Thanks for joining me!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
There are times in one’s life where you need to take a leap of faith. Faith in oneself, faith in one’s ability, faith in close friends and family. For me, today is that day.
I’ve been wanting to do a blog about my art for a long, long time. Today is the day. Welcome to Cafes N Crochet! Here, I will talk about the patterns I’m working on, and most of time time, it will be at a cafe I’m visiting or working at. Sometimes, it will be while I’m visiting another city, or at a friend’s place.
I’ll always refer to my Influencers. Be them crocheters, knitters, friends, or otherwise. Where ever I can, I’ll post where my patterns come from (if I’m not the Designer), and whether or not they are paid patterns.
Today, I’m continuing some stash busting. I have 8 skeins of Bernat Pop! in the colour of Blue Chambray I originally wanted to do a Crochet-a-long but have found the pattern a little off for my abilities. Someday, I will do it. But for now, I’m working on a pattern from The Crochet Crowd called All For One Crochet Blanket. It’s a granny-square style pattern, which of course Himself hates. But I love it, and it will use up all the Pop! stash I currently have.
Which brings me to my 2019 project. Complete and total stash busting, and NO purchasing of new yarn – unless it’s for a paid commission (and I don’t already have it on hand). By the end of the year, I want to have used up all the store-bought yarn in my home. This is for a myriad of reasons. One: I want to learn to spin/dye and use the roving I have (my estimate is 40lbs of raw Romney, 20lb of raw Ille de France, 4lbs of Jacob, and 2lbs of Alpaca); and Two: we may be moving at the end of the year, so not having such a large curation of yarn will make our lives so much easier.
I’ll try to have a gallery up, with all the projects I’ve done thus far – though that will be a long work in progress. *grin* Much like the progress of using up my stash!
I do have an ongoing project of using it up … it’s the really cool Tunisian Ten Stitch Stash Buster. It’s fun, and it was quite challenging to begin with, which I love. Am hoping to use up all my stash in this (other than already earmarked projects), to make a nice curl-up-and-cuddle-while-watching-movies blanket.
And yet another ongoing project I have is teaching crochet. If you have any questions about crochet, I will do my best to answer. You need only ask.