Additional Pages

Monday, March 12, 2012

National Crochet Month

As all of you crochet fanatics know, March is National Crochet Month. And in honor of National Crochet Month, the Missouri Valley Needle Arts Group is going to
 promote crochet.  On March 28th we are hosting third through fifth graders to a come and go crochet class which is set up as an after school event.

Our plan is to show these young people the very basics like how to hold the yarn, and the hook, and make a chain. The chain can be used to form a friendship bracelet or shoe laces or a bookmark, and knowing young people, they can probably think of other uses too.

After the event is over, I'll  post a follow up as to the success (hopefully) of our endeavors, and may have some tips to share in the event that you like this idea and want to plan a similar event.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Yarning Away

The postman came yesterday, actually it was the postwoman. She brought me a package of yarn. YEA.  I just love it when I get yarn in the mail.

I’m going to crochet this Chevron Cowl. which is pictured on the right. It was designed by Jeannie Chin.  The pattern appears in  the winter 2010/11 issue of Knitsimple Magazine which is shown on the left.

 The yarn is Red Heart Eco-Ways which is a recycled blend. The yarn itself is quite soft and has a nice sheen to it.
I’ve been looking at and admiring this cowl for a full year, and I’m excited to start it.
I’ve been musing about a project for the Premier Yarn. It is a chunky weight. This particular color is called Red Bayou. It is Serenity from the Deborah Norville collection.
I’m not ready to share my plans for this yarn just yet.  The project  is still in the “thinking” stage.  If I can get it from thinking to doing, I’ll let you know and I'll publish the results.