Wednesday, December 21, 2016

My Easy Peasy Shawl!

I have been working a few larger projects, and today I am going to share one that I've finished up with you. It's a shawl! I'm starting to feel like I've made several shawls and initially, I was going to make something else with this yarn using a pattern from I Like Crochet, but I had time reading the pattern so I decided to go with another one from that fall edition and here it is!

I'm going to come right out and say taking a picture of this was not easy. I take all my own photos, have no photoshoping knowledge and no one to model projects for me. Finding the right kind of background and lighting in my home is not always easy, and getting this shawl to drape so you can get an idea of it was quite the challenge. But, this was the best picture I could get. I do adore the colours in this piece and how soft the yarn is. I haven't worn this yet, but hopefully I can soon.

The stitch was easy to work and looks lovely. I'd share it with you, but I don't think I can without violating copyright, but I did it get it from this issue of I Like Crochet, though I chose my own yarn. I subscribe it to on my iPad and I've already used a pattern or two from them, so I would recommend you look into it. It's especially good for the intermediate crocheter, but it has easy patterns, such as this one, as well. 

So, I've one of three larger projects done! We'll see when the other two get finished! But I will be back soon with another post with a new stitch for you soon. 

Happy Hooking,

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Crochet Gifts for the Winter Season

I think I need to apologize for being absent from this blog for so long. It was a far busier fall than I expected it to be! I had a lot of fun crocheting in some down time, but little time to write up a post. But, I am going to share with you a project I made as a Christmas gift today.

For this lovely scarf and earwarmer, I used some basic patterns I was already familiar with. For the scarf, I used the lemon peel stitch, which I've shared here before and for the earwarmer, I used a great pattern from Rescued Paw Designs that I've also shared here before. I loved the way these worked up and look and I hope the person I am giving these to likes them too. I chose the cherry red because my friend will likely adore the colour, and because sometimes in winter the colours gets a bit blah. So I thought I'd keep things lively and bright. 

Now, a while back I showcased some yarn and mentioned I was working on a few bigger projects. I have one done. The other needs more attention than I have time to give at the moment, so it might be something I get back to over the holidays. A third larger project I'm kinda feeling iffy about so it's on pause until I decide whether or not to continue. But, I've also crocheted up a huge yellow infinity scarf (stay tuned for that project, I adore the stitch I found for it) and I've made several earwarmers that I've had some luck in selling. 

My next project will be a baby blanket in the lemon peel stitch at the request of a friend and I'm looking forward to working with a chunkier yarn. 

I'll be back soon with more to share!

Happy Hooking,