Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Crochet Pattern Granny Square Circle Shrug

The pattern is now available for this shrug. It's crocheted out of Cascade Eco Wool and is a snuggly one-size-fits-all kind of shoulder warmer shrug. Not your typical granny square. Visit the pattern page here...
http://www.etsy.com/listing/84058713/crochet-pattern-granny-square-circle and the finished sweater is available in the same Ecru color as in the photo here... http://www.etsy.com/listing/83310800/ecru-wool-shrug-crochet-circle-sweater

Click HERE for all available patterns.

Friday, October 14, 2011

I Love Yarn Day

October 14th is I Love Yarn Day. (As if I need a day to celebrate something that I love EVERY DAY!!)
Have you had a chance to visit Craftsy.com yet? I've posted a few patterns there and have had an overwhelmingly positive experience from the site. Be sure to stop and browse through the project pages (some of which are not yarn-related).
While normally, the site runs like a breeze, I happened upon this "oops, something's not right" Linkpage and thought it was so cute, so I took a screen shot. What a cute "fail whale" - Tangled Kitty!
What are some things that you can do to celebrate I Love Yarn Day?
Take yarn to work today. Wear something that's knitted or crocheted. Teach someone to knit or crochet.
I work with yarn every day, so to make this day extra special I've decided to gather some hats and mittens and donate them to our local clothing drive. Although I just took several bags to the Good Will, I'm sure I can gather a few more things. My daughter's volunteer group at school is called the V-Squad and they're collecting coats and accessories for local kids and they could sure use some handmade goodies!
There's only one yarn-related past-time that I really don't care for, and that's "yarn bombing". Some people like to knit or crochet "graffiti-style" around trees, light poles, park benches, and more.

KnitKnotTree by the JafaGirls

What are your favorite yarns? I love yarn every day. Here are some fabulous yarns that I can't wait to get my hands on. Most are Cascade Eco Wool, with a bit of Milabrigo and a gorgeous purple handspun that my sister made for me!