C'mon, sing with me... It's the mooooost wonderful time of the year! My favorite for so many reasons, birthdays, holidays, cooler temperatures (you know, long sleeved t shirts instead of short sleeved ones!)
It was a beautiful day, and we were able to wear comfortable clothes, and use our outdoor voices. It gives me the chance to rotate through everyone and at least spend a moment or two with them as we walk along... and gives everyone the chance to have a more peaceful holiday without having to juggle schedules as much to fit everyone in.
Together, the Crocheters of Awesome filled a 16 inch square box. That's about 50 people that will be a little warmer this winter.
My first choice was Mamachee's Water Reeds Hat. I really love the smooth texture of the spike stitches and will definitely make this one again.
She wanted a flower on the side, so I added a Five Petal Rose from Crochet Bouquet.
Castaway Hat also by Mamachee.
My favorite feature in this pattern is how the shape is built in! Plenty slouchy on the top, but without being overly bulky underneath. I have to make another one in a long color change yarn like the example in the pattern. So pretty!
He told his parents that he loves his new blanket... all this Gramma needs to know.
It's a bit slow going at the moment because I am mid-flare with my psoriatic arthritis. It is hitting my hands particularly hard this time.
If you haven't tried therapeutic coloring, I highly recommend it!
Whether you use pencils and paper, or apps like Recolor, the benefit of doing something that peacefully engages the mind is invaluable, particularly for those living with chronic health concerns.
This brilliant ornament uses Tracy Fromm's Lighted Snowman Ornament pattern. She also has other holiday related characters.
In the coloring mood, I used Sharpie markers to draw the face. Drawing on yarn has its challenges, but then so does snowman building so I figured it was fitting.
Til next time... Happy holidays!