Sunday, February 22, 2009
Today was fairly productive. I got up early. I worked. I picked up some groceries. I had already started a nice chicken dinner for the family in the crockpot. Next, I thought I'd make some peanut butter cookies. The kids jumped in, some, to help make them with me! They are getting older, so I am just tickled pink to see that they still WANT to help me bake once in a while... But even if they don't, I get a kick just seeing that familiar excited look in their eyes to taste the cookie dough, or to lick the beaters, just like they did when they were little!! Well, before I start crying all over my keyboard... Our cookie jar is now full... at least for the moment! Homemade cookies don't last long around here!
Once I cleaned up my kitchen, I then decided to kick back and work on this hat that I saw on Sally's blog, Her pattern is called the"Fuzzy Hat". I LOVED it as soon as I SAW it; and I've been WANTING to make a new hat, for some time, to go with a new jacket I got earlier this season! I already had the yarns in the colors I needed, but I did need to make a run specifically for a skein of Lion Brand's Fun Fur .
I have never had ANY desire WHATSOEVER to work with fun fur before. Oh, I've seen it all over the internet, and in countless projects and patterns, that I admit I even thought were absolutely adorable!! But for whatever reasons, I have just never even CARED to try it. Well, it took "The Fuzzy Hat" to get my head out of the sand, I guess! I actually found it very easy to work with, and I was surprised at how much FUN I was having, crocheting with it!! As I got going with my project, working with the two, then three strands of yarn at a time, it was funny to me that the combination of my yarns looked just like the colors of chocolate chip cookies!! I guess subconsciously, my brain and/or appetite was still in the kitchen !
Thanks to Sally for persuading me to FINALLY try my hand with Fun Fur, and for sharing her very stylish design! I am very happy with how it came out! Now... What can I do, or where can I go tomorrow, so that I can wear my new hat?!