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That’s a “WRAP”

Well I’ve been super busy “wrapping up” with hooking shawls, scarves and cowls recently so I thought I would share with you some of my projects and what patterns I used.  Can’t quite call them totally “finished” as I still need to complete detailed blocking for everything so that is what is on my agenda for this week.  Plus, all the yarn I used was already in my stash!!  Yeah!!!

Before I go further, did want to share with you pictures of my finished knitted seed/moss stitch scarf.  I am very happy with how it turned out – especially since knitting seems to challenge me a bit 🙂

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Anyways, take a look and hopefully you will get inspired with a “wrap” of your own 🙂

  1.  These pictures show a lovely summer shawl.  I used a free pattern found on Ravelry called the Dixie Charm pattern by Kathy Lashley. I used 2 skeins of Sunseeker  Multis (color #107) by Cascade Yarns and an I hook (5.5) for this pattern.  I just love the beautiful peachy tones which highlights just a touch of sparkle throughout.  This yarn was a combo of cotton, acrylic, and metallic yarn.  Very nice to work with too and I’m really pleased with how it looks so far.  Blocking will give it that totally finished look!!

    Dixie Charm

  2. Next I liked this great Moogly pattern called Berry Harvest   Bandana Cowl.  Crocheted this one using the pattern recommendations of an H hook and a DK weight yarn.  I chose Rowan Creative Linen (1 skein) which is a nice 50% linen and 50% cotton.  Worked up lovely and the berry design and edging will truly benefit from a good blocking.

 

Back to Ravelry again, I found a pretty lacy scarf called Summer Sprigs Lace Scarf by Esther Chandler.  The yarn I decided to go with was Folio by Berroco (blend of Superfine Alpaca and Rayon) but was considered a Light (3) category and her pattern used a Fine Lace yarn.  I only had 2 skeins of this yarn, so I chose a Size E hook (3.5) using the Folio yarn and only chained 232 + 1.  I used 1 full skein and a little more than half of the other skein for my scarf.  It still wraps around your neck nicely and drapes on the sides.  I know too once blocked, it will enlarge the size of the finished scarf.

Summer Sprigs Lace Scarf

I enjoyed making the Summer Sprigs pattern so off to my stash bin again and found 4 skeins of Folio in an awesome charcoal gray color.  So I have started pattern using this yarn, changed hook to a Size C (2.75) and began with the pattern recommendation of 386 +1 chains.  Not very far, but I think  the outcome will still be a lovely, light weight scarf.

Work in Progress

Of course, I just purchased an awesome pattern by Christina Hadderingh called Hotel of Bees shawl from Ravelry and looking forward to participating in the #HOBCAL (Hotel of Bees Crochet Along) through Cherry Heart’s Cozy Corner group.

And, That’s A “Wrap”!!

HAPPY CREATING!!

 

 

 

 

 

Summer at a Glance

Wow, where did the Summer go!!  I’m sure you have been extra busy too between vacations, play dates, trips to the zoo, museums, waterparks, playgrounds, gardening, or just playing in the backyard – the days have flown by.

I have been very busy sewing and crocheting too.  Designed a new fun Five Pocket Wristlet that I have added to my etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/ToteworthyDesigns that is perfect for those quick outings (playground, day trips, etc.) where something smaller is handy.  Keeps your cell phone protected, room for keys, band aids, credit cards/business cards, individual wipes, whatever works for you!!  Check it out.

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Working on ideas for updating my blog to include guest bloggers/guest ravelers and maybe setting up some type of give away program.  Still working on these ideas but feel confident that new things are heading this way.

As always, crocheted more donation beanies for the Headhugger organizer and our local hospital’s maternity ward.  Actually, designed a beanie which I really love to crochet beginning at the bottom edge and working your way to the crown.  Planning to share that as a free pattern soon.  Also created a pretty cool looking loopy embellishment for beanies that will be available soon as a purchased item from my mysticmeems profile on Ravelry.

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Found a super fun crochet bootie (free pattern) from crochethooksyou.com that makes a lovely little gift item.  I tweaked the pattern a little but works up fast and is also perfect for baby dolls and/or stuffed animals too.  Little ones always love to put booties on their favorite animals!!  Take a moment and visit Paula Daniele’s blog (click on above link) to see her other items too.  Here’s a few pairs that I have done and now trying to decide how I want to embellish them.

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Enjoy the remaining “dog days” of summer —  grilling yummy brats, hamburgers, corn on the cob, munching watermelon (I miss seed spitting contests, since seedless watermelons arrived on the scene), and preparing fresh tomatoes and green beans from the garden.  Don’t forget about those prolific zucchinis too that I’m always trying to find different ways of using them!!

Take time to enjoy the warmth and friendship of family and neighbors.  Squeeze a ball of yarn or run your fingers down a new bolt of fabric (something to add to your holiday “wish list”) and let your creative juices flow.

HAPPY CREATING!!!