Yarn & Tea… Where did August go?

One minute I was planning a few projects and thinking (haha) that I’d start on my Christmas gifts then the next minute I was dropping our daughter off at the university. I did get some projects done and a serious dent in another project. And, well, one that I think I’m just going to abandon.

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My last project of the month was a tiny one. While shopping we found a huge scoop at the shoe store. Among the deals, daughter found these boots for $15 !!!! So I had to whip up a pair of cuffs for her the night before she left.

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I based them on a pattern I found on 7Alive’s site. I adjusted for the opening of the boot and added a couple rows of double crochet. I used some Bernet’s Handicraft Cotton that I had left over from another project.

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Daughter’s boyfriend liked the fish that I made for her so I made him one too. It was supposed to be all red. (Thinking Dr. Suess books…) but I needed more yarn. I thought red and gold were good luck colours so I mixed them. As I finished my daughter laughed. I had used her school’s colours for his fish!

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Does this count? I crocheted it years ago but shared it in August? On Instagram, I shared this granny square from one of my first blankets for Granny Square Day August 10th

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I spent a fair bit of July and into August on a crochet zebra. I’m tempted to just abandon this project completely.

The zebra is not finished P_20170815_144208because I do not like how it turned out. It looks … badly proportioned but not in a comical ‘fun’ way. And the ears flop and I choose poorly to just use the “eyes” that I had and I don’t like the colour changes and…

Perhaps if I was more practiced in amigurumi I would know the little tricks but the pattern left those little hints out.

Humph… it can sit there while I ponder it.

 

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And then there was a great coupon so I purchased a few cakes. (Ok so this was actually P_20170831_102356September BUT summer doesn’t finish for me for another day! So I’m going to count it as August. LOL) I’ll blog more about my love for this yarn … in October. Yes. October. (she mutters to herself.)

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I’ve promised myself that I will start on my Christmas gifts before I play with the new yarn. I really really need to get going on those!!

What was on your hook last month? Do you have projects planned for September?

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Oh oh… I think my yarn stash is about to expand.

Oh no! I think I could be in trouble soon. One of my favourite yarns has added some new variations! Dare I go out to my local store to see if we have them?

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Photo from Repeat Crafter Me.  Click here to read more about the new varieties of Caron Cakes.

I was (see I said was..I’ve already purchased them in my head) … I was trying to not expand my yarn stash. I was trying to not buy yarn without a specific project in mind.

But have you tried the Caron Cakes? I love the texture and colours. I’m sure I’ll love the new variations. And OMG isn’t the Cupcake cute?!?!

Now I just have to figure out where I’m going to put these beauties!

My daughter does leave for university soon. She won’t notice if I start transforming her room into my crafting room… right?

 

More photos /info

http://www.bhookedcrochet.com/2017/08/22/caron-cake-shop/

Love this yarn !! – A Quick Caron Cakes Review

I can’t remember where I first read about this yarn but when I found it at my local Michaels I was thrilled.

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It works as beautifully as promised and the texture is wonderful !!! So soft and inviting.

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I am a little behind on my posting. I made this scarf when I purchased my first ball of this delicious yarn Fall 2016.

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I have several other projects on the go; one of which I have a deadline for so I must be strong. I want to go buy lots more of this yarn and just create. I don’t know what yet but the yarn is such a pleasure to work with that I just look forward to having it in my hands and on my hook!

It is a special yarn available only at Michaels. I’m hoping they continue this yarn and offer it everywhere. Just in case I may have to go buy a few balls for future projects. I am kicking myself for not doing that when it was on special last month!!

 

edit: This yarn due to popular demand is continued into 2017 (It was a special Caron “birthday” yarn.)  The colour for this scarf, Lemon Lime, is one of the shades that were discontinued.