Do You Ever Stop Crocheting?

This week I created another poll on the Crochet On The Brain Facebook page. Please check it out and make your vote…I’d love to know your answer!

Click HERE to get to the poll!

Amanda

New Poll On Facebook

I’ve created another poll on the Crochet On The Brain Facebook page. This time I’d like to know about your WIP habits. Please head over to the page and make your vote. Thanks!

Amanda 😁

New Poll!

Dear Readers,

I’d like to get to know more about you, so I’ve created a poll on the Crochet On the Brain Facebook page! My first question, out of I don’t know how many, lol, is whether you knit as well as crochet. You can click HERE to answer 🙂 Thank you!

Amanda

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,

Amanda

The Yarn Has Arrived!

I published this to my knitting blog this morning…yesterday my order of Cloudborn yarn was delivered. I’ve already cast on a pair of socks with the fingering yarn, and am contemplating what to make with the DK yarn…perhaps fingerless mittens?

Sometime's, She Knits

It was a very exciting day for me yesterday, as my yarn arrived from Craftsy! 2 hanks of Cloudborn Highland Superwash Sock Twist yarn in the color Grey Heather, and 2 hanks of Cloudborn Highland DK yarn in the color Oatmeal Heather. Immediately I wound a hank of the sock yarn into a ball and cast on a pair of socks ☺ This is the first time I’ve made a nice pair of socks with real sock yarn…I’ve always used worsted weight slipper type socks. So I am excited (perhaps a bit too excited?) about this “milestone” in my yarning life. I don’t know for sure yet what I’ll make with the DK yarn, but I’ve been looking at fingerless mitten patterns. I’ve also been thinking maybe I’ll create my own design with it. And I don’t know if I’ll knit or if I’ll crochet with it…

Well I’m off…

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Sometime’s, She Knits

Recently I created another blog where I will be publishing my original knit designs. Today I finally posted my “Welcome” message and my first free pattern. If you are a knitter and interested in checking it out, I’d love for you to swing by for a visit! You can find it by following this link:  Sometime’s, She Knits.

I’ve not finished customizing the look of the blog, but that will come in time. For now, it is what it is, lol.

~Amanda~