Howdy friends! I had big plans today, big plans I tell you! I planned to clean the fridge and freezer (as in a massive scrub down as it was nearly empty after holidays and power outages) then I planed to do a massive grocery shop. I got the fridge scrubbed down and let me tell you there were some science experiments growing in there, I was just thinking about how we have been really lucky with no colds or flu this year (knock on wood) and I think it might be due to some possible penicillin like substance coating one of the shelves in there, ewwww! After all of that I went to start the van in the sub zero tundra that I call home and I had a dead battery, huh, I guess it makes sense because it has been really cold this week and I have not gone anywhere since Sunday. Oh well, better stay home then! Hubby went to the grocery store for me after work although he is mildly suspicious that I staged the whole thing LOL! But he was impressed at the state of the refrigerator. When I called him at work and told he he was coming home to a sparkling clean fridge he said “did you buy a new one?” Hardy-har-har. But I do love that man who will grocery shop after working all day, I am a lucky lady! Since it is so cold how about a yarn project? Check out this hat I made my Brother in law:
I used the large yellow nifty knitter loom to make a basic hat with no brim as I don’t care for the look of the loom brim. The above video explains double crochet ribbing, it is a good trick to know and works up super fast. It is also how you can crochet a quick edging on a garment for extra pizzazz. My thanks to my daughter Maizy for the music at the end of the video! I recently
wasted spent $3 on a set of Darice pom-pom looms and I was bound and determined to use them, you can see how in the video below in case you blew invested money in them as well:
OK, they are not bad looms and they beat the pants off the old donuts style pompom makers that took forever and the patience of Job to use but my favorite method of pom-poms is still wrapping that yarn around my hand, sliding off the big wad of yarn, tying a piece of yarn around it and snipping the loops, call me minimalist I guess:) That’s it for me tonight, well I guess I could share another crochet project I made for my niece, she emailed me a photo of a cowl she liked and I made her one like it, or at least tried anyway:) She loved it!
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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