Monday, January 20, 2014

What's up next?

What's up next? This is a questions I seem to always be asking myself. Sometimes I don't want to finish a project because of the void left behind once it's done. I have a deep need to always have something (or several somethings!) in the works at all times. 

Last night I finished working on a pair of crochet travel slippers to keep in my suitcase. I don't know about you, but I can't stand to walk around in a hotel room without something on my feet...especially on the always-cold bathroom floors! 

Bernat travel slippers

These slippers are an easy pattern by called Bernat's Super Value Family Slippers by Bernat Yarns and the pattern is a free download. The pattern has sizing for adults-both men and women, and for children...very versatile! I've made several pair now using various yarns. If they are to be a gift I usually add a pretty crochet flower on top :o) This pair is for me and I'm not a frilly type of gal so I left them plain. I love this super-cushy Baby Blanket yarn by Bernat!

Crochet is one of those things I find is easy to carry along with me so I always have something to do if I find myself waiting somewhere. A couple of years ago I bought way to much yarn to make these pillows for a sweet friend from church who shares the same birthday with me: 

Anna's Pillows-the backs

Anna's Pillows-the fronts


As a result of this huge investment in yarn I've been trying to work my way through it...using up the stash, so to speak. I have made a bit of a dent in some of the skeins. For example, this Starling bag by Alice of futuregirl craft blog has been my go-to lunch bag for the past couple of years:

Starling Lunch Bag~Exterior

Next, I used up more of the yarn on this handy crochet hook/supplies case. For all of the pattern and design links click here to go to my flickr post which includes all of the details in the photo description.

Crochet Hook Clutch

 Finally, I've used a nice bit of the yarn up making storage bowls. These bowls are so handy for holding project supplies in my sewing room! I am going to try to make a dent in some of this sage green yarn by making another one of the large bowls. The large bowl is a free pattern called Al Fresco by Drops Design. The two small bowls begin using the base from Rainbow Nesting Bowls Kimberly of Seriously Daisies, but the remainder of the construction is my own design. 

Crochet Bowls

So, that is what's up next for me...how about for you?







4 comments:

  1. How fun! I want to make a bowl just like the striped one! So cute. -Lettyb

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  2. So many crocheting. I thing i have o try the shoes, could need them at home. Loooove your bowls:-)

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  3. Lovely projects! The bowls turned out so nicely. I know what you mean about the void but I only experience it once in a while. Often my brain has already worked ahead to what my next project will be but recently, I enjoyed knitting a particular shawl so much that I was sad when I finished it because it was the perfect project and I worried I would not enjoy knitting anything else as much!

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  4. You have been busy girl! I just made some dishcloths and thought I was doing good, LOL! I agree about the motel floors. Especially if they allow pets I don't want to walk barefoot on them.

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