Well hello there!
Last week I released the pattern for the Aspen Tweed Hat that included the directions for a messy bun style hat or a beanie with or without a pompom. You can see the hat pattern at the link.
This week, I decided to make a matching cowl and, since I had so much leftover yarn, I also created some matching mittens! You can see the pattern for the Aspen Tweed Mittens at this link.
Well hello there!
May I present the Jasmine Scarf!
This scarf is unique in that it is a cross breed between the classic infinity scarf and the popular triangle scarves that I’ve been seeing around the web. I may not be the first one to create one of these, but I sure am proud of my version!
Well, the end of the year is upon us once again, but instead of feeling sad about it, this year I feel hopeful and excited for the year to come! Starting this blog and getting to share my crochet patterns with you all has been an amazing experience so far. I’m so blessed to be able to earn a living doing what I love and I am grateful for each and every one of you for your support!
To celebrate the coming new year, I designed this sparkly little gem of a cowl to wear to the party we attend every year at our neighbor’s house. No drinking and driving for us!
I have to laugh since I just finished crocheting this Angled Clusters Scarf and the temperature today is in the upper 70’s! Last week we were cozy in our sweaters or hoodies, which prompted me to choose this project.
It just goes to show how unpredictable Pennsylvania weather can be.
That’s also one of the reasons that I don’t pack away my families clothes based on the season. I’ve heard that people from other places and climates do that, but honestly, it would be a waste of time for us. We need a variety of clothing categories year round.
I’ve been seeing these super chunky cowls since last year (I may be late to the party…lol) and I’ve been wanting to make my own.
That’s one of the things I love about being able to crochet. I can recreate trendy, beautiful items without spending a fortune at a boutique!
With only two days left in August and Autumn swiftly approaching, I thought I’d better get a jump start on my warm outerwear collection for the year!
Well here it is—the matching infinity scarf to the Taupe Slouch Hat—just as promised!
This scarf came out unbelievably well and matches the hat perfectly, in my honest opinion. It’s made with Caron Simply Soft in Taupe and it is super squishy and oh so soft! The exact type of accessory that I would love to wrap around myself when it’s cold outside. The last thing anyone wants to deal with when they’re trying to fight off a chill is a scratchy scarf! Yuck.
I hope your week is going well. Even though I’m writing this post in June, it is never a bad idea to start making hats and scarves so you’re prepared for the coming winter. What was that story about the grasshopper who sang all summer?
Ah, never mind. You get my point.
It’s also funny to think that even though, here in Pennsylvania, we are just beginning our summer, the whole other side of the world is working their way through fall and into winter. So I suppose technically, winter hats and scarves can be relevant year round for at least someone!
I’m all about matching sets. I love sets! So naturally I had to make the Navy Clusters Infinity Scarf to match the Navy Clusters Hat. Sounds logical, right?
When I looked at the original design of the Cream Clusters Infinity Scarf, which is super long, I decided that I’d go shorter this time. Maybe something that could still wrap around the neck snugly to fight off that cold winter chill or even something that could be worn around the neck like a giant fiber art necklace—a statement piece.
I spent the first 13 years of my life growing up in the southern states before my family moved to Pennsylvania. It was a complete temperature shock. I was used to sometimes wearing only a light jacket in the winter and I remember getting a new bike for Christmas one year and I was able to go outside on Christmas day in shorts to ride it.
And then the first year we arrived in the North, they got the worst blizzard they had had in…I don’t know how many years. All I could think of as I looked out our living room window where my mom’s Mustang was buried in white stuff with only the antennae sticking out was, “Where did we just move to?” Dun, Dun, Dun.