Day 17: Clothing I Have Made

I tweaked the challenge. I was supposed to show you clothing I’ve altered but I couldn’t think of a single thing. I’m just such a lazy and terrible tailor that the only thing I’ve altered in the last year is my kids’ taekwondo pants. (They’re all so very, very short.) So sure, here’s a picture of that, but I’m also showing the sweater and shawl I crocheted from scratch. My youngest is home with a cold today, so she kindly agreed to be my model between sneezes. I might have to steal her shawl-as-headscarf idea.

Skull Infinity Square Crochet

While browsing on Etsy for something completely different, I ran across some lovely skull-themed crochet patterns (shop name Spider Mambo). I’ve been slowly revamping my bathroom and that’s kind of sucked up all my creative energy lately, but I couldn’t resist the skull infinity square. I already had some red yarn stashed in a closet so I got started right away. Winter has me dreaming of warm and cozy things, so I’ll probably just keep adding skull rows until it’s one giant square of a lap blanket. I don’t have enough red to finish a square that size so I’ll have to get out for more yarn in a week or two. I’m thinking of switching to black or dark grey at that point to keep things interesting.

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For the curious: American H-hook and medium weight Caron Soft acrylic yarn.

I’ll be sure to post pictures when it’s done. And once I get around to painting it, I’ll show you my bathroom redo. Anyone else crafting their way through winter?

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My center skull has a gap in his teeth.