Sunday, January 24, 2010

Purple and Black Slouch Cap

I'm whipping up a cute little purple variegated slouch hat right now. The border (band) will be black. I'm crocheting it during TV commercials. I wish I'd had it yesterday when I was sitting in the bleachers freezing my buns off at an SCA event. Just that morning I had taken my hat out of my purse thinking I wouldn't need it on a nice sunny day. But then a breeze came up and the grass was wet from yesterday's rain and brrrr it got chilly.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Plarn Equals Plastic Yarn

I just added a 'follow me' button. I never realized it didn't have one, but I guess I started this blog before blogger added that feature. That could explain why I never had any followers.

It began raining at 4 AM last night, so I was happy to have a hat to wear when I went to move my truck for the streetsweepers this morning. I want to make an official rain hat out of Plarn. I've been meaning to write a tutorial on that for a while now. Anything to keep those plastic bags out of the landfills. And plarn is free material in my world. Even with switching to tote bags when I shop I still wind up with a lot of plastic bags. And there are still baggers that put everything into plastic first, and then when I say,"Can you put it in the tote bags?", they put plastic bag, groceries and all into the tote bag.

I try to take my totes into every store, like the pet store or the gem fair. Anywhere they might otherwise give me plastic. But a lot of people still feel weird using tote bags anywhere but the grocery store.
I just keep a tote bag in my purse so I have it on hand when I need it.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Back and Forth Hat

I'm crocheting a slouch hat with bright rainbow yarn surrounded by black. It's not a spiral hat but rather one row is done in half double crochet, then the work is turned, and you go back the way you came. That's why I'm calling it a back and forth hat. It reminds me of stained glass and tie dye.