Friday, September 5, 2014
Afghans, Baby Hats, Cat Toy, Shawl, and Fat Bottom Bag
A Child’s Light (aka Click for Babies: Period of Purple Crying Caps) will be collecting purple baby hats for this year. They will be handing out the hats at local hospitals in November and December. So not only did I want to make some hats to turn in this month, but I also wanted to use up the yarn that I bought to make these hats. For the preemie hat at the bottom, I used up the last of a skein of light purple yarn by making the stripe. Then I wanted to play around with making a 2 color spiral hat. I had so much fun making it that I made my first 3 colored spiral hat. One day I want to make a 4 colored spiral afghan.
free pattern. I really liked how it looked, so I started making my own using sock yarn. I did buy 4 skeins of black sock weight yarn to use as the overall color but for my 2nd color I am using up my sock yarn stash.
free crochet pattern, which is an easy pattern to follow, and James C. Brett Moonlight Sonta yarn. It is really soft and sparkly yarn, but it is really hard to frog when I make a mistake (the yarn catches on itself very easily).
this bag once before, but with blue cotton. Here is the free pattern for it. I'm using 2 shades of pink from Caron's Simply Soft collection for it. The trimming will be a shade darker than than the body of the bag. I'm debating if I'll add a bow or a kitten appliqué to it as well. This bag is super easy to add a lining to, because you add the lining to the bag before the trimming and handle is crochet on.
What is this? Well going cold sheep means that you will not buy any yarn / fiber during this month. You’ll only use what you have in your stash, and/or make yarn using the materials that you have around you (like from plastic bags and old clothes). If you are an avid sewer, than this also counts for your fabric stash. I might be more of a chilly sheep instead of a cold sheep, because of the yarn crawl that I'm going to do for 4 days this month. I've been really looking forward to it all summer. But I am going to do my best not to buy yarn outside of those 4 days this month.