Crochetober

October has been such a productive month! I bought a camera tripod and remote, made three shop sales and have been working on so many projects!

I started off the month donating some items to a fundraiser that I wrote about last month. The dinosaur and the jellyfish were returned to me and added to my shop – the jellyfish is still available if you’re interested!

Check out this gorgeous sunset we spotted early in the month! Isn’t God amazing! It reminded me of the Rend Collective song – The Artist.

“You make
all things
bright and beautiful,
warm and colourful.
You make

our lives
bright and beautiful,
warm and colourful.
You are The Artist.”

I finished my Northern Sea shawl, and swear I will use the excuse of the weather being even a tiny bit cool to wear it. It is such a beautiful pattern, with some interesting techniques but not too complicated. It is made with Patons 100% Extra Fine Merino yarn. I have hardly used wool yarn at all in the past because of how itchy it is, but this extra fine merino yarn is just gorgeous. Not itchy at all! It does split a little while you're crocheting with it, but the result is so beautiful it is totally worth it!

After that I tried take photos with the self timer and tripod, but it was pretty frustrating waiting for the timer to go off so I decided to buy a remote. Here are some shots of the fun I had with that. There is still one brown scarf available in my shop! They’re made with Lion Brand Heartland, which is a beautiful soft 100% acrylic yarn – not an itchy wool.

In mid October my family had a weekend away in a beautiful house in Katoomba, of course I took my Cedar River Blanket with me to work on while I was there enjoying the view. The bridge even looks kind of like Monet's bridge!

Last week I discovered that there are TWO different ways to do single crochet! The second method makes a great result for amigurumi. Check out my previous blog post to find out more!

Finally throughout the month I received a few exciting crochet-related packages! First I received this excellent prize from Simply Crochet Magazine for being the winning feature in their Show Us Yours pages a few months ago! I had been thinking of buying the My Crochet Animals book for a while, so I'm very excited with that one. The Love Crochet book looks like it has many great crochet ideas in it - that little house on the cover looks adorable! 

I also ordered some yarn and a bag from Yummy Yarn and Co. - you’ll have to stay tuned to see what I make with this yarn! I also ordered Mandalas to Crochet pattern book which I’m excited to try out, and I'm sure you'll see some results from that in the future.

 

I did also work on a few more secret projects that you’ll find out about eventually.

Here are some more fun photos to leave you with!