Cold Days + Yarn Play

As I mentioned in my last post, our parts have been buried under inches of snow and arctic temperatures. That translates into a LOT of home time {& no school for the Teens}; plenty of games were played, baked goods eaten and crafts or projects completed. Under piles of blankets and warm cups of tea, I played with a colorful array of sweet yarn. First, pom-poms and hearts... 

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While the family watched a movie, I snuggled in close and whipped out a batch of sweet hearts + fluffy pom-poms. I used a fork to make the pom-poms and this tutorial for the crocheted hearts

Next, I wanted to try some new patterns and fibers to make some cozy cowls that could wrap around the neck twice, so I picked up a few different styles of yarn in different gauges and played away. 

This was a thinner yarn with a shell-like pattern. Loved the color!!

This was a thinner yarn with a shell-like pattern. Loved the color!!

A close-up of the pattern...

A close-up of the pattern...

A thicker yarn in an oatmeal color.

A thicker yarn in an oatmeal color.

Scarves are fun to make to get the feel for a new pattern. I loved how easy these came together and am thrilled to have a few on hand for future gifts. 

My middle daughter, Bean and I have begun a new challenge along with other ladies through Instagram-- it's a crochet mood blanket. We are doing a couple of granny squares a week, and by the end of the year, we should have enough for a blanket:: So excited to do this with one of my girls!!! Here are my Grannies from the last couple of weeks. {I am using this granny square pattern found at Meet at Mikes}.

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These cold days have made for some fun yarn play. Besides having some gifts put away for upcoming friends' special days, my daughter and I have a common goal in completing a granny square blanket. Trying to make the most of these indoor days

Happy Crafting, 

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