One of the main reasons I love to crochet is because I love the feeling of creating order out of chaos. A mushy skein of yarn becomes row-upon-row of something beautiful. I can't deny that I was getting the same kind of rush out of organizing my yarn yesterday!
Anyway, the next year will be filled with stashbusting projects. By the end of this week, I'm hoping to finish up my existing projects so that I can start making a dent in that stash.
One project I currently have on the go is a personal challenge to see how many child-sized hats I can make from 3 skeins of yarn. I posted about this earlier this week, but here's an update...
became this hat...
|Only a little person could get away with wearing something this ridiculous!|
I added a shell stitch around the bottom (5dc, ch1, skip 1 sc, sc, ch 1, skip 1...repeat) and this flower to do the top. (The instructions for the flower are included at the bottom of the post.)
I also started in on this hat, experimenting with growing stripes. I'm liking the purple on purple. :)
How many hats can a small bundle of yarn create? Well, I'm at 4.5 and counting. I guess I'll just keep plugging along and find out!
Make a ring. (Either a magic ring or ch 4, and join with sl in first ch.)
1. Ch 2. 12 dc in the ring. Join with sl to the first dc.
2. *Ch 2. dc, hdc in same stitch. Sl stitch in the next stitch. Repeat from * 5 more times to make 6 petals. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing the flower to the hat.
Today, I'm linking up with the following parties: someday crafts, Tami's Amis, and Ambassador Crochet.