Thursday, March 24, 2011

New start!

Beginning with the previous post, I am going to start posting both my personal craft projects and links to projects I want to tackle on this blog! I still haven't managed to make anything to post for sale on my Etsy store, so hopefully this will be a stepping stone to that!

Below I posted a great list of crochet flower patterns that I can't wait to try!

I'm also currently working on my own variation of this scarf pattern from Lion Brand, which I'm making with a dusty purple mercerized worsted weight cotton. I'm using that pattern but making a large rectangular scarf (instead of the crescent-shaped shawl the pattern makes), and I plan to finish it off with a knitted-on I-cord and tiny buttons all around the edge, which will be decorative, but also let me button it into a shrug or a poncho! Should be pretty cool.

This is the first project I've started for myself in quite a long time, and it's going to take a while to finish, so I'm trying really hard to do at least a little bit every day, because it would be nice to finish while it's still spring. But I made it cotton so it will be fair game to wear on a cool Summer evening as well. And won't it look nice with one of those crochet flowers pinned to it?

I also made 2 red potholders for Hannah last week, to match her other kitchen items she got to furnish her new apartment!

Here's all my knit and crochet pictures on facebook!

Crochet Flowers!

Here's a list of great crochet flower patterns! I'll be making some cute embellishments for upcoming gifts, hopefully for Easter baskets!