Thursday, August 25, 2011

What’s new

I’ve been busy finishing up several crochet projects over the last couple weeks.  My hands have trouble keeping up with all the ideas my head thinks up!
The yarn stash is overflowing.  It seems no matter how carefully I plan my yarn purchases, I end up with a lot of THESE babies: 
Oh, they’re cute enough.  But eventually you have too many and the roly-poly little things become hard to contain! 
So I’ve been experimenting with projects designed to use up these small amounts of yarn.  (You know. So I can buy MORE). 
Heather gray hexagon lap throw: 
There are lots of hexagon patterns at Ravelry and Crochet Central.  Just be sure to try the join-as-you-go method at Attic 24.  Oh my word!  It’s much more pleasant than sewing them together!
Square in a square granny afghan:
Just sort of figured this square out as I went.  There may be something similar at Ravelry or Crochet Central.  This one was more frustrating to put together… I tried and tried, but couldn’t get the join-as-you-go method to work for these squares.  So there’s that. 
And I’m loving these pennants/banners/garlands/whatever-you-call-them…  I hang them on my deck railing and change them out for the seasons/holidays.  So sweet.  They are really fun for using up the last little bits and bobs of yarn: 
What do you make from your yarn stash?


SchneiderPeeps said...

I really love the afghan...and the banners. I might just try to learn to crotchet for real this winter.

Brave Brooke said...

Those projects are so fun! It's nice to be inspired. I'd much rather have not enough time to do all the crafts I want to than have all the time in the world and not feel any inspiration!


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