There is an organization called Crafted Hearts Alliance that is collecting crocheted granny squares to make afghans and baby blankets for the victims of the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma. More information can be found on their blog.
Here is a snapshot of my squares so far.
So I’ve been knitting a lot! But since I’m a novice, the tension is all nice and uneven and I’m really slow at it. I’m using English style after a failed attempt at Continental knitting, so, again, as a novice, I’m using that huge throwing motion that is already making my wrists hurt. I’m hoping as I become more efficient I can start flicking the yarn or otherwise become more efficient.
But I wanted to share a project I made for H’s grandparents this past Christmas.
They raise sheep, so I thought this would be appropriate. This is the only picture I have, since I finished it late night before I gave it to them. The original pattern is located at Harugurumi. I changed it a little- I didn’t use fuzzy white yarn, and I changed the gray to a black, since they raise Hampshires. I love cute amigurumi!
So a friend of mine is participating in The World Race mission trip next year, visiting 11 different countries, and she has been doing her best to raise the funds she needs. I offered to help her out by selling some of my crocheted hats.
I’m selling three kinds of hats: my favorite Slouchy hat (shown above), the Flower hat, and the Poké-Slouch Pokémon hat. I’m also taking special requests too. You can check it out here: Lucy Morgan: The World Race.
If you want a crocheted creation from me, I highly recommend taking this opportunity, the price can’t be beat! Hats are only $15, $11 if you’re a student! After this fundraising is over, I’ll still be selling my creations, but the price will go up. Contact Lucy if you are interested.
One thing I’ve recently learned about myself is I like to shop for yarn when I’m stressed.
Red Heart Soft was on sale at Michaels, so I picked up some skeins of that. I also saw that lovely Red Heart Boutique purple yarn, I figured I could make a scarf out of that. A bit pricy normally, but armed with coupons it wasn’t so bad! And I’ve been on a dish cloth kick so I got another Lily Sugar ‘n Cream.
I specifically wanted to get orange yarn so I could make this little guy I dreamed up.
An amigurumi orange fruit! I made him to be the mascot of a Vitamin C and kids project I’m working on for my Nutrition Lifecycle project. The leaf pattern was found at Easy Makes Me Happy.
So I thought I’d start out with presenting my yarn stash!
I know it’s relatively small compared to some stashes I’ve seen on the internet, but it still makes me happy. It was a bit less messy before I started some new projects, one of which is a green dish towel on the bottom there.
One reason I like having a stash is that, even though I have a bunch of ideas for projects, whenever I finish with one I can just grab the yarn I need for whatever strikes me.