Happy Monday everyone, I hope you are ready to start a new week! I am having a hard time today. I spent last week on the mountain with some youth from my church. It was a wonderful experience to be a camp leader for those amazing girls! Even though I missed my sweet kids, it was hard to come down off that beautiful mountain and away from the lovely fresh air. I did enjoy the opportunity to wear my striped hipster beanie since it got a bit chilly at night, but since I am back to 100 degree weather, I am sharing a non-wearable today: a super chunky wool rug.
I usually love the beginning of the week, but I have been dragging my feet lately. The last few days have been a bit of challenge. I am feeling overwhelmed, and I know it’s due to my own lack of organization. I also feel like I am losing on the parenting front. My 4-year-old son is so sweet, so silly and funny, but he has really been challenging my patience this week. Maybe it’s hard because I see such a stark difference between him and my 13-month-old. She is happy ALL DAY LONG. She plays and giggles and never talks back, which is how my son used to be. But then he and I snuggle under the covers after reading a book, and I am reminding of how much I love being a mother. I should probably just stay in bed all day tomorrow and hold on to it.
Crochet has been an extra important outlet, and these chunky, quick projects have been so cathartic. This Ric Rac Striped Scarf was made as a gift, but I am tempted to make one for myself, it’s so cozy and fun.
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I have been pretty excited to share this pattern with you today. I have been LOVING chunky projects lately. They work up so fast, and the texture is so lovely. I might go back and re-release all my slipper patterns as chunky. I almost can’t bear to make them, they take me so long. I experimented a bit with my women’s boat slippers, the chunky texture is so fun, and the big yarn cuts the crochet time in half or more. This beautiful chunky crochet granny hat takes literally 30 minutes (or less) to make. It would be a perfect craft fair project, as you could make so many of them so quickly. It fits with a bit of slouch, but you can always add more rows to make it more slouchy, or add a pom-pom for a different look.