You’re going to the craft store?! Sure I’ll go for the ride.

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My sister needed paper and stuff for her scrapbooking. She was on her way to the craft stores and asked me to come “to keep her company”. I’m sure she knew that we’d only be chatting in the car because … well, there’s YARN in those stores. amount of yarn should be.jpg

 

I did limit myself to the yarn that was on sale and only purchased for one project. The yarn I was strong enough to put back was for a Mystery Crochet-a-long and as it turns out…wasn’t on sale. I wasn’t spending $45 USD on a project that I didn’t even know if I wanted the end product.

Now I have yarn for two cardigans and two amigurumi. The ragdoll bunny is working up quickly so I think I’ll take some time to work a swatch to check gauge for the two cardigans. You know…just to make sure I have the right hook and yarn. 😉yarn lie

I know I promised I wouldn’t work on new projects until my Sidewalk Shawl was finished. And it is. Kind of. I just have to weave the ends and make the tassels. I put that aside because when I tried it on I couldn’t figure out how they got it to look like that in the photo. It’s ok. I’m going to buy a dress specifically to go with the soft grey to wear for my nephew’s graduation. So I have to add the tassels 🙂

Oh well, such is a yarn artists life 🙂 What #WIPs do you have?

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Tea & Yarn ~ September.

Wow. I thought August went by fast. September was a busy month. So busy that I posted August’s Tea & Yarn and ONE other post! Eeeek! While blogging has been quiet; I have been productive with my crochet hook.

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P_20170823_085252-01I’ve written a few times about the gift I’ve been working on using Caron Cakes … I ended up buying one more cake to make it a bit bigger and put an edge on it.  (After Christmas I’ll make a full post for it!)

 

I started on my other Christmas projects finally. My living room is full of bags. I sorted my various projects into bags with all the yarn, the hook(s) and supplies that I need for each project. [ 25 Cup Cozys, 10 Jar Toppers, 3 hats, shawl, 6 teacup coasters, and a hat/scarf set] P_20170910_174958

I modified the patterns a bit. The snowman coffee cozy needed a hat and the mason jar lid needed adjusting to the size.

The snowman is a great stash buster! I had a big ball of white and a bunch of little balls of various colours that will be scarves and some stray balls of orange/black/red and voila!

For the jar topper, I had white but need to buy some holy leaf green and berry red. I found some red ribbon in the bargain bin.

For the hats etc I suppose I could have used some of my yarn at home (shhh don’t tell my hubby!) but there was a great yarn sale so….P_20170909_163317

I didn’t buy much at all, especially when you consider I was unsupervised!

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I had started on two of the projects, then I found out that a co-worker may be going on OthercopyP_20171001_103552 (2)her maternity leave early, so I had to stop my Christmas crafts for her baby blanket.

I used Bernet Baby Blanket. (Chicks and Bunnies) OH MY! This yarn is as soft and cuddly as you could want for a winter baby!!

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Then I was distracted again. With so many projects on the go, I found my stitch marker supply getting low. {Even with coupons, they’re expensive!} I found that I could make my own unique ones for less. (especially with a coupon and a bead sale!)P_20170925_182654

Well, I have a busy month ahead. The projects should work quickly. I just need to stay focused.

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Did you get distracted this month?  How are your holiday projects turning out?

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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/