Crochet Day

I was informed that today is National Crochet Day.  (Haha, gotta love those made-up holidays!)  If ever were there a made-up holiday that I would willingly celebrate, it would be this one.  Looking around my studio and in my various craft bags, I realized that I had more projects started than I thought. Of course that doesn’t stop me from starting even more projects.  Such is my nature. I’m not so efficient at finishing things, but I am AWESOME at starting them! Like this sweet little cabled bobble clutch pattern that I started at my weekly knitting/crochet group last night.  (I found the pattern on Ravelry by searching under the type of yarn.)  Our dear friend, Elizabeth, who came to visit over the holiday weekend brought me this lovely yarn as a hostess gift. Could she be any more gracious or spot-on in the gift giving department? I should say not!

Still the coffee cuffs are getting made…slowly, slowly. I am using up some of the yarn that my cousin recently sent to me. I took down my display at the coffee shop because I couldn’t keep up with the sales.  I don’t mean that to sound trite, I just didn’t have enough of an inventory built up to replenish what was being sold.  I am going to try to make a bunch to have out in November and December, just in time for the holidays.  This is my plan at least…like I said, I’m not always so good at follow-through.

Levi is still getting a few more pillows to add to his room. This beanbag cushion is for his rocking chair and I’m just freeforming the crochet as I go to keep it simple. I’m using the same yarn as I did for his circular pillow. It’s been a slow start, but I think it might be finished by Christmas.  Maybe.

I am going to try felting a crocheted piece for the first time and I thought I’d use a cuff as my first project. I have no idea how it will come out, but I am just making the cuff extra wide and longer than a normal size.  I will report back on my progress and the outcome.

I’m starting to get the “holiday itchies”…gift giving is right around the corner and there is so much to make!! Last year I made a cowl for myself and it came out lovely, even though I don’t have a photograph to share with you…trust me.  I wore it throughout the winter months and always recieved compliments on it. I think a few special women in my life shall soon have their own neck cowl to wear.  They will remain nameless, of course!

I started this sweater back in January…do I need to repeat myself?  But, I am determined to finish it before next January! It’s called the Julia Jacket from Crochet Today! magazine.  I have never crocheted an article of clothing before and I thought that this pattern was simple enough to tackle for a first time project.  I like the swingy, chunky style of the cardigan and I changed the color scheme to fit my own style better.

Well, happy hooking to all my fellow crocheters out there! May your project bags be overflowing with yarn.

  One thought on “Crochet Day

  1. Hohoheidi
    September 13, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Thanks Dara! You always brighten my day with your stories!

    • daraweyna
      September 13, 2012 at 5:04 am

      Thanks, Heidi…as do you on FB. Love you, girl!

  2. September 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Wow, those are some excellent projects you have going on! I’m particularly a fan of the cuff and the cowl–puts me in the fall mood!

  3. September 14, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Love all your project starts!

  4. September 19, 2012 at 11:42 am

    These are beautiful. My Mum taught me to crochet last week! I have a scarf and a half! I now need to learn some new stictches 🙂

    • daraweyna
      September 20, 2012 at 3:08 am

      That is so great that you are learning to crochet. It can quickly become an obsession, so watch out! Hope to see the finished scarf…best of luck.

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