Thursday, October 9, 2014

Warm Cozy Crocheting

Winding into the Winter months-I feel like the Midwest skips right through Autumn and Spring as fast as possible. Unfortunately my favorite months always seem to be a blur here. I feel like hibernating, and the best projects for that are things that can be carried to somewhere warm to sit~ preferably under a blanket.

If you've been by here before, you will know that I have been crocheting (And knitting) quite a bit lately.
Some of my current favorite yarns are by Misti Alpaca. I'm not sure which one I like best-they have several types, and they are so soft I just want to make a big blanket one day.
I always love knitted and crocheted things in natural colors -beiges, greys, creams etc., but once I get to the store I always gravitate toward the colorful skeins.Yesterday I saw this inky grey and almost put it back down for a pine green. I'm so glad I didn't. This grey might be my new favorite color-it's blue in some light and purple in others. I will definitely be keeping this one for myself (and getting more inky grey ; )

I might have to keep the multi-tonal green one too ; )

I also bought some raspberry colored cascade220. I  like to crochet(and knit) with my stitches very tight, and no open, visible spaces in between the stitches. If I see light - I go down a hook(or needle) size or several(!) I've made a few of these hats by doubling up the yarn. However I've noticed with crocheting- that thicker yarns make projects that aren't very 'fluid', so I tried this one out with just the one strand. It's probably technically too loose, but I'm thinking it will make a very nice slouchy hat~ so I'm going to go to the end and see how it looks.


Lisa Zinza said...

I really want to get into the stitchery ... you make it seem so easy and romantic :) cozy up and crochet! I just have to put my mind to it. I think it's that I don't sit that long ~ or something....

I love your work ...... happy fall!

Mary Truax said...

Going camping so will start a crochet project. Also like stitches nice and tight! Maybe some dishcloths? Thanks for inspiring.

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