I'm Making a Temperature Blanket - You Should Make One Too!

I joined a temperature blanket CAL (short for crochet along) for 2017. It isn't just any CAL, it is being hosted by the fabulously talented Felted Button! She designs the most beautiful blankets. For the CAL you can choose any of her great patterns and there is a huge selection of free and paid. If you choose a paid pattern there is a 25% coupon code you can find in the Facebook CAL group. I've had making a blanket for myself on my list of things to crochet for a while. In fact, I started a king size blanket....and it's sitting unfinished on a shelf in my living room. That's a subject for a future blog post.

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What to do with Your 1st Hanks of Hand Spun Yarn

In July when I brought Orabelle back out I was rusty. Not that I was ever great at spinning yarn, but now I couldn't even figure out how to draft and get the uptake right, so I made a lot of funky, bumpy, interesting yarn. I put them on a shelf because it was some of the 1st yarn I had spun! I was not going to throw it away, even though I knew it wasn't likely I'd crochet with it. 

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