Tuesday, March 14, 2017

another ABC afghan

While waiting to be able to order the rest of the yarn for the temperature afghan, I decided to make another alphabet afghan. This one will be red, blue, yellow, green and orange. At least that's the plan. I was thinking primary and secondary colors.

The orange I have is pumpkin. I had in mind more of an orange, but I'll see how it looks next to the others. Why is it we never have what we need no matter how large a stash exists? LOL Anyway, three colors down, two to go.

I'm using Red Heart Super Saver only because I happened to have the red, yellow and pumpkin on hand. After working with softer yarns, it sure feels rough. I know it will soften after I wash it though.

I plan to edge each square in buff or some other neutral color.

I'm just thinking that I might have a purple in my stash. Hmmm If the orange doesn't work, perhaps a switch in thought if there is enough of the purple. It would still be a secondary color. :-) I chose to use only five colors as I wanted the afghan to be 5 x 6 rectangles and the color scheme worked out well with five.

Happy crocheting!

Monday, March 13, 2017

20 years commemorative hook

In October of this year Crochet Cabana will have been on the Internet for 20 years. Wow. Seems like yesterday that I started this journey.

For the 10 year anniversary I commissioned special wooden crochet hooks to be made. I was considering doing this again for the 20th if enough folks are interested and it can be arranged with the same wonderful company I worked with before - Craft Designs For You. I have contacted CD4Y to find out if they still do custom hooks, if there is a minimum order, and what the price would be for such hooks.

If you are interested in having a 20 year hook (1997-2017) holler out and let me know. You can message me on Facebook, comment on the Facebook page, comment here on the blog, send a message from the blog, or email me privately at crochetcabana@gmail.com. You don't have to make a firm commitment at this time as I don't know prices and other information. I just want to know if there is any interest at all.

Here is what the hooks looked like then. I cannot remember for sure how much the hooks cost, but will update this post when I hear back from Cherie.

Happy crocheting!