Winding down and Starting Fresh

Twenty-fourteen is almost gone. I don’t know about you, but as the years pass it seems like it is less and less a momentous occasion. I quit making New Year’s resolutions several years ago. But, I still feel the new year is a great time for a fresh start! I’m sure I’m like many of you. Over the years I’ve made resolutions to lose weight, go to the gym, be healthy, start or quit a habit, etc. only to let the resolution fade in January, or only follow through part of the year. At one point I even said I was making new year’s ‘goals’ instead of resolutions just because it sounded better to me and wasn’t such a let down when I stopped.

I’m notorious for not finishing projects. Currently I have at least 6 or 7 crochet projects I’ve started and not finished. I love the excitement of a new project, the challenge of a new pattern and new color combinations! I’m sure this is why I start projects and fail to finish them. Every once in a while I go through a ‘finishing’ phase. I just pick up a project I’ve already started, finish it and move on to the next project in progress. I always feel so accomplished when I do this!

In the following weeks I plan to finish up most of the projects in progress. I’ll try to post them here as I finish them. This year I would also like to begin regularly list items on http://www.etsy.com, organize my yarn stash and grow this blog. I truly appreciate any shares to help me grow!

12/27/14 Purchase!

12/27/14 Purchase!

This post wouldn’t be complete without sharing my latest purchase this past weekend. More YARN!!! Who can pass up a good sale?! At Jo-Ann’s it was 25% off and then I had a coupon for an additional 15% off! WOOT WOOT!

Also, as promised… Here is the pattern I have used for many infinity scarves. It’s quick and easy!

Lacy Scallop Infinity Scarf

Lacy Scallop Infinity Scarf (Right)

Lacy Scallop Infinity Scarf (Right)

Pattern adapted from this book.

Hook: Size H/8

No Gauge

(Multiple of 6 ch plus 4)

Adult: Ch 268 (5 rows) approx. 70” diameter

Junior: Ch 220 (4 rows) approx. 60” diameter

Child: Ch 184 (3 rows) approx. 50” diameter (size pictured)

Row 1: *sk 5 ch, (2dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch*, sk 3 ch, 1 dc in last ch, ch 3 turn

Row 2: *(2 dc, ch3, 2 dc) in 3-ch sp*, 1 dc in top of turning ch, ch 3 turn Rep from Row 2

Finish: Use large needle to stitch ends together.

Hookin’ for the Holidays!

This year I feel like one of Santa’s elves. About a week ago I posted some infinity scarves on Facebook. Several of them found new homes. Next thing I knew, I had several orders for one hot little number. Just a couple of weeks before Christmas every spare minute has been spent crocheting.

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Several of the scarves I had made.

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The one on the right is the ‘hot little number’.

black light

Red Heart’s Blacklight Yarn

I used Red Heart’s Blacklight yarn. It seems to be pretty popular right now! By the end of the day I had orders for two adult, four child and one junior size infinity scarves with the Blacklight yarn for Christmas. As well as, three others. I made a trip to Walmart and Michael’s over the weekend to stock up!

Here is a pattern like what I used for the chain scarf. And I will post my pattern for the other later. I hope you’ve enjoyed my first post!