I’m cool like that…

Owls …are they hot right now? I didn’t notice…

It seems they rank right up there with gnomes, mushrooms, squirrels & acorns (well any cute woodland creature), nesting dolls and many, many other kitschy, get the hell outta here, that is crazy awesome, gotta have all the happy making things, things!  ..I don’t like to admit it but on occasion I can fall pretty deep into the “it’s hot, it’s hip, everybody’s getting it” hole! I don’t always buy into it, but sometimes I make things inspired by it! ..and yes I do want a iPad.

Lately it’s been owls allsorts, both of these were hooked using the same ingenious pattern (Macramé Style Hanging Owl) just made using different materials. In the top one I use hemp beading cord (looking & smelling all 1970’s) & on the bottom one I used cotton yarn for a dishwashing kitchen owl. (with handy hang-loop:)

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Watching the Olympics with Lex, I created my own mini British invasion by crocheting an English Kettle Holder ..what a perfect start for a proper pot of tea, I’ll take mine with milk & 2 lumps please.

..whatever it is I think I see, becomes a pot-hol-der to me! I can’t get enough of the kitchen stuff or the Russian doll synchronized swimmers ..that completely rocked my world!

under + over + on

UNDER is for underpants ..yes I made a brief potholder! No pattern, just an idea that went somewhere :)

OVER as in I am all over in love with these dishcloths, they make me freaky happy!  I was nervous committing to a knit cloth for the dishcloth swap, I’m such a pokey knitter & I thought for sure I would get sick of repeat knitting ..but so far so good!

..granted I have only made 2 of them, using the pretty Georgian Lace Mat pattern ♥ ..Don’t you just LOVE it!

ON is for the On Off Shawl by the magical Larissa Brown, I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of test knitting this. I am in texture love.. (I had a little yarn leftover, so I made a matching super corsage!)

What have you been up to?