I want the chance to crochet, but I don't really have anyone to crochet for, so I decided to focus on blankets for babies and small children. I plan to donate them to a local food and clothing bank when the cold weather comes back again. I am guessing that I will have a nice little stack of blankets by the fall, and my mother is joining me in the project, so that will double our donation.
Right now I am working on two blankets at once. Once is a bit coarser variegated yarn, where one color changes into another color along the strand:
One great thing about crocheting as a creative outlet is that I can put all my needed supplies in one little basket, and take it wherever I want to work on it. My six-year-old took this picture of me crocheting in my favorite corner of the family room, but I also like working in a chair across the room from this sofa, as well as upstairs in Studio 791. Have crochet hook, will travel!
|My crochet companion is Stella, my 18-year-old kitty.
When it became obvious that they were ready to discard, I decided to make my own, using skeins of real wool from the craft store. I had clipped a couple of magazine articles with directions, and also watched a YouTube video that demonstrated just how simple the process is.
If I want scent, I can add some drops of essential oils to the balls and they will infuse the smell into my clothing. I have gotten used to "clean" smelling like nothing rather than a manufactured scent, so I haven't bothered to try this.