a crochet raffia sunhat instead of making one was probably the best way to go. And here it is! I got it at National Jean Co. It's a very cool shell stitch, that would probably not be that hard to make... if you had 4,000 years, hands of steel, and a full skein of raffia instead of 10,000 pieces of 2 ft long raffia leaves that you have to tie together every two stitches.
I wore it for the first time picnicking in Central Park this weekend with some friends. Hahaha did anyone ever see The Jerk with Steve Martin? You know those glasses with nobs he invents that make everyone go cross-eyed? I felt like I was going wall-eyed with these horse blinders on either side of my head! It does look cute though. Waaay cuter than whatever the heck I was making last year! Also my friends look cute too... even without crocheted sunhats!