Merry Crocheting To All, and To All a Good Wooly Wednesday

Merry Christmas, Gosh Yarn It!

Wishing you all a happy holiday and a great new year.  In honor of Santa’s big day, here’s a crocheted santa hat pattern by Mimi Alelis perfect for topping off your yuletide celebrations.

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And in case your strange second cousin Eddie shows up unannounced, and you need a last-minute gift, here’s a list of last-minute crocheted presents compiled by Tamara Kelly at Moogly.

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Wooly Wednesday: Finals Edition

That’s right.  It’s finals week.

Which means you and your books are getting pretty cozy, right?

Which also means that you have no patience for reading more instructions, right?

Which is why this week’s Wooly Wednesday is more of an inspiration than an instruction: a book jacket!

This bit of knit-spiration come from the craftivore, and although it looks insanely difficult to get all the words and pictures etc., the actual concept seems pretty straightforward:  knit (or crochet) a rectangle large enough to cover your book, and then fold the flaps in and sew them together to get it to stay on your book.

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Simple – unlike basically everything else during finals.

Good luck!

Wooly Wednesday: Let it Snow!

Seriously, let it snow because with this week’s Wooly Wednesday how-to, you’ll be cozy and warm out there in the snow.

Brought to you by Nancy Anderson of Red Heart Yarn, these beginner mittens will keep your crocheting fingers ready for action.  Check out the pattern here!

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Toasty!

P.S. Did you know that mittens keep your fingers warmer by holding them all together so they can huddle for warmth?

P.P.S.  Good luck on finals!  Wooly Wednesday will continue through winter break to give you all something to do while watching movies and resting your tired brains.

 

Wooly Wednesday!

It’s that time of year again!  The winter holidays are upon us, meaning it’s time for shameless crafting and exuberant decorations.  What better way to combine the two than a knitted Hanukkah Menorah Wall Hanging!?

Courtesy of yarn.com, this pattern looks delightfully complex, with lots of pockets.  Get stitching, before Hanukkah slips away!

…Or just get a jump on next year?