Posts Tagged ‘free’

record player

record player

I’ve been looking for a record player on and off for a few months now. Why aren’t there any in thrift stores? Did people get rid of them too long ago? Or do people think they are worthless and just pitch them?  Whatever the reason I couldn’t find one at all and I mentioned it to my mom over christmas. So she packed up and sent me hers to use until I find one of my own. Moms are the best.

free record

The amount of awesome records out there is staggering–kids ones especially. We live right around the corner from a record shop (why I’ve waited this long to find a record player I don’t know).  The little gem up there came from their fantastic free box.


wheel stitch cowl

Sorry I disappeared from the internet last week: school holiday, crazy children, broken camera, blah, blah, blah. The camera will be in the shop for a good two weeks, so you are stuck with my dressed-up-to-look-like-a-polaroid camera phone shots for a while. That’s me up there, trying to look all stylish in my cozy new cowl.

wheel stitch cowl detail

It has been a loooong while since I picked up a crochet hook–10 months to be exact. Needless to say I was rusty. There was a lot of ripping out at first, but then the crochet neurons began firing again and it was smooth sailing the rest of the way. The cowl pattern is the chunky circle scarf  from people webs.  Not only is the pattern free, but Lindsi talks you through every bit–lots of people had questions about different steps and she answered them all in the comments section. How awesome is that?

happy halloween cowl

Now I’m dreaming of my next crochet project.  I think Cal’s new shawl pattern is definitely on the list. Or I might try my hand at some amigurumi, but I can’t decide elephant or bear/mouse?  Or something totally different. What do you think?

p.s. taking pictures of yourself is hard. Happy Halloween!