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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Summertime Blues... There IS A Cure!

It's called crochet! Do you get a bit bummed when you think of that half finished afghan you started back in January? For some people, including me,  the thought of working with yarn in the hottest part of summer is just... Yicky!

One thing I love to do in summer is crochet small items with cotton yarn, like my recent hand towel pattern. Why not knock a bunch of those Christmas gift list items out now! Come December you'll be glad you did!

Another thing I like to do in summer is thread crochet projects. Have you ever tried working in thread? If you haven't, check out my tutorial on learning to adjust from yarn to thread here. 

If you're already a "Threadie," you might enjoy making my brand new "Barbie Rocks!" outfit with coordinating belt, tote bag, hat and poncho! You can get that free pattern here next week! 

Next on my hook will be a potholder design for September's exchange. Honestly at this point I have no clue what it will be! 

Well, I'm off to go out early and water my starving gardens! Another week of mid-90's ahead. THAT is what gives me the summertime blues!

1 comment:

sdlb said...

An afghan that is put together piece by piece is also a good summer project! By the time all the pieces are done & ready to put together, it's Autumn /Winter! Hugs, Sheri *¿*

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