Something New

I’m a glutton for new projects!  I’ve just not been feeling the mojo for the full size twin (with overlap) blankets.  I’ve been setting a self-imposed deadline of Christmas to have all three done and I just don’t see that happening.  I crochet because I enjoy it and because it’s relaxing.  When I start feeling stressed out about it I tend to avoid it because it starts to feel like work.  That being said I’ve decided to do a “quick” project!

Here’s a little sneak peek!

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This is my first experience using Stylecraft yarn, which is normally found in the UK.  Here is the US we tend to use a size 4 worsted yarn more often than anything and in the UK it seems to be common to us a size 3 DK weight.  The weight difference is taking a bit to get used to but the yarn itself is very soft and pretty.

It’s tough to find a supplier in the US that doesn’t charge an arm and a leg.  Luckily I discovered Texas Yarn Farm!  I’m pretty sure I’ll have to order more yarn to complete this blanket but I also have a variegated blue that I have an idea for too.  Enough to keep me busy while I’m waiting for yarn mail.

The pink variegated yarn in this project is called Wondersoft Merry Go Round in color Strawberry.  I happen to know someone expecting a baby soon, but don’t know if it’s going to be a boy or girl.  Maybe I’ll get lucky and have started with the right color.

Here are some more pictures to give you a better idea of the colors.  I just love it!  Makes me a happy hooker 🙂

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And here are all the other circles I have ready waiting to be made into squares!

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In case you’re wondering about the pattern, I’ve modified the Three Beans in a Pod pattern called Retro Circles.  Check out Adele’s page and show her some love!

Happy Hooking!

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3 thoughts on “Something New

  1. I have always had the opposite problem living in the UK with patterns & yarn. Dad often worked in the states so would nip into Michaels & pick up a book. We just used our ordinary DK yarn & it came out smaller. Lucky now I can now buy the actual yarn from an importer at a normal price.

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