Thursday, November 29, 2012

Yarn Tree


Are you stalking your mail carrier for packages of holiday goodness?  Abby loves her mail ladies very much.  We always remember them with a little something to say "thank you."  Nearly squealed when I found these adorable mail boxes.


I finished the dish cloth with the  Knit Picks Simply Cotton in limeade.  Hurry on over.  They're having a fantastic sale!   I even started and finished a blue variegated dish cloth using Sugar and Cream cotton.  The pattern was a freebie I picked up at JoAnns.  It makes a sizeable dish cloth and I love the simple single crochet.


 Yarn isn't easy for me to buy because much of it is acrylic.  I am allergic to acrylic.  So when I find something washable and not acrylic I buy some.  I do not know crochet math but I wondered if I could figure out how to make a scarf using the dish cloth pattern, just narrow and long.  Well...I finally did but should have worked with an easier yarn at first.  This twisted stuff is nearly impossible to tear out.  Lots of cutting.  The crochet police were knocking at my door!  Long story short...I put the remaining yarn in a bag to donate.  I'll start a new scarf with easy yarn.


For those of you who have asked about my crochet hook and book -- the book was purchased at JoAnns.  I like it because it has photos and written instructions for left handed people too.  The hook is an Addi and I purchased it at Yarn Market.  They are a HUGE place, withing walking distance from my house, and they ship worldwide.  I've only been once.  I'm waiting for a yarn friend to visit so we can go together.


Anita at Connecting Threads also told me about Dishie.  Cute name and great colors.  This is pomegranate.  I'm starting a new dish cloth tonight.


When you have lots of things to do and don't want to do them, go make a yarn tree!

~Piecefully, Stephanie

18 comments:

Candace said...

LOVE those mailboxes! Abby looks as though she knows where are treats on the way to her! Scrummy looking yarn and I just love the little Christmas tree in the last photo!
Cheers!

Cathy said...

Ah those mailboxes are so cute!! Abby looks like she is guarding them well! I like the look of that dishie yarn. Thanks for the links. xo

Char said...

The mailboxes are adorable!
Love the yarn tree,lol. I had lots to do today also but today a month after Sandy we had a power outage! It went out at lunch time and was restored about 4:20 pm. I should have made a ran tree!

Nedra said...

I'm a newbie at crocheting, but love to make simple things like dishcloths. Love your colors. And those mailboxes are wonderful@

QuiltSwissy said...

The mailboxes ......and the bathroom........are fantastic! Great job on both!

glen

September Violets said...

Adorable mailboxes! And is Abby going to help with what goes in them? Good girl! Good idea with the yarn tree ... I have TONS of yarn from my Mom's stash. Picture a tree 5' high :) Wendy

Houseelf said...

Looks like you are having a great time playing with crochet. I would say about 2 balls of DK should make a decent scarf.

I am now officially all caught up now with my blog reading!

Jane Holbrook said...

Love the turquoise colors in the yarn. The cotton washcloths are great stocking stuffers. And what a fun craft shelf you have! Happy Sewing.

Simone de Klerk said...

I love your post, Stephanie. The pictures are so happy! Love all you little Christmas decorations with the yarn Christmas tree.
And what a lovely find for yout mail ladies! I bet you they'll squeal too once they get them.

Kaaren said...

Yarn trees are good for wannabe crocheters.

I'm definitely going to teach myself how in the new year. Maybe that'll be one of my resolutions because the losing weight one never happens. *wink*

Cille said...

Your post ladies have to be the most gifted post ladies in the world... The houses are adorable and I think they too will squeal when they see them :)

Crocheting looks fun. I never tried. I think my mom gave up on me after trying to learn me how to knit...

Jackie said...

Those mailboxes are soooo cute! Where did you find them? I need to get them as I always give my mail ladies something at Christmas. Love the colors of yarn in the yarn tree.

pratima said...

The Mailboxes are very Christmasy and cute! Beautiful yarn colors! Glad you are enjoying Crochet again! Have fun!!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Those mailboxes are the cutest! Looks like you're having a great time.

Ulla said...

Crocheting can be very addictive, and dishcloths make such great gifts. I love your idea of teh yarn tree - I often have a situation like that.

Carrie P. said...

those little mail boxes are cute. very pretty yarn. I will have to keep watching the site for sales. I see a little gnome hanging out in the sewing room. The tree is cute too.

PatSloan said...

excited you found a book! I wrote the Quilt version of "I can't Believe" and the Sewing version!

KaHolly said...

You are so gifted at taking pictures, setting up just the right props, making them interesting and colorful. They are always so crisp and clear.