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About kkrystal

I am a mother of four funny kids. I find it difficult to keep it all together, but sarcasm gets me through!

Stripey Pattern

I thought I’d posted the pattern earlier, but I guess not!

Anyway, this is the pattern I used:  Stripey Pattern.

HOWEVER, it wasn’t until I was halfway through that I actually read the pattern and realized that it was “inspired” by this one .

In looking at the two, “inspired” is a bit of an over-simplification, and I wish I had known as I would have done the original.

If you do decide to follow the one I used, beware because the bobble rows aren’t done right.  I have always done my bobbles from the wrong side, this has you do them on the right side (and it doesn’t work well).  There are no right and wrong rows marked in the pattern except one or two, so it was really hard to keep track of that.



First, the hat that my daughter says is a nice hat with an unfortunate yarn (this yarn is UGLY):


Now, the hat that she said needed to be made a ponytail hat.  It was to get seamed up but I didn’t seam the whole thing:

I liked this pattern a lot!  Very easy to memorize and do on the go. 


Here’s today’s progress, the first of 8 segments.  Supposedly I can make it larger, not sure if I will or not.  The part at the top is actually the center of the circle.  It wasn’t until I was most of the way through this segment that I realized the instructions tell you what order to make the pieces and what ones to pick up sts of of another, etc.  I was just winging it!  (I got all but a couple right)

As of today, I’ve earned 24 motifs, have finished these 20.  Perhaps I’ll get the other ones done tonight?

The batteries died on the camera, so hopefully I’ll find the charger and be ready to go with the next picture!

More pictures!

I did a lot of crafting the last two days – I had plenty of other stuff I *should* be doing, but goofed off instead.

Here’s a new pattern that I bought, called “Little Beau Peep” Hat.  It’s absolutely worth the $5.oo, the design is impressive.  There isn’t a single seam to sew in this!  My picture doesn’t do it justice.

Little Beau Peep Hat by Cheryl Andrews

And here is my “reward” afghan.  I’ve done 13 of the motifs I’ve earned.  I hope to catch up so that I have daily incentive.  This pattern has given me some very interesting ideas to ponder…

The squares on the tile are 15″, to give you an idea of its size.  I think this will be over 4′ in diameter if I make it as shown. (You can adapt the Penrose pattern to be larger)

Penrose by Woolly Thoughts


Picture Time!

Scrap Beanie

Below, is my inspiration project.  I’ve long wanted to do this one.  I have been working hard at changing my eating habits, and every day that I am a good girl, I reward myself with being able to do one motif:

Round Cloths: