Shell Beanie

I made this beanie last month (November 2016), but completely forgot to add this project to my blog.  To be completely honest I can’t always remember how to add an entry to my blog, and then I forget about the it’s doomed!  This was made as a chemo cap for my niece.  It was sent to her over the weekend so I’m hoping she gets it soon.  I used Lion Brand’s Landscape yarn and just loved it.  The yarn is so soft and I loved the happy rainbow colors.  I don’t think it’s warm enough to use up here in Minnesota (Saturday’s temp is forcast as -23 deg F…brrrrrr!!!!), but she lives in Florida so hopefully it’ll be warm enough for Florida and fit (she’s so tiny so it’s a good thing I love her … lol).


Here’s the link to the pattern:

I really hope she likes it. 🙂

Dec 18, 2017 Update:

My niece reports that she received the hat and loves it.  Whew!! LOL




Boot cuffs!!

These pictures aren’t very good ones, but they’re all I have.  I actually started and finished up Santa (inspired) boot cuffs to wear for Christmas — if it warms up in time.  lol   I actually started with a pattern, but because of the boots’ design it wasn’t workable, so I ended up making up my own.  I know I’m absolutely no good at crocheting without a pattern, but I really wanted Santa cuffs this year.

Christmas 2016

I guess I’m making up for lost crochet time this summer by going overboard this Christmas. 🙂  Here are a couple of Stockings I made for the Grands.  At 3 years old the oldest was beside herself with the idea that Santa will come to her house to put goodies inside.  lol




During 2015 I moved from Virginia to Minnesota taking this project with me, half made, in her own suitcase.  I was half afraid that the son who helped carry said suitcase would find out what was inside…lol.  I worked on her during the 3 months I waited for an apartment to be found and moved into.  Said son didn’t say a word…bless him.. and some work in the fall finished her up.  I would have loved to put Sophie in the State of Minnesota fair, but I wasn’t sure how to do it, so instead, I enjoyed her here, at the foot of my bed.

By-the-way, the pattern itself can be found at under the name of Sophie’s Universe.  I believe that this CAL was the huge success it was (over 35,000 registered members of the group) simply because of Dedri Uys.  The tutorials and patterns are second to none, and there wasn’t any talk about paying for the pattern.  I can only guess at the different things she taught us about crocheting and life in general.  I’m sure there were trouble makers, but I missed most of it.  I made some good friends in the group and there’s nothing like posting a picture only to have almost 500 people like it, and over 250 comment on it.  lol  I’ve been involved with a fair number of CALs since then, but only one or two that almost reached the level of Sophie.  I’ve seen a few I might have enjoyed but I can’t afford to pay for the pattern especially if I buy the expensive yarn that’s being hawked by the designer(s).

This is the first time I’ve used the photo editor — and optimized the picture so it hopefully won’t be too big.   Please let me know if you have any questions and I’ll try to answer it.