after the world's most expensive spice.
It has to work with jeans...
Today I’m working with this fabulous yarn from
Manufacturer: Manos Del Uruguay
Yardage: 3.5 ounces/138 yards
Content: 100% Pure Wool
I do not have a ball winder, (well, actually I do, his name is Scott and he’s my husband. But I can’t use him very often, cause helping the wife with her yarn isn’t a very manly job, but somewhat of a necessity to keep the Mommy happy, cause we all know if the Mommy is happy the house is happy.) Just a side note.
Anyhow, the color of this yarn is so rich (AND a bonus; the color matches this room in my house!) I am crocheting a summer top with a fitted bodice, an empire waist that goes about hip length. This summer top design is very basic, it’s all over the place, in stores, other crochet patterns, but I wanted to work on increasing with a fan stitch. I’ve worked out the kinks and feel really good about designing and increasing with fan stitches now.
Some days do you feel like acrylic but you really want to be cashmere? Well today I’m feeling like an acrylic blend, tomorrow I’m sure I’ll feel more like cashmere.
No knots in yarn, only the intended ones.
Teal and Lime Cell Phone Cozy
Yep, another cell phone cozy, this one with beads! Super easy, left over yarn, left over beads, about ½ hour of my time while watching the boys at the park and my phone got a new cozy!
Craft Yarn Council’s website
I made it on the Craft Yarn Council’s website for the Knit Out at the Mall of America in
Some things in the last 2 years...
It was a great way to get ride of some yarn stash! I do wish I would have used my yellow though. I was thinking of a rim of color around the collar and sleeves and after adding it I ripped it out, it was too much and my style is more ‘simple elegant’ than busy with color.
I felt the back was the focus, the front should be minimal.
The front closure is still an issue. I used two huge shawl pins for the pictures above, but I realize this does not completed the look. I'm thinking 2 big red buttons or a toggle. I need to ponder this for a day or so before I make the final decision. Any suggestions friends?!