Friday 19 January 2018

A Crocheting Way to Start the Year

Hello!  I have been crocheting quite a bit at the start of this year.  

I found a project at the free store that someone had I brought it home and finished it.  
It's a cowl that has a very lovely lacy feel to it. 

Then I found a pattern for a hat that I I wanted to give it a try.  
The pattern called for a 10mm and a 12mm hook, and well I at first only had a 10mm hook.  
So I thought I could make it work...well, it didn't fit.  

SO, my daughter picked me up a 12mm hook and I started over.  
The second one that is in the left of the above picture turned out much better, and fits great!  

My parents also sent me a new calendar and at first I had no idea where I'd put it.  It is from Farmer's Almanac and has some lovely pictures and tips.  

I ended up picking up a non-marking hook and attached it to the end of my husbands shelving that separates his office from the kitchen.  Works great there! 

SO what kind of projects are you working on or have completed recently?  
I find it's nice to start the new year by doing some new things that help get us through the rest of the winter.  I love winter, but am already getting the itch for spring, and for planting. 

Hope you have a beautiful day!


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I love the pattern in the hat - very pretty and love the color of the yarn to. I still love a paper calendar - I do use my phone for appts etc. but at my desk I have a regular calendar and still love turning that page for the next month. I've been doing a lot of baking and trying out my KitchenAid mixer I got for Christmas. I made raised yeast rolls last week that turned out so well -- it made a lot so we ate them ALL week with dinners haha! I'm itching for spring too! The other day I just stood in an aisle at the store full of outdoor furniture, cushions, garden decor . . . dreaming of spring!

Danielle Dunn said...

The second hat definitely looks much better haha!
And the calendar is nice to look at to. :)

mamasmercantile said...

I am working on several projects at the moment. Love the lacy pattern of the cowl. Such a shame the first hat didn't work out as planned, maybe you could pass it on to a child.