Sunday, April 17, 2011

Soccer Ball Hat?

I have had a request to make a basketball hat and a soccer ball hat.  I LOVE challenges and making some new things!  Currently, the basketball hat is in the works and turning out okay.  The soccer hat....well that's another story.  I have the basics down for the look, but it is turning it into a hat that has been a struggle.  I have chosen to make it in sort of a granny square format of pentagons and hexagons.   I will post a picture if when I complete the hat and hopefully give some tips on how I did it.  Anyone out there ever make a soccer ball hat and can offer me some tips?

On another note, I bought a pom pom maker and it has changed my life!  My pom poms are uniform and I can whip one up in less than 5 minutes.  I LOVE IT!  Go get one!



Within my personal life I am trucking along with the pregnancy.  I will be 11 weeks on Wednesday.  Pants are tighter and the nausea is hanging around.  All is as it should be :-)  Next week I have an appointment with the doctor and can't wait to hear that little heartbeat!  My sister has a c-section this week to deliver her 2nd child and I am beyond excited to welcome my new niece or nephew!  Say a little prayer for Cricket, Jon, and Owen this week that all goes well and they bring home a healthy little bundle!

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Babies and Hookin'

So sorry for my lack of blogging lately!  I am on Spring break and relishing every moment. Well, most moments.  Pregnancy nausea has been in full effect for the past three weeks, but I am managing fine. 

When I was pregnant with Belle I swore the fridge had a gag-inducing stench.  Paul never smelled it, but was a fabulous husband and bleached it for me twice!  This time around, the smell came back...AND Paul could smell it too. This is a smell I would anticipate to the point I would plug my nose before opening the fridge, but still end up gagging because I was imagining I could still smell it! Again, Paul bleached the fridge, but to no avail.  However, today I discovered the mystery!  Note to self:  Do not leave leftover broccoli way in the back of your fridge and forget about it for over a week.  Ugh!  Once I took care of the culprit the fridge smelled like a new appliance, and I was a MUCH happier preggers!  (I promise I don't keep old rotting food in my fridge on a regular basis!)

Okay, so enough about my fridge dilemma.  I have been trying to get back in the groove of my crocheting.  I have been able to finish projects, but not as fast as I would like. I choose to take naps during Belle's nap times and at the end of the day I am more concerned with keeping food in my stomach to avoid nausea.  Needless to say, I am nursing my pregnancy and haven't had a chance for new projects. 

Next week is my very last week of this internship, April 26 is my last day of class, and the first week of May is bye-bye to 1st trimester!  So many new crochet projects I am ready to get started on, so stay tuned!  I am hoping to get an inventory of newborn hats in my stash in order to keep up on orders in the future.  I can't wait to get creative with those little tiny hats.

Oh and for future reference, I am assuming any orders for Christmas should be taken now.  Baby T is due early November, so I don't foresee much hookin' happening before the holidays.  There will be a lot of baby cuddling instead :-) Get this orders in now so I can complete them before Fall!

Kind of a random post :-) 


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