Dly's Hooks and Yarns. I received Debi's square in yesterday's mail. Man, I am going to have to participate in more swaps; I LOVE getting this type of mail! The square (from my last post) I made for Debi is winging its way to her as I write.
I am not into variegated yarns too much, but the colors in this one are some of my favorites -- green especially. Purple, too. And she included a packet of coordinating buttons, with a cute little note. I know my photo is a bit fuzzy. Blur reduction was "on", too. Oh, well. Thank you, Debi. I can't wait til the next swap.
Just wanted to show you my blogging partner; her name is Cassie. We've had her almost a year and a half now. She was a rescue dog from our local shelter. The closest we can come to her ancestry is part Huskie and part yellow Lab. I don't know if you can tell, but she's a mama's girl.
Onto one of my Christmas WIPs. Here are photos of snowflakes and icicles for a garland to hang here at home. The snowflakes are all from different sources; the icicles are coincidentally from Debi's blog. 10 minutes if you're a slow crocheter is all it takes to make an icicle from her pattern. Easy peasy.
Because all I wanted to accomplish was to stretch the snowflakes and icicles, I did a wet blocking . As they are made from worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver), they will not hold a blocking without steam.
I took a loose interpretation of "snowflake" when I was searching out patterns. I couldn't pick too intricate a pattern; the yarn wouldn't accommodate fine details. So I guess I am just calling it a "Christmas" garland.
I hope everyone is having a good week. Stay busy!