New feature on Pinterest

I’ve just spent a wee bit of time playing with the new feature on Pinterest. You can now add sections to your boards!

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https://www.pinterest.ca/LavendarLadi/crochet-wearables/hat/

I started on my Crochet Wearables board by adding a section for hats. Tomorrow I’ll be posting about my first successful hat but today I’m organizing patterns and ideas on Pinterest!

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. ~ Bertrand Russell

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October ~ Tea & Yarn

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October has been another month where a baby blanket has interrupted 😉  my Christmas projects but I’m happy to say one of the Christmas projects are done!

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I modified the Snowman Cup Cozy by Yarn Artist to include a hat!

With black yarn I added three rows (after I had finished the white body) using the front loop only to encourage the rows to roll forward. I also added a couple stitches to help the hat fit and roll. [The hat has three rows of 28 sc (front loop only). ] I also shortened the nose. I had some chunky orange in my stash so most of my snowmen have noses that are only 4 stitches long. { ch 4, slip stitch in 2nd, hdc in next, dc in last, finish. leave long tail for sewing }

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October brought another quick project (two actually but I’ve only started one!) Another lady at work is expecting so I’m making her a baby blanket. I’m using Red Heart Soft in grey and lilac to coordinate with baby’s room. The room is also going to have a Star Wars theme so I’ll make baby and her big sister lightsabers! Babies will be made with all cotton (absorbs teething drool) and big sisters will be made with some of the yarn in my stash.

I found this pattern for inspiration on Ravelry.

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Light Saber
by Alli Hartley

 

I promised myself that I wouldn’t start the lightsabers until I get at least one more of my Christmas gift list done!

How’s your #WIP coming along this month?

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Homemade Stitch Markers

It bugs me how much stitch markers cost and they’re so plain. So last month I ventured out of the yarn section of my craft store and into the jewelry area. (With a 50% off coupon!)

I found some cute little beads, the claw earring bases and voila! Pretty stitch markers 🙂

 

My problem now is to stay focused on my growing project list! I really don’t have time to make more crochet markers!  I have my Christmas gifts which I happily interrupted last month with a baby blanket. And again this month they’ll be interrupted by another baby blanket. I work more with this lady, so I’m also going to make the big sister a lightsaber and baby a lightsaber teething toy. (The baby’s room is going to be purple & gray Star Wars theme!)

Do you make your stitch markers?

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