just in time for the farmer’s market…

this past weekend, i visited my parents in northern wisconsin. my cousin recently moved, and apparently she has the hoarding gene that the rest of us in the family have – she thinned out her craft stash and gave me mom FIVE TUBS of yarn, crochet and knitting books, macrame stuff, etc. so i got to go through it all and pick out what i wanted! i managed to hold myself back and bring back only one tub of goodies, mostly yarn. i only brought back three books, because at this point i already have like 500 patterns bookmarked that i want to make.

one of them, “simple crochet” by erika knight, is AWESOME. it has really neat, modern patterns and they talk about using a variety of fibers instead of just using yarn all the time. they use leather cord, string, twine, raffia, fabric strips, etc. in the tubs of stuff i got from my mom, there was some turquoise string so it was the perfect opportunity to try one of the patterns, a string produce/grocery bag. i love it! the farmer’s market a few blocks from my house just opened for the season today, so this is just in time!

close-up to highlight the string i used

the finished product
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About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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