Saturday, November 28, 2009

What's in the bag, I can't read!

Yes, it's a bacon scarf. Artharpy commissioned this scarf for her father-in-law, who is a meat-judger at county fairs. I think that's how she explained it. I looked online for patterns, and what was most common was just red and white stripes. I thought I could do better than that. So I purchased off-white and "paprika" yarn, in 100% wool. I then free-handed the stripes, changing direction, using mostly single crochet, but changing it up sometimes. It took a long time, because I wanted it to have some size once I felted it. And that's the key to how great this looks, I think, because felted, the stitches aren't very visible. It was a fun project to work on, and when I look at it, I can't quit laughing!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Yarn Wreath

If you're a knitter or crocheter and are anything like us, you're probably swimming in yarn. You can make the obvious pot holder, dish rag, scarf, throw, etc. but what about something more creative? I happened upon a great use of yarn just a few minutes ago and was so excited about it, I just had to share it with our readers.

Next time you have more yarn than you know what to do with, make a yarn wreath!*

*From A wonderful blog!