WIP Wednesday 

Hello my lovely friends Is it just me or is time marching along way too fast? It seems like we just carved the pumpkins ….or at least played with the idea and looked at carved pumpkins And now here we are…way into November, and 45 days away from Christmas

So I’ll get to today’s subject…before I waste any more of your time 綽

Last month I made this Lollipop Cowl…

It was fun to make, and everyone seemed to be quite taken with it so I decided to make another one 

 Purple is the worst color to photograph

In my search for the perfect buttons, I came across these beauties by ‘Lauren Birch’ 

But the cats and the Lollipops were too much – even for me

So I decided to lose the Lollipops, and will add simple fringe instead. Pictures coming soon.

The next Lollipop Cowl was not meant to be either

It started well enough…

…but then boring Monday Night Football happened. My mind started wandering designing – and another Puzzle Poncho was born. Apparently I do like to piece things together

So I made more pieces 

Then it looked like this 

One more piece…

….for this 

Now it’s getting somewhere…it needs something though I’ll let you know what, once I figure it out. 

In other news – I just opened an Etsy shop I’ve been putting it off and putting it off…but today was the day. This is the very first listing …

I’ve been making these adjustable headbands. My daughter already claimed one – let’s hope that many more will follow her example.

Alrighty…that’s all…I’ll let you get back to what you were doing.

Take good care of yourself

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. AJ
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 02:18:46

    You’re so creative!. I love the puzzle poncho:)

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  2. nothingbutknit2
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 02:24:19

    I love the kitty buttons! The poncho will look great with fringe and the buttons.

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  3. juliascreativeyear
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 07:23:27

    What a great idea with the puzzle poncho… It’s so cool

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  4. tonymarkp
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 08:31:04

    That lollipop cowl is outrageously awesome. Have you worn it or is it a gift? I love how you turned a cowl into a poncho. Crochet is so cool that way. It’s almost modular.

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    • Kristabella's Hodgepodge
      Nov 10, 2017 @ 00:34:15

      Thanks a bunch The cowl will go into the shop- for now But I think that it’ll live here permanently if it doesn’t sell fast
      You’re right….Crochet is really cool that way. I used to prefer knitting, and now realize that it’s much more…em… restricting. I love how I can imagine a thing and then make it happen.

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      • tonymarkp
        Nov 10, 2017 @ 00:56:04

        Knitting can be modular, as well. It’s just not like legos modular. But just as you can crochet things together, you can knit things together. With knitting it isn’t just as obvious, from my personal experience. With crochet, you can see what can happen next by just adding something where there was nothing. With knitting, there is always a potential something or nothing, depending on what you decide to do with what you have, which is a little less literal in the moment of having an “open” fabric.


  5. brennacrocheter
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 17:48:42

    Congrats on the Etsy shop! I love the cat buttons, and I agree about Monday Night Football, although it was more depressing than boring in my family . Cant wait to see the finished poncho, I really like the yarn you used!

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    • Kristabella's Hodgepodge
      Nov 10, 2017 @ 00:39:16

      Thank you so much, Brenna Sorry about your game loss I think the Chiefs won the night the Poncho was born
      The yarn is a Lionbrand Mandala cake. I cut it into short pieces, and joined it as I went. It started to as more of an experiment/practice piece. But it’s quite simple, and I do like the way it came out. I’m happy that you think so too

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  6. Robin
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 17:53:10

    Oh, please share the link to your etsy shop so I can follow you there too!

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Yolanda Chavez Sherman
    Nov 10, 2017 @ 18:00:52

    I actually have an etsy shop (sitting empty) and I had one doll for the longest and then I just deleted it. It’s been years and every year I keep saying I’m going to list again and make it more active. I still haven’t done it but maybe this is the year. Good luck with yours. I wish you nothing but success.

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    • Kristabella's Hodgepodge
      Nov 10, 2017 @ 20:44:54

      綽 Thank you, Yolanda You’re so sweet!
      I had an Etsy store years ago…for my jewelry. That didn’t go well at all. Between you and me, I don’t have high hopes for this one either But I always feel that I need another online presence, and everyone seems to know Etsy. Plus it’s an inexpensive way to get the stuff out there on the internets

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