Here is an update to week 3 of the yard sale yarn challenge. No hats this time. In week 3 I started a hat but did not finish it. I made a baby book, what some people call a quiet book. I made this one just 3 pages and I made it on a 24 peg loom pay. I'd like to expand on this idea. It might be nice as a gift for a baby in the Samaritans purse operation shoebox.
After the baby book, I started to make an advent calendar. So far, it is composed of 18 pockets maid on a 12 peg loom. I'm going to make several of these for this upcoming holiday for my nieces and nephews.
I always feel more satisfied with small loom projects. They work up quickly and make me believe I did more work with them.
There were 4 white crochet squares in my stash from the yarn sale. I’m folding them, sewing them, and adding ornaments for gift bags. I got 2 done this week.
One more week for my challenge. I sure hope I can get some stuff done this last 7 days!
Well, week 2 was not my week to work yarn projects. Summer, work, and life sucked up all my time. I made – a hat. One hat. But I enjoyed doing it. Crocheting is relaxing. I use it to supplement my exercises for the hand that I broke earlier this year.
I crocheted this hat for my niece, one of them. She likes anything purple. I hope she likes this. Now I have 2 hats made. There are 10 nieces and nephews and 4 great nieces and nephews (I think I forgot one of them last count) with another on the way. It is mid-July. Odds are against me making all of them hats. But I’m still determined to try.
I used a small ball and a partial skein of yarn this week. My bags are still quite full. I find ideas every day. If I only had more time to make some of them!
It started out as a hat. Then I decided to make a gardener’s sack. I was working on a 72 peg loom. The hat seemed to be taking forever. So I made the bag. Have you ever changed a project mid pattern? I’m so pleased I think I’ll make one in purple for my niece for Christmas. I’ll put in a set of 2 inch starter pots, hangers for the pots, seeds, sunscreen, maybe even a set of fingerless mitts.
I made a handful of things this week with my yard sale yarn. Of course I work, have other things to do. But I enjoy my yarn habit and want to make pretty and useful things. This week I made a Smurfette, a dog collar, an American heart, and the bag. All of these projects were off the loom. I used 2 small balls of about 2 inches each. I also used a tiny ball of dark blue, a tad of white yarn, and a skein of multicolored yarn.
So week 1 was a success, I think. I have plans for next week – the new garden bag, more hats, a C3P0 to go with my R2D2. Three more weeks to clear some of my yarn stash! How many of those hats can I make? Check out my growing gallery of projects and download pages.
I’m a fan of yard sales. They are great places to find things cheap. This weekend I found yarn – a lot of it. What’s more is that I bought a lot of that yarn. Look at my find. Two bags – one of 10 skeins of yarn and one with 5 large bags of partial balls. What a haul.
The question now is – what do I do with it all? I decided to do a self-challenge. How many yarn projects can I complete in 4 weeks? How much yarn can I use up in that time? The games are on.
I started with 3 projects in 2 days. I made an R2D2 from Star Warson a 12 peg loom. Just on a whim, for decoration. Then I crocheted a hat and bag. It is for a 7 year old great niece. I plan to put a book, a small notebook and a pack of gum inside. Of course ,it is June but even summer can have a chilly d ay or evening. Also, I have 10 nieces and nephews and 3 great nieces and nephews with another on the way. So I want to make hats for each one for this coming fall. That is 14 winter sets… Maybe I didn’t buy enough yarn! Maybe I should quit work.
What’s next in my race against time and a couple of big bags of yarn? Check out my new yarn gallery to see photos and my Yarn Crafts page for patterns!
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