Saturday night Mattie and I were at friends’ and I was chatting with my friend Tracy via messenger. Tracy is a fellow crafter and all around brilliant creative mind. I’d say this conversation was divergent from the norm, but that would be a lie because all of our conversations go kind of like this. Me : I bought some novelty buttons today that look like bees. I’m not sure why. They should be here midweek. Tracy : Do you need bee buttons? Me : No, but maybe I can make a beehive hat? Lol Tracy : Beehive hat… Never thought you would be interested in something like that. Me : There is a hat pattern on ravelry.com called Wurm that I think in the right colors would look like an old cartoon style beehive with some small modifications. Tracy : Um…what occasions do you plan to wear this too? Me : Haha I have no idea. To the beekeepers convention? Tracy : You don’t keep bees. Lol Me : Um… Erm… I… Uh… I honestly have no good answer. Tracy : I think you are getting as bad as me. Lol Me : Craft daft? Tracy : Yes. And buy supplies with crazy ideas in mind for no good reason. I’m positive that we are not the only craftersRead the rest…

When I decided to teach myself to knit, I had one skein of yarn- the pink variegated color you can see made into a tiny beanie on the right side of the image. I ended up purchasing some other yarns, namely the purple variegated color, and the dark, solid blues and purple also on the right of the image. Then the knitting bug took hold, and I got comfortable with the whole motion of things. I went online and ordered a bunch of inexpensive yarns from Amazon. A few of them came in today, and I also went to Michael’s and picked up three more skeins since all yarn was on sale. The dark grey and the rainbow neon (called Blacklight) came form Michael’s. I also got some yellow polymer clay and some purple paint. I wanted to get some eyelash yarn there but they hardly had any and it was expensive to say the least. Suddenly my yarn stash is growing! I still have the colors at left coming via Amazon. I am obsessed with the variegated colors right now, though that might change in the future. I also went on eBay and bought several skeins of eyelash yarn inRead the rest…

Friday I decided to work on a project using the scant remains of a skein of yarn I had. The knitting bug has bitten me hard to say the least but I’m having so much fun with it! This yarn was the leftovers from my very short lived attempt at crocheting, and it also made up some of the stripes (about 1/4th of them) in my practice scarf. There wasn’t a lot left, so I decided to make a preemie-sized baby beanie with it. Apparently I judged the size of my project well because there was literally only about 18″ of yarn left after I finished it! It turned out really well and I’m quite pleased with it. I’ve added it to my shop for purchase , so you can see it by clicking the link above. I plan on doing another one Saturday while Mattie is out with his dad and probably while he is playing video games or if we watch TV. Its such an easy project to do and doesn’t take a lot of effort to do it. I did need some help is figuring out how many stitches I needed to cast on as well as the sizeRead the rest…