Birthday Time.

In my world, birthday-time is synonymous with a time to knit or crochet something awesome. This time it was for my good friend Aleece who turned 24 today! Cue the 24 theme song:

Jack says “Happy Birthday”

So, in about a week I put together The Garden Scarf.

photo #1

I am currently trying to become better at crocheting so I purchased this book about a month ago when I was feeling a little down and uninspired.

Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller

It was definitely a good pick me up. Debbie Stoller, author of the Stitch and Bitch books, is such a great writer. Her books are anything but dry. Anyway, this pattern can be found in this great book. And now… the photos… (I really need a better camera, oy).

photo #2

Crocheting the flowers was a pretty pain-free process. The most tedious part of this project was sewing the flowers together. As often happens, I did not follow the pattern 100%… because it got a little confusing (I miss Kate!), so I winged it. I think it came out pretty well considering my improvisation.

photo #3

Yay! Next on the crochet agenda is a beanie. I reallly really love knitting beanies, because I love knitting things that I don’t have to pay attention to. I’m a big knit-while-watching-TV kinda gal. Anyway, word on the street is that it takes half the time to crochet a hat, so I’ll be the judge of that. And I’ll let you know, of course.

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  1. Posted October 23, 2008 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    Wow! It looks fantastic! I’m so proud of you. Stuff like that is seriously no easy task…


  2. cathy
    Posted October 23, 2008 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    looks good and complicated. i still prefer my idea ;-)


  3. Posted October 23, 2008 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    thank you kate! :o )

    and cathy, remind me to kick you later.


  4. Posted October 23, 2008 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    I’ll kick her for you Tati! :) And that scarf is amazing!! My scarf’s not quite much more than a potholder still but it’s coming along… my dual colored one sort of fell by the hour-glassed wayside but I still want to work on a hat!!! The faster the better I say… sign me up for Crocheting with Tati 101!


  5. Posted October 23, 2008 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    yeah girl! let’s do it. I’m starting to fall in love with crocheting, because its so quick and gratifying. Let me know when you’d like to learn! You should come over again soon anyways for knitting and chatting. :o )


  6. Posted October 24, 2008 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    That’s awesome! I don’t think I would ever have the patience…I would start and never finish! :)


  7. Posted October 24, 2008 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    I just got my ravelry invite!! :)


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