Yummy Yarn

I feel so blessed to have access to a fun yarn shop in our cute, tiny downtown area and I'm not gonna lie - I'm a yarn nerd. Okay? I said it and I'm not ashamed. Isn't it SCRUMPTIOUS?! It's like candy to me and I can sit and pet it and pet it.... And now that it's chilly and cold outside, I have SO much more fun playing with my yarn. It's so cozy.

Now, LISTEN. I'm a complete idiot with yarn. My mom and grandmother taught me the basics like how to hold my hook, how to hold my yarn, and how to do the basic crochet stitches that I've walked you through on my blog here - and I know no more than that! But who cares?! I just have fun with what I can do. You CAN do any of my crochet projects here if you just walk yourself through my basic tutorials first. I have NO idea how to do the hard stuff - so if I can do this, so can you!!!

My 7-year-old has been seeing me make baby blankets and nestie blankets and she keeps asking me when I'm going to make something for her. Precious thing. So I started this little hat just like I did with my baby nest blanket - but I just stopped when the hat got tall enough to cover her ears. I didn't measure how round her head is - I just eyeballed it and guessed on how big around it should be. It worked out. Crochet stretches, too, so you really don't have to stress out about getting it just the right size.

THEN...my little fashionista went and found one of her flower clippies we made a while back and clipped it into her hat! Atta girl! She felt all adorable this morning, and I didn't help matters any by squeaking and snapping pictures.

{love her...my daughter is so rad.}

{I love this yarn...}

{....and this yarn....}

This cute little blanket is just single crochet back and forth. SO easy. It's my pick-up project for when I'm sitting and relaxing at the end of the day.



Julie Harward said...

What is it about this that makes us feel all calm inside...to sit and do a repedative thing? I guess it gives us time to think, ponder...it is good. Your daughter is a cutie and a smartie..very cute addition! Come say hi :D

missliss5/Melissa said...

I was at a boutique with my sister on Tuesday and saw similar yard hats like this and I said, "These are totally the kind of thing my friend Abby makes!" But guess what---you pick WAY prettier yard! SO CUTE!

Lynaya said...

So cute! It is so relaxing to sit and crochet in the winter time. It never seems like Christmas or winter until I have crocheted something. I love the yarn.

jessica said...

I love your post! A couple of weeks ago, I posted a love letter to yarn and natural fibers on my own blog. Under the heading "It all started with..." I am happy to know that I am not the only one nutty for yarn.

Tonya said...

I am becoming a so-called "yarn nerd" more and more with each project I crochet. So there - I am one, too. Thanks for sharing your talent. And thanks for sharing these pictures! Awesome! Your daugther is so pretty in that hat, by the way. She is gorgeous.

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

I'm a total "yarn nerd" too! (And fabric...and felt...and buttons...and scrapbook paper...etc, etc, etc...)

I don't know the first thing about knitting or crocheting, but I love looking at the beautiful balls of yarn all together. It IS so comforting.

Gayle said...

I taught myself how to crochet almost 15 years ago, and I've never stopping loving yarn since. I have a sizable stash in two 30 gallon rubbermaid totes, I add to it from time to time when I see a great sale or want to start a new project with something.
Anyhow, I just love the hat you made for your daughter, plus the colors of that blanket too.
;) I refuse to be called a 'yarn nerd,' but my college roommates used to call me a 'yarn freak' and I'm okay with that. I'm a 'fabric freak' too!


I wandered in from someone else's blog list, so many ago I can't even remember who.

Kadie said...

So I don't see you for 1 day and already you have created another adorable something. Oh my amazingness. I am seriously spoiled to get to hang out with you!

Yarni Gras! said...

I'm a yarn nerd too. I buy it and put in in clear containers and then sit down and STARE at it. TOTALLY weird. Then when I start to use it I get so excited! haha!

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

That is beautiful yarn. :)