Today I’m going to review a number of projects I have completed over the past month or so. The above project I think I made some time over the holidays. The Half-Hearted Pouch is a cute coin purse from CrochetMe magazine. It was really cute to make—using a similar technique to itarsia for knitting. Quick, easy, one-evening project.
This potholder pattern I found in Debbie Stoller’s Stitch ‘N Bitch The Happy Hooker. Skullholder uses two squares (one of which makes the itarsia pattern of a skull) and binds them together. Add a handle and voila! Presto. The plan is to make a matching skullholder in white with blue skull.
On my trip to Vegas a few weeks ago, I brought this crochet bag project with instead of my usual knitting piece. Let’s just say, I’ve been converted to hooks for air travel. What a marvel it was that I had enough room to maneuver without poking someone in line for the bathroom in the behind with a loose-canon knitting needle. Anywho, this project, also from CrochetMe magazine, was SUPER easy and super fun to make. The passport bag is on my craft to do list.
Last, but definitely not least, my project for this weekend takes the cake. Cupcake that is! I have been whipping up these confectionary delights all weekend in celebration of the v-day week. From One Skein, these decorations are quick and easy. Like author Leigh Radford mentions, they do tend to multiply. It took me a while to get the gauge I wanted down, but I’ve mastered it, made some adjustments, and I’m mastering knitting the papers. My next challenge is making the icing tops.