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It Starts With A Ball of Yarn…

These are just some of the many yarn projects I have completed, in the past few years.

Crafting from yarn is always a joy for me. ūüôā

Crocheting and knitting are two of the most rewarding and relaxing hobbies I have ever pursued.

¬†The interest in yarn crafts is at an all-time high right now and there’s no sign of that declining. And for good reason. Crocheting/knitting can be a very meditative experience.Many beautiful and quality items can be made¬†for a reasonable price.

A hand knit or crochet gift is so special. It could even¬†become a¬†treasured family heirloom. Until you’ve experienced the process of taking¬†yarn, working with it, following a pattern (or one you make yourself)and then seeing the finished project, you will only then understand the satisfaction of this¬† wonderful, creative experience. The¬†popularity of yarn crafts for people of all ages is proof of that too!

If you need help getting started there are oodles of free online patterns, instructional videos, classes and knit/crochet groups are gathering in homes and classrooms,¬†all over the world. And a great way to connect with new friends, wherever you live.¬†Lion Brand is just one of many,online resource with hundreds of free patterns, instructional videos, a good selection of yarns, tools and much more.It’s easier than you might think to get started.

¬†When I tried crochet for the first time¬†many years ago, I ended up learning just¬†from practicing and following photos in a crochet book. I didn’t know any other¬†“south-paws”¬†who were “hookers” LOL at the time. When I’d watch a right-handed person crochet, it always looked so awkward and confusing. So¬†with determination and hook in hand, I stayed up most of one¬†night and finally “got it” myself.

The crochet granny square throw (first photo in  the collage above) was my first real attempt at crochet. I still have and use this lovely blanket.

Here’s to the Joy of Creating With Yarn!!!
                            

PS: This is a revised version of a previous post I shared at one of my former blogs: Take a Happy Break. I hope you enjoy it for the first time, or as an encore read! ūüėČ

Top 5: Gadget Cases – Knit Pattern Links

***MORE LAST MINUTE HANDMADE GIFT IDEAS, THERE’S STILL TIME :<)***

THANKS TO THE FIESTA CAT YARN CO. FOR THESE PATTERN LINKS.

AREN”T THESE¬†WONDERFUL?¬†I WANT THAT OWL ONE FOR MYSELF.

 HAPPY CRAFTING :>)

Fiesta Cat Yarn Co.

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1:  Ipad/ Netbook Sleeve w/Cables (Kristin Blom)

2:  Owlish Netbook Sleeve (Corrisande)

3:  Corylus (Kalurah)

4:  PopTart Cell Phone Case (Hannah Kaminsky)

5:  bHive (Kristen Briney)

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Need a Last Minute Crochet Gift to Make?

christmas crochet gifts

I’ve always¬†‚ô• making (and getting!) handmade gifts, at any time of year.¬†

There’s something so special about a present that someone took the time to make, large or small and in whatever type of craft it was created from.

I also¬†‚ô• crochet, although I haven’t been doing that much “hooking” ūüėČ in the past year. I hope to get back to more crochet projects in 2014.

I found this short but well done Christmas crochet book:

Christmas Crochet Done In a Day 

over at Amazon recently and decided to give it a try.

 

Here’s my review from Amazon:

Christmas Crochet: Done In a Day features attractive holiday crochet projects that definitely would be doable in a day or two.

IMO, there is nothing better than handmade gifts at any time of year. The crafts in this book would make excellent holiday gifts that would be well received by the recipient.

Instructions are easy to understand.

In spite of it being a rather small book, there are projects that would appeal to young and old, two and four- legged pals too!

As an avid and long-time crocheter, I’m glad I downloaded a copy of Christmas Crochet: Done In A Day.”

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If you’d still like to make some crochet Christmas crafts but need a little inspiration, give this ebook a try. And do let me know what you make!

Happy Hooking and Holidays! ūüėČ

Top 5 Knit Kitchen Decor – Pattern Links

**SOME MORE GREAT PATTERNS SHARED BY FIESTA CAT YARN CO>**

I WANT TO MAKE THAT LEAF WASHCLOTH. HOW COOL IS THAT?

HAPPY KNITTING AND WEEKEND! :<)

Fiesta Cat Yarn Co.

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1: Out of Its Own League Jar Cozy (Chelsea Barefoot)
2: Rug (Lily / Sugar’n Cream)
3: Leafy Washcloth (Megan Goodacre)
4: Kitchen Towel (Wool-Tyme)
5: Teapot ‚ÄúCosy‚Ä̬†(Alexis Layton)

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