Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Weekly Dose of Crafts!

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This week I worked a little bit on everything and started a few new projects. Always a fan of Attic24 projects I was interested in her "Lucy Bag" reading through the raverly forums one crocheter decided to make it as more of a basket instead of a bag and I thought that sounded like a perfect idea! I ended up using some Lily Sugar 'n Creme Cotton I already had so the colors aren't my best.

Here is the yarn I used:

Country Red
Hot Orange
Yellow
Hot Green
Light Blue
Country Mauve
Rose Pink?

Sunday I hit up the craft stores to take part in a few sales, I went to different locations than I usually do and fell in love with the texture of Red Heart's Moon and Stars. I didn't end up buying any that day because I had no idea what I could make with it and I'm trying not to buy yarn without a purpose. I found some great options, blankets, hats, socks and then I realized I was wearing a pair of slippers that feel not unlike the yarn I had just be lusting after and that's when I realized the yarn had the potential to be perfect for the slippers I made awhile back. So I went back the next day and got some colors!


Turns out I was right! Since the yarn is sort of fuzzy you really can't see your stitches when working with it but since I had done the pattern previously I made it through by sort of blindly stabbing into the yarn and they are so so so comfortable, much more comfortable than the yarn I used the first time around. So far I've only made 1 slipper.


I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before my Crochet Today is my favorite crochet magazine by far, it's bi-monthly and I knew the new issue should be arriving soon and it came yesterday! One of my local yarn stores also called yesterday evening to say the colors of Berroco Comfort DK I had ordered about 2 weeks ago had come in so guess where I went this morning!

I also got some more yarn for a scarf and hat pattern I had been searching for some yarn for. I had been hoping to pick up two worsted skeins to match some I already had for another scarf I underestimated how much yarn I would need for, but they didn't have the color, oh well! It's not like I don't have enough to work on now!

Now that I have all the yarn I wanted for my next blanket I've really begun thinking about what I want to make. Originally I was going to make another granny square blanket but decided it might be more fun to try something like this! But with black instead of white and make it into a blanket! What do you think?

Happy Crafting!

14 comments:

  1. I love that basket! I crocheted a purse once and never thought of making it bigger to be used as a basket. Very clever.

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  2. That's a great basket! I wish I had a few more crafty bones in my body lol.

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  3. The basket is awesome, but I just love the slipper!!

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  4. The circle in a square is always a fun pattern. You should do it. =) I also think that the black would be a good choice in place of the white.

    Love the yarn for the new slipper. I will make them. One day. Must get through all my planned blankets first.

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  5. YAY! So glad that you did a post, I was wondering if you were going to today, I kept checking back.. lol..

    That basket is awesome, I am going to have to check it out! And your slipper socks turned out really good.. I tried making socks one day but they are a little too advanced for my crocheting skills right now.. Maybe down the road. =)

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  6. P.S. Just signed up for the Crochet Today magazine.. =)

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  7. Love everything, but you already know that! The basket turned out great!

    Trisha, you will LOVE Crochet Today!

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  8. The basket is gorgeous! Hey it looks so much like my basket http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knottyknitwit/crochet-basket-pattern, only 1000 times better. I love the colors.

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  9. Loooovveee that basket!! I want one! heheh

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  10. Cute shoes. I want a pair. LOL.

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  11. Glad you guys like the basket! I want to make a smaller one too!

    Trisha- Hope you love CT!

    Vinita- Yours looks a lot stiffer mine only gets its shape from the yarn lol! I wish mine was like yours!

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  12. I love the slipper. The basket is very nice also.

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  13. Fantastic projects!
    I like the idea of making the motif pillow into a blanket.
    I'm soooo bad with weaving in ends when it comes to squares and motifs...lol.
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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