Holy Cow! I can't believe it's the end of November already. It's been pretty busy over here at Ambidextrous Crafter and I'm slowly working through all 3 of my WIPs. I'm close to finishing the Crochet Ribbed Skirt pattern, so I'm really excited to share that with all of you dear readers. I finished my Crochet Travel Hook/Needle Case and I have to say, that pattern was really tricky for me to nail down. It was tricky in the sense that it took 4 tries with different stitch patterns to get it right without the fabric curling. I'm really happy with the end result. Because I'm trying to get the two patterns finished, my Strawberry Lace Scarf didn't get much love.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving. This year, I'm truly grateful for being able to work from home because it enabled me to work towards my fitness goals during my lunch break, I'm not as stressed out as I used to and I get to crochet and design a lot more patterns with the time I used to spend driving up to Denver. I'm also grateful to my wonderful family and friends for being so supportive, it would definitely be extra harder this year without all of your support and prayers. I'm also grateful for the new wood-burning fireplace we got installed as it is way more efficient and it radiates heat more effectively than the old one.
This month, I've found and am loving this Illuminating BB Cream, 3-in-1 Color Stick and the Intense Hydration Face Cream from Mineral Fusion. If you or someone you know is looking for an all-natural ingredient makeup or skin care product, check out my review on Mineral Fusion. I'm really loving how it looks and feels on my skin and the effects on my skin as well.
Books I've Read Since Last Blog Post
Sense and Sensibility (from the Jane Austen Digest: Complete Collection)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling
Crochet Travel Hook Case by MG Camacho - yarn used was Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Collection Sock Weight in Lavender Topaz, 50% Superwash Merino, 25% Bamboo, 25% Nylon, total amount used was 147 yards/34 grams; using a Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hook in US B/2.25mm size, finished measurements are 6" tall x 4" wide with the flap closed.
Ribbed Crochet Skirt by MG Camacho - yarn used was Bernat Softee Baby Cotton in Aqua Mist, 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, total amount used was yards/grams; yarn used for the belt was Bernat Softee Baby Sport DK Weight in Pale Blue, 100% Acrylic; using a Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hook in US G/4.0mm, finished measurements for the skirt are 20" long x 36" around.
Strawberry Lace Pattern from the book Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet - yarn used was Trenway Silks Kiku, in Tropical Bloom, 100% Spun Bombyx Silk, Lace weight; using a Clover Soft Touch Steel Hook 1.75mm
Just in case, I would like to share the blogs and/or podcasts I'm really enjoying which are also listed on the side bar...and these are in the order I discovered them...hope you'll enjoy them too!