A bag to tote my yarn for wip’s with plenty of color. A wide base, so skeins fit in comfortably – can’t have my yarn being uncomfortable! I used leftover yarn for lots of colorful stripes. The finished bag measures approximately 22″ w x 11″ h.
My current work in progress. I have been thinking about a new mitered blanket for some time. I was inspired by some vintage ones I had seen where each motif abutted the others without a border around. I liked the look of that. I tried making them in single or double crochet rows same as the ones I had seen, but didn’t hit on anything that really satisfied me. Every now and then I would see another on the web somewhere and I would want to make one again.
I ended up with a variation of my mitered granny square. I did some tweaking of the pattern so it worked more neatly, which is needed since I won’t have the border around each square to hide any untidiness. I like the results!
My daughter has hinted that she would like a crochet throw, so I am making her this one as a gift. I was planning on making a ripple blanket for myself and I decided to do this one for her first. Hope she doesn’t read this blog!
I ran across this little cat toy, Jingle Bell Mouse on Ravelry and just had to share.
The pattern is available at The Yarn & Hook. Great little scrap project, and I think my daughters cats would love these. They would also be a cute little gift for the mouse lover, with or without the jingling. Can’t wait to make some!
A while back I bought one of the new Furl’s Odyssey crochet hooks. I am hooked! I can crochet for hours and hours with no more aching hand! So I splurged and bought one in every size they had (I will get the B, C and D when they have them in stock). Although they are much more expensive than the aluminum hooks you can buy anywhere, I need them so I can crochet pain free. Maybe someday I will really splurge and buy one of their beautiful heirloom wood hooks!
I came up with a solution to the hooks not having the size marked on them in any way (Furl’s, you need to do something about that!). I got a white paint pen and wrote the size on the ends, which worked nicely. The paint pen gives you some time to wipe it off and redo, which I needed because neatly writing on that slippery, tiny end wasn’t easy. Let them dry and they were good to go.
The bag you see behind them is a bit of a splurge too. I needed something to keep the hooks in, and they wouldn’t fit in any case I already had. This is a Vera Bradley Double Zip Cosmetic (got it on sale) and it is working perfectly! The larger side fits all my hooks, with room for a few more and the smaller side has plenty of room to hold notions, scissors and other needful things. Although the hooks are just loose in there instead of each having their own individual slot, at least they are all together in one place and not getting lost. The cosmetic bag comes in a few other patterns too.
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