Monthly Archives: July 2014

Crochet Blues

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So, today I feel very discouraged.

I spent hours writing out a pattern for my Crocodile Stitch Owl that I designed a few weeks ago. I went on Facebook and asked for testers, and I emailed my pattern to ten people who agreed to help. The first person started right away, and guess what…

There was a problem with the VERY FIRST LINE!

Ughh. I knew there were going to be issues with the pattern, seeing as this is the first one I’ve ever written. But I didn’t think it was going to be as quick as the very first row of the pattern! This just kinda validates my fear that no one would understand what I was trying to say with the pattern :[

I’ve revised the pattern, and re-sent it to the people who volunteered to test. Here’s hoping the rest of the pattern runs smoothly!

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Welcome to the JUNGLE!!

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Hey there!

Silly me, I decided to start this blog while on vacation, so this is my first chance to post some photos. While on vacation in beautiful Ball Ground, Georgia visiting family, and we have spent the last week or so setting up for the Weird Animals vacation bible school at the church. I have to brag a little bit and say, the decorations came out AMAZING!!

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This is just the main stage. We also have an underwater room and a jungle themed room.

Anyway, my step mom asked if I could make a wild, funky hat for her to wear, since she’s the one running vacation bible school this year. So we went to Walmart and got some Red Heart Super Saver yarn in “Blacklight” (and it was even on clearance!) Then I went to Pinterest looking for an awesome pattern. I ultimately ended up using Vickie Howell’s Urban Jungle slouchy beanie pattern, which I thought was fitting for our jungle/animal theme.

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I modified the pattern a little, deciding not to make the band ribbed, and I used a larger K hook instead of the H hook that the pattern called for. I started running out of yarn, so I ended up with 13 rounds instead of the 16 in the original pattern, and used the leftover to make this cool, uneven pom pom.

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I really like the different lengths of yarn here, I think it adds it its wildness :]

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I have to say, I was a little skeptical of all the different colors in this yarn working with this pattern, but I believe it came out awesome!!

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Here’s another shot of the full hat, with the pom pom. It’s so bright and cheerful!

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And it just wouldn’t be complete without a selfie shot! (Please excuse the messy hair, I desperately need it cut!)

So that’s been my wild and colorful last few days, now we’re off to show it to the kids for them to enjoy, just as I hope you’ve enjoyed these photos!

Until next time, grab a hook, pick some wild and crazy yarn, and get a little KNOTTY!

Getting Started

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Hey there!

Welcome to That’s Knotty!

This is my first blog ever, but I’m hoping to turn my love of crochet into something I can share with all of you. This first post is just going to be boring, but you gotta start somewhere, right?

So let me give you some insight into how I’m hoping this blog will develop. I have been a member of several Facebook groups centered around crochet, and have always gotten positive feedback on my creations. I’m hoping this blog will become a place where I can share my projects, post a few patterns, and most importantly, a place where I can connect to fellow crocheters like YOU!

I promise to post lots of awesome pictures, along with lots of my meaningless ramblings. So please, sit back, enjoy, and maybe even get a little knotty :]