Monday, March 28, 2011

Seriously...I'm in need of a Yarn-Aholics-Anonymous Group

I swore to myself after my last post, "NO MORE YARN!!" until I used up some of what I had. Errrr...Not so much. Here are just a few of the lovely things I've picked up since the last post...

I am most excited for the Wrapunzel yarn! It is so soft and has a ton of different colors and textures. I LOVE it!! These are my new favorite types of yarn. I really have a problem, and think I need therapy. (It's better than doing drugs, right?!)

So, after the yarn spree, I ordered myself a pair of knitting needles from Laurel Hill. This is the site I got my ebony crochet hooks. Love love loooooooove them. Worth every penny, if I do say so myself.
We'll see how the knitting goes. I suck, so I'm not thinking it will go very well. I am a much better crocheter. Not to mention, I am impatient and I get faster results with crocheting. :)

I am also working on a fun hat for Ty, and I am ALMOST done, except I need to buy some plastic canvas for the brim. You dont get a picture of this, because I dont have a good one. Sorry.

Here is the first current project I am working on, since Scarlett's blanket has bored me and is on the backburner:
This is a mesh scarf I found online. It's fun and should be flowy. I'm using Vanna's Choice, so it's not as flowy as I'd like. But the yarn is beautiful and it will be nice when finished. I bought some gold Vanna's Glamour, which I think will work much better the 2nd time around.

This next project is top priority, and the most special I've done so far:
I'm making this lovely throw for my mom for her 50th birthday. I'm hoping I can have it done in time (2 weeks!!). If not, I'll be busting my ass to get it done by Mother's Day. This is Lion Brand Jiffy Yarn, in Lavendar. Beautiful and soft. I'm contemplating making one for my MIL's 50th birthday in November too; except I'm going to do white or off white.

Last, but definitely NOT least, is my BEST purchase since last post:
My super awesome, mega cool Yarn Owl Tattoo!!!!!!! :D

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

My Name is Angie, and I Have a Yarn Addiction...

I know it's been quite some time since my last post. A lot of things have happened; one of which is that the PACKERS WON THE SUPERBOWL! :)

I've completed a few projects while I've been off. Not as many as I would have liked, but there's not much time to crochet between the plastic food picnics, snuggling with Little Man and laundry. Good lord, the laundry. It is never ending now, and will only get worse as the kids get older. (Lucky me!)

So, here is what's been completed:

A pretty little poncho for Scarlett! It was only supposed to be one solid color, but I liked the idea of two springy colors. :) If only I could get her to keep it on....

Next up, is the crochet hook case! Originally it had started out as a blanket for Alex, but I didn't like starting from the corner, so I got sick of it and turned it into this. Cute, if I do say so myself. It is my first "Scarlett's Stitches Original". :)

I have two "in process" pieces to share (I am also working on Jesse's blanket and Christmas stockings):

A Fun Fur scarf and also a blanket for Scarlett. She requested a yellow blanket, so I've got 14 of 49 squares completed.

I like the sunburst pattern. I am going to be doing the border in a fun, light orange color. I haven't decided if I'm going to join the squares with yellow or the orange yet. I have enough squares done for two rows, so I may try to sew them together using one of each, and see what I like better.

Another project I'm going to be working on is a hat for my buddy Tyler. He drew me up the most AMAZING owl tattoo. I cant wait to talk to AJ to make an appointment. It is going to be epic. I will post pictures of the tat and drawing at the same time, just to keep you waiting in anticipation! ;) I have to wait for the yarn to be delivered before I can start Ty's hat. Although, looking at the picture below, it's hard to believe that I actually needed to ORDER yarn, since my stash chest is full. (Did that stop me from getting yarn at Joann's online sale yesterday? Nope....)

Which is why I must say, "Hi..My name is Angie, and I have a yarn addiction."