Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hats for Family!

I'll be headed off to Massachusetts to visit family this week and I made a bunch of hats to give out. All were made using patterns I found.

My cousins have twin girls and a little boy all under 3.  I made the twins the Valentine Kitty Hat by Knot Your Nanas crochet and the little boy I made the Sly Fox Hat by Lisa Gutierrez on Good Knits.  They were all done in Caron Simply soft and I think they are very very cute!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Moroccan Stitch Afghan!

So after I finished the heart blanket, I was looking at the Moroccan stitch over on Moogly and totally fell in love with it.  I made a quick cowl using it and wanted to do more.  I'll be visiting Korea this year and wanted to make a cousin a blanket.  I've only met her once before so I wanted it to be more than just a plain stitch afghan with regular yarn.

I have been very stingy in using my pretty Turkish yarn, but I thought a blanket using it would be beautiful.  Though I did add an extra HDC row between each Moroccan stitch because I thought it might make the colors stand out a bit more and also I wasn't sure if I had enough of the variegated yarn to make the blanket as big as I wanted.  Turns out I shouldn't have worried, I still have 2-3 skeins left!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Heart Blanket

So far this year I've been very behind on my hat making.  I've finally got around to trying a few patterns that I've had on file.  I'll have to punch up my hat making once I finish all the projects I'm working on, but I don't think it'll be that much of a problem. If anything, my hats will be a bit simpler this year.

Here's my first project done this year; I love scraps heart blanket at Crochet World Magazine.
I have a bunch of Red heart supersaver yarn that I can't use for hats since I don't find it soft enough.  So I used a bunch of the different colors I had to make a pretty girly blanket.  I also washed it a couple times in conditioner to try and soften it up and it seemed to work pretty nicely.  Now I just need to find someone to give it to!