I’m still, slowly, working on my stash. I had a lofty goal of reducing my boxes of crochet from 12 to 6 by the end of 2018. It is the end of 2018 and I now have…drum roll please…9 boxes. While I didn’t make it to 6 boxes, the 9 boxes aren’t quite as stuffed as they once were. Not what I had hoped but a little progress. In 2018 I only purchased two skeins of yarn. This was to make a hat for my brother. And I received some yarn support for two designs that will published in 2019 by third parties. So overall, my yarn stash did decrease, just not as much as I had intended. Once again, the second half of 2018 was busy and I just did not get to crochet near as much as I had planned. Here is what I did complete in the last 6 months of 2018-
#AwkwardFamilyPhoto Halloween pumpkins with crocheted eyes
Ghost Pumpkins with crocheted eyes.
Harvest Corn Pillows
Christmas Tree Pillows
Mother Bears for donation
A potholder gift
An ear warmer headband for me.
And last, but not least, 3 more octos for donation to local NICU.
I’ll be back at stash busting in 2019. However, I think I’ll make my 2019 goal a little easier to measure. I plan to set a goal by weight rather than volume.
Happy New Year to you all. May 2019 be filled with lots of happiness and lots of crochet.
Textured Christmas Tree Pillow crochet pattern now available!
The Textured Christmas Tree Pillow crochet pattern is now available. This is the second tree shaped pillow pattern in the Christmas Tree Pillows set. The pattern is written for heavy worsted, aran weight yarn. I used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice for the sample. Adjusting the yarn will result in a different sized pillow. Just be sure to use a hook that yields a tight stitch. You don’t want stuffing creeping out of your pillows.
Striped Christmas Tree Pillow crochet pattern now available!
The Striped Christmas Tree Pillow crochet pattern is now available. This is the first of at least two Christmas Tree pillow patterns. I hope to share the second one with you soon. The pattern is written for heavy worsted, aran weight yarn. I used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice for the sample. Adjusting the yarn will yield different sized pillows. Just be sure to use a hook that yields a tight stitch. You don’t want stuffing creeping out of your pillows. This pillow also looks great crocheted in one color and decorated with buttons. OR for a large pillow, crochet with two strands held together.
Hello! The last couple of weeks have been busy finalizing patterns, running tests and taking photographs. I’m excited to share with you my two newest patterns available for download, The Winter Sky Cowl and Pretty in Pink, Change Purse or Eyeglass Case!
Both are easy patterns-you can do it!, are quick to crochet, and make great gifts. Click on the photos to be directed to the pattern pages for more information.
And as always, both are included in my Buy 2, Get a 3rd for FREE sale on Ravelry. No coupon needed. Just add 3 patterns to your Ravelry cart. Happy Crocheting!!!
My youngest son loves going to thrift stores with me. We have purchased some silly stuff and some useful stuff and some fun stuff at thrift stores. We both love the adventure of looking around and finding something unique. So much of what we see in retail stores is the same. I guess this is why I, like many others, enjoy crocheting. We are making a one of a kind item, something you won’t see at Target or Kohl’s or the outlet mall. Much of my house is decorated with thrift store treasures.
My youngest son also loves the nutcracker decorations that come out during the winter holidays. We have a small collection (some previously purchased at thrift stores!) When he was real little, he would line the nutcrackers up like opposing armies in battle formation or marching. So when we walked into the store and saw a 15″ nutcracker for sale he was really excited. Initially I was hesitant because I try to avoid having too many knick-knacks and such in the house. I’ve been called an “anti-hoarder” before. And my other nutcrackers are more traditional yet this nutcracker was golf themed. But, he made a convincing argument. He said, “Look. It’s wearing a knitted sweater”. Yeah, I couldn’t argue with that. We had to get him. Besides, it’s Christmas in July time!