Slouchy Cotton Beret/Tam

This hat has been a WIP for months. I just finished it yesterday and posted it to Etsy. My first attempt at a slouchy beret. It turned out pretty well, at least I think it did. Here's a picture:


Tapestry Kitty Bag

I just finished this Tapestry Crochet Kitty Bag for my granddaughter.

I modified the pattern slightly:
  • I opted for a shoulder strap with a stripe instead of the wrist strap specified
  • used Caron Simply Soft in Black and White
  • Added a white weave at the top of the bag
It was fun to make because I kept thinking about the hug I'll get...



I am so excited! My entries in the San Diego County Fair both won ribbons!

A round ripple afghan of my own design won 3rd place in the afghans category for entrants 62 or older. A hat won 1st place in the miscellaneous crochet for entrants 62 or older. There was no category for "hats". These were my first ever entries in any competition, so I'm obviously very proud.

On top of that, we went to the fair yesterday to see if they had won anything, and I entered a speed contest - speed is not my strong point. I won second place! Think I would have won first, had I not been so nervous and made a couple of errors, which counted against me.