Thursday, May 26, 2011


Dan is so cool! Okay, we knew this but I have further evidence to present that shows his awesomeness!

He made me yarn posts!

Yarn Posts

They are stands to stick my yarn skeins and thread balls on so they don't roll and flop all around while I'm crocheting, getting cat hair on them. (It's a big issue in my needlework.) Anyway, I have seven total - two each of the above sizes, two similar to the larger one pictured but with a taller post and a double posted tall one.

He's so awesome! I can't wait to use them!

(And yes, they are pink! I wanted a weathered wood/white wash style but in pink. I call it pink wash. Yes, I'm a dork. But I don't care! I love them!)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

More Mini-Projects

There are so many other, more productive things, I could be doing, yet I keep doing little quck crochet projects. Case in point:

Tawashi Step 3
The Second Tawashi

I'm now crocheting scrubbies.

Thr first one ended up pretty small (about 3" across - wrong size hook and my normal tight tension) so I've decided to use it as a face scrubbie. The second one turned out just right (about 5" across - larger hook and more stitches but still normally tight tension)so I'm going to give that a shot as a sponge replacement in the kitchen and see how it goes.

These little things are actually quite fun to make. I'm sure I'll be making a lot more of them. As I put off doing productive work. Sigh.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

More Productivity!

Apparently finishing off the boy coasters has spurred on more crochet productivity! I've recently finished up a mini-trivet...

It's about 5"x5.5" so perfect for things that want to make sweat rings on my tablecloth during dinner

...a pot holder (via the Magic Square method, something I wanted to try out)...

Magic Square Potholder
It's double thickness and about 6" square and pretty much a delightful little potholder and quick enough to make that I'm sure I'll make more

...and a pincushion.

African Flower Pincushion
Because I liked the motif and was tired of digging through one of four little containers to get the right needle or pin

Alright, so it's nothing especially exciting (including the photos, but at least this post made me take better pictures of the projects than what I had taken previously) but I feel quite productive getting them all done and wanted to share.

Yay for little crochet projects!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Boy Coasters Accomplished!

Yay! After much delay before felting (and even more delay before photographing), I'm totally done with Dan's boy coasters!

Felted Boy Coasters

They turned out nice and thick and I really like them! Dan even likes them, too, so bonus!

Now we each have a set!

Coasters, Felted Felted Boy Coasters

Yay for coasters!