I’ve been having a yarn-tastic time this weekend.
I was sent a photo of a gorgeous Labrador, and asked to produce a crochet toy replica of him.
It is heavily based upon my crochet Lab pattern that you can find on the Labrador Site here.
Here’s the finished crochet Lab toy:
I am ready to get started in earnest on a couple of new projects, and work towards finishing a couple of ongoing ones.
And this is definitely going to be assisted by a couple of lovely finds.
I happened across a new craft store today, and it had a fabulous range of yarns! Honestly, it wasn’t intentional this time. A happy yarny co-incidence.
Debbie Bliss Yarn
Debbie Bliss yarn is great. It comes in a huge range, as you can see here, and is good quality.
My usual yarn store doesn’t stock Debbie Bliss. I have only ever used it a couple of times in the past, and on both occasions I really loved it. So I’m delighted to have stumbled upon this beautiful yarn today.
Pink and white combination has a very pretty effect, which I can’t wait to try out.
I grabbed some cream yarn from the same Cotton Denim range to go with it, and will probably use them to put together a crochet pillow for my daughter’s room.
I have been a fan of Paton’s Smoothie DK for a long time now. It has a lovely texture and works up very nicely. As I regularly make use of it, I was over the moon to find these colors along with the Debbie Bliss range.
I haven’t seen this yarn before in these colors before, and I am delighted with them. They are going to work perfectly with a couple of shades I have in my stock here at home.
They are going to help me create a beautiful garland wall hanging I have been planning.
Other Crochet Ideas
The great thing about crochet is that it can be applied to anything, so there is no limit to the patterns you create.
There are so many things lined up for the next few weeks.
Yet I do keep thinking I’m missing a trick.
Whenever I manage to spend a bit of time relaxing in the sun at home, it’s in the company of these guys.
At some point soon I will have to put together a pattern for one of the smallest, furriest members of the family. I am pretty certain my daughter would love a crochet guinea pig too.
Although inspiration is everywhere, new ideas are always welcome. If you think of something you’d like to see a free crochet pattern for on my website, then let me know in the comments section below.