Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What Are You Doing? Wednesday Blog Hop #78

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Welcome to this week's blog hop! I'm so happy that you've stopped by!
This blog hop runs from Wednesday 12:00 PM through next Wednesday 12:00 PM EST.

Your hosts:

Sara from Content in the Meantime
 

Kassandra from Coffee and Their Kisses

Featured posts of the week:

Posted below is the featured blog post of the week. I love to find unique blogs and post to share about and write little comments on their writings. I try my best to give every blog a chance to be chosen, so check both of the blogs to see if you have been featured!
Sara's featured post of the week
Kassandra's featured post of the week
pumpkin lip balm 4
This DIY Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm from Artsyologist is exactly what I need today! It's especially good when you know exactly what's inside. Thanks for sharing, Elyse!

Congratulations to the featured blogs!


What have I been doing?

Last Saturday I went to Crafts and Drafts and met some great people from my local etsy group. If you are on Etsy, make sure you find your local group online and connect! They are such helpful people! 
Making more items this week! Tried my hand at the Crochet Baby Turban from This Mama Makes Stuff. I made some modifications, as usual. Also modified the beard pattern. Oh and I almost forgot...

I am selling my first pattern on Ravelry! I made the Poinsettia Pattern a PDF and it's on sale for $1.00.

Now it's your turn! What have you been doing this week?

  • Please post the link to a specific blog entry, not just the blog. I look at every link posted, and I comment in every entry. If you don't post a specific entry I can't comment!
  • Adding your email address will add you to my blog hop email list. I will only send you an email once a week informing you of the blog hop. If you don't want to be emailed, just let me know.
  • If your blog is featured on this blog hop, I will be using the picture you posted on the linky.
  • All blog posts will also be pinned on my What Are You Doing? Pinterest board, so others can see the awesome things you are doing!
  • Family friendly posts, please!
  • *NEW* I also added a LIKE feature to the list, so make sure you check out the other blogs and like your favorite! Help me choose the featured blogs for the week! You only get one choice for a favorite though, but if you have other favorites, let me know in the comments!
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What Are You Doing? Wednesday Blog Hop #77

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Welcome to this week's blog hop! I'm so happy that you've stopped by!
This blog hop runs from Wednesday 12:00 PM through next Wednesday 12:00 PM EST.

Your hosts:

Sara from Content in the Meantime
 

Kassandra from Coffee and Their Kisses

Featured posts of the week:

Posted below is the featured blog post of the week. I love to find unique blogs and post to share about and write little comments on their writings. I try my best to give every blog a chance to be chosen, so check both of the blogs to see if you have been featured!
Sara's featured post of the week
Kassandra's featured post of the week
Some would call if folklore, I call it observation. Watching the signs will give you a heads up on what the weather will be like.
This is a great post from the Rural Economist. I'm happy to say that I've seen a few of these sights, recently two different types of sun dogs. I hope that means the weather will change in FL soon. Thanks for sharing, Gregg!

Congratulations to the featured blogs!


What have I been doing?

I'm setting up for a craftshow at my local tea shop this year. I participated last year, and I hope I have a few more variety of things to sell. I printed name cards with my Etsy shop info, and found this cool cup cozy printout from Frogging Along so I can showcase all the cozies I made this year. 



Now it's your turn! What have you been doing this week?

  • Please post the link to a specific blog entry, not just the blog. I look at every link posted, and I comment in every entry. If you don't post a specific entry I can't comment!
  • Adding your email address will add you to my blog hop email list. I will only send you an email once a week informing you of the blog hop. If you don't want to be emailed, just let me know.
  • If your blog is featured on this blog hop, I will be using the picture you posted on the linky.
  • All blog posts will also be pinned on my What Are You Doing? Pinterest board, so others can see the awesome things you are doing!
  • Family friendly posts, please!
  • *NEW* I also added a LIKE feature to the list, so make sure you check out the other blogs and like your favorite! Help me choose the featured blogs for the week! You only get one choice for a favorite though, but if you have other favorites, let me know in the comments!
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Visor Beanie - Pattern Review

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Finally, I feel free to write posts again! Believe me, that crochet block was difficult to overcome. Here's how it all started.

I told a friend on Facebook that I wanted to make a hat for her son in May. I was a part of my Summer Hat Challenge (#1 and #2). She was asking for different yarn, and I was looking for a good brim hat pattern. I didn't realize how much of a struggle that would be! I tried at least 5 different patterns. I knew how to change the radius of the hat, but I couldn't find a good sturdy brim. I even tried to add plastic to one brim to make it secure. Obviously it was a fail.

Browsing on Ravelry, I found this free Visor Beanie pattern from Suzanne Steiger. The website is no longer available, but if you have a Ravelry account you can get the PDF.

I tried the pattern with the original size J crochet hook. I don't know if it was the yarn or my stitches, but the hat came out 22 inches, larger than what was written.


The brim is two pieces crocheted directly on the hat and single crocheted together. I prefer making one full piece instead of having a few pieces and sewing together.

My boyfriend took a selfie wearing the hat. He always loves to try on my projects.


I tried the pattern again with an I hook, making sure I reduced a few rounds in the beginning circle. I stopped increasing at round 5, and I kept going in the round instead of joining. In the light blue section to the end of the hat I did a slip stitch join.

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