Monday, December 3, 2012

It's Quiet. Too Quiet!

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth. Job stress and family obligations have separated me from my creativity. Don't let that happen to you! Doing something creative is such good medicine! (easier said than done)

I recently retired yet again from two years of managing a small law firm. I am hoping that after the hustle bustle of the holidays is over, I will get back to regular blogging, and MAYBE back to podcasting.

Meanwhile, here is a cute cloche hat I just finished crocheting for my sister Pat. It is from the book "Crochet Basics" by Vogue Knitting On the Go (CLICK HERE for the book on Amazon). I am a beginner-intermediate crocheter, and this hat is super easy. I modified the pattern slightly, making it longer so it would easily cover Pat's ears in the blustery Chicagoland winter weather, and I added a removeable crocheted flower. The yarn is acrylic Red Heart With Love in the Autumn colorway.
 If I don't get a chance to post before then, have a fabulous Christmas!



  1. Hi Ruthann. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you are back. I really enjoyed your podcasts, but I know they were a lot of work!

    I love the hat - great fall colours!

  2. Miss you and your podcast. Hope to hear more from you

  3. So wonderful to hear from you again! I have been looking for a pattern like that.