Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

Think on th' eternal home,
The Saviour left for you;
Think on the Lord most holy, come
To dwell with hearts untrue:
So shall ye tread untired His pastoral ways,
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.

--from Keble's The Christian Year, Thoughts in Verse

Monday, October 27, 2014

I Announce, with Quivering Pride...




Friends, I am on a roll! The ideas just keep coming. I haven't been this jazzed about anything I've made in a long time. 

When it comes to the poodle cozies, I am never quite sure how any of them will turn out. I may have an idea when I begin, but these dogs have their own ideas, it seems. Each has its own unique expression--whether from the slight tilt of a head, the placement of the eyes, or the length of the ears, no two are ever quite the same.
And add in an old mismatched shoe of Ken's, and--well--it's magical!

A couple of terrific little gadgets have had their part to play in these masterworks, and I want to share them with you. I bought them for myself recently on Etsy, and already I'm seeing a big improvement in my crocheting. I've never learned properly and can manage only the most basic of stitches, making things up as I go along. But now I have hope I may even learn to follow an actual crocheting pattern some day.

These little gizmos are the greatest thing since sliced bread! I hope you'll check out the shops, PlayingWithFiber and Dianescrafts1:
Crochet Stitch Markers Removable Lightweight No Snag Set A of 4

Knit or Crochet Stitch Markers

Now keep some of that amazement for another post later this week as I have been making even more wonderfully absurd stuff I plan to share.


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