In the past few weeks I’ve had the chance to work up a couple samples to show off some yarns at the shop. They were quick and simple, but fun. First up is what I lovingly refer to as the Macho Hacho scarf.
This is made from 3 skeins of Mirasol “Hacho” yarn and I picked the brown colorway because I thought we might inspire some manly crocheters. And also because I thought that might be the most overlooked colorway– there are actually delightful bits of color in it. I really like how this came out- although I’d use 4 skeins to make it big enough for Paul (who exclaimed, “I want it!”)– I just used 3 for the sample. This one is just a simple alternating between sc and dc stitches (*sc in first st, dc in next st, repeat from * across). The yarn was so yummy and is tempting me to buy it. I really do have enough yarn though. Yes, yes, that is what I tell myself.
And here’s a kind of silly one that was just for fun using Plymouth Earth’s Rainshadow Yarn–a supersoft fuzzy alpaca blend that said “Teddy Bear” to me from day 1. Don’t worry, I sized the hat pattern for babies and kids too, since uh, I probably am too old to wear this around. I like to crouch in the corner near where our room divider is and leave just the ears to see if I can freak Paul out. But he says I look like “a bear wearing a crocheted bear hat” and not a real bear. What a spoilsport.
And, this is not crocheted, but was made for the shop– I wanted to make and Open/Closed sign for fun. I sewed this sheep up from sturdy felt and interfacing. It was kind of a pain in the butt but also awesome (in my opinion, anyway). I haven’t been on my machine much lately at all, so it was good to get into this for a night.
What have you been working on lately?