Dinosaurs DO Exist!

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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.

“Yup.”

“For me?”

“Yup.”

“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!

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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…

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

Knitted Lamps!

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I really get inspired when I see people using something we take for granted in new ways. I’m all for sweaters, socks, and scarves but THIS! This is heavy duty creativity IKEA and Crate and Barrel would drool over!

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The cool thing about being crafty craftersons, is we can make our own! Even me! And I’m just a lowly beginner! Craftsy is quickly becoming a favorite site of mine and they have a pattern for the lamp shade below for a reasonable price. Worth it in my book.

 

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Knitted Lampshade Cozies Pattern