January’s Crafts

What a strange and complicated month January was… It seemed like everything was breaking all over the house, and everyone was constantly sick. I’m still hoping that February will be a little kinder to us.

I knitted and crochet just a bit, but mostly I was here…

I spent just about every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at the laundromat. I made a new friend along the way, finished up some scarves, and met a lot of locals.

I’m still knitting on this little seed-stitch scarf in the evenings. I keep a few ongoing projects upstairs and downstairs. I can’t seem to focus on just one.

When the heater was out, I made a few scarves. They take just a few hours to complete, and kept my hands busy.

Whenever I’m waiting at after-school pick up to get Miss Agnes, I always bring along something small to knit or crochet. It usually gets me some odd looks, and a few questions.

I have a little buddy, who is four, and she has a dinosaur that lives in one of the cars at after-school pick up. So the owner hollered over to me to see if I would make a little hat for the dashboard dinosaur…

I decided that it was just too cold for a hat alone, so I knitted a tiny scarf too.

They cracked up when I handed them the finished product, and it fit the dinosaur! It ended up being really cute, and it was a fun project to make for my favorite preschooler.

I made another scarf in between trips to the laundromat, soccer practice, and waiting in the car. I’ve already got a bunch made for next year’s teacher’s gifts.

I started another blanket for Agnes. Her taste in color is changing, and I found some yarn cakes that I thought she might just like.

I’m making a large granny-square blanket with three cakes so far. I’m also adding in other colors of yarn, so the blanket will be big enough. I’ve been working on it off and on. Agnes likes the darker colors in the coral cake.

This month I really need to catch up all around the house, and I need to finish a project before I start a new one. We’ll see though…