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Crochet in all Corners

I may have another problem… delayed blog posting!!! But … enjoy the crafty… and ignore the whole FEBRUARY thing!!!

 

I admit it, I have a problem… I am a yarn addict. And it makes me VERY happy. Some might say productive (ok many) as well. I have been trying to organize myself with lists. Working to keep myself on track with projects I came up with BEFORE starting new ones. It is… going.

I spent much of February just trying to use up yarn in productive ways. I started with bookmarks and the pattern – Lavender Lace. I used small remnant balls of colours I had laying around. They are definitely thicker than a paper bookmark, but since I used Simply Soft (a Caron brand yarn) they are lovely and soft.20170205_150143

After bookmarks it was No Sew Roll Up Roses. I actually tested this pattern a ways back (my rose is the larger purple one pictured on the left of the Ravelry pattern page). I used my remnants of another Caron brand line – the Simply Soft Light. It was fun to go from a simple colour flower to mixing them up a little. I hope to take the bulk of these and work with Ken to make a wall hanging/banner.IMG_20170216_115929_741

From bookmarks and flowers I made a hat for the girls’ 18 inch doll. Ice Queen Crochet Hat Pattern for 18″ Doll. I used Simply Soft (this is really my marathon stash bust with this brand).IMG_20170219_220125_569

This led to the inevitable… CLOTHING OBSESSION. I love the combination of variegated and solids with the dress in this pattern. American Girl Wrap Sweater Dress and Headband. Again using the Simple Soft yarn.

I snuck in a Valentine’s Day special with some Daisy Center Hearts. These used Caron Simply Soft as well and were fun to make up, with the flower center and colour changes. It utilizes 2 patterns, with Daisy Cottage basing their finished piece around the ending of the Bunny Mummy granny heart. We hung these up around the classroom for Valentine’s Day with a few set aside to gift. Since I used acrylic mine are decoration only, but the original pattern uses cotton for washcloths.20170212_235500

From all this soft and sweet yarn I pulled out my more rough and tough Red Heart yarn to make some Toy Nets. This is a pay for pattern I got while I had a membership with them. Individually this pattern is 3.95 (US). I needed a second for Emanuel’s ever growing teddy collection, and was requested to make couple for for a family member. A bit repetitive with its chains and sc, but the end result is so lovely.

These smaller projects are a lovely boost at the end of a difficult day. It is fun to decrease my yarn stash, if for no other reason but to enjoy building it back up!!

 

2000 and 1 Posts

Well, that snuck up on me! Quite the number! And here I am, starting the next thousand posts with crafting and creativity. Appropriate, no?IMG_20160219_195739

This week is a rainbow week (well, week plus a few days), but with a difference. I decided, being the multi tasker I am, to have my secondary activity vary along with my colour changes. So I started with Monday and that beautiful bright red. What better to pair with that then catching up on some excellent murder mysteries in ANIME form. I had two full mysteries to enjoy with one being two double length episodes from the new year. Case Closed is one of my favourites (though I am still confused as to the reasoning behind the de-aging of the main character’s body as a long term plot twist). It is on its 20th year! And while I have only watched what has been posted on Crunchyroll (seriously worth the monthly subscription for an anime addict like me) I would love to get my hands on the beginning of this series… or the manga it was based on (in English of course) and dig in!IMAG2548

Tuesday brought on orange, with it being the focal colour of this piece I figured I would sit back and enjoy some music while I did my three rows. Spotify is an app I newly loaded to the iPad when I wanted to listen to music while I read in the tub. I use the free portion of the app and go with Evening Chill. Suitably relaxing which seemed to go well with the brightness of the orange.IMG_20160217_001949

For yellow I paired it up with a newer family favourite movie – Home, and my very best cuddly movie watcher Miss Echo. We can’t help but smile our way through this movie. Echo has her favourite parts when she simply cannot help but narrate along. Sitting together on the bed while I added this bright colour was so lovely.IMG_20160217_201122

Green is, of course, a special colour. In honour of the Kelly our Kelly green represents I went with a hefty dose of nostalgia with a continuation of my Murder She Wrote marathon. Something familiar and comforting with a bit of excitement and humour. Perfect…IMG_20160219_192720

And then… we got hit with the plague! For goodness sake, we homeschool so are not constantly surrounded by kids, but apparently the combination of basically living at the YMCA on three different occasions a week and Sunday School was enough to put us over. And I refuse to work on such a special project when I am under the weather… that is when mistakes are made! So instead I puttered… recuperated and lost a prep week for schooling. Oh, well! So I figure, it has been too long between posts and I need to share some colour now that our snow seems to be FINALLY melting… so I am going to post this as it is. Red through Green!

I promise a colourful rest of March. I need to kick it up a notch as I certainly do not want to be working away on this way into June if I plan to make the fair! I hope enjoyed my 2001 post! In the meantime here are some of the completions from the past couple weeks! 

A no roll flower I tested out! So awesome, Sick Lil Monkeys!

A no roll flower I tested out! So awesome, Sick Lil Monkeys!

Awesome how the back works out.

Awesome how the back works out.

Double Ruffle Blanket!

Double Ruffle Blanket!

Baby booties from a book sent by a friend

Baby booties from a book sent by a friend

Cupcake blanket!!! My first new classroom only completion!

Cupcake blanket!!! My first new classroom only completion!