Finally Yarn Overload

Do you ever find yourself wishing you could find the yarn mother load.  Often in the crochet groups someone will post a picture of their mother load stash, whether it be given to them, found at Goodwill or Estate Sales.  I’ve been to Goodwill a few times and I never find anything.  While in one of the crochet groups someone posted their picture of their yarn score from OfferUp.  OfferUp is basically your typical buy and sell from people in your area.  There are many sickos out there, so be careful, and if it looks to good to be true leave it alone.

*Disclaimer:  I’m  not endorsing this company.  I’m sharing my experience only.

I was able to find something on the first try.  I was lucky enough and met a nice woman who could no longer crochet due to a hand injury.  For the $20 I paid I was overjoyed.  I told her the yarn was going to a good home.  The bag was huge and I did not expect that much yarn.  The yarn selection was definitely something that I would not normally buy.    That’s a huge plus because it will force my creativity with the textures.  There were many brands that I’ve heard of and quite a few I’ve never heard of.

Good Find
Yes, I will organize this one day I hope

Bored on a Saturday I picked out some bulky yarn and started a “listening” to movie on Netflix.

The yarn was from Blue Sky Alpaca, yay a company I’ve never heard of.  It’s 50% alpaca/50% wool super bulky yarn that comes in 24 colors.  I tried searching for a price on their site and didn’t find one.  The skeins are 45 yards and you will need plenty if you are making something larger than a cowl.    The cowl I made used 3 skeins with about 12″ leftover.    Overall it’s a very good quality, high end of the scale yarn.  The downsize of this yarn is the shedding.  By the time I finished my red shirt had white strands all over.  Maybe overtime it will stop shedding.  It’s no biggie to me.

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I was finished way before the movie was over.  I love instant gratification and cowl making satisfies my needs.  In between projects I find myself making a cowl.  A cowl would make a last minute gift.
Enough of the blabbing and on to the pattern already!
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Supplies

  • Blue Sky Bulky Hand Dyes

50% alpaca 50% wool

45 yards/100 grams

    • (3) Frost
  • Q Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

st – stitch

Notes:

  • Ch3 count as stitch

Gauge:  4 X 4               6dc X 3 rows

Instructions:

Row 1:  Ch22  (loosely), dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, dc in each st from hook, turn.

Row 2:  Ch2, dc in each dc from previous row to end, turn.

Row 2-21:  Repeat Row 2 or until desired length.

Finish off and with wrong sides together whipstitch short sides and weave ends.

Soft & Warm Cowl

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Happy Hooking!

@crochetstyles4u
I started crocheting again after many years. Back then when I thought of the word crochet a granny square comes to mind first. No one was wearing crocheted clothes and the fad of crocheting died. I picked up a hook and some yarn and I was on my way. No more granny square blankets for me. Thanks to the internet you can learn anything you want and if you search just a little bit further you will find people who share your passion. I immediately I became enthralled in Pinterest, Ravelry and Facebook crochet groups. If I ran into a snag there was YouTube, I can learn a new stitch from a live person. So two years later here I am, a certified crochet addict and lover of yarn.

If you are a die hard crocheter you will understand. I have so many WIP’s going on at one time until I confuse myself. The attack of the yarn has made it to my home. Yarn has found it’s way from my computer room, bedroom, and now it rests in the family room. Pretty funny having my son’s friends over and they are moving yarn to sit down and I provide the entertainment of showing them my finished work. I think that’s the real reason why they want to come by so much.

To combat the many unfinished projects I decided to keep an online presence of what I do, make and find on the web.

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