Friday, August 16, 2013

soft yarns

I am happily crocheting again and have finished the body of the second Who babyghan. I'm sewing in tails and then will edge both ghans.

I also wanted to let you all know that I've closed up the Crafty Corral blog since I haven't been posting to it. If you go to it the site should say it's private. As I went through the posts I saw that many of the links were outdated and no longer worked, charity information was also outdated and it just didn't seem logical to keep it up with bad information. Should I decide to use it again publicly I will likely delete all the old posts and start fresh, but for now it's closed. If there is anything you used to go there to use, holler out at me and I'll do what I can to help.

As I went through the posts, I ran across one that specified some yarns that were soft enough to be used for babies. It's not a comprehensive list, of course, as there are so many new yarns constantly being introduced. The list can be found at the Preemie Project. I posted it then with permission, so I guess I can repost it here.

* Red Heart Baby (No pompadour, supersaver or sport)
* TLC Baby
* Bernat Softee Baby
* Bernat Baby Coordinates
* Bernat Cottontots
* Bernat Baby Lash
* Bernat Baby
* Bernat Lu LU
* Lion Brand Baby Soft
* Lion Brand Microspun
* Lion Brand CottonEase
* Lion Brand Jamie Baby
* Lion Brand Homespun Baby
* Lion Brand Pound of Love
* Lion Brand Polarspun
* Lion Brand Jiffy
* Caron Simply Soft
* Plymouth Dreambaby
* Wendy Peter Pan
* Knit Picks Shine
* Patons Fairytale
* Sirdar Snuggly

I will have pics soon of the Who babyghans. The pattern will be posted at Crochet Cabana once it's finished.

Happy crocheting!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Who scarves

I am able to crochet though not for a lengthy period of time at one go. It's much better though and I am hopeful to finish the Who babyghan soon.

Everyone knows I've made a number of Doctor Who scarves. A member of the Stitches group at Facebook posted a link to a blog post at Kaleidoscope yarns which relates to the yarn used for these scarves. I know some of you have expressed interest in the scarves so I thought I'd pass it on. You can find the blog post here at KY Yarns.

Also, there was a wool kit available at Little Red Mitten in Canada but I can't find the listing on their web site so maybe they've discontinued it. If you're wanting a kit, holler out to them and maybe they can help you. I have a kit here but I haven't used it yet. The kit is based on a knitting pattern and crochet uses more yarn than knitting. That said, I generally make my scarves less wide than the original so it will likely work. I also could work a Season 14 which is shorter than the Season 12.

If you know someone who wants to learn crochet, you might like to recommend Kim Guzman's Learn to Crochet videos. Kim goes very slowly which many new crocheters find helpful. If you're interested in Tunisian crochet, Kim's the gal to go to as well. Check out her channel for more videos.

I have videos featuring the basics of crochet but my playlist is not as nicely organized as Kim's. You can find my beginner videos here.

I will hopefully have pics for you next post. Remember a few years ago I challenged myself to use every hook in my collection for a project? I am thinking of doing that again. Last time I was interrupted by a hurricane and got the hooks mixed up. Hopefully that wouldn't happen this time. I'll let you know when I start the project.

Happy crocheting!