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Crochet hooks, shoes, and knitting

A hat for me

Thank you for ordering crochet hooks this week!  I’m closing up the shop in a matter of minutes, and then I’m ordering my supplies and taking them down south to the Clayathon.  I can hardly wait for the weekend to begin. I’ve got several things I want to work on, mainly your hook orders and a few ideas I have for using up leftover patterned veneers.

Irish Hiking Hat in progress

I also want to thank you for your input on my last post. Holy cow. Next time I am looking to jump start conversation around here, I have to remember to ask you about shoes.  There are more comments on that post than any others in recent memory. By a long shot.

You ladies know your stuff! I ordered a pair of black Sanita clogs from eBay and with luck they will be here before my trip.  (I’ve written before about my difficulty buying expensive shoes, and my eBay solution, if you’re interested in that.)

8/365 January 8

I am just days away from finishing Aidan’s sweater.  Finally.  Six more inches on the hood, and I am DONE.  Just one itsy bitsy problem: the sweater fits me.  And I am built nothing like my beanpole of a son.

I’ll be back next week sometime, most likely, looking for help dealing with the giganticness of this sweater, but for now I am taking a quick detour into hat-making.  I just love Eamonn’s Irish Hiking Hat so much, and I decided I needed a tweedy pale aqua version for myself.

I don’t know about you, but when I decide I need a handknit for me, I feel like I need it yesterday.  I tried to force myself to finish the sweater first, but I lost that argument when I saw it is going to be chilly this weekend. I really need that hat so I can wear it to and from the Clayathon.  I couldn’t possibly grab any of the other hats around here that I may have used in the past.  Of course I couldn’t.

New shoes, new hat, new claythings… bring on the weekend! 🙂

2 thoughts on “Crochet hooks, shoes, and knitting

  1. Not a knitty person but when I get a jewellery making idea, the beads for it (or supplies) sort of leap my queue. A lot. What? I’m supposed to wait until my scheduled ordering day? What? I shouldn’t run the oven for 5 beads when there will be a tray tomorrow if I do my list?

    Yeah.

    1. Ha! We are totally cut from the same cloth on that one. Now that I think about it, it’s definitely not only knitting that gets me that way. I’ve been known to drop everything and run to the craft store for a particular color of clay, or a must-have tool.

      This is what makes it such an adventure to live with me. I’m sure my family would agree 🙂

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