I ‘m a bit sentimental about my knit and crochet swatches. No matter how ordinary the stitch pattern; regardless of the content of the yarn — more often than not, I just can’t seem to part with them. Since having my own yarn line especially, the swatches have become abundant! I’m definitely not organized enough to keep a scrapbook of them, but I at least have a drawer that I stash them in. After all, (I reason with myself) there are tons of potential uses for tiny, yarn fabric, right? Well, my stitching friends, today I have validated my swatch-hoarding, by repurposing (notice the “green” term which makes this notion appear modern) a few pieces-from-projects-past into dollhouse blankets. It’s a day-after-Christmas miracle!
The master bed in my daughters new dollhouse is now covered with the knit-to-crochet conversion swatch I made for the Sheep(ish), Color Card scarf. It’s the perfect size, and I *heart* how it looks. If I had a spare 80 hours in my life, I would definitely make a King-sized version for my own bed!
The top-bunk blanket, is a product development test swatch. The bottom bunk is the teaching swatch I used during the double-crochet lesson in Crochet Lab on Craftsy.
Tiny squares emerging from the dark depths of the craft closet to find a new life, makes both mama and girlie happy.
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We're readying the studio for this weekend's YarnYAY! Open House. Will you be joining us? See below for details!
Psst... fans of fellow Buda-based businesses! We're sharing some of that community love. The first 20 people who mention @clubpilatesbuda @mercantileatmillandgrain or @budasreddoor will get a hand-crocheted scrunchie!
STUDIO OPEN HOUSE DETAILS
WHAT: Come celebrate YarnYAY!’s 5th anniversary and enjoy…
👀 A look at our cute space
🥂 Bubbly beverages & light snacks
🧶 Pop-up shop of yarn, kits & more
🧘🏽 Hangout and knit/crochet time in our comfy sitting area
🩳 YarnYAY! Trunk Show
✂️ Make your own stitch marker station
Oh so lovely tiny litle blankets!
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People always say, oh this is simple, but to me it’s not. Help!