We are right in the middle of National Crochet Month and I have been working on some crochet projects in honor of the mighty hook. Above is my gnome that I whipped up in a couple of days in an amigurumi crochet-a-long with some buddies who are obsessed with Instagram and Ravelry, like me. I used Plymouth Dream Baby DK and some Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool (for the face). I used clay to make the eyes and glued them on with some fabric glue. I cut out some white felt for the beard and was seriously considering just crocheting a beard but decided not to. I may do that in the future though because as I've been looking at him, I noticed his beard needs to be longer.
Secondly, this was my progress a couple of days ago in another CAL (crochet a-long for you fiber muggles out there!) with my friend Denise's Ravelry group. The group voted on patterns designed by Denise and the Rustically Elegant Shoulder Warmer was the winner. I must confess that I wasn't one of the members that voted for this pattern but I dug into my stash and found more Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool in the Oatmeal colorway and cast on.
Oh. My. Goodness.
I love this pattern so much! It's a fun crochet and I love the unique design that will come from it. I told Denise that this will be my go to wrap especially during the winter months in my classroom where they sometimes "forget" to keep the heat on.
Are there any hookers out there? What are you making for NatCroMo?? :-)