What's New?

Hello there Hookers!  Life has been super busy and I have been neglecting my wonderful blog.  I have been working a lot and crocheting/knitting way too much.  That's right TOO MUCH!! The winter months had me filling orders from here to the moon and because of this I injured my left hand.  Carpal Tunnel is setting in and I don't like it one bit.  Luckily I am right handed, but you don't notice how much you use your other hand until it becomes an issue.  So I have decided to stop doing custom orders.  The extra money was wonderful and having so many people interested in my work was a great feeling.
 It came to the point where I was feeling much like a machine.  The joy of yarn work was fading in to the background as I just tried to get 'this' project done quickly so I could start on the next.   I was unable to just peruse Ravelry/Pinterest and choose something I would like to create for myself or someone I love.  I wasn't able to experiment and design my own patterns.  I miss the yarny adventures!
And now that I am 'free' from the demands I have no clue what to make lol. That's the way it goes right?  I have become a good little knitter in the past two years and I hope to make a sweater/cardigan for myself.
Let me share what has been keeping me so busy...
I was asked to make a few different minions for different folks, it was fun because each one is unique so that certainly helps with my getting bored of doing the same thing over and over!

As you see in the first pic I have finally acquired a model for my hats!! So I apologize for the quality of the last two pics but I didn't have the head yet!!  The hats were well received by all and I was happy. 
I based my designs using this free pattern Minion Beanies, I used HDC instead of DC, but used the pattern as called for when making the eyes. The closed mouths were done using surface chain.  The open mouth was created by using black SC, making a mouth shape, I used white BOBBLE stitch for the teeth and the tongue was red SC, HDC, everything was sewn on.  It was a little bulky for my liking but it isn't bothersome while wearing.  Free pattern for the bow can be found here Petite Bow
My kids were crazy when I was making these and fully expect to have their own Minion Hats for next season :)  
For those on Ravelry ConnieS Minions

Thanks for looking and Happy Hooking!!