pass the crochet hook

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Now that summer is half over (sad face) I've been digging around in my knitting basket and getting excited about a few knitting projects, but man I wish I knew how to crochet! How cool are these Granny Square Pillows!? Our couch could use some updating this Fall and I think these would be a nice touch - modern sleek style meets Granny's house. Hey if friendship bracelets can make a comeback (totally making one) so can these.

Who's up for giving me a crash course in crochet?

August 09, 2011 — AlannaB

black cream cozy knitted cowl

I've been wanting to knit this cowl for months and finally got around to it this week! The pattern is super easy (straight garter stitch) and can be knit in a few sittings in front of the TV.

I used three skeins of the Misti Chunky Baby Alpaca yarn in Black Cream (so amazing to work with and so soft!) and knit with two strands on US #10 needles until I was out. Three skeins is enough to wrap it around your neck twice when it's finished.

Now I just want to knit one in every colour! What are you making these days?