A piece a week – the Hideout Crochet Hat

As my project this week had to be portable I decided I wanted to crochet something… Crochet is a new thing I want to really hone in on this year – getting crafty with the hook! I have a work in progress at the moment and that is a big pouf for the lounge but that one is a long haul project and is getting there slowly. This week I found some amazing hand spun merino a friend of mine gave me from her trip to Australia. It was very interesting to crochet with hand spun as the weight of the yarn is so varied from worsted weight to super bulky and it feels so good in your hands. I did not follow a pattern this time and just went with the flow of what was happening with the yarn and the size of the hat to see what came through. I think that without following a pattern I understood the stitches a bit more and learned to work with shaping the piece. I have called this hat the Hideout Hat named after the lodge we stayed at in the peaceful Eldorado National forest.

Wearing the hat in the evening light 
The Hideout Hat in amongst the snow РI loved the snow! 

A piece a week – a test apron & fun in the snow

This week I worked on an apron with some yardage I found at FabMo – it was a project which I liked and I will make some more soon! This will go up on my etsy site sometime soon… Currently I am on vacay at the snow – it has been lovely to relax & the plan was to stay away for technology for a week but we have wifi so yippee I can post to the blog as my week last week was flat out!!

Here is a picture of the lodge where we are staying in Tahoe and it is such an incredible house made entirely of logs – just like Lincoln logs. The front balcony is to the room where we are staying with the four of us – the kids on a mattress on the floor and us on a California King size bed, oh the luxury. We have to be thankful to our friends who invited us this year to share this amazing place with them!

The huge 5000 square foot lodge

The apron from last weeks creative adventure

Lots of maple leaves on the inside