Thursday, June 13, 2013

Nothing like a little enhancement

As much as I like to think I have a sense of restraint, I don't. I'm an incredibly impulsive, addictive person. And oooh boy, am I ever addicted to stash.

I picked up my crochet hook again recently, bought a little yarn, and started work on a lapghan. I can't ever be satisfied with just one project on the go -- I always start planning and prepping for the next 3-4 projects too. So now I have decided to make scarves for my Dad and brothers for Christmas, and I have the yarn to do it! I bought several balls of Palette Yarn (fingering weight 100% Peruvian highland wool) from

The intended scarf pattern (from the e-book Scarves for All Seasons by Deja Jetmir):

Colours for Dad:

Colours clockwise from top:
 Hollyberry, Ash, and Black

Colours for Brother 1:

Colours clockwise from top:
Canary, Orange, and Serrano

Colours for Brother 2:

Colours clockwise from top left:
Alphalfa, Bark, Semolina, Macaw, and Almond

I bought some lovely Shimmer Hand Dyed Lace Yarn (70% baby alpaca, 30% silk) for some curlique scarves for my neices and a shawl for my SIL.

Colours clockwise from top left:
Sherry, Shallows, Spice, and Elderberry

I am also on the verge of trying quilting by hand using English paper piecing. Of course I need fabric for that, so I went a bit wild at (More on this project next week.)

I do love me some batiks!

The pocketbook has certainly earned a well-deserved (and extended) break. Now I can play with all the pretties!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Adrienne! What a lovely boost to your yarn and fabric stash supply! The scarves will be excellent gifts. I bet the alpaca/silk yarn feels wonderful to crochet with.