So International Correspondence Writing Month starts in a week (The month of February) .
For the past few weeks I’ve been collecting pen pals in a few Facebook groups. I love writing . I had a few pen pals in my late teens. One I kept writing to until my early 20 and for some reason that I can not remember , we lost touch. I recently found his address online and sent him a card…. I hope he writes back 🙂 I also plan to write a few family members and a friend Ive had for 18 years who lives in Australia.
Back to InCoWriMo….. the idea is to write a letter or post card to people for the month of February. That’s 29 days and 29 people.
A Month of Letters is another site where you can find people to write to during February or all year long. Its up to you. You can make a profile and add friends.
I have my stationary, stickers, and envelopes and a few other supplies all ready to go from a swap I participated in on ravelry !
If you didnt catch my Year of Projects post from yesterday , check it out here or just continue reading.
I actually have 4 new projects. I always seem to have more than one WIP . ( work in progress) Some I forget for a few weeks, some for months. I have some going on years.
Up first…. I love scarecrows. So I wanted to make a cute little cuddler. ( Pattern by Once Upon a Hook crochet) I have the front and back panels done. This week I plan to make the legs and arms and the other little pieces for him. Behind the cuddler is a scarecrow flag…. or will be. Pattern by Snappy Tots
Also by Snappy Tots , Sweet Ridges Cupcake bag… I don’t really like working with thick yarn but I wanted to use this skein of Bernat Baby blanket yarn from my stash and Hometown USA Phoenix Azalea.
And closing out this post is Fair Isle slippers from Crochet magazine , Winter 2019 issue. As you can see I just started. I have small feet so I am making the 5/6 size which is the smallest size and they are about a half inch big 🙂
Erin is back.. back again, Erin is back , tell a friend…lol
Another Halloween season is done……I made a total of 57 hats from 9/1 – 10/ 26. That to me is Halloween season. My total is up by 5 from last year of 52. ( I wish I could make 50 hats a month all year long 🙂 )
Below are the new hats for the season. I sold a few Raggedy Ann hats and the Minecraft Pig . As always my pig seller was the Edith Hats with 26 down from 33 from last year. The dancing snoopy hat I make was a bit popular too . 🙂
Moving on… To keep me motivated for the rest of Year 9 I decided to try my Hook Challenge again. A few years ago I said I wanted to make something with every hook I had. Projects are still in the works. I might start up next month.
Finishes other than Halloween stuff………
My name made with the c2c stitch…
colors used: Vanna’s Choice : E- Denim, R- Purple Mist, I- Rose Mist, N-Purple Mist ( this skein was darker )
Sugar Skull Cuddler…
Little Santa Sack hat…..
WIPS: Fair Isle Slippers from Crochet Magazine , Scarecrow cuddler, Scarecrow flag & Cupcake bag.
I have finally gotten around to writing A Year of Projects post for year 9 . I am not sure what I want to do make for year 9. I think mainly tops for myself. I have finished one (see below ) and I have 3 on the hook(s).
This is the Kanata Kerchief Tank. It looks good on the hanger but it makes me look fat! Its the XL . I should of made the medium. I like somewhat baggy t-shirts but this is way to much.
Yarn Used : Red Heart Super Saver Fair Isle, Candy
WORK IN PROGRESS..
Below is the Aestas Top. I LOVE THIS !! I have many more rows to go. I may never take it off when its finished. I am heading to Tampa on Monday and I was hoping to be able to wear this but I don’t think I will have time to finish it in time.
And I am still on my c2c obsession .. Lovable Loops had a Alphabet blanket crochet along back in January. I made an E. The rest of my name will be coming soon in other shades of purple. I used Red Heart yarn, super saver accent and with love metallic.
And as you can see, my current book when I made this was Eleanor & Park. Which I love so much!!
Books of the Week: The Cactus , and Fangirl ( the author of Eleanor & Park ❤ ).
Audio books: Girl Walks in to a Bar.. by Rachel Dratch ( former SNL member) and The Good, The Bad, and the Barbie 🙂