However, there has been time for a little crafting, and here are just a few things I have been working on.
Teddy Bear Button Scarf
WalMart had this Caron Simply Soft brown variegated yarn on clearance. It was so soft and cozy, but I only had a little. What to make? I decided on a small scarf with flowers and teddy bear buttons.
The stitch used was half double crochet, and the flowers were worked right into the scarf -- two flowers every 10th row. After finishing all the yarn, I added buttons to secure the scarf. It is so warm and comfy. I might just keep this one for myself and wear it in the fall or winter.
Star Flower Shawl
The first star flower shawl was so fun and simple I decided to make another one. This was made from old acrylic yarn my aunt gave me. The yarn had once been my grandmother's. The yarn is very similar to Red Heart Super Saver yarn. This shawl required about 10 ounces of this pretty yarn.
Among my grandmother's old yarn was this beautiful royal blue and straw colored yarn. The royal blue was older than the other yarn and was a bit hard to work with. It isn't nice enough to sell or give away but plenty good enough to make something practical.
It is hard for me to get up off the floor, so I made this mat for using while cleaning places on the floor that can't be reached with the mop. First I made a square of about 31 x 31 inches. Then I folded it in half and made a border all around the edge with the straw colored yarn. The stitched used in this project was the fcr shell stitch that I used for the bear hat and baby blanket. It is a fast and simple stitch and the floor mat worked up very quickly. The finished project with the border is about 32 x 16 inches.
Thank you for taking time to stop by and look. I hope you enjoyed your visit. What kind of crafts have you made this week? I'd enjoy hearing about them. You can tell me about them in the comments if you like.
Have a great week!