Thursday, October 9, 2014

Warm Cozy Crocheting

Winding into the Winter months-I feel like the Midwest skips right through Autumn and Spring as fast as possible. Unfortunately my favorite months always seem to be a blur here. I feel like hibernating, and the best projects for that are things that can be carried to somewhere warm to sit~ preferably under a blanket.

If you've been by here before, you will know that I have been crocheting (And knitting) quite a bit lately.
Some of my current favorite yarns are by Misti Alpaca. I'm not sure which one I like best-they have several types, and they are so soft I just want to make a big blanket one day.
I always love knitted and crocheted things in natural colors -beiges, greys, creams etc., but once I get to the store I always gravitate toward the colorful skeins.Yesterday I saw this inky grey and almost put it back down for a pine green. I'm so glad I didn't. This grey might be my new favorite color-it's blue in some light and purple in others. I will definitely be keeping this one for myself (and getting more inky grey ; )

I might have to keep the multi-tonal green one too ; )

I also bought some raspberry colored cascade220. I  like to crochet(and knit) with my stitches very tight, and no open, visible spaces in between the stitches. If I see light - I go down a hook(or needle) size or several(!) I've made a few of these hats by doubling up the yarn. However I've noticed with crocheting- that thicker yarns make projects that aren't very 'fluid', so I tried this one out with just the one strand. It's probably technically too loose, but I'm thinking it will make a very nice slouchy hat~ so I'm going to go to the end and see how it looks.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fabric Cuffs Continued

It's gotten so much colder in the last few days that all I want to start doing is start hibernating again. I am not in love with the cold weather for more than a few days.

Unfortunately, the Midwest seems to shoot right past my favorite seasons-Spring and Fall. Unless it warms back up, I'm not even sure if we will experience Fall-like weather here this year.It makes me miss the west coast-a lot!

Anyway,  I've been knitting and crocheting a lot more since I tend to just want to curl up under a warm blanket on the sofa. I'll be sharing some of my things here soon and possibly adding some to the shop (?)...And I'm hoping to getting some patterns written up too!

Meanwhile I made a cuff this morning but I think I'll go back to my crocheting in just a bit.

I've added a few vintage buttons...

and (new) lace trim.

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