Wednesday, October 12, 2011

pretty yarn

the moment the air turns crisp and the leaves start to change colour
i make a beeline for my nearest craft store 
why you ask?
because i imagine myself sitting on my couch, sipping tea,
happily crocheting away
(it's just such a fall thing... you know?)

it doesn't matter what
a scarf, a hat, another scarf, another hat
( i am a newbie crocheter, so scarfs and hats are mainly where it's at for me)

and to crochet i need pretty yarn
much to my husband's dismay, since i have a yarn collection
that is already a teeny tiny bit on the large side
luckily though, i am no means a yarn snob 
so i tend to gravitate towards the acrylics or wool blends more
(much, much nicer on my bank account!)
plus the colours are much prettier!

these pretty candy colored ones joined my collection today
when i get a spare moment, i think they will be crocheted into...
yup, you guessed it a scarf!

a few days ago, i spotted this pretty yarn creation

and happily brought it home with me

it may have just ignited another form of yarn obsession


gina lou said...

Pretty yarn is right!!! Wish I could knit or crouche' (sp :)
Precious blog!

Elisse said...

Like your current blog layout!! I've heard various people say that crocheting is very relaxing!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Awww I would love to learn how to crochette. =)

Eleni said...

Wow, is that a blanket you found? Such gorgeous colours! I too am a novice crocheter, but I learnt how to make a granny square and i just kept going until I made a blanket! A perfect autumn project, if you ask me! Do show us what you make :)

Sarah Et Paris said...

I use to be obssessed with knitting, i should really get back into it. It's so relaxing and nice :)

Tang said...

Ooooh I love that basket of yarn. So many pretty colours. And loving the new blog look. It's bright and cheery!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

I am completely and utterly craft-impaired, but that lovely yarn sure makes me wish I wasn't!

Jean said...

i love just about everything yarn. . . or anything handmade. last night i was just watching youtube videos on sewing. . .can't wait for the semester to be over so i can touch my sewing machine again <3

Sometimes Life is Bliss And Sometimes Not ! said...

I am obsessed sessed with granny squares it is getting outta hand for me ! Love the colors in yours !

flora said...

lovely yarn choices! I love the colours! I am the same way about knitting! Great find on that blanket. I would love to learn to crochet my own blanket one day!

Alely said...

i do the same thing! i start to knit scarves around this time of year. however, with life so full i don't think i will be getting around to it this year.