crochet:: husker football season is fast approaching

I’m working on ideas for my annual Husker hat design.

husker flap hat 1

~not 100% sure this is it yet, it’s just not edgy enough…a little too sweet~

husker flap hat 2

Miss Cortini, my second model wants me to add some Blackshirt detail.  I think she’s right.  They deserve a nod…they always deserve a nod.

Go Huskers :)

crochet:: a scarf for next football season

With some leftover Hometown, I threw together this scarf for a Viking fan for next football season.

You may recall I made some Viking hats here.

viking scarf

Made from LionBrand Hometown USA super bulky in dc, ch 1 mesh; with quickie pom poms so that I used every last bit of the yarn.  Nobody wants 6 feet of yarn left to put back in their stash, right?  Because if I had 6 feet left, I would have to buy more of that yarn and add more to my TO DO LIST.  And we all know also that a crochet maven’s TO DO LIST is large enough to begin with…

And speaking of the word maven, I decided to look up the exact meaning before I hit the publish button to make sure I was correct in my usage of the term, and was very pleased to find this definition first::


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 maven (also mavin) is a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass knowledge on to others. The word maven comes from Hebrew, and means one who understands, based on an accumulation of knowledge.[1]
I don’t know about you, but I sure think we are pretty awesome mavens.
Happy hooking friends!

crochet:: help i might be having an aneurism and green bay just scored an interception, so i guess my life is complete…

I can’t resist sharing.  It’s Saturday night.  I’m not out, I’m not doing incredible things that I must post on facebook.  I bet on the Packers, he took Minnesota.

I am enjoying an evening at home with my husband eating junk food, watching football, and drinking wine.  I am also seasoning a new iron skillet.  Not that it’s important, I am just doing that also.  A wife’s work is never done…


You will not believe what he just ordered for me.

I am beside myself with…I just don’t know what to call it.  Joy?  Yes, let’s call it joy.


I got the new Knit Picks catalog today.  I had a 20% off coupon offer.  They have a sampler special.

I’ve got one of each of these f-ing colors on the way to my house as we speak.  Good Lord, I have never in my whole life imagined that I would get a gift like this!



UPS Dude, get here…NOW!!!!

I have also promised to make the most incredible afghan my Frankie has ever seen in his life.  It may take the next 5 years to complete, but I SWEAR it will be beautiful.

life:: football mania

Y’all know I loves me some football, right?

new to me front door hanger from the weekend-o-garage sales

Well the season is under way and I am showing some team spirit this week courtesy of my friend Tricia’s idea.

Wicked cool, no?


You can check out her Pinterest love here.

crochet:: cowl scarf

 The clock is ticking on my craft show and I need items that work up quickly.  Nailed it!

…and not even nailed it like this:

not my photo

because I know, I know…I have a habit of often ending up as THAT GIRL

Taking Husker gear to the show was high on my priority list this year. I really like cowl scarves, no tangling up with purse handles, no trailing behind you when the wind blows…and of course, team colors are always a big hit in the Husker Nation.  News flash: I was just told these are not in fact called cowl scarves anymore, they are now called ‘gators’.  Go figure, I’d never heard of that one.  And yes, I know I look like THAT GIRL, but it’s still 90 degrees here and I wasn’t going to pretend that it’s blizzard season yet.

I’m testing a new-to-me-yarn and loving it.  A local store, the only one with yarn in a 15 mile radius, is closing and I got an awesome deal on a bunch of super bulky Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn.

Lion Brand recommends an N hook, and I sped through 2 cowl scarves in less than 3 hours.  I can do this!!!!

Have a ridiculously amazing day!

life:: OMG I need to get a subscription to Sports Illustrated…and the Big Ten channel

Holy crap on a cracker!

That is AWESOME wrapped in FANTASTIC with a side of ~HELLS TO THE YEAH~!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.