Back in May I had an interview featured in Inside Crochet! It took me forever to get my hands on this issue because I wasn’t able to find it in stores locally, but I’m excited to be able to share it with you now! :)
I have for so long wanted to be able to show how I wear the things I crochet! Someday I’ll actually take photos of some of my outfits but for now, I thought it would be fun to do a collage (I love having a reason to window shop, hehe!). I’ve had some requests for outfit ideas so I’d love to make these more often if it’s something you enjoy! :)
On to the outfit details:
♥ Cinnamon Swirl Skully Hat (extra long version made with Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Wool in Biscuit)
♥ Silver Vegan Feather Fringe Earrings by AMiRAjewelry on Etsy
♥ Sea Glass Cage Locket Necklace by SeaFindDesigns on Etsy
♥ RVCA Tunnel Vision Strap Back Dress
♥ Rip Curl Last Summer Sweater
♥ Swell Leg Warmers (above the knee, made with Loops & Threads Woolike in Beige)
♥ Minnetonka Calf Hi 3-Layer Fringe Boot in Dusty Brown Suede
Things that will probably become obvious about my style: I pretty much live in shorts or dresses and wear leg warmers often so that I can get away with not wearing jeans even when it’s chilly. Sometimes I keep them in my purse and bust them out at night when the temperature drops. I wear slouchy hats more often than not. There are generally either Minnetonka boots, sandals, or nothing on my feet. I live in southern California, near the beach, where it’s seldom ever truly cold and I think that will show through the outfits I choose (I’m really bad at dressing for cold weather is what I’m trying to say).
If you were following my blog at the end of last year, you may remember that I teamed up with 9 other bloggers to design afghan squares as part of a crochet along (if not, you can still find all of the free patterns right here). Well, we’re doing it again! This time we designed hexagons and each of us designed a project you can make with them! So instead of everyone making an afghan, you can choose your own adventure! Here’s how it will work:
♥ Starting Monday, April 6 and going through Thursday, April 16th, our eight bloggers will all be sharing a new hexagon pattern. There will be a new pattern each day Monday – Thursday. Try out each pattern as we go along! It’s a great way to learn and practice new techniques. You can use all of them in your final project or pick your favorites.
♥ Then, on Monday, April 20th, we will each be posting tutorials for turning your hexagons into something great! You pick your project and the hexagons you want to use – we will show you how to put it together! The great thing about this is that our projects range from a small to large! Here are the projects you can choose from and how many hexagons you will need to make to complete each:
♥ I designed a cowl that uses 16 hexagons, but you could use more or less to adjust the length.
♥ This project bag from Fiber Flux uses 10 hexagons.
If you want to crochet along with us, be sure to join our facebook group to keep up to date on all the new posts and patterns! For now, here’s what you will need to get started:
♥ Crochet Hooks! The patterns use hooks ranging from 5.00 mm to 7.00 mm
♥Yarn! Our bloggers were provided with Knit Picks’ Brava yarn, which is a lovely worsted weight acrylic yarn that comes in lots of fun, bright colors. Any worsted weight yarn should work. The amount needed will depend on the project you choose.
Find links to all of the patterns below! (this widget will update each day as new patterns are added)
I hope you’re enjoying my tutorial videos so far! I really love making them! Despite computer issues, I’m trying really hard to keep them coming and I would love to hear your requests for future videos! :)
Time to share some more yarn I’m drooling over! I love doing these yarn wishlists because it helps me remember what yarn I want to try in the future while also allowing me to share some stuff that you maybe haven’t seen yet and would like to try too! :)
1. Lion Brand Gold Leaf – This would make such a beautiful, fancy looking cowl!
2. Malabrigo Silky Merino – I’ve really been wanting to try Malabrigo and this silk/wool blend sounds so nice for the price!
3. Knit Picks Capretta – I love all of the rich, dark colors this comes in and as a cashmere blend, I bet it’ll be softer than the cheaper wools at Knit Picks.
4. Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky – The limited edition Holi festival color caught my eye! How pretty!
5. Purl Soho Super Soft Merino – Pricey unfortunately, but I love these colors and would love to try it for a special project sometime.
6. Queensland Collection Kakadu – I’m totally considering this one for a lightweight summer vest or sweater!
7. Lion Brand Amazing – I’ve already purchased a couple skeins of this but keep wanting more! I especially love the Rainforest and Aurora colors.
8. Cascade Tangier – Loving this beautiful tweedy, fall color!
9. Cascade Cherub DK – I’d love to use this for some lighter weight items. It’s only $3 and comes in over 30 colors!
10. Queensland Collection Uluru – This would be great for leg warmers!
11. Cascade Big Wheel – This yarn reminds me of Lion Brand Unique but I specifically really love this color called New Orleans.
12. Manos Del Uruguay Maxima – Kinda pricey, but I really love the colors!
13. Lion Brand Heartland Thick & Quick – I’m a huge fan of worsted Heartland & can’t wait to make something with the new thick version!
14. Knit Picks Billow – This just looks so soft and I love the texture!
Have you used any of these yarns? I’d love to hear what you think and if you’d recommend them or not! :)