My sweet little guy decided that he wanted to make heart cookies for his friends at church, in honor of Valentine's day. Maybe I was just feeling lazy, but the prospect of rolling out a bunch of sugar cookies just seemed like too much hassle. Then I remembered a nifty, underused gadget sitting in my pantry: the cookie press! A cookie press is the perfect tool for making a ton of tiny, effortlessly-shaped cookies. So If you've got one gathering dust, pull it off the shelf and put it to good use! They make look a bit intimidating sometimes, but with just a little bit of practice you'll be pro. And, really, who could resist such adorable little cookies?
After knitting a copy cat version of the popular C.C. beanie, I decided that it would be a fun challenge to design a crochet version. With a bit of trial and error, I came up with something that I think mirrors the main elements of the original hat. So, I give you the Copy Cat Copy Cat C.C. Beanie. Er, the CC CC C.C. Beanie. The 3 CC Beanie? Well, since 1 cc = 1 mL, I'm calling this the 3 mL Beanie. If there can be 10 gallon hats, then there can be a 3 mL Beanie. (Yes, I know I'm a giant nerd. Thanks for noticing.)
Crocheting is definitely my first yarn love. But every now and then, it's nice to trade it my hook for a pair of knitting needles. It's fun to do something different and to challenge myself by learning some new techniques. The new circular knitting needles I got for Christmas were calling my name, so I decided to give them a test run with this lovely hat pattern.
The time finally came for Little #2 to get a lovey of his own instead of stealing big brother's. Which, of course, seemed like an excellent excuse to pull out my hooks and yarn. I wanted to make something different than other loveys I've made before, so I decided on an elephant. But I couldn't quite find a pattern that was exactly what I wanted, so I put together pieces of a couple different free patterns and designed a simple piece of my own to finish it off.
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