I met up with my local crochet buddies because well I don't knit much but crocheters are always welcome at the knit in. Here are a few fun pics.
Can you see what I'm making?
I always have trouble deciding what project to take because we end up chatting and I lose track of what I'm making LOL! So I tried two different project and ended up untangling a skien of yarn then proceeding to make a Turtle prop since I can make those in my sleep now!
We found this silly sign the reads "if I crochet fast, does it count as exercise? "
We think is surly does count!! Oh and look a Playin' Hooky Sighting! (Nicole's t-shrit)
We had a ton of fun crocheting, knitting, showing off projects and of course shopping for yarn. Although I declined to purchase any this time, I enjoyed feeling, squishing and project thinking all the divine yarn!
So after being inspired to knit I came home that very night and started browsing. How do you decide where to start? I went to my yarn stash and my skein of Lion Brand Amazing yarn grabbed my attention. It's gorgeous. I went to Lion Brand's website and browsed by yarn to see if they had a easy knit pattern that would inspire me that only needed one skien because that is all I had.
I came across this:
I made two already but I'm new enough to knitting I didn't even realize I did the 1st four rows wrong, like totally wrong until I was done so I took it apart and started over or I would have both done already.
Here is one completed! The only thing wrong with this one is the edge. I need to remember not to bind off to tightly. That is an easy fix but I'd already weaved in the ends. LOL!
These may seem silly but I hate socks! I would go barefoot all the time if I could but I think these would be great warmers in the cooler months plus I can still paint my piggies with my new obsession of Julep Polish !!!
The rest of my weekend I enjoyed knitting and then I remembered I had Joann's birthday coupons so I thought I need more yarn! I got all this for $40.00 well technically $15 because my mom sent me $25 in yarn money for my birthday!
4 balls of Bernat Mosaic
6 Balls of Sugar and Cream cotton
2 Balls of Joanna's exclusive Heartland by Lion Brand
3 balls of Vanna's Chioce
2 Balls of Natures Organic Cotton
I have ideas for some of these but not all. I think the Organic cotton will become pumpkin hats for fall.
The sugar and cream is to make more Perfect Bags! I thinking one in OKC Thunder Colors and the other in the Jade/Purple my two favorite colors at the moment.
The Heartland is for me to make some hats for winter but not sure what yet. I'm thinking of a slouchy/brimmed/textured something to design.
I hope you had a great weekend! This is my last week before school starts. My youngest starts kindergarden and it will begin a whole new adventure for our family! Have a fabulous week!