I haven’t been able to find out just which country this is originating in but I’m all for celebrating National Handmade Day ❤
Here are a few favourite pieces of my yarn art.
What have you made that brings joy to you?
It was another slow month but a productive one! My Little Miss Sleepy Bunny was finished over our March Break and I have an order for two Sleepy Bunnies. These bunnies will have pink skirts. I wrote a post about Little Miss, you can find it HERE.
I had to take a wee break before working on them because I’ve promised my hubby that I’d make a cushion cover for him. He was given a Christmas themed pillow which he loves but wants it more all season.
I love the waffle stitch as anyone who’s read my posts over the past several months knows! I’m glad he does too because it’s such a relaxing pattern.
I adore the Sleepy Bunny but she requires a tight stitch with a heavier yarn. My hands needed a break before continuing on with the pink skirted bunnies.
During my lazy lovely week when I needed to pause from making the sleepy bunny I coloured. Such a relaxing thing to do. And, well, I can’t leave the book uncoloured! 😉
I’d love to see what you’ve been up to in March. Please feel free to link here so we can see.
Snipping the end bits from a yarn project is the longest part of a project. You can see the finish line but you’re oh-so-far from it.
My Rainbow /Sherbert Blanket was one of my favourites, for many reasons, but mostly for the bright colours of the yarn. Even the bits that were snipped off and left in a pile were pretty.
When I placed a glass cup coaster on top of one pile it caught my imagination. I do like how it’s out-of-focus, kind of dreamy, I can imagine what they yarn can turn into.
That’s my favourite thing about yarn…. the possibilities. A few balls of yarn and a spark of imagination and you could create anything!
If we were having coffee this month I’d tell you about my big project and the thrill of how a ‘ new stitch’ worked.
I’m enjoying an iced latte, since it’s been unseasonably warm. What can I pour for you?
February was a mad rush to get my son’s blanket done before his birthday. I am pleased with how it looks. I didn’t think I’d be happy at all with the finished project.
It looks good overall and to the non-yarn artist. My son likes it and that’s what’s important.
Up close I see many spots where I made errors and while looking over the blanket I can see the ‘learning’ stages. I learned that a ball of yarn for each colour section makes a tidier blanket vs cutting (and leaving more tails!!) with the colour switches. I also learned that I shouldn’t cut tails late at night because I snipped a stitch or two and that’s a (&(%^ to fix.
I had a wee bit of time to create something for me this month. I’ve seen earbuds decorated with crochet on Pinterest so I thought it would be a fun way to add to my new walking routine!
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What yarn art have you created this month?
edit: This week (and this post) started in February ..so I’m counting it as the Yarn and Coffee post for February 😉