With a “Cluck Cluck” Here and an “Oh Snap!” There


Stand back and give me a high five! This is the chicken hat my son has been after me for! I finished it! But credit can not go to me entirely! My dear mother is visiting for the holidays and helped me with the cursed comb!


I won’t even trouble you with the comb I made. It was too small and lumpy. Think of it as a the ugly step sister to the one my mom did here. We will pretend mine never happened.

The next best part to my son loving his hat is having my momma help me! She’s the best and gots mad skills! As you can see.

Thanks Mom!

Dinosaurs DO Exist!


Ok guys. I’m gonna level with ya. Aside from feeling like patient zero of the zombie apocalypse (ie: cold from hell), I’m in a bit of a downward swing. Depression is cruel mistress and she has me in her bony clutches. It has been rough wanting to do much of anything but I am forcing myself to do this.

I’m crocheting my son a dinosaur hat.

My first larger crochet project. Not so big I won’t finish it and the excited look in my son’s eye when he sees the progress keeps me going.

“Mom. You making that?” He says with chubby finger pointing at the pattern.


“For me?”


“Thank you, mom!” He squeals followed by a giant spaghetti sauce soaked kiss to my cheek.

Love that kid. And look! I did an ear flap!


The darker green piece in the last pic was for the muzzle. See? This is what it will look like (hopefully) when all is said and done. The colors are not exact but…


If you wanna take a crack at it or squirrel the pattern away for another day, check it on yarnspirations.com.

Extreme Knitting???



This article on ArchDaily is a year old but its the first I’VE ever heard of this! Apparently a woman with hella time on her hands created an entire playground from hand knitted materials. By HAND! I can’t get a baby hat done in a weekend but this chick is either crazy or a frikkin genius…

Meet the Artist Behind Those Amazing, Hand-Knitted