Friday, January 16, 2009

There and Back Again

Whew! I have been swamped these last two weeks with prepping for travel, actually traveling and organizing my life post-travel. Turn-around trips are exhausting to say the least. The one positive, however, is the fact that I get lots of knitting, crocheting or embroidery done while interned in my coach seat for 5-6 hours at a time. As such, you'll all be gleeful to hear that I finished the motherload of pattern testing on the Pie-rets while to-ing and fro-ing to New York. Yep, expect those patterns very soon...

Despite my current schedule, I found a few spare moments to make a pair of fuzzy boots for myself! I figured New York would be frigid and therefore my toes would need a bit of extra warmth, so I got to crocheting before leaving on a jet plane.





Purty purple booties, no?

And check out those blue soles! Found 'em at The Woolery.

I've got a tell you peeps, most of the stuff I design for Crochet Today is not exactly stuff I would make for myself. Don't get me wrong, I think that I've done a good job with the designs and each one definitely has the "LadyLinoleum touch", but how many throw pillows can one have? With that said, I am a big fan of both the fuzzy boots and the lumberjack hat (need to work one of those up for myself as well).

Speaking of designing, I have come to a very important decision. This year I will offer more patterns on my website/blog than I have in the past. I have felt a bit inhibited when designing for publication as of late. Sure, I am immensely thankful for the opportunities designing for publication has provided me (i.e., reaching a larger audience), but I feel as though I am watering down my weirdness. As a result of this realization, I have decided to free my caged aesthetic for a while and pick up the craziness factor a bit. So, you can expect Pie-rets and then some in '09!

*Insert evil laugh here*

Let's put the Monster back into Monster Crochet shall we?

Have a wonderful weekend all!

24 comments:

Chelsea the Yarngeek said...

WOOHOO!! Love the boots!

I'm so excited to see more fun and funky LL patterns coming our way! I can't wait for the Pie-rets pattern to show up. Those are just nifty! Definitely have to whip one (or two) up for Thanksgiving. :D

Corvus said...

This "putting the monster back" thing greatly excites me. Woot!

Jessica said...

I can't wait to see what's coming up! Yay, LL!

PurpleBecca said...

Those boots are amazing...Purple boots...wow...Wonderful news for us monster crochet readers also!

Ellen Bloom said...

Yeah! You go, Girl! Get your monster-groove back on!

Looking forward to wearing pie on my head instead of on my hips!

Lynne E. said...

Can't wait for the Pie-rets!

Treasure Ann said...

How fast do you crochet? You are really good to do those boots so quickly. They are lovely. You are really good.

Elisa said...

Hooray! I love seeing your name and projects in mags & books, but I've missed the weirdness that is so uniquely you. Welcome back!

now to go make a pair of purple boots . . . .

Sus said...

The boots look awesome! Yay, purple -- you and my DH would get along great! So excited about the coming onslaught of monster-y goodness!

book wench said...

I have a question- how are you crocheting and knitting on a plane? Last time I flew they confiscated my hooks! I was so sad, and wondered how I could participate in terror-like behavior with a crochet hook. Maybe hook someone in the nose? Any tips would be appreciated. On getting them on the plane, not the terror...

Andi said...

Fun and funky are what I love best. I want to do the lumberjack hat in hunter orange so it is like Shane's hat in the first episode of Weeds. Find the bear! :D

TattooArtist said...

I *love* this hat! *Love* it! I made 2 of these hats over the weekend! I was curious to know how you could make this hat larger? I followed the instructions for the adult hat, but I tend to have a "tight" hand and my hats are big enough to fit a small child and I need to make one for my melon headed boyfriend(lol). I tried using a larger hook, but didn't like the big holes it was making. How do I add rows without loosing the shape of the hat?

Megalion said...

Yes!! Put the Monster back in Monstercrochet!!

Heatherly said...

wow! love the boots! great colour!

Micky said...

Wearing pies on your head, bugs all over and giving away groovy bat patterns.
I really miss this place!
:)

Manda-Lynn said...

I love the boots! So cute!

Anonymous said...

For some reason when I read "Pie-rets", I was thinking "Pie-rats". I pictured a pie with rats on it. I love the boots.

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Steph said...

Don't let 'em kill your weird. That's what makes you queen of awesome.

Valtricotine said...

Lovely feets in this booties !!

Launi said...

These are fabulous. And they look sooo warm. Thanks for posting this...

Crochetoholic said...

love these boots!!!

juliana said...

I can find the mag nor the pattern here in Argentina. Could you help me? julianuit@gmail.com

Jantina van Veelen said...

I can't find the pattern, can you please tell me how to?
jantina@jellejanvanveelen.nl (the netherlands) I really love those boots!