I’ve been wanting to make this blanket that I saw at Attic 24’s blog for about two years now! I had thought about it first in 2014. However this, that and other projects came up and I didn’t make it. Today while shopping with my sister and Aunt we just happened to go into the craft store when there was a yarn sale. LOL This wouldn’t be the first time that a yarn sale got me in trouble!
My hubby, while understanding that I rarely make something for myself did find it necessary to mention the rest of my yarn. Not understanding that I didn’t have the right colours!
But back to the yarn sale… I wasn’t planning on purchasing yarn today but well… it was on sale and I don’t have any other projects to do. I didn’t have my list of colours that I had planned to use so I just winged it. I matched moods to the colours I purchased.
I decided to use Red Heart SuperSaver yarn because I like it and it fits my budget better. Not as soft as I hoped but soft enough 🙂
Coffee = Angry
Dark Orchid = Happy
Burgundy = Moody
Aran = Sick/Tired
Light Periwinkle = Creative
Soft Navy = Stressed
Tea Leaf = Relaxed/Content
Lemon = Preoccupied
Carrot = Loving/Grateful
Charcoal = Sad
Now to decide which granny square I’m going to use for the blanket!!
I saw this cute pattern posted on Red Heart‘s Facebook feed when I shared it, my friend asked me to make a couple sets for her to give as Christmas gifts.
The pattern was a little different from what I’m used to. I think the last bit of each line is a summary. I also found the directions for the assembly / attaching of the flower were a little vague.
I added thumbs for the toddle size (at the 5th row) since I think at that age they will feel more comfortable. I used the Red Heart Soft yarn as recommended but had to use Red Heart Super Saver yarn for the light pink. (Wish my store had the light pink in Soft.) Overall it turns out to be an adorable set.
I finally made a scarf for my hubby. When I was buying the yarn for his the beautiful green yarn just “fell” into my cart. So I made ‘just one more’ scarf for myself. I made my hubby’s with Caron Simply Soft. It feels so silky and I love the texture that placing the stitches in the back gave this ripple pattern.
I enjoy making scarves because .. well.. I love scarves! Also it gives me a chance to try out different stitches.
Pattern for green scarf: http://mousenotebook.blogspot.ca/2011/10/little-crochet-moment.html
The holidays are done and packed away. It’s time to make a new scarf or two for me!
When I was Christmas shopping I found two beautiful yarns so I decided to make two scarves for my collection this year! The one that I’m showing in this post is a Red Heart Yarn called Earth & Sky.
I saw a few similar scarves on Pinterest. I really liked the tassel / fun of the design.
I decided to make it two long rows of double stitch for the ‘base’. Then for the tassel part I made the start of each single stitch strand at one stitch (of the base) then ended the strand at the stitch next to it. To finish off the ‘base’ (opposite side to the tassels) I made a row of puff stitches for texture.
It’s always exciting when you reach the point in your project where it start to look like what you have in mind! Just over a month to go until my “baby’s” 16th. I’ll have to stay focused on this one project to make sure it’s done by then.
This is my first summer with no bigger projects. I started with projects because of the many hours I used to spend sitting and watching / waiting for my kids. It used to be 2 to 3 hours at swim lessons 5 days a week plus 2 to 3 hours of baseball 4 / 5 nights a week plus trips to the pool with their cousins for several hours every couple of days. I had A LOT of time to work on projects.
Now my babies are more grown up. Swim lessons are done, baseball is down to just a couple nights a week (and being score keeper my hands are busy), my oldest has a job and they don’t need Mom to be at the pool any more.
So far this summer I’ve made a baby blanket to get ahead of things. Last fall/winter that’s all I did!
I made a few scarves, one for daughter and one for Christmas gifts.
I have a baby blanket the I started for someone at work but she’s left that job. I think I’ll finish the body and leave the trim. The sunshine yellow and elephant grey is trendy. I’ll personalize it when I have someone specific to give it to.
I tried to make a shawl but had a very difficult time following the pattern. I gave up on the pattern and free formed it. Did NOT like that. So I just made a lap blanket.
I also got a wonderful bag of possibilities! I’ll save that for another post.
Please take a few minutes to read Keep Calm and Crochet On UK ‘s post. The patterns that she has kindly shared is free. As she suggests a donation to your local Cancer Society would be lovely. Below is a link to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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