Welcome to the 52nd Yarn Fanatic Link Party, and my 35th as co-host, alongside Rachel from The Philosopher’s Wife.
I have been working hard on some crocheted items, but I haven’t gotten photos of anything nor have I published anything since our last party. It doesn’t help that my computer was left in another city while visiting and then missent in the mail! I am soooo happy to have it back, and will be on a better posting schedule this week.
EyeLoveKnots Yarn Favorites:
Strata Fingerless Gloves from Knitting and So On – Free Knitting Pattern & Schematics Included. This is a neat pair of fingerless gloves. Though it is constructed in an “out-of-the-ordinary” way, it seems simple enough for a beginner to follow along. I just received an email this morning of a new Complete Beginners Guide to Knitting post on Petals to Picots which I will definitely be checking out here soon, and adding these Strata Fingerless Gloves to my When I Learn to Knit board.
Cheerful [Circular Granny Square Afghan] from Vrolijk by Leen – Link to Free Crochet Pattern Included. I LOVE this idea! I have seen quite a few of these around Pinterest, and have it on both my Afghans/Blankets and Granny & Other Afghan Squares pin boards as a future project. Just think of the color and size possibilities! Beautiful job Leen! It’s obvious that this afghan took lots of time and patience, and the finished project is just stunning!
Wire and Floss Flowers from Purple Hues and Me – Floss DIY. This is such a neat flower! It’s created using an ancient flower making technique called Ganutell. Photo tutorial is included to help us create our own Wire and Floss Flowers. The beautiful finished flower can be used for so many different things such as decorating gift boxes, as ornaments, jewelry on a smaller scale, etc.
Bumble Bee Amigurumi from Hakelfieber – [Rough] Free Crochet Pattern Included. I LOVE this this doll! I have a vision in my mind of creating a line of dolls, but I haven’t started working on them yet – just brainstorming. This Bumble Bee Amigurumi Doll makes me want to get started now! I think this would be a lovely little doll to work up for the home this time of year – it reminds me of a child in a bumble bee costume.
Forgive me for not knowing what language the original post is written in, I usually just google translate right away. The pattern does not translate very clearly, hence the “[Rough]” addition, but if asked, I am sure Sandra would be happy to help with the translation.
Pieces of 8 Mitts from Silk & Wool – Knit Review, Link Not Included. I love the color chosen for these fingerless gloves. The pattern is really fun looking! And with fall upon us, and winter right around the corner, these are the perfect addition to your wardrobe!
Mandala Lamp from Atelier Marie-Lucienne – Link to Free Crochet Pattern Included. This is a great out-of-the-box idea! There are really only so many afghans, pillows and wall hanging mandalas you can have around the house, so this gives a great idea for creating something similar to use in a different setting.
Hippo Hot Water Pouch from Nephi-Handmade – Link to Paid Crochet Pattern Included. This is such a fun little hot water pouch thing – not even really sure what they are called, hehe. This pouch will definitely stand out in the home, but no one would ever know that it has a hot water thing inside of it! So fun, and so creative.
Halloween Tunisian Placemats from Olives n Okra – Free Crochet Patterns. I haven’t attempted tunisian crochet yet, but these placemats look so fun! And with a simple color adjustment, these could easily be made for any time of the year!
My Philosopher Favorite:
My good friend, Rachel of The Philosopher’s Wife, has been busy homeschooling her children and spending spare time with the family out at a local amusement park. Do any of you homeschool your children, or spend your spare time out with the family? Please comment below sharing some of your stories and pointers for Rachel!
Are you a pattern designer – Crochet, knit, plastic canvas, embroidery, latch hook, pom pom crafts, and other yarny crafts… Or do you design yarn related graphics, shirts, buttons, printables, tote bags? Maybe you are a yarn dyer? Or perhaps you have a really large yarn stash and you are looking to do a de-stashing of them? We are in need of giveaway sponsors for the Yarn Fanatic Party! If you are interested in teaming up with Rachel of The Philosopher’s Wife and I to sponsor a giveaway at one of our parties, PLEASE contact either Rachel or I.
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To be clearer though, Raverly pages of finished projects are okay to share. Sorry for the inconvenience! That’s per InLinkz guidelines. Thanks!