Sick Lil Monkeys Bubble Hooks: A Review

I want to start off saying that I am not receiving any compensation for this review. I love Kelli’s hooks and just wanted to share my thoughts on them with all of you.

I have 2 bubble hooks from Kelli and am about to order another one to add to my collection. Here are the ones I already have.

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Meet My Testers: Sweet Potato Crochet Creations

Hello, everyone! I’m so happy to introduce myself to you all.


My name is Carol Rupprecht, and I’m a stay at home mommy to 2 crazy boys: my toddler who is one
(crawling since 5 months, walking since 9. Gosh,he’s a handful.), and my husband who is a child at heart. I’ve only been crocheting for a little less than 2 years and I can’t believe how far I’ve come since I started.

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Pamala Pattern Line – Coming in October

I love my mom. She is a strong woman. 
 
My mom and dad right after the diagnosis
 
My mom is a breast cancer survivor. She underwent a double mastectomy and reconstruction and chemo and now deals with the lymphedema from the removal of lymph nodes when she had her mastectomy. She has been cancer free now for three years as of the end of June so she has a little less than 2 years to go until she will be considered at less risk for recurrence. She lives in Houston so most of the time doesn’t have to deal with really cold weather but still needs something on her head when it does get cool. Also, her hair is still wispy so during warmer months when she is out and about she needs to protect her head.

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Happenings

It has been a while since I posted but just want to share with y’all what all has been going on in my world. Super busy with pattern writing and keeping my business organized. I think the secretarial and paperwork type stuff is my least favorite part but that is probably because I do that for my day job!

I got graphics and a logo for my business which makes me really happy. If you need graphics I would highly recommend Melody over at MadMad Graphics. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted but filled out a questionnaire and she came up with some that I am super happy with.

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“Awesome”Cowl – A Pattern Test

I got the opportunity to test for The Hookeraholic Crochet recently which I always enjoy doing.

The pattern I got to test was for the “Awesome”Cowl. I really enjoyed this pattern. It worked up quick and easy even though I wasn’t feeling well.

She released the pattern today and you can get a copy in her Ravelry store. She has some amazing designs, so take an opportunity to check her out.

Inspiration and a Pattern Line

A few months ago, I saw a lovely knit hat on Pinterest. Unfortunately, I don’t knit, but it did get me to thinking. I started thinking that I could recreate it in crochet. Once I started working on it, my brain went into overdrive and started coming up with a whole line of items incorporating the spiral.

And that is what inspired the Nautilus pattern line. I released the headband/earwarmer last week.

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Scrubbing Bubbles

A few years ago, I had a need for some washcloths but couldn’t find anything that was exactly what I wanted. I started playing with some ideas and this little cloth is what I came up with. I have made it with more and less rows and more and less starting chains. Sometimes I will add a border. There have also been times that I have added a small loop at one corner to be able to hang it. I hope that you enjoy this pattern and have fun. If you make it, please add a project to Ravelry or Craftsy so I can see what you do!

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Charming Cherry Blossoms

I was so privileged to test a few of the items that Lisa of Kaleidoscope Art & Gifts developed for her Charming Cherry Blossom line of patterns. She is so very talented and a joy to work with. After testing the drink sleeve and the wrist cuff, I approached Lisa about collaborating on a pair of barefoot sandals using the Cherry Blossom pattern and her tutorial for staining and painting your crochet that was posted over at Cre8tion Crochet. Lisa very graciously agreed and encouraged and mentored me through the process. I am so blessed to have her and other creative people in my life.

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