tinycrackers

sometimes parenting can make you feel just a little crazy

Years ago...when I had my own life...I learned to crochet.  Homemade afghans for engagement presents, scarves that were ridiculously long and granny square pillows with color combinations that make my eyes hurt just thinking of them - I was hooked.  This past winter, I dug out my tools to make more than a dozen hats and scarves to donate.  Then, came holiday presents.  Next, cowls and buttons.  Now inspiration just keeps coming and I can always find an excuse to feed my addiction.

Extra-long scarf, or shawl if you like, in a pineapple-esque stitch

Extra-long scarf, or shawl if you like, in a pineapple-esque stitch

3 buttons make this cowl wearable 3 different ways

3 buttons make this cowl wearable 3 different ways

It was not easy to let this soft pink infinite scarf go, but I eventually did

It was not easy to let this soft pink infinite scarf go, but I eventually did

A cheery, cozy button cowl for a friend with a sunny personality

A cheery, cozy button cowl for a friend with a sunny personality

A difficult start, but I was able to find my groove

A difficult start, but I was able to find my groove

Soft light blue, super soft yarn - shoulda made an entire blanket with this stuff

Soft light blue, super soft yarn - shoulda made an entire blanket with this stuff

Leftover yarn lead to a fun ombre effect on this scarf...

Leftover yarn lead to a fun ombre effect on this scarf...

My first pom-pom hat - and I really liked experimenting with the granny square/brick stitch combo cowl

My first pom-pom hat - and I really liked experimenting with the granny square/brick stitch combo cowl

These colors just won't quit

These colors just won't quit

So much yarn, so little time

So much yarn, so little time

Baby hats! plus a child-sized one - getting fancy with flowers!

Baby hats! plus a child-sized one - getting fancy with flowers!

...plus enough to make a button cowl and hand muff set for my niece's American Girl doll

...plus enough to make a button cowl and hand muff set for my niece's American Girl doll

This second pom-pom came out much better

This second pom-pom came out much better

If only I had taken a picture of the matching hat I made for this aquamarine infinite scarf :(

If only I had taken a picture of the matching hat I made for this aquamarine infinite scarf :(

A gi-GAN-tic scallop-shell shawl in charcoal gray - one of my earliest creations - my mother gave me a fantastic brooch I use as a closure

A gi-GAN-tic scallop-shell shawl in charcoal gray - one of my earliest creations - my mother gave me a fantastic brooch I use as a closure