I’m still stitching away at Sam’s scarf, but I’m ready to pick up something new as well. Jo-Ann was having a sale and I had a 20% off coupon so I went yarn shopping. I spent only $26 for about $60 worth of yarn.
I bought some nice cotton yarn to make baby washcloths for a friend who is expecting a baby this autumn. I want to make alphabet washcloths, to be exact 26 washcloths (one for each letter). Hand knit/crochet washcloths are so much more durable and whip up pretty quickly. Here are the washcloth patterns. Below are two of the skeins of yarn I purchased at Jo~Ann, but I plan to do several colors.
I also picked up four big skeins of funky looking yarn to make a blanket for ME. Novel idea, right? I still need to pick out a pattern, but I’m thinking a ripple or bobble blanket would work. Crocheted. It will be a long time before I attempt knitting a blanket again. Crochet is just quicker.
My life isn’t all yarn right now. I’m itching to pick-up some embroidery. I thought about making something like this for Father’s Day, but on heavy paper. My first attempt at tracing the kids’ hands was a bust. I’m thinking I might get each of them to draw/write a message for Daddy and then stitch that up. Sam’s birthday is in September so if I don’t finish by mid-June (ahem) then it can easily be a birthday gift.
As always, let me know what your working on in the comments!