Happy New Year, My Apologies, and a Recent Make

First off, I know that I’m a bit late, but Happy New Year! It’s only (or already, depending on how you look at it) the 11th day of 2019. At least it’s still January, so I can get away with this post, right? 😘

For the past couple of months my brain hasn’t been on crochet. I was derailed by the knitting train. I’ve been on a knit sweater kick, and when these sorts of moods strike, I find that I just have to roll with it. But know that it’s not only crochet I’ve been ignoring…I’ve been ignoring the whole blog thing in general. While I was busy knitting. I wasn’t even working on my knitting blog either! Having said all this, I currently do have a knit sweater on the needles…and hopefully I’ll be able to finish it in a timely manner now that I’m back to blogging!

I did make one crocheted “thing”. For no particular reason other than to use up some of my stash, and to try to sell it on Facebook for a bit of cash (hey, that rhymed!). But no, it did not sell 😪. It’s the Twin Sweater Set by Gayle Bunn on the Red Heart website. I made this cute little set for my (now 4 year old) daughter Olivia while I was still expecting her, which I’ll include a photo of also.

So here is the photo of the set I recently made:

I used some Bernat Baby Sport for it, and I think a 4 mm crochet hook. The gauge actually turned out perfectly!

And a photo of the one I made for Olivia. I think I also used Bernat Baby Sport for that one too. I no longer have this set that I made for her, which she wore home from the hospital, because our “friend” who stored our belongings for us for a couple of months when we became homeless kindly “donated” it, along with all of our other belongings. I try not to hold grudges, but when someone you trust trashes all of your belongings, it’s very hard not to. Most things can be replaced.

Anyhow, here is a photo of the set that I made for Olivia. She was maybe a week or two old in this photo. I omitted the edging on the button hole band, but it’s still pretty much the same.

So…I am back to the blog now…Hurray! I have some new ideas in mind, both for the blog as well as projects and designs.

Over the past couple of days I’ve been working when Olivia allows me time, lol, on a new Facebook page where I can further promote my original designs. When it’s complete I’ll post about it here so you can all give it a thumbs up. The COTB fan page doesn’t exist anymore on Facebook, because I permanently deleted the account I used to manage it.

I have a lot of work ahead of me as I get back into the swing of things. But I think it’ll all be good in the end.

Until next time,


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