I've had a bit of a dilemma lately. What do you get a 90 year old for her birthday? I mean, by the time someone reaches 90, they pretty much have everything they want and need by then. Ah, but there is an added twist. The 90 year old in question is my mother. My … Continue reading A little gift
There was a break in the rain, giving me a chance to test out my squash hammocks. This is a melon, not a squash, but "melon hammock" doesn't roll off the tongue as well. 😀 I've made three of these so far. I think I got the size right. None of the melons or winter … Continue reading All tucked in
I finally got some Ginger pictures! He's been running around all over the house, but I managed to catch him and lure him with some cephalopods. It's not the squidlies he's hunting. It's my phone! 😀 As a side note, my spell check dictionary does not recognize the word "cephalopod". Which is weird enough on … Continue reading Ginger baby, on the hunt
Last night, I introduced Ginger to a new toy. I'd crocheted an amigurumi squid, years ago, trying out a new pattern. When I realized we'd closed the other cats out for the night and Ginger had no toys in the room, I decided to see if he would like it. He did. Squidly is now … Continue reading Ginger Squid and general update
The pharmacy my daughter works at now has a small yarn display. Yay! I saw some t-shirt yarn and grabbed it, because I haven't seen t-shirt yarn in stores in ages. I made a basket. It's 5 kittens big. Beep Beep tried to get in with them, but it's not 5 kittens plus mama big. … Continue reading Kitten adventures
Usually, my daughter works a short shift on Sundays, so I spend time in town as part of keeping Sunday as a day of rest. It feels weird to not be doing that, but the pharmacy is now closed on Sundays. It's also totally messing with my sense of time! 😀 When my husband called … Continue reading A day of rest – and crochet yarn bowls!
I made myself a hat today. I'd made myself a ponytail hat last winter, but forgot it at the clinic during one of our doctor's visits. No one turned it in to the lost and found. I finally got around to making a new one. 🙂 I used two strands of medium weight yarn and … Continue reading A perfect fit
On learning that my nephew and his wife will be having a baby, I started working on crocheted baby gifts. I've just finished the last of them - a gift for the mom - to go with the stroller blanket and matching hats I made for Baby's first winter, including adult sized hats for Mom … Continue reading Well, that didn’t take long…