Well, really just browsing Ravelry… Do you ever do that, too? I mean, just looking at patterns without thought for what yarn/hooks/needles you have or what skill level you’re at, just saying “ooooo, pretty!” I’ve added tons of faves lately and I wanted to share since I haven’t done that in a long time. I’ll start off with some free patterns by Silvia Bo Bilvia, who is now in my fave designers category. Click on the pictures to go to the pattern pages. I love the name of this first one:
A Blanket For Seriously Cold People; uses super-bulky yarn
The Lace Mess Shawl; uses bulky yarn so should work up fast!
The Lonely Tree Shawl; uses worsted yarn
Common Bean; also uses bulky yarn
She has more such shawls, which I think are nice because they don’t use fingering weight yarn like many other shawls do. Those take FOREVER to make!
These next pieces are by various other designers, and are also free:
Nine Dwindling Cables
Knitted and Scrunched Beanie; you can loosen the ribbon tie so that it’s more slouchy if you like.
F498 Worsted Merino Superwash Spring Beret; I’m going to make this together with my friend!
I’m sure you noticed these were all knitting patterns, but I’ve shared a zillion crochet patterns already and haven’t added more to my Ravelry faves recently. Most, of these patterns are worsted weight or thicker, which is what I look for in knitted projects since they take longer than crocheted ones for me. I’m planning on making some of these to sell — the friend I’m making the above hat with has very graciously allowed me to use some of her rented shelf space in a local store, and so of course I’m going to break into my stash and get moving, since Winter is Coming. Haha, Game of Thrones. That reminds me of this item I pinned on Pinterest:
$18.50 from KellyConnorDesigns on Etsy
Tee-hee! I don’t need another project bag but just looking at this one makes me smile.
Well, it started raining as I was writing this up, so I think I’m gonna spend some time snuggling with my dog on the couch under a crocheted blanket, drinking wine and eating blueberry-french-toast cupcakes (there’s an awesome cupcake foodtruck that I visited today) while watching a slightly spooky movie — maybe the 4 hour long version of “Jane Eyre.” Scary movies aren’t fun at all for me, but just a little creepiness is OK. Sounds like a good evening to me! If I feel like it I might start up one of these projects, too!
That’s all for tonight, ya’ll have a great evening!