With some yarn I never thought I would use, and my newfound crochet skills (not to mention a nifty button), I dreamed up a little soft carry-case for my (glass) essential oil bottles. Space for 8 bottles, and 2 or 3 of the skinny roll-on tubes (stacked in the front). Now I can travel without bubble-wrapping them all!
Rather proud of myself for this; put it together myself, no pre-made pattern. This Totoro hat even has a tail! And it’s the proper color. I’ve been looking at Etsy for Totoro hats, and ALL of them are grey. Totoro is not grey. He’s…this color! Brown/grey, I guess.
My flatmate is rather hard on glasses—as she’s broken many, now we drink out of jars. Not mason jars, but trader joe’s salsa jars…not sue which one is worse. Anyhow, the ones that are good for tea need cozies, because since they are NOT the preposterously hipster mason jars with handles (why would you do that?!?), drinking tea out of them burns your hands. Here are the first few!
Of course, I got sidetracked. Now finally forcing myself to learn how to follow crochet patters. I don’t know if its because I learned to follow knitting patterns first, but crochet patterns seem too…unconcise…to me. But I did it! This is the visor to a fantastic medieval-style knight’s helmet turned into a cosy hat. (Couldn’t do the actual hat bit yet because to my dismay, the grey yarn that I ALWAYS HAVE was a tiny tiny ball, JUST enough, it turned out, for the visor.) Have gone to yarn store, all ready to do the rest!