Recently, a fellow crafter I follow on Instagram, put out a Yarn Wish. She asked for knit and crochet hats, scarves and ear warmers to donate to her preferred charity. I had recently finished a Malia CAL Ear warmer. (Premier Candy Shop yarn, warm and soft) Although the picture doesn't show off the stitches well, … Continue reading Malia CAL Donation
I have long admired Rebecca Langford's (aka Little Monkeys Crochet) crochet designs. Two of my favorite baby blanket patterns are hers: Call The Midwife Comfy Squares I made both for my cousin's son and my finished projects can be found here. Across my FB feed came Little Monkeys Crochet's new CAL, the Malia CAL. There … Continue reading Malia CAL
This was a productive week! I finished my hat made from Quince & Co. yarn. A simple hat using simple knit and purl rows (inspired by a store bought hat a friend wore over the winter). I finally found a hat that my purple Lion Brand fur pompom worked with! This hat is for me … Continue reading A Productive Week!
It has been a crazy two weeks. End of summer, kids starting school, etc. Not much crafting going on (sewing is on hold until the kids are both back in school, Miss ME starts this Monday). I did manage to make some basic hats for charity though. Up first, a simple beanie using up a … Continue reading Hats, Hats and More Hats
One of the charities I like to give to, is Hooking for the Homeless (which is located in New Hampshire). If you follow them on Facebook, they post links to (usually) free patterns including knitting, crocheting and sewing. If you are local (which I am not), they also have meet ups to sit and create. … Continue reading Stash Busting for Charity (again)
A while back, I saw this hat posted on Ravelry. I loved the cat hat and I LOVED the yarn from Hedgehog Fibers. Unfortunately, no shop near me sells Hedgehog and, honestly, I didn't want to spend a lot of cash on more yarn. One day, while walking through Joann's, I saw Big Twist Sincerely … Continue reading Lemonade from Lemons
This week, I put my Cleo Tones scarf on the blocking boards! This has been a a nice, relaxing project...although it has taken me a long time to complete. Knitting here and there, mostly while watching TV. The lovely color changes of the Plymouth Yarn Cleo Tones was soothing. This scarf is loosely based on … Continue reading Blocking & Boxing