Yoga socks? Really? I guess they are kinda like bottomless sandals, more decoration than anything. I’m no yoga expert but yarn tends to be soft and slippery sometimes and when you are trying to pull a Downward Facing Dog or whatever, your bare feet are helpful in keep your grip and stance. These seem like they would cause more harm than good in a yoga class but I could be completely wrong. They are cute nonetheless and there is a free pattern! Namaste!
ARGH! This is the 3rd attempt with a Princess Leia hat which appears easy enough but there are a few things that came up I have to grouse about.
The buns. The damn dirty buns.
First, it takes forever to get the thickness of yarn you need to make the braids stand out enough. I finally worked out a system that doesn’t take too long to get the length and amount I need (PS: It takes a LOT of yarn) but how do you keep them together without tying huge, ugly, giant knots in the end???
The solution was sooooo f-ing obvious. No knots required. Just tie the same colored string around the end and add a dot of Elmers Super Hold Glue so it hold steady. NO ONE TELLS YOU THIS ONLINE THOUGH! NO ONE!
Seriously could have saved myself massive tears on that fiasco. Nut hey, I did it with no pattern. Just winging it off pics I’ve seen. Truthfully you don’t really need a pattern. It’s a beanie with buns…but the buns…that’s where they get ya.
I have been tempted to try amigurumi but now I am compelled! Saw this on another blog post and had to reshare.
Free pattern found here and bless their hearts for making it available.
Saw this while cruising Instagram and I had could hardly hold back the squee of joy! Offdhookcreations makes a bunch of afrocentric and super hero dolls for girls of color! Anyone can enjoy them really but it was first time I’ve seen anything quite like this and I would have loved a black Wonder Woman doll when I was a wee geek girl.
Mad props to you Offdhook!
I know I put the widget in my sidebar some time ago but shit got unexpectedly real with my health and I wasn’t able to give it the attention I wanted.
So! I’m still not squared away health wise, but my medical professionals say that I should try focusing some energy into a positive outlet like volunteering while we straighten me out. Well, I’m in no place to get crazy with Habitat for Humanity BUT there is something I can do though I don’t know how well it will go over.
I am a total knitting neurotic (well, more crochet now than knitting). And there’s an ugly stigma associated with mental illness and I’ll be damned if I give into it and I’ll be double damned if I let my own doubt and insecurities stop me from turning this hot mess into something positive. So going forward, I think I can do better than just hooking for stress relief, I can hook and have it mean something. So I opened an Etsy shop, Hookland.
I’m not expecting a whole lot here but 30% of anything I sell will be donated to organizations like the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) that are designed to help people like me when they are at their worse. They provide referral sources to helpful services, train people to help in crisis/suicide situations, and secure meeting places for support groups.
This is personal for me. I’d like to think I can contribute in some small way and if you are at all interested and enchanted by any of the hats I have listed please know that it is helping make a difference.
*** I make hats BTW. Almost purely hats for children and babies. It’s what I like best but that doesn’t mean there won’t be other fancies up on the occasion.
Thanks guys and much love!