1.27.2014

My Yarn Box




Yarn Box is a monthly yarn subscription club, that mails you at least two or more full-sized skeins, patterns and more from carefully selected sources. I was lucky enough to receive my 6 month subscription for Christmas from my extremely thoughtful fiance! I'm so happy with the beautiful yarn I received, and inspired to make something I will adore and wear proudly.





This month I got one skein of Pixie Dust Mini in Iceberg Mist



and Stargazer Silk in Blue Lagoon.





I decided to make a scarf in a simple back loop single crochet. I also added some fun snowy yarn to finish it up. I really like the cool winter feel of the colors. Now all I need is a big white winter coat to show it off with!




1.20.2014

Giraffe Baby Hat



I made this darling baby hat using 5.5 mm hook and (medium 4) worsted weight yarn.



You can purchase this pattern at www.poshpatterns.com or 

1.16.2014

Wine and Oats Ripple Afghan


I was inspired by a dream to make this blanket. I know that sounds silly to most, but when you're as yarn obsessed as me, sometimes yarn creeps into your dreams. What I saw was a flow of rippled colors and I commented to myself that it reminded me of wine and oats. 



Notes
Yarn: Acrylic 
Hook: 6mm
Size: 65" x 38"
Ravelry: Link
Availability: Sold 4/19/15

1.01.2014

Green Lemonade Bottle Inspired Baby Blanket



I just love granny squares. They're so simple and cute. And I'm also very fascinated with the idea of using color palettes from pictures as my color inspiration. This is the inspiration for this blanket. 
Sold January 31st on Etsy


I like working with motifs because I can make a blanket in sections and stack them as I go. Somehow, it feels like I'm getting my project done a little faster. 49 cute little squares patiently waiting to become a blanket.

 

I've found that knitting looms are a great way to block squares. I just give them a spritz of water and let them dry. Although, some of the looms don't have and equal amount of pegs so sometimes they come out a little funny shaped.


I used a 5 mm crochet hook and Caron 1 Pound worsted weight yarn.





 This baby blanket is a crocheted in a granny square motif, in salmon, mint green, sky blue and smokey grey. It measures 33 inches by 33 inches. The yarn is 100 % Acrylic and soft. A perfect throw blanket for the stroller or crib. You can wash it on delicate cycle or hand wash and hang to dry.