During the summer, it feels like I’m constantly being pulled all over the place. My brother is a Marine, and when he was able to come home a little bit this summer, you bet my mom went into planning mode for family get togethers. It’s hard to bring your crochet projects along when the family wants to spend the day at Lake Whitney.
Even though it doesn’t feel like I got enough quality yarn time this month, all it took was a look at my phone’s photo album to tell me differently. So without further babbling, here are my projects from July 2018:
I started this crochet wreath in a grassy green cotton yarn. I had some left over from a commission and I really wanted to decorate my home with it! It’ll have a more natural theme- but I’m not sure what else to make for it.
Meet H.H. Hippo! He’s the delightful result of a mystery crochet along that was hosted by Amy’s Crochet Cave. You can find the pattern for him here.
This year, I’ve been more open to the idea of crocheting blankets- but that’s a post for another day. For my little’s birthday, I decided to crochet a quick throw, following a “Spice of Life” design. It was a lot of fun to crochet the different stitches and pick out the colors. I wasn’t sure they would all blend together, but the result was stunning. I used this pattern by Sandra Paul and modified it to do a giant granny square throw blanket.
Meet Texanna! This was a doll request from one of my coworkers. She’s new to the Tarleton life and needed some extra purple for her office. I love looking across the hall and seeing my little girl. :3
I love Tarleton State so much I never left it. However, I’m excited to return to our Stephenville campus on September 22nd for the Family Weekend Craft Show. I’ll be using a lot more purple yarn in the next few months- but how can I resist making these cute minis of the Purple Poo?
Have ya’ll heard of S.A.C.K? Supporting A Community with Kindness is a grassroots movement to provide disadvantage communities with hygiene supplies. The crochet/knitted soap sacks are made with cotton yarn. They act as a carrying case for bars of soap, but also work as washcloths. They work up quick, so I’ve enjoyed working on them during Netflix binges. I’m hoping to make more soon to donate to my local food pantries along with bars of soap. Learn more here.
Wow! I only now just realized how busy my July really was. Excuse me while I go take a NAP!