Although it is a small step, I thought that it would be nice to give something away to one lucky winner to celebrate getting 100 likes on Facebook. This year has turned out to be great so far in terms of crochet for me. I thought that selling anything once the winter months were over would be impossible and yet people continue to prove me wrong. So here is me saying thanks to everyone for your support and I hope that you all will continue to pay attention to my ramblings and order custom items that will confuse me at times! 
So, I am going to give away a Custom Earflap Hat in Any Size!!! Did that get your attention? Because I was kind of hoping it would. So how do you get it? If you are not already a fan of Hook in Mouth Crochet on Facebook, then like the page for goodness sake!!!! After you have done that share your favorite Hook In Mouth Crochet picture to your Facebook wall then click on the link below and comment on the picture! 
That is all you have to do. I will randomly choose a winner Monday July 2, 2012 at 5pm AZ Time! Good luck!
 
This last week was a fairly busy one. I finished up a few projects and started on a few more things. I have been finding so many adorable patterns on Ravelry lately that I want to try. So don't be surprised if you see me using a lot of patterns in the near future, but I will always provide a link for them for others to try out, or to at least let you know what is not my own original design. The first couple pictures up above are of a Panda Earflap Hat I made. I made it for Daniel's  (my fiance) cousin. She asked me to make it for her a while ago and I finally got around to it. Not that there really needed to be much hurry on it, as it isn't going to be cold enough to wear an earflap hat in El Paso for quite some time. I really like how it turned out. I wasn't sure whether or not I should add the little pink cheeks, but I thought they would be very cute! I kind of want to make one for myself now. 
Above are a couple pictures of the Barefoot Sandals I made for myself on a whim last week. I keep seeing all these pictures of Barefoot Sandals all over the place and I wanted to try my hand. Then, when looking at some pictures on Google, I saw a picture where somebody was wearing heels with their's and I thought that was an amazing idea, so I decided to try it out for myself. These were so quick and easy to make that I also decided to write up a pattern for them, so look out for the pattern in the Patterns section of the site. 
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Lastly is one of the items that like I said, I found a pattern for on Ravelry. I found this pattern a while ago and had been wanting to try it out, but I dont buy cotton yarn as often...not really sure why, it is inexpensive, super soft, and shows off the crochet work nicely. Regardless, it was very easy and quick to make and turned out quite nicely. I cannot wait to bring it to yoga and try it out. Here is a link to the pattern for anyone interested: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spiral-ladder-yoga-bag

Thanks for those of you, if any that are actually keeping up with me and my blog. There should be a lot more things coming up in the near future. I have a few amis as well as a few more hats that I am working on, so stay tuned!
 
I have been working on a whole lot of items lately, and have a whole lot more coming in the very near future. I am also working on a bunch of different halloween items, so stay on the lookout for those! I am hoping to do some items such as a kitty costume, complete with kitty hat, mittens, and tail for infants and toddlers. I am also hoping to do a line of pumpkin hats and matching candy totes, as well as many other mystery items! Pictures to come soon.  Other than that,  I have just been working on an array of other items for family and a few custom orders. 
The first two pictures are of a Brown and Tan Basketweave  baby blanket for my cousin Sean's new addition to the family! I wanted to do something a little less traditional and more fun. I made it once again with Caron Simply Soft yarn, as I pretty much always do for baby blankets. 
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This next blanket I did as a custom order for an old friend from high school/junior high school who is also expecting a little one. It is similar to the Pink and Yellow Bobble Stitch Blanket I made a while back, but this one is obviously Gray and Pink and it is Carseat/Stroller sized rather than Crib Size. 

And finally, here are a few of the other things I have made throughout the past couple of weeks. It seems like so much.  On the top left is a newborn sized monkey hat I did as a custom order. I just posed it on the skull because it fit nicely and filled out the hat, so it looked better than when it was laying flat.  Next to the that on the right is a purse I just finished for myself yesterday. I used a pattern for that which I got on Ravelry. Here is a link to the pattern  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hey-sailor . I dont think the detail looks quite as nice on my purse in the yarn I used. I may make another in the future using the cotton yarn they suggest rather than the Red Heart Super Saver I used this time. Finally on the bottom is a skirt I made myself. I made it so I could use it as a swim suit cover up. The pattern is available here  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/emmajeans-minty-green-skirt . As you can see if you look at the original pattern, it is quite a bit longer than I made it. I figured it would be a little too hot and heavy for me since I live in AZ, so I modified the pattern to only go up to Row 20, then added the first 4 Rows of fringe in the pattern. I also made a skirt in black but did not take a picture. 
That pretty much sums everything up, I think. This post was once again very long and drawn out, I need to get on here more frequently to make posts rather than waiting a month between each post and writing a novel. I hope you guys stuck with me the whole time, and once again, look forward to some sneak peaks of some Halloween items very soon. There may even be some free patterns ;).