Saturday, August 19, 2006

I Have The Yarn

I have the yarn, and I have the pattern.
I'm starting a new crochet project.
And I am excited!

Lately, I have been feeling like doing some kind of handiwork. I thought about embroidering some tea towels, but I really don't need any tea towels at the moment. I thought about finishing the hand-quilting on the quilt I started 7 or 8 years ago, but it's too hot to have a big quilt on my lap. I considered working on some doilies or knitting some socks, but then I went to Wal-Mart. When I saw this leaflet with instuctions on crocheting this hooded baby sweater, I knew this was it! Emily will need a warm sweater this coming fall, right? The yarn I bought forms its own stripes, and I won't have to change yarns to change the colors. How cool is that?! I hope to get started in the next day or so, and I'll post my progress here. Hopefully the pattern will be easy to follow and the yarn will be easy to work with. :-)

Jessica, if this baby sweater goes well it will be good preparation for me to crochet the sweater that you like.



  1. Now that's a cute pattern! Have fun making it!

  2. Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comment. I really like your cherry apron btw!

  3. We have also been wanting to get into more hand crafts. We are all learning together as I wasn't taught any while growing up (I have 5 dds and most want to learn). Just yesterday at Walmart I bought us all knitting kits for $1 each. I wanted to let you know that Hobby Lobby has a lot of their knitting things on sale this week. You may not have one near you, but if you want to see the add it's at We all really enjoy your site and get lots of good ideas from it!

  4. That yarn is a dream to work with. DD2 is currently using it to knit her own scarf and loves the self-striping action since she's a newbie knitter. (And a teenager)

  5. I seem to be looking for more hand projects these days. I love the look of this yarn. I hadn't seen it yet. I can't wait to see the finished sweater and hear if the pattern was easy.

  6. I had used the same yarn for my first attempt at some crocheted socks.
    The socks ended up big enough for an elephants ankle (wasn't quite thick enough of a substitute for chunky wool. lol)
    The stripes are really neat though! I agree with jill, the yarn is a dream to work with.