Looking online late last week, I’d searched for some sort of cozy, either crochet or tied netting, to cover a mason jar for decoration. I wasn’t in love with any of the patterns that I did find, so I made up my own. It was pretty easy until I got to the top two or three rows, trying to figure out how to bring it in to hang on to the top of the jar, while still being able to slip it on the jar in the first place! I used a size I (5.5mm) crochet hook, and the Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn in Jute that I had laying around. I love how the color looks on the blue jars I’m using as candle holders!
I’m also working on figuring out a proper pattern for a smaller version of my crochet hook case that holds twelve hooks (with cushioned grips) instead of the 32 my original design holds. I love that my case holds all my hooks, but I realize many people don’t have nearly as many crochet hooks! I just finished a smaller case, and I think I’ve got the majority of the kinks out of it, but it was still a bit of the “wing it as you go” type of sewing… which is not so good for sharing patterns/directions.
My mom had a barbeque at her house on Friday evening, so I finally saw my Grandma and was able to give her the mug rug I had made for her. She really liked it 🙂
I’ve got another post prepped to publish this Sunday, after my dad has opened his Father’s Day gifts. Is this strictly an American or US holiday, or do other countries celebrate this “hallmark holiday” as well?
Destin was hard at work all weekend, and he and one of his buddies made some big progress on our yard. There was a broken chain-link fence across part of our front yard (why only part??) that looked lousy… and is gone now! No fence is a big improvement, though eventually we may fully fence the property… with a decent, non-broken fence. They also got the “burn pit” that the previous owners left behind shoveled out… and dug down. I’m not sure the last owners had a brain at all, considering the car parts, beer cans, and remnants of asphalt shingles they found. Not only does that stuff really not burn, but I can’t imagine it’s healthy to be trying to burn it about 30 feet from the well head!