THIS FAT OLD LADY HAS BEEN HOOKING

  Yup, I’ve been hooking. A lot. And I’d like to make some money at it. I do it Japanese-style. Amigurumi. For those who are not up on their Japanese: Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, usually cute stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi,…

THIS FAT OLD LADY IS IN GRANNY SQUARE HELL

I’m looking for a project to keep my idle hands from becoming the devil’s playthings (he’s the devil, he can afford to buy his own playthings, thank you very much). I see a free crochet pattern of a lovely lap blanket (see photo above) and I am inspired to make it – only I want…

THIS FAT OLD LADY LOVES MAKING CURLY SCARVES

Anybody need/want a curly scarf? For as long as I have been seeing these things, I have been intrigued by curly/frilly scarves. When I was at BayCon (our local science fiction convention) last year, I went to a crafting workshop to learn how to do amigurami, and while waiting for the workshop to start, the…