Have you seen the latest issue of Crochetvolution? Once again, Melissa of “Inner Child Crochets” did a fabulous job putting together the winter issue of the magazine.
And the PATTERNS! Of course, I’m biased, as not only am I in the issue but several of my friends were in it as well In no particular order, there’s the great Dragon Slayer Scarf
Darleen Hopkins designed this amazing felted & crochet ice scraper set, this is such a Fabulous gift idea, I wish I had thought of it!
“I live in Northern Georgia in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. We don’t see a lot of snow but we do get a decent amount of frost in the night. While scraping my windshield one very cold, windy morning last winter, my gloved had was freezing! I was determine to come up with something to keep my hand warmer the next time Jack Frost paid a visit to Dahlonega. I consider myself a pretty crafty person and I’m always looking for ways to reduce and reuse. The Snowflake Ice Scraper Mitt is the result of that cold, frosty AM and my determination to use what materials I had on hand. I have a box of neglected wool sweaters I have picked up at thrift stores over the last few years. They are all damaged in some way; partially shrunk, with holes or some other defect that made them less than perfect. I don’t think I paid more than 99 cents for any of them. (I’ve been collecting them for a special project. Look for it soon on my blog!) Just a small amount of yarn was needed to make the snowflake and to sew the pieces together, another item easily found in current stashed yarn. Now I have a fantastic ice scraper mitt to keep me warm on those frosty mornings. They will be here soon and I’m prepared!
Do you have an old wool sweater begging to be repurposed into a useful item? If not, try looking at thrift stores. You can ask the employees for damaged ones, you’re sure to get a good deal that way! Not sure how to felt? Check out this article for guidance.”
Darleen also blogs at http://crochetbydarleenhopkins.wordpress.com/.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least mention my own patterns, right? I designed matching – but different – his & hers scarves. Hers version is a top down triangle shawl, & the his version is a more traditional scarf shape. I used Bernat Mosaic, which is easily available at big box craft stores, is affordable, goes on sale often, & because it’s made from acrylic, it means you don’t have to worry about wool allergies.
We took these photos at Wells Beach in Maine, while on our 12th wedding anniversary. We had to wait for a break in the rain in order to get them!
Isn’t hubby a good sport, to be a model?
all photos used with permission