I Stink at Keeping Secrets

Mom: So, Susan (6 or 7 years old), how was shopping? Are you going to tell me what you and Dad got me for my birthday?
Me: No. Don't even ask. I'm not going to tell. But I will say that it is gray.
Mom: Oh, gray, huh?
Me: And it is a size 4. But that's all I'm going to say. It has a lighter gray top with little buttons and a flowy darker skirt...with a little belt around the waist.
Mom: Hmmm.
Me: I'm not going to say any more. I don't want to give it away. It's a surprise, you know.

Have I ever told you that I stink at keeping secrets? Not in the disloyalty sort-of way. But I am a blabber-mouth. I simply say too much--just ask my teachers.

My relative silence lately in terms of what is on my hook is not due to the fact that I haven't been busy, but only because I have been frantically working behind the scenes on some other projects that I simply cannot share yet. 

But now I can officially share at least one of them...well, not the actual project--that will be revealed on March 31, 2014--but...

...I am going to be involved in yet another round of Design Wars! (Sign up for the newsletter to keep in the "Button Loop" here.) This one is for alumni of the challenge--a mini-challenge--and is using a brand spanking new yarn from Red Heart called Swanky.

Felted Button Swanky Yarn

It is a very soft yarn with incredible drape and little oval sequins. I worried a bit about working with the sequins as I have never tried it before, but if I use a slightly larger hook, I find that I don't even notice the sequins when working. And simply clipping the sequins off the tails facilitates weaving those ends. Easy peasy.

Felted Button Swanky Yarn

I am happy to say that I actually have a design in place for this round, too. That's pretty amazing since Design Wars 5 was much more "challenging" for me to finalize my design

As soon as I finish my Swanky design, I'm going to focus (haha, did you hear me try to convince you that I can do this?) on the bazillion other design ideas that have been floating in my head. 

And I really would like to return to this beautiful project...

Felted Button Colorful Crochet Patterns

I have actually completed a couple of rows already and it is making me ridiculously happy--it's that color thing!

I hope your life is full of peace, joy and fun! Best to you!

|On the Board| -- It's not who you are that holds you back...it's who you think you're not.
Felted Button Colorful Crochet Patterns


  1. Hi Susan,

    LOL that is so cute! I stink at keeping surprises myself. Those squares are gorgeous... i must try them.

    First timer here and a follower now:) Beautiful blog!!

  2. I can't wait to see what you come up with "SWANKY"!


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