I am in the midst of an all out crochet-fest! I just can’t stop crocheting things!
I have been out buying yarn like crazy for the past few months, as if the world’s supply of yarn will end in two days and I don’t want to be the only one left with nothing to wrap and loop into something spectacular. Thank God for printable coupons on the internet, is all I can say.
My hands haven’t cramped up quite yet while I’ve been fashioning more wraps and scarves and hats than we could ever wear in a season. I love wearing the things I make. I especially like the uniqueness of making something myself. There’s nothing worse for a woman than going out and seeing someone else wearing the exact same thing you bought because you thought it looked great on you, only to discover the middle-schooler at the movies was thinking the exact same thing about herself in that blouse.
That actually happened to me once. I was probably in my mid-twenties and I saw a 14 or 15-year-old wearing the same top as me at my husband’s nephew’s wrestling meet. How embarrassing! (Almost as embarrassing as the amount of times it took me to spell embarrassing correctly. But, hey, now I should be able to spell it more easily next time!) I vowed then to start sewing more often in an attempt to make sure that never happened again.
And that’s why I like making my own things. My daughter wants to start an Etsy shop and says she will help make things. Only, so far, she’s made two hats in comparison to my numerous accessories — one of which she is keeping for herself. The other, well, let’s just say she needs some more practice.
I made this hat in a chunky yarn with a large hook. I really didn’t have a pattern for this one. I just started my little ring and kept going round and round till it was the size I wanted. I’ve just been doing it for so long and so many times that I often don’t use a pattern. I just start something and see how it comes out, having some sort of an idea what I’m going for. I saw a couple of hats with the bigger yarn and I liked them, so I thought I would try one for myself. The color was what attracted me to this particular yarn. It’s perfect for this time of year. Take a look and try one yourself!