Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Crocheting in Summer

It is mostly summer weather here in the Philippines. The cool months of December and January seemed to have passed so quickly, and its not even as cold as it used to be :(

Now in the middle of February, it is already getting so warm in the middle of the day and by March to April it is expected to be very hot!
I don't think I would be able to concentrate so much on crocheting, so I'll probably save the simple projects for this time. I plan to make a new set of glass cozies for our ice-cold drinks, small bazaar items for gifting and for selling (so I can buy halo-halo everyday!) and maybe finally be able to make my own designed beach ensemble, so I can offer it in time for U.S. summer season.
Meanwhile, here are my recent projects:
*This is my latest WIP. I was working on another shawl, but it was so simple and monotonous, I got tired of it. So when I saw Lily's design, I just had to try it. It was a bit challenging at first, but really easy once you get past the first pattern repeat. I'm almost finished on my 2nd ball of thread. Here was my WIP after finishing the 1st ball:

* A recent FO I posted before, is this belated birthday gift - baby hat I made for my grandniece who turned one last Jan.12.
(these were shots from my mobile phone, Jan.31)

Below pic, is my lovely niece and her baby.
This is the other baby hat I made a while back, which she already outgrew.

* For my cousin's (soon-to-be born) baby boy, I made this hat. (Its almost the same as above, with minor modifications)

And, here's the belated matching gift - I wasn't able to finish it in time for the baby shower. I'd just have to make sure my cousin gets this soon, since this is quite small and maybe will fit her baby only up to two months.

I bought the pattern for this, and you can see the details on my Ravelry project page.


  1. Ooh, I really like the hat and baby shoes for your cousin's baby. What kind of yard did you use for it?

  2. The hat and the shoes are so cute Mimi! Una isn't fond of hats. We've been buying the perfect hat for Una but she keeps taking them off. We learned later on to just have her wear a hoodie to keep her head and body protected from cold.

  3. Hi daperfectmix, I used two strands of cotton thread, and 3.5mm hook for all the baby items in this post. I would prefer sport weight baby yarn, but its not readily available here.

    Thanks Gene! I think babies would wear hats only for a short while, esp. since its warm here. I was just lucky that I got to take the pics before baby Gail took the hat off :p

  4. hi mimi, any news on the bikinis? :)the shoes and hat are super cute by the way:P

  5. Hi Pj, thanks!
    Unfortunately, the crochet bikini set is still a work-in-progress in hibernation...

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  7. Your weather sounds similar to what we have here, Mimi. (In Nevada.) Your grandniece is adorable; and so is the hat and little shoes. :)

  8. Thanks Gene, I'll go check it out :)

    Thanks Tina :) At least its still cool indoors...but I think April will so hot and electric fans won't be enough!

  9. I´m loving the tiny baby shoes!


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