Thursday, August 31, 2017

July/August 2017 Yarn Haul

I returned a lot of the yarn I've purchased the past two months and exchanged it for other yarn to use on specific projects.

This month I came away with the following skeins of yarn:

7 skeins of Patons Grace in Azure.
1 Skein of Lion Brand Pound of Love in Oxford Grey.
1 Skein of Lion Brand Pound of Love in Denim.
8 Skeins of Big Twist Natural Blend in a pretty blue colorway. No specific name was given on the package. So if I want to reorder it again, I'll have to make my best guess.
1 Skein of Malabrigo Rasta Yarn.
2 Skeins of Craft Smart Yarn in Turquoise.

3 pairs of 16-inch circular knitting needles in US Sizes 6, 7, & 8  

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What Have You Been Knitting or Crocheting Lately?

I've recently begun knitting a double seed stitch cowl using a super bulky yarn called Big Twist Natural Blend Yarn. This yarn is comprised of 80% acrylic and 20% wool. This is the first time I've used Big Twist Natural Blend Yarn. Unfortunately, the colorway for this yarn is not stated on the outside of the packaging for this product, which is a bummer!

Anyway, I made this same exact cowl last year and it turned out lovely...  I used a different brand of yarn in a different colorway. 

The pattern I used for this cowl is from Lion Brand and it is an easy knit pattern. It's called Cabildo Cowl (Pattern# 90620AD) and it's FREE from Lion Brand.

Check the following link to see how the Cabildo Cowl I made last year turned out.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

My First Finger Crochet Scarf

I finger crocheted my very first major project! I made a scarf using Loops & Threads Chunky yarn in the Falling Leaves colorway. I like the feel of the Loops & Threads Chunky Yarn as it feels really soft to the touch and the Falling Leaves colorway will be the perfect color to wear this upcoming fall season.

The only problem is the scarf turned out way TOO LARGE using the amount of chains called for in this project. Plus, my completed scarf has uneven stitches as I found it difficult to get the right tension while finger crocheting this project.

Otherwise my scarf looks and feels fabulous. I will not be deterred in making more crochet projects in the future.

I made my scarf by following the YouTube Video below:

What have you made this month?

Friday, August 11, 2017

Tacoma Top Knit Pattern from Lion Brand

Wow, I discovered this 33 second Lion Brand video on YouTube today for their Tacoma Top made by usung Lion Brand's 24/7 Cotton Yarn.

This top looks stylish and easy to make! It looks like the perfect top to make and wear during the summer months. The pattern for the Tacoma Top is downloadable for FREE from Lion Brand's website. It's classified as an easy pattern to make per the Lion Brand website.

What do you think of the Tacoma Top?? Would you make and wear it for yourself or others?