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January 19, 2011

Grab Your Needles, It's a Blizzard!

Greetings from snow laden Swtizerland Kansas City!
Yes, at this exact moment in time I am looking out my giant living room window to see fluffy, beautiful snowflakes falling. Actually I make it sound quite a bit more whimsical than needed... IT'S A BLIZZARD!!!

So naturally I am sitting here sipping my yummy green tea and dreaming about a potential snow day tomorrow. I mean with a predicted 5-9 inches here in the metro, they can't expect me to trek through all of that at -heaven help us!- 7 a.m.?!

Anyway, as I dream about my lovely *hopeful* snow day, the thought of a cozy new hobby is now stuck in my mind...

Don't snow days + hot chocolate + crocheting go hand-in-hand? I think so. Especially after viewing several gorgeous items like these babies on my beloved Etsy...

Calling all knitter/crocheters! I need your help! I would prefer to go back to crocheting, because that's what I originally learned, but I am also up for a challenge. Which one do you like better?

If I can dig myself out of my little cozy igloo of a home, I am going to raid Hobby Lobby for some pretty yarn and a needle or two! What size of needle should I get?

Clueless in Kansas City...


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  1. I don't knit or crochet, but that headband is so cute!

  2. I love to knit! I've tried crochet, but I never picked it up the way I did with knitting.

    If you want to knit, I recommend getting a few different sized needles, as well as some different weighted yarn (some really thin yarn, and some really thick, heavy yarn), then experiment with the different needles and different yarn. They'll all give you a totally different look. Really thin needles will get you a really tight, close, small stitch, and big thick needles will do the opposite.

    Start with some basic stitches first, just to get the general idea of how to do it, then expand on that knowledge. And have fun!

    If you have any crochet tips, send 'em my way because I'd love to learn!

    Oh, and stay safe and enjoy the snow. Keeping my fingers crossed that you'll get a snow day! :-)

  3. I like the headband. I don't do either so I won't be much help...

  4. i WISH i knitted so I could make those adorable scarves and headbands...

  5. I've been wanting to learn to knit for years, but just haven't had the time to learn! If you learn, post a how to!

  6. I can knit and I sort of know how to crochet but I never really picked it up that well.
    I echo what Stevie said about the differnt types of yarn/needles. Just try several and see what you like best.

    But, I think if you end up crocheting/knitting that headband you should have a giveaway! It's adorable! :)

  7. I started learning to crochet last year, stopped for a while, and it's defintiely a goal to pick it up again and become really proficient at it this year!

  8. Ooh, I loveeee that headband! I would love to learn to crochet so I can make cute stuff like that. I need to put it on my 'to do' list with sewing and various other craftiness...

  9. i love love that first headband! ♥ wish i was cratfy enough for crocheting, but sewing works for me!

    ps. send some of that snow to texas please if ya can. we have the cold air for it, but no pretty snow.

  10. We're snowed in down in Springfield, MO as well! I love it! :) And that headband is so super cute. But the only thing I can make is a scarf. Sigh.

  11. I knit and crochet, but let me tell you crocheting is SO much easier! I feel like I am getting more done when I crochet and don't feel as frustrated. In knitting you have to manage the whole piece the whole time. With crocheting, you only have to keep up with one loop.

    Let me know if you pick up crochet!!

  12. I'm trying to learn to crochet and I just can't pick it up. I think my yarn is too thick and crazy to learn all the funny little stitches. Good luck with your projects! xoxo, Kels. PS. Have you entered my giveaway yet?? :)

  13. It sounds like you had the perfect snow day planned out! Did you get to stay in? I don't crochet or knit so unfortunately I have no tips for you, but I love those scarves-they look so cozy!!

  14. Found you from over at FTLOB :)
    I love knitting! I am a beginner still but it easy and I have taught a few people how as well.
    I am a new follower of yours.

  15. I so wanna learn too. If I lived by you we could take a class :) Good luck! Its my goal to take a class soon. Thanks for mingle monday, Im a new blogger/follower, looking to get some of my own too. :) Fun getting inspiration/ideas/tips from other pink loving blondes :) Happy Tuesday to you!


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