A Bug, Β Two Hats, and Three Squares πŸ˜

Hello my lovely friends  πŸ’• 

Word of advice….if you’re squeamish – scroll by the first picture real fast 😝 

Okay – you have been warned πŸ˜‰

A Bug 

This weird, but somehow very fascinating, creature was hanging out by our front door yesterday 😳

I had never seen one in ‘real life’ …just photos. They really do look like sticks, especially since this one had a leaf stuck to it. 😁 Just the feelers – moving frantically- gave it away. 

Two Hats 

I love Pixie Hats 😍 So this week I gathered up my courage, and finally gave it a try…

First I made a Toddler size one…using an easy pattern from Two Little C’s

The yarn is ‘Fruity Stripes’ from Red Heart’. Not usually my choice for wearable accessories/clothing, but I love the colors. And like my daughter pointed out…’It definitely is water-repellent’ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

For the second one I wanted to use a yarn from my stash – Lion Brand ‘Landscapes Tropics’

It is an acrylic yarn, but looks and feels like wool (without the scratchy-ness πŸ˜‰) and it’s machine washable. 

I knew I didn’t have enough for the pattern, so I started at the band, and worked my way up. I decreased as I saw fit…and am proud to report that it worked on the first try. 

If I ever manage that again 😊 there will be a written pattern. 

Three Squares 

Two, three weeks ago I started on a new ‘Gypsy Cardigan’. I always use the ‘Mandala Cakes’. It was a struggle from the beginning, because the colors/lengths didn’t match from one cake to the next. But somehow I made it work. πŸ˜„ So I had matching squares

On to the contrasting triangles. Ha – you’d think ‘yellow and grey…pretty neutral colors. Easy peasy’. Well, no! Not true πŸ˜– Nothing seemed to work

No green-ish, no purple, no teal…I now have enough triangles to make a separate cardigan πŸ˜‚

I took everything apart, and thought ‘I’ll make a shawl’. A quick border, seams – done! 

Nope πŸ˜• Colors look ok…but there’s a lot of puckering going on 

I’m beginning to think that these squares don’t wanna be anything …except maybe a pillow in a ’70s german living room 😜

See it there…on the right…on top of the couch. πŸ˜‚

I’m not giving up though. Something will come to me. 😁

Alrighty – that’s all for today 😊 Oh, one more thing…I’d like to send you into the weekend with a little chuckle 


Have a fabulous Friday πŸ’• 

I’m sending Love ❀️ Smiles πŸ˜ƒ and Hugs πŸ€— your way, and hope to see you tomorrow for the ‘Fantastic Bake Along’s Chili/Chocolate Bread’! 

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nothingbutknit2
    Oct 20, 2017 @ 17:59:54

    I love the hats! They’re so cute. Also cute is that stick insect. I’ve only seen them in captivity. How exciting to see one in real life!

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  2. Yolanda Chavez Sherman
    Oct 20, 2017 @ 18:23:44

    Those walking sticks are fun. Have seen quite a few around here. Love the hats and had a good chuckle with the upside down mustache. πŸ™‚

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  3. MrsCraft
    Oct 20, 2017 @ 21:08:16

    Loving the hats, and the chuckle at the end!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Tracy @ It's a T-Sweets Day!
    Oct 21, 2017 @ 14:13:20

    Tina those hats are adorable! Your beautiful cardis are always a thumbs up for me. You get me thinking that I may need to make one sometime. The stick bug was a lucky find. Aren’t they interesting? AND you started my weekend with a happy chuckle! So fun❀️❀️

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    • Kristabella's Hodgepodge
      Oct 21, 2017 @ 20:18:35

      😍 The stick bug was pretty interesting…these feelers were all over the place. And…as I know now…they survive 4′ drops no problem 😳
      It’ll be fun to see your cardi πŸ˜ƒ If you need help with anything, just holler 😍



  5. brennacrocheter
    Oct 24, 2017 @ 11:50:22

    Love the hats! Put the squares away, an idea will come to you eventually, and then you’ve done all the work!

    Liked by 1 person


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