Monday, August 8, 2011

A New Project

I guess I'm making a shall. I have a bunch of this recycled green yarn that is frustrating to make amigurumi with so I'm going a different route. The problem is I don't know how to make clothing, I already have a million scarves, and it's not enough for a blanket. Typically I don't have the patience for following a pattern, but then I stumbled across something wondrous.

Crochet pattern diagrams.
A visual interpretation? Yes please! OK, I'm not a complete idiot, I'd seen them before, but they didn't apply to my amigurumi so I ignored them. I make all my amigurumi free form so usually I just ignore patterns in general. However, for this project I wanted something pretty with a design. It's still painfully simple, but then again when you break down most projects they aren't as complicated as they seem.

I haven't decided if this is something I'll keep or give as a Christmas present. Either way I've been slacking for so long that I'm just happy to be hooking again.

WIP shots.

See it's 75% recycled cotton and I bought it at a thrift store. I'm that good. Well, OK  I work there and grab any yarn that's available because I don't want to pay full price, but that's good too!
More pictures to come as I work.


  1. Hm, now I have to wonder if my thrift store has any recycled cotton for the cheaps. That looks great!

  2. Recycled yarn! I'll have to keep an eye out for that. That way, the planet will weep less whenever I mess up haha. Thanks for the heads up! Your project looks like it's off to a great start!