I love receiving yarn from Wool and the Gang to play with. I’ve worked with their Shiny Happy Cotton yarn before and loved it, so I was excited to receive the same yarn in their new “Out of Space Dyed Yarn” colors. After taking time to play with some different options, I decided what I wanted to do with the yarn, and I used it to crochet myself a beautiful wattle stitch tank top that I’m absolutely loving. Here’s that journey … Out of Space Dyed Yarn Shiny Happy Cotton is 100% Pima Cotton Yarn. Out of Space Dyed Yarn is their set of new colors; while their solid colors are great, it’s a lot more fun to play with this variegated yarn. I got two different colors: Breathing Space Blue and Space Cadet Colors and I really loved the color combinations of both of them. This yarn is considered…
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It has been so inspiring to look back at all of the amazing things published about crochet in 2016. We’ve reviewed crochet art, books, designers, fashion, health, patterns, tips, tutorials and creative exercises. Today I’ll share the things that I crocheted in 2016.
The Rose Cardigan Crochet Kit from Wool and the Gang is a beautiful set for making your own cotton crochet cardi. I was happy to receive a kit in the color Spearmint Green to play with.
This year I completed one of my favorite crochet makes, yet – a blue ombre chevron crochet blanket.
It was over one year ago that I launched the Mandalas for Marinke project to honor the work and life of Marinke Slump from A Creative Being and to raise awareness about depression and mental health issues. As of yesterday, all of the individual submissions have been posted.
Leanne writes, “I am also someone who suffers from depression. My crochet hook is my weapon in my battle against this illness. Stitch by stitch I’m taking back my life.”