Sunday, July 29, 2012


We are finally home!  I think this may have been the longest leg we have every had.  We hit some bad traffic in St. Louis, so my husband surprised everybody with getting off the the St. Louis Arch!
Swirls and Sprinkles crochet blog at St. Louis arch

The kids were soooo excited.

We have been there once, but that was 6 years ago, so our son doesn't remember it and we didn't have our daughter yet.  It was a wonderful surprise.  It was great to get out and stretch our legs!  I wish I could have had a bit of a heads up.  I have friends in the city and it would have been great to see them.  Maybe next time, right?
While on  vacation I got a little bit of crochet done.  I also scored some great yarn!  I have some really pretty colors for some ruffle scarves.
Swirls and Sprinkles, yarn, sashay, ruffle, scarf, crochet, pattern, patterns, free,

Now, it is time to unload the car.  Fun times.  :)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

OK to WI

We made it to Wisconsin safe and sound.  We even got in on the same day that we left Oklahoma!  We got in just before midnight.  The kids were FANTASTIC this leg.  I am hoping for smooth sailing when we are going the other direction. 
I am looking forward to doing some shopping with my mom.  I LOVE yarn shopping with her.
I am going to *try* to get some vaca pictures posted throughout our stay.  Today is a day of rest, though I may pick up my hook for a bit....

Friday, July 20, 2012


While I should be cleaning and getting things together for packing, I am sitting at my computer trying to make some decisions. 
The one that is is really nagging at me is whether or not I should request a new business name, on facebook.  When I first started out I wasn't doing any crochet.  That came well a year into things.  Now that my main focus is crochet I feel like "Swirls and Sprinkles" just doesn't fit. 
I have a really great name (I think so anyway) picked out.  I have set up a new email for it and know that the fanpage name is available for a personal url. 
I think I can change my name on here...I should check into that! 
I just don't know if it is the right move.  Maybe I should start all over with a brand new page.  What is stopping me from doing that just yet is that I have over 900 fans on my fb page.  I don't want to lose a ton of followers in the process. 
Decisions, decisions.  Have I mentioned that I am a very indecisive person?
Please comment below to give me your thoughts!

Thursday, July 19, 2012


It feels like it has taken FOREVER for my charger to get here.  In reality it has only been 5 or 6 days since it died.  I am so glad to have my patterns computer back.
Another thing that is finally here is VACATION!!!  Yep, we will be going home to visit family.  I am really looking forward to it.  :D  The break will be nice. 
I will still be able to check in on my page, blog, and email.  (thank goodness)  No orders will be worked on until August 1st, though. 
So, you wanna see something that I have been working on?  I think this is my FAVORITE so far.  I will definitely be making myself and my daughter one.  I think it is going to make great Christmas presents too! 
Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet ruffle scarf
Ruffle Scarf.  Gorgeous, huh?!
I have also worked up 7 hats
Swirls and Sprinkles: Easy crochet bobble hat.  Sizes newborn, baby, child, adult
I made up this pattern based off of a picture that I saw.  Pattern coming soon.

Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet newsboy hat.  Diamond detail
Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet ridged beret hat
The patterns for these two hats are from Mamachee

Swirls and Sprinkles: Easy crochet candy strip hat pattern
Pattern for this hat can be found here
A pair of leg warmers:
Swirls and Sprinkles: Easy crochet leg warmers/ baby legs
I was bored the other night and decided to work something up for my daughter for Halloween.  More styles to come!
A mug Kozie and an apple Kozie:
Swirls and Sprinkles: easy crochet mug Kozie.

Swirls and Sprinkles: Easy crochet apple Kozie
All of the new hats will be available in August, as well as the leg warmers and apple Kozie.  The mug Kozie can already be found on my Facebook page. 
It has been a very productive 5 or 6 days!

ETA:  Headwraps!  I've also made a few headwraps in the last week.  I forgot to get pictures of them!  Hopefully I can find time tomorrow in between taking care of 2 kids, cleaning, packing, packing, and cleaning....did I mention packing?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Still waiting......

Booooo  I am still waiting for my charger to get here.  I'm not so sure that it has even shipped yet.  Tonight I plan on completely taking the husband's computer over.  (like my yarn, hooks, wip's, and finished items aren't bad enough!)  I will be downloading something so I can finally get some pictures edited and posted.  I think it is going to be a late night!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

All caught up!

Well, since I still don't have my laptop, I have had some extra time to crochet.  I am all caught up on orders and have started working on some new items for the fall.  I am open to suggestions, so if there is something you might want to see LET ME KNOW!  Now is the time to start thinking about Autumn and Winter.  I know with the 100 degree heat it is hard to think about hats and scarves.  However, NOW is the perfect time to get some early orders in, before my turnaround gets to be a bit long. 
I guess since I still have control of the desktop that I should start searching for new things to work on. 
Oh almost forgot to mention... I worked up a new hat style today.  I love it.  I think I may make it my first free pattern.  I am looking forward to being able to get pictures of all the new things posted.  :D

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Busy writting

I have been busy with the new patterns.  I have made 4 of the 5.  That is the good news.  What is the bad news you ask?  The bad news is that my laptop is dead.  The charger and battery are fried.  I am waiting for new ones, but it could be a week before they are here.  My photo editing software is on my laptop and I am stuck using the husbands desktop.  I am going to try to find a editing site tomorrow.  I can't wait to get the pictures of the new projects posted!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

New patterns

I just couldn't help myself.  Last night I bought some new patterns from  She has some of the cutest patterns and they are really easy to follow. 
I have been taking advantage of my kids keeping themselves busy.  It's not every day that they can entertain themselves for 15 minutes at a time.  I may have had to put the projects down a million times today, but I have gotten some work done.  So far, I have worked up 2 of her patterns and I am half way finished with a 3rd.  I can't wait to show off the new items! 
Win for me!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A new beginning

Time for a fresh start!  I am starting clean with my blog.  I am quite rusty, so please bear with me!  I am learning my way around here and I am enjoying every minute of it! 
I have been busy finding new patterns to work up and even writing up some of my own!  I am hoping to get things a bit more happening, around here!