Ah, March. You were a weird month, with no time for bloggin', and thus this is a big old cheaty "things what I made all month" post---and this isn't even all of it! I made a vow at the beginning of March to start and finish a small craft every day for National Craft Month, and I've actually stuck to it! (Although, I won't lie, some of the stuff got "finished" just for the sake of finishing and then frogged.) But my Solemn Vow ended up with lots of weird, small projects getting made, like the Purim goodies pictured above. I'm not Jewish, but I love the idea of Purim (it has costumes! and noisemakers!), so I took out some kids' picture books about it from the library to learn a little more, and then made myself up a Queen Esther crown (try the pattern! it's fun and just takes a few minutes. I bet it would be awesome to make one in wool and felt it...) The hamantaschen was a novel experience---instead of looking for patterns, I looked at recipes to see how the actual cookies are constructed (you fold a circle of dough around some filling into a triangle), and then crocheted some shapes to make a yarny version. This is an apricot-filled one, clearly. ;)
Divine Hat, which I'd made a version of in November-ish and enjoyed. Sadly, wearing the hat makes me look sort of...mushroomy. The hat on the right is just a big circle of double crochets, and the yarn (a skein of Cascade Nikki, which is super-bulky and thick-and-thin and, apparently, self-patterns into a star, which was the coolest surprise ever) made it look more interesting than it really is.
shamrocks for an impromptu Saint Patrick's Day yarnbombing session, which made me remember how much I enjoy yarnbombing, so I've embarked on a bunch of other tiny ventures in the same vein that will be surfacing at a later date, and with a request for Input from you Dear Readers.
this pattern, which has some of the best constructed ear-shaping-for-a-tiny-rabbit I've ever seen/used. Definitely give it a try if you're in need of a quick little Easter basket treat to make up.
Easter-quickie pattern, discovered through an Amigurumi of the Month group on Ravelry. This is Cho the Easter Chick, named after Kimball Cho on The Mentalist, as that's what I was watching while I made up most of Cho and half of his shell.
the Knitting Squid! :D So while I go leave her a comment about her surprise (because I think everyone, including me, forgot that I ever had a mini giveaway going on...) winning-ness, you should all go check out the ever-awesome Fibers on Friday and FO Friday.