Although I am not a knitter (and currently not even an infrequent crocheter), I am a huge lover of yarn. With the frigid temps we have been experiencing in NYC, I have noticed that many things yarn related have been popping up around me.
First, some of the yarn I sent off to my grandmother has returned as inviting scarves to bundle up in. I love that they are super long.
My iPhone was in need of a new case, and the minute I saw these over on Craftzine.com, I was in love. Magda Sayeg of Knitta Please kindly shares some awesome patterns. And a big thumbs up for the ease of using Uncommon to adjust designs (I spun mine to be diagonal) and super fast turn around. Although not real yarn, designs are printed on a hard protective case, I love the new spin on the idea of a cozy. Oh, and with out planning, it matches my new scarves.
Last week Anduin knitted herself a cute hat while she rode the subway to and from work. I may just hand her the rest of my yarn and see what she comes up with.
Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been considering picking up the crochet hook again to do the ever-popular Joelle's Giant Granny Square Blanket from The Purl Bee. I love lap blankets, and I have this little fantasy that I’ll work and it will just grow (quickly, like in one night) to cover my lap.
Yarn offers such a range of possibility for being transformed into something new and cozy. Hope everyone is keeping warm and keeping busy with their own yarn inspired crafts! and of course, for more ideas, check some of these out.