The past couple of months I have focused on finalizing what I call my “Warm & Woolly” collection – I still have a few more to go, but the crochet patterns available at the moment should keep your legs, hands and ears warm during Autumn/Winter.
The right shade of…?
Even though I love colours I am always reluctant to paint my walls in other colours than white. Instead I like to decorate my home with colourful items that can easily be replaced… such as cushions.
Normally I get an idea and then decide on the yarn to use. However with both the basket and this pouf it was the opposite.
While grocery shopping I found this 100% wool yarn on sale, so I thought “why not” and bought 8 balls?! Coming home I knew, it would need to be a bigger project for two reasons; 1 – it crochets up on an 8mm hook and 2 – I had bought so much of it…
Shopping locally or online??
There are pro’s and con’s to both shopping locally and online. I do love to support local businesses and the service is always great. You get to see the actual colour of the yarn and feel the softness before purchase.
Scrap yarn & Japanese cotton
In case you haven’t noticed, I do like to find multiple purposes for my yarns.
I had once purchased some Japanese cotton just because I loved the texture of it. Unfortunately none of my ideas worked, so it has been lying in my stash for quite some time.