What do you do with a long weekend? Paint the spare room? Prune the rose bushes? Go to the beach? Not me... I figure it's time for a Mentalist marathon and a bigger crochet project than usual.
University of Florida. My reef will be on display with a lot of other reefs from a lot of other crocheters around the country. It was a fun way to use up leftover yarn and I must say the photo does not do the colors justice!
I also worked on more silliness. Last week I came across a discussion on Ravelry about "bearded beanies". I know, who would want a beard on their beanie, right? But you know, I found a photo of one and it made me laugh. I printed it off, and added it to the 'when I am bored I might try to make this' pile. The very next day, Steve came home saying that the gals at the office had also been talking about them. I don't believe in coincidence, so the photo moved to the top of the pile and I tried to recreate it.
But you know how crazy crocheters' minds work. Now that I've figured out how to do it, can I make it better? The answer is of course I can!
Steve drove me out to the store yesterday to check out holiday sales... and we came home with nothing but a skein of gray eyelash yarn. Can you imagine where we are heading? Yes! A beard with hair. This time we chose gray since that is the natural color of Steve's beard these days. I haven't laughed that hard in a very long time.
I crocheted one strand of soft black yarn and one strand of the silvery eyelash yarn together to make the beard. We did have to do a little mustache trimming here and there.
My first thought of course was that the beanie should have been red... because all I could think of is Yukon Cornelius from my favorite Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It makes me laugh again just to think about how hard I laughed.
You can see why... right?
Sorry Yukon, for all the laughing at your expense... I promise to make one with a red beanie and yellow earmuffs for Christmas.