Good Morning my friends!
It's an early post for me.
I wanted to show you my quick project I worked on last evening.
I spend a lot of time with my grandparents. They are 87 and 84. They are the light in my life. I have spent every Sat & Sun with them since I was a child. When I moved out and got married, I still made sure I had time for them.
My granddad is hold a special piece of my heart (he has cancer with a good prognosis) , my gran is a real lady and they taught me everything I know, feel and love.
Last time we had a holiday dinner my gran made the comment that you couldn't buy good, thick potholders and hot pads.
Since I had not been crocheting a month (I've only been crocheting about 6 months now) I didn't tell her that I may be able to make her some.
Yesterday I was super bored. I worked on my granny shrug but I ran out of yarn and I just don't have it in me to go get more right now. Our "local" yarn store is over an hr away. I don't drive. Its almost impossible for me to buy yarn. I am not rich. Its hard for me to buy yarn sometimes, and if I have to buy a pattern to go with it, I'm way broke.
If any of you are reading this and can help me find cheap yarn off the internet, I would appreciate it so much. Since I haven't been crocheting long I don't know the best online stores.
I got off topic! AGAIN! I am good at that! Too much I want to share!
Anyway, I searched YouTube yesterday for a cute trivet and finally found one from one of my favorite blogs, Fiber Flux.
Here is the link I used....
Let me tell you, this pattern was fun for me and easy!
It was mindless crochet with a beautiful outcome in just an hr or so. Its all done with dc and sc. Thats it! I am going to make a few for my house. The only suggestion I would make is they are quite small (about 6 inches). She uses a G or H hook and I went larger with a J or K. I made one with her size hook first. Thats the pink and ecru one. I chose the colors from the yarn scraps I had in my bag. They can also be used for dishcloths.
Here are my trivets....
Aren't they cute? I just went for it and made mine all different colors. These would make a great gift. Make a set of 6 (it might take you 2 hrs) for someone you love. I bet they would love them.
I just adore the Lotus Blossom!
Fiber Flux has the best tutorials.
Anyway, what do ya think?
Since my gran and I have a "granddaughter date" on Thursday, I want to have a couple double thick pot holders for her as well.
I think she will love them, and its yucky out there today so I will get something on my hook soon!
I will update when I choose a pattern, and get it worked!
If you can help me out with the yarn dilemma, let me know! I am always looking for great deals on de-stash yarn, Idc if its Red-Heart, but I would give an eye tooth to work in some beautiful hank of hand dyed yarn.
If you have a fave cheapie shop on Etsy, Ebay, whatever!
Let me know!
I have a skein of green and a few bits of cotton. I just don't work with the thinner yarn very well. Sock weight, baby yarn, DK is nice but harder for me. I will be desperate for yarn soon! :-)
Thanks for being here with me this morning!
Have a great day!
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