Since I’ve moved to a new city and my sister has gone off to college, JJCrochet has needed to find a new model. Thankfully, my new friends are GORGEOUS. A couple knit cowls, a few crochet hats. Patterns and project details coming soon!
A Saturday morning visit with an armful of crochet and knitted items and there you have it – new pictures for the site. Thank you, friend for being a lovely model! Which project do you like best for fall?
I work for a company that encourages creativity inside and outside the office. Case in point: our annual golf outing. Profusely declining since I have never played golf before in my life (mini and par 3, yes – real golf, NO), I somehow wound up taking a half day off work to spend time on the greens with my coworkers.
But this wasn’t your typical golf outing.
Before we got on the course, planning had to be done, yet none of it was actually focused around golf. Each foursome developed a “theme” accompanied by crazy outfits. Some were a 90’s boy band, others Gillian’s Island, but my team decided to go with the “Where’s Waldo” theme.
We found red and white striped shirts, but where were we going to get red and white winter hats in the middle of August? Thankfully, one of our foursome owns a crochet hat business (it’s me – that’s me) and was able to help out. Now if only she had allotted time to make them and didn’t have to wake up at 6am the day of the golf outing to crochet the final 3 hats… Oh well – you do what you gotta do and we looked FAB.
The hats themselves were very quick to make – size K crochet hook and Red Heart yarn – and worked up in less than 30 mins each. Three stripes red, three stripes white, then seven rows of red to make the bottom part of the hat. Some of the hats got a pom-pom, others did not since I ran out of time. I’m thinking JJCrochet won’t start selling this hat anytime soon, but based on the reactions we got, who know – might be the next best seller!
Ohhhh what we’ll do for the sake of the game and work-place comradery.
I hope you got a little laugh out of it, and maybe even some inspiration. Just remember: Crochet can do anything, even be part of outfits for work-related events.
So if you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a “cowl kick” recently. I love them. The chunkier, the better.
With fall gearing up and my love of cowls in full swing, I couldn’t help but stock up on lots of cowl-making yarn tonight (like I need more skeins for my stash). 38 skeins to be exact.
Most of this yarn will be turned into cowls and I think that warrants a FREE CROCHET COWL GIVEAWAY (posting about that next) WOO!
The family was also over for Thanksgiving which means for the first time in a while, I’ve had live models! A few of my younger cousins and my sister (a JJCrochet regular), were kind enough to model a few cowls for me. Unfortunately, all the eating slowed us down and we didn’t quite beat the setting sun, but we were able to get a few shots in.
I’m still undecided whether or not these wonderful winter scarves can jump across the gender gap. What’s your vote… Can guys wear crochet cowls??
I’m still home on Christmas break from college (PTL for private schools with 4 week Christmas breaks) and have been crocheting and knitting quite a bit. I’ve made way too many knit and crochet hats, but when you have a hat-selling business, I guess that’s a good problem to have. Last week, I convinced my younger sister to model some of my crochet hats and we had so much fun – me playing with my new camera, and her just loving being other the other side of the lens. It was about 15 degrees here in Pennsylvania when we took these shots and I can still hear my little sister complaining about the cold.
While we did take some great pictures of my crocheted and knit hats…
…There were some awkward/ funny/ disturbing pictures that just won’t make the final cut.
She started to get a little crazy towards the end…
Overall, though, I’d say this photoshoot was a success. And if not, at least I have some great pictures to use as blackmail when she gets older.