Hailey's Days

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Trying to find a sweater pattern that could possibly be a good tutorial into making something that I might actually wear. I don’t want a sweater that would look like something my Grandma would make me (and I would love to death, Grandma, and wear it every time I’m cold.) By the time I would finish the  hypothetical sweater it would be summer – so maybe a summer sweater type thing. 

Also – my friend loves the Houndstooth pattern so I’m going to make her a Houndstooth scarf (she wants a scarf… haha) in a light and dark pink. Or possibly the dark pink and black yarn. 

I found this website: aprildraven.blogspot.com and fell in love with her hats/other crochet items. I especially loved her queen of hearts hat so I may have to head on over to her etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/aprildraven and spend some money on her patterns. 

So, today (or yesterday since I’m typing this currently at 1 am) is my birthday. Another day where I am grateful, and very thankful for the things that have happened this past year. I love my friends and family – and my wonderful boyfriend, so much. They make my smiles bigger and my heart beat faster.

This year for my birthday I decided to treat myself to the “expensive yarn,” and by that I mean not Red Heart Super Savers. AKA - my birthday splurge

I have no idea what I’m going to make with it – but the colors are so pretty. It’s so soft too.
I mean no disrespect to Red Heart, but this was soooo soft. It makes me feel like I’m graduating from beginner crocheting and am moving on to new and exciting ventures/projects.

Also – I was very proud of myself for matching dye lots on the cream/light brown/beige color. I normally don’t pay attention. Shame on me I know. But I hardly ever buy more than one skein – it’s usually all I need. Or I use Caron Simply Soft a lot and they don’t have a dye lot.

I’m justifying my indiscretion with yarn shopping. I digress…

My boyfriend got me a kindle and a gift card to get books with – I spent the last three hours browsing amazon and bought five books that I can’t wait to read. My friend April got me a Scentsy warmer along with a brick of one of their scents. If I would have known I was going to be up this late I would have plugged it in and melted some!

Well – anyway – I’m tired and have to get up fairly early to do some baby shower shopping with the girls sooo…. Good night all – have a lovely evening and if you’re living in the midwest and getting hit by some of this snow stay safe & warm!

I finished this baby Jack Skellington hat for a friend’s baby girl (!!!) that is due in March. I found onesie that matches it too! Oh gosh I’m so excited! This is the first project I’ve started that I’ve finished with the intended results. Actually – take that back. It’s the first project I’ve started that I have actually finished. I feel like maybe I don’t HAVE to have startitis. I just need to focus more.

I used a “D” hook (3.25mm) I saw a pattern for an adult hat like it and altered the number of stitches and obvious size. I also added the ear flaps and braids. The braids are a little long, but I saw hats on Ravelry that had longer braids.  The hat is meant for a 3-6month old baby – according to the hat sizes in the stores.

I used Red Heart Super Saver (Solids) yarn – which isn’t as soft as baby yarn – but since I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out… Anyhoo! I am so excited to give it to her, and I hope she likes it!

Maybe I should also add that my friend also absolutely positively LOVES Nightmare Before Christmas.

PS: My Mom crocheted the afghan on the bed. It’s super big and soooo warm. I loves it.

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Things I am currently working on that NEED to get finished soon. *Sigh*

A Jack Skellington Hat for my friend Theresa that is almost finished, yay! She absolutely loves A Nightmare Before Christmas and it’s a baby hat for her… well, baby. I’m adding ear flaps and ties to it just to see if modifying a given pattern is something I can do. I hope it turns out ok – I’m 11 rows through of 16 so cross your fingers that I finish. Her baby shower isn’t until January but as you can tell – I have a tendency to start and not finish something.

I have a Granny throw blanket started for My boyfriend’s mom. It has rich plum, and cerulean blue colors on it. I’m so excited – I hope she likes it.

Then I have a toddler blanket started for my niece – it has white yarn and baby pink and lavender flowers. I’m going to sew glittery buttons onto some of the flowers too.

I think I’m going to have to put a movie in on a day off and just crochet. Maybe not even a movie because that could be distracting. Just make a playlist and listen to music and crochet. Ooooh… with some apple cider or hot chocolate. Sounds heavenly.

Also – I need to make some cake pops and do a thorough cleaning of my kitchen before Thanksgiving. Oy vey…


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