WordPress sent me a nifty little email the other day, a review of the past year on my blog. And sadly, I had not made a single new post in all of 2014. Most of that time, I was without internet access at home, and that is my excuse. Although truthfully, we moved once again, this time back to my hometown, and I was not doing very much crocheting either.
No posts in 2014? HA! I’ll show you, on the very last day!
But this WordPress email showed me some incredible stats. In the last year, 15,000 individuals visited my blog, with 22,000 views to my Cthulhu pattern alone! I was humbled by the interest in my very first pattern. When I started this blog a few years ago, with no real idea of where I would take it, never had I imagined that my little pattern would be the #1 search result for ‘crochet cthulhu‘ on Google! It pleases me greatly to see so many HP Lovecraft fans! Thank you all for your tremendous support!
So, renewed by your interest, I have decided to make a New Years Resolution, despite being against resolutions. In 2015, I resolve to blog more, and provide more free patterns! I have a hidden stash of patterns I worked on a while back, and in the coming weeks, I will post them up. Thus far, I don’t have any new amigurumi patterns, but I’m looking forward to working on some. So if you have any ideas of something you would like to see in crochet form, leave me a comment!
On to the stash porn…
Filled with my renewed need to crochet all the things, I made the family take a road trip to my favourite place to shop for yarn, the Spinrite Yarn Factory Outlet. When we lived in the country, this wondrous place was only a short drive away, but sadly we seem to be moving further and further away from this gem, and today it was nearly a 2 hour drive. So you know I had to make it worth it.
The yarn above I picked up for a project I’m starting soon for my bestie’s son. An Optimus Prime hat. Ambitious. But I just can’t say no!
Hubs picked out this Bernat Blanket yarn, as he mumbled something about our current couch blanket being insufficient. I have to agree, it is rather thin. This stuff is thick and soft, it feels like fleece. So I got two jumbo balls and I’ll whip him up a new blankie.
One of my favourite features of this store is the selection of mill ends. They have bins and bins full of unlabeled bundles of yarn. They are mostly a full skein, maybe a little less, maybe a little more, but they are priced by the ounce. 35 cents an ounce, actually! So I found a crap load of these:
It’s actually one of those fancy ruffle yarns that you open up and make ugly scarves with. Something I have no interest in doing. But I found about 13 “skeins” of this silky soft stuff, and it only cost $16 for all of it! I plan to use it closed up, like chunky yarn, to make another blanket. So I spent some time detangling and doubling it up, and rolling it into manageable balls.
I just haven’t decided how to work it. Huge hook, or finger crochet? Or maybe arm knit? What do you think I should do? Leave some ideas in the comments below, I need to get out of this crochet-er’s block! (It’s a thing, I swear.)