Monday, February 21, 2011

Foofy Coffee, Commissions and the 80's

Saturday morning was a foofy coffee kind of morning.  And an I <3 Elvis kind of morning.  Elvis is kind of my saturday morning tradition.  If I don't have to go anywhere and I can relax on the couch with my morning coffee, I always reach for my I <3 Elvis mug.  It's more special than just Elvis though, it's the souvenir I bought when Ben and I took our first vacation together.  (We roadtripped and one stop was Graceland)

Foofy coffee is just such a lovely start to a day.  (you should always keep a can of light whipped cream in the fridge for just such occasions.  And sprinkles.  I used course cinnamon though) Foofy coffee and browsing some blogs and looking at new patterns posted to Ravelry.  What would we do without the internet?

 While I was cleaning the house later in the day I stopped a second to admire the new hair dooies I bought while out for yogurt with two really good friends.  Am I turning ?&*% soon?  Yes.  Did I still buy hair dooies in the kid section?  Yes.  Am I ok with that?  Completely.
 After all that super fun-tastic cleaning, I finally finished Rhys's mittens!!!  Finally.  Please don't ask me for mittens anytime soon, I have mitten block.  But these are super cute and should fit his tiny hands great.

You know what else I knit saturday.  In fact, I am totally overwhelmed by the response on Ravelry to The Illy Cowl.  It feels so good to have so many people heart and queue my pattern!!  I think this has been my best received pattern to date.  I love writing patterns and so far I have always offered them for free.  Maybe some day I will write a pattern that I feel is so stellar I will consider selling it.  For now I just really love to get to share what I do and the goings on in my mind.  If you ever knit something from one of my patterns, I would love to see a picture.

Sunday I actually broke out the crochet hooks.  I haven't done that in a long, long while, but I have some plans for those babies now.
 First I made a chunky scrunchie.  80's?  Maybe.  Fun?  Yes.  Regardless, I have already listed this guy in my etsy shop and plan to make more.  Different sizes, different colors and different patterns.  :-)
 I was trying to find the best background for scrunchie photography, I think the last one shows the color most accurately.
 Would you wear a crocheted scrunchie?  Tell the truth.  I fully admit that when I get home and change out of my work clothes into my comfies that I throw my hair up in a messy knot with a scrunchie to keep it out of my face as I knit or clean or cook dinner.
Back in the knitting world I also worked on this super squishy pink hat for a friend whose hat was stolen.  (That's just not right, people.  Do not steal someone's hat.)  Now I just have to figure out the stacked flower.  Her old one had 3 flowers in different shades and sizes stacked to make 1.  Hmmm.

I had really wanted to get the hat and mittens to the appropriate people before it turned cold again, but cold is relative and now they have raised this coming week's predicted temperatures.  (which is good, but won't require as much knit wear)

I hope soon to have exciting news about a couple of spring shows, so stay tuned.  :-)  I need to get seriously moving on my spring knitting if I expect to be able to handle 2 shows, 1 of which is still during tax season. Eep!


Kristin said...

Mmmmmmm. I could go for some foofy coffee right now!v

Knit-O-Matic said...

Doesn't it always make the day better, Kristin?

Renee said...

I like your scrunchies :-D

Renee said...

They are scrunchie-licious.. ha

Amanda K said...

I am not so much a scrunchie girl, so I probably wouldn't wear them. But the colors in that blue one are so pretty!