Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Umber and a Swapper-tunity

Meet Umber.

This was my first foray into brushed crochet. I am not sure I got her to be as fluffy as I wanted but all in all, I think the project turned out pretty darn cute. You can access the pattern here if you are interested. There is even a great video that explains how to brush the piece to make it hairy. I used regular old 4-ply acrylic for this little lady. Of course, Umber is in my go-to shades of pink. In case you are wondering, I think I still have at least 10 more skeins of various pink colors in my craft room. I like to have a variety and I cannot resist a sale—they simply call my name!

I started collecting shades of pink for the pink squares afghan I started making last year as part of a swap. I still haven’t finished it, mind you. At some point over the winter, I got a little bored with always having pink yarn in my bag so I decided to take a little break from it.

Which brings me to my second point—would anyone like to make and trade crochet projects with me? I would love to add more variety to my afghan by having someone else make a few pink squares for me. I would be delighted to make you whatever you wanted—squares or wrist warmers or ornaments or scarves or a puppy or anything! We can work out our own mini swap.

Let me know if you are interested!!

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