I made anothercombination summer hat for my friend Vanessa. We call her Bananas. I guess because Vanessa and banana kinda rhyme if you're drunk? Some might argue she is bananas...we use it endearingly.
We weren't planning on buying an RV quite so soon, but we couldn't pass up this deal. We're going to customize it a bit, add some solar panels, internet, bike racks, and get ready to go..wherever. Starting (hopefully) this coming September, we're planning to purge our belongings, and do a slow crawl around the country, living and working from the road. We're hoping to visit national parks, family and friends, weird Americana, and just take our time connecting the dots.
We took the neighbors for a spin to the grocery store, only hitting one curb on the way. We parked, and walked in to pick up some pizza and champagne.
Everyone bought a bottle of sriracha. Because.
So the oven works! We had a pretty awesome pizza party with fancy drinks and sweet tunes. (Truckin' kicked in just as we were rollin' out :) We ended the day back on the block, where things got funky over at Tyler's. These people aren't making it any easier for us to pack up. ♥
I got to put these blocking wires to use for the first time.
After: Bigger! Prettier!
I used the Elise Shawl pattern with Plymouth Baby Alpaca yarn (my first time using fingering weight). The color is shown most accurate in the photo I'm wearing it. This was a Christmas gift for my future sister-in-law. I'm quite proud of this project, I think it's one of the coolest things I've ever made.
My Mom-in-law taught me how to crochet when I was in college, and I've loved being able to make my own hats and scarves. But recently something clicked, and I've been able to understand patterns that previously seemed impossible. I've really gotten into it and am totally turning into a yarn snob. This winter, my happy place is cozying up with a crochet project in my fluffy bathrobe, with a cup of tea and NPR. Sexy, right?